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15 Awesome A/V Applications from CEDIA Expo 2015

From immersive and wireless audio to 4K RGB laser video, planter speakers, day-and-date movie releases, more OLED, big sound out of small speakers and much more, we take a look at some great audio and video statements made at CEDIA Expo 2015.

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Microlite Screen New to the custom residential channel, Microlite was demonstrating the benefits of its all-optical screen technology. The company combines several layers of optical film and laminate to achieve what it says is a 180-degree horizontal viewing angle, high gain for ambient light rejection, near perfect color reproduction and support for 4K all the way up to 20K resolution content. The 11 layers of optical film composition include hard surface coating so the screens are scratch resistant; microstructure layer to reduce ambient light and glare impact, expand the viewing angle, and reflect the image for truer color and greater depth reproduction; and diffusion layer to increase gain. The company offers fixed, motorized, no edge, portable pull-up and curved designs, as well as Microlite Infinite Series that seamlessly combines pieces of screens to make “infinite” custom sizes. “When light hits your image, if [the screen] is truly optical the colors won’t change,” says Microlite product manager Michael Chien. “For people who are very picky about sparkle, artifacts on the surface, it’s no problem — we have another material we call black crystal and we put another layer on the front and all the sparkle disappears.” The company was particularly eager to show off its F 3.0 high-gain, ISF-certified material that it says handles 4K and high-brightness projectors especially well.
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