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Samsung Opens Up QLED Trademark; Pushes for Open Dynamic HDR Standard

TV giant opens its Samsung QLED trademark for use by any TV supplier, and aims to spur industrywide adoption of SMPTE 2094-40 open, license-free…

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Home Theater Doubles as Screening Room for Well-Known Film Director

Guy Singleton, owner of custom installation firm Imagine This, looks back on this London home theater as the best…

Comcast Delays 4K Rollout Due to HDR Issues, Lagging Behind OTT and OTA

Comcast Delays 4K Rollout Due to HDR Issues, Lagging Behind OTT and OTA

March 24, 2017 Feeling the pressure to keep up with streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, cable television providers such as Comcast have been indecisive in how they should handle the introduction of 4K content.

Samsung Opens Up QLED Trademark; Pushes for Open Dynamic HDR Standard

Samsung Opens Up QLED Trademark; Pushes for Open Dynamic HDR Standard

March 24, 2017 TV giant opens its Samsung QLED trademark for use by any TV supplier, and aims to spur industrywide adoption of SMPTE 2094-40 open, license-free dynamic HDR standard by all manufacturers.

Are Integrators Deceiving Clients with Their Immersive Audio Setups?

Are Integrators Deceiving Clients with Their Immersive Audio Setups?

March 24, 2017 Adding speakers for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or Auro 3D to create great immersive audio only works if extra speakers’ signals are processed individually, but most surround sound processors only offer 11 channels. It’s a problem.

Online Quotation Tool Provides Smart Home, VR, Home Theater Estimates

Online Quotation Tool Provides Smart Home, VR, Home Theater Estimates

March 23, 2017 Andrew Lucas London's online quotation tool allows homeowners to scope out their smart home or home theater project and receive instant VR diagrams and an estimation.

Unparalleled Hi-Res Performance, Tailored for Custom Install

Unparalleled Hi-Res Performance, Tailored for Custom Install

Advertorial · March 23, 2017 Meridian brings easy to integrate high-resolution audio solutions to give customers the best possible listening experience.

Above and Beyond: Beyond Home Theater Uses D-Tools to Nail Every Design, Every Time

Above and Beyond: Beyond Home Theater Uses D-Tools to Nail Every Design, Every Time

Advertorial · March 22, 2017 When it comes to creating happy clients every time, Beyond Home Theater, located in Santa Monica, California, knows what it’s doing.

Denon Releases Affordable S Series A/V Receivers for Home Theater

Denon Releases Affordable S Series A/V Receivers for Home Theater

March 21, 2017 Denon's affordable choice S series A/V receivers will be available this April at prices ranging from $279 to $579.

Samsung Launches Its Own Picture Frame TV

Samsung Launches Its Own Picture Frame TV

March 17, 2017 Samsung's picture frame TV, called The Frame, launches along with its QLED TV, MS750 Sound+ Soundbar and UBD-M9500 UHD Blu-ray player.

3 Quick Tips for Proper Home-Theater Screen Height

3 Quick Tips for Proper Home-Theater Screen Height

March 16, 2017 For best physical comfort for your clients, position the screen or flat panel so the lower one-third of the image is 48 inches off the floor.

Sony Bravia A1E OLED 4K HDR TVs Now Available

Sony Bravia A1E OLED 4K HDR TVs Now Available

March 15, 2017 Maybe the coolest thing about Sony's XBR-A1E OLED TVs? Just try to find the speaker on these bad boys.

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Denon Releases Affordable S Series A/V Receivers for Home Theater

Denon Releases Affordable S Series A/V Receivers for Home Theater

March 21, 2017 Denon's affordable choice S series A/V receivers will be available this April at prices ranging from $279 to $579.

Samsung Launches Its Own Picture Frame TV

Samsung Launches Its Own Picture Frame TV

March 17, 2017 Samsung's picture frame TV, called The Frame, launches along with its QLED TV, MS750 Sound+ Soundbar and UBD-M9500 UHD Blu-ray player.

Sony Bravia A1E OLED 4K HDR TVs Now Available

Sony Bravia A1E OLED 4K HDR TVs Now Available

March 15, 2017 Maybe the coolest thing about Sony's XBR-A1E OLED TVs? Just try to find the speaker on these bad boys.

Denon HEOS AVR: Your Wireless Multiroom Audio System Hub

Denon HEOS AVR: Your Wireless Multiroom Audio System Hub

March 10, 2017 Denon's HEOS AV receiver has been specifically engineered to work with wireless speakers from the HEOS range.

Sonos Playbase Could Change Everything. Or Not.

Sonos Playbase Could Change Everything. Or Not.

March 08, 2017 The long-suffering category of “sound bases” might get a boost from Sonos Playbase, inspiring new paradigms in loudspeakers, TV mounting, and accessories like Sanus’s Swiveling TV Base. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Sony 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs to Include Google Assistant Built-In, Dolby Vision

Sony 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs to Include Google Assistant Built-In, Dolby Vision

March 01, 2017 Sony announces pricing and availability for its new 4K HDR Ultra HD television lineup (XBR-X930E/XBR-X940E). The TVs will feature both Google Assistant built-in and Dolby Vision by the end of the year.

Ambient Light Rejecting Screens and the Laws of Physics

Ambient Light Rejecting Screens and the Laws of Physics

Advertorial · February 27, 2017 Introducing Phantom™ HALR™, Stewart Filmscreen’s award-winning high ambient light rejecting projection screen material.

