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Couple of things here. Yes, this article is doing a bit of marketing, but the comments are as well. So let’s look at both a bit. The Panamorph lens solutions provide a couple of key features for customers with projectors that are couple with cinemascope... — Kris Deering on Jun 24
This whole thing is laughable while a little sad. If there’s that much juice in a Vivint install to offer both a rep and integrator substantial commissions then why are they still losing boatloads of money every quarter?... — Chuck Schneider on Jun 24
Their earliest patents will still be around another five years, and some will be around until 2036, so we’re only seeming the beginning of this. — jmcdermott1678 on Jun 24
Just get around the law by having a pre-wire stage.  How much voltage is going to be used?  No clue, Mr. Inspector, I am just running a Cat6 cable. — John Nemesh on Jun 24
“Defendants’ experience as a Sonos distributor was a catalyst for Defendants’ decision to launch the Bluesound System in 2013 and to target the wireless audio market that Sonos created.” Next thing you know you’re going to tell me that many... — David Haddad on Jun 23
When do all their bogus patents expire? — David Haddad on Jun 23
Thanks for your comment, Brad. Obviously the model is not perfect or even fathomable for a wide swath of traditional dealers, including yourself. It is telling, however, that some of the top custom-centric A/V reps are embracing the line. I’ve spoken... — Julie Jacobson on Jun 21

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