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Jordan O'Brien

Jordan covers all things install for Essential Install, Commercial Integrator Europe and CE Pro Europe.

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Bang & Olufsen Hopes to Revive Vintage Speakers with Wireless Amp

Bang & Olufsen’s new Beocrate four-channel amplifier, with HiFiBerry’s open-source DSP processing tools is designed for high-quality music playback.

Jordan O'Brien · March 06, 2018

The Cinema Designer and D-Tools Partner to Create Streamlined Cinema Design Solution

The two companies combine the System Integrator platform and home cinema design tool to create a new design process.

Jordan O'Brien · March 05, 2018

Not Waiting on Partners, DTS Builds Own Alexa-Enabled Play-Fi Smart Speaker

DTS claims its Phorus PS10 is first Alexa-enabled smart speaker to support high-resolution audio (24-bit/192kHz); works with other wireless Play-Fi devices for whole-house music.

Jordan O'Brien · October 27, 2017

LG OLED TVs Are First with Dolby TrueHD Lossless Audio

Firmware upgrade gives LG OLED displays uncompressed audio via Dolby TrueHD.

Jordan O'Brien · October 24, 2017

CasaTunes Adds Voice Control for Multiroom Audio via Amazon Alexa

CasaTunes has announced support for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and other Alexa devices for its whole-house audio system as well as its DIY musicBox 6 servers.

Jordan O'Brien · August 02, 2017

World’s Largest 4K TV Spans 262 Inches and Costs $549,000

The C Seed 262 breaks the world record for a 4K TV diagonal length of 262 inches and adds six integrated high-end speakers for a 7.1. or 9.1 cinema surround environment to boot.

Jordan O'Brien · July 03, 2017

New Nest Cam IQ Offers 4K, HDR, Facial Recognition, Audio Analytics

Nest Cam IQ 4k video camera with HDR support, adds facial recognition and audio analytics to determine who is in the area and what is happening based on background sounds.

Jordan O'Brien · May 31, 2017

Yamaha WXAD-10 or Google Chromecast Audio: Which Works Better?

Yamaha’s WXAD-10 offers wireless music playback with Bluetooth and Airplay, but how does it measure up against Google’s Chromecast Audio?

Jordan O'Brien · April 12, 2017

QLED vs. OLED: How Samsung’s New TV Tech Stacks Up

After Samsung opened up the QLED trademark, we wanted to know: how does QLED compare to OLED?

Jordan O'Brien · March 29, 2017

Samsung Launches Its Own Picture Frame TV

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

Jordan O'Brien · March 17, 2017