Primacoustic Adds New Panel Shape to Broadway Product Line

Primacoustic Adds New Panel Shape to Broadway Product Line

February 23, 2017 Providing dealers with more than the standard square and rectangle shapes, the newly announced Honeycomb shape acoustic panels from Primacoustic are available in packs of 12 panels for $280.

2017 Academy Awards: How to Watch Oscar-Nominated Films at Home

2017 Academy Awards: How to Watch Oscar-Nominated Films at Home

February 22, 2017 Just search "Oscar" to view Academy Award-Nominated films on Dish, available through video-on-demand and pay-per-view, ahead of the 89th annual awards this Sunday.

Seura’s ‘Adaptive Picture Technology’ Adjusts Outdoor TV Images on the Fly

Seura’s ‘Adaptive Picture Technology’ Adjusts Outdoor TV Images on the Fly

February 22, 2017 Seura claims its "exclusive" Adaptive Picture Technology automatically adjusts the backlight brightness and picture settings to produce the best possible TV image in outdoor environments.

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Brand Awareness Boosts Dealer Opportunities

Brand Awareness Boosts Dealer Opportunities

Advertorial · March 02, 2017 Bose supports dealers through its sales, marketing and technical training, and integrators that offer its products often find the public’s recognition of the brand brings other advantages that are completely unique to the diverse Massachusetts-based manufacturer.

CE Pro Ultimate Product Guide

CE Pro Ultimate Product Guide

Following is just a sampling of products including freestanding speakers, architectural products, soundbars, wireless speakers, home theater, multiroom a/v, displays, projection, automation, lighting, shading, security enhancements, networking and tools and software for the CE Pro.

Boost Home Theater Sales by Using Atmos to Your Advantage

Boost Home Theater Sales by Using Atmos to Your Advantage

Originally recorded LIVE on 11/16/16: Learn how to leverage Dolby Atmos in home theaters and media rooms to boost your business revenue.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

A Game-Changer for Man Caves & Game Rooms

A Game-Changer for Man Caves & Game Rooms

February 22, 2016 How to add $8,000 to your installation project sales by revving up customers' rooms with realistic flying and racing simulators from Eleetus.

Why Proper Subwoofer Integration is Critical in Whole House Audio and Home Theater Systems

Why Proper Subwoofer Integration is Critical in Whole House Audio and Home Theater Systems

Originally recorded LIVE on 03/23/16:This CE Pro webcast examines how dealers can effectively sell and install audio systems that fully resolve the dynamics of music through the inclusion of subwoofers.

Ultimate Guide to High-Performance Audio

Ultimate Guide to High-Performance Audio

November 17, 2015 Read this exclusive integrator study on high-performance audio usage, margin and equipment types. In addition, home and commercial room acoustics tips, high-end loudspeakers, hot high-end audio components, and an overview of audiophile terms from Audio Engineering Society.

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

October 28, 2015 What can you do about the big-ticket items that need to be seen, like televisions, projectors and projection screens? Download this paper and read about some of the pros and cons of hiding technology, and some how-to’s for doing the hiding. In custom integration there are specs and there are special requests… how you deal with the latter can separate your firm from the pack.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

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Aavara Innovation

Aavara
Aavara is a specialist in developing cutting-edge HD Distribution solutions for HDMI over IP, HDMI over Single Coax and HDMI over Single Cat5e/6/7- HDBaseT solution.
www.aavara.com
Accuride International Inc

Accuride International Inc
Accuride is a global presence with extensive resources, a deep understanding of design and manufacturing, and a reputation as a pioneer in the development of quality movement solutions.
www.accuride.com
AcousTex Fabrics

AcousTex Fabrics
AcousTex Fabrics are the ideal finishing touch for home entertainment cabinetry and home theater systems. They are available in over 35 colors including our custom “paintable” series. No inventories to stock, no...
www.acoustex.com
AOC

AOC
AOC is a leader of HD display technology for TVs, Monitors, and Multimedia Displays backed by over 60 years of design and manufacturing experience. AOC has earned a reputation for selling user-friendly, technologically...
us.aoc.com
Atlantic Technology

Atlantic Technology
We’re different! Unlike most speaker companies that package together five random speakers and a subwoofer and call it a matched Home Theater System, we design, engineer, and build integrated multi-channel speaker systems.
www.atlantictechnology.com
Basalte

Basalte
Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. The company was founded in 2008 in Ghent, Belgium. In only a few years, Basalte has built a product range which is now distributed in more than 55...
www.basalte.us
BellO International Corp.

Bell'O
In 1988, the founders of Bell’O® recognized the need for furniture systems with contemporary Italian design, that could accommodate various types of home entertainment components and enhance room decor. Bell’O...
www.bello.com
Bose

Bose
The primary vision of our founders wasn’t about making quick money. It was about inventing new technologies that would truly benefit people, and creating a culture where innovation and teamwork are valued above all...
www.bose.com
Cineak Luxury Seating

Cineak
Our collection is the result of many years of research, collaboration, and development of applying innovative design concepts to traditional seating products. Throughout the development and production process of CINEAK...
www.cineak.com
ClearView Innovations

ClearView Innovations
ClearView Innovations is a leading manufacturer of custom Vanishing TV Mirrors, Illuminated Mirrors, and Waterproof TVs. With offices in Chicago and Hong Kong, ClearView serves customers in the Hospitality, Residential and...
www.clearviewtvmirror.com
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