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Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for 2016

Audio and video analytics, home automation user empowerment, the 4K UHD ecosystem, LVDC power distribution and front-door amenities such as smart doorbells top CE Pro’s 2016 Top Home Tech Trends to watch for 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 22, 2016

Hands-On: Just Add Power 3G Ultra HDIP Includes Down-Conversion, Down-Mixing

Just Add Power’s third generation HD-over-IP switch, the 3G Ultra HDIP, distributes 4K video with down-conversion for 1080 displays and down-mixing for stereo audio. Packaging with Luxul switches creates seamless experience for integrators.

Joe Whitaker · January 20, 2016

Sonos Patent Describes Ultimate Party Mode: Share the Access, Not the Password

New Sonos patent describes a method for letting guests access a Sonos or other media system via cellular, without the need to access password-protected networks.

Julie Jacobson · January 19, 2016

Video: Check Out Dish Hopper 3’s ‘Sports Bar at Home’ Mode

The Dish Hopper 3 can create a quad mode view on a single display that allows the homeowner to seamlessly move between full-screen mode and quad mode, and select audio from an individual channel during quad mode.

CE Pro Editors · January 19, 2016

CasaTunes Revamps Control App for iPhone and iPad

Colorado-based CasaTunes whole-house entertainment has redesigned its Apple iOS app for iPhone and iPad.

Robert Archer · January 14, 2016

Kenneth Johnsen Joins Russound after Long Career at Niles and Nortek

After 15 years with Niles and the Nortek Audio/Video/Control group, Kenneth Johnsen joins Russound as senior product specialist.

CE Pro Editors · January 12, 2016

CES 2016: Metra M3B Makes Multiroom A/V Easy

Metra Home Theater Group’s M3B multiroom audio/video distribution system over existing coax enables selection of up to 100 source IDs as its output, bypassing the need for an expensive switcher or having to run Ethernet cable.

Jason Knott · January 11, 2016

CES 2016: Metra Debuts 4K Switcher with HDMI 2.0

Metra Home Theater Group’s new CS-HDM5X1SW HDMI switcher that supports HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, 3D and 4K is targeted at projects with two or three sources.

CE Pro Editors · January 06, 2016

Dish Already Wins CES 2016: 4K Hopper 3 with 16 Tuners, Quad-View, HopperGo Mobile Drive

No other TV service provider comes close to Dish’s new Hopper 3, featuring 16 tuners, amazing four-way multiview “sports bar” mode, 4K content, Netflix search and lots of love for the custom channel.

Julie Jacobson · January 05, 2016

CES 2016: Bluesound Wireless Incorporates MQA Technology

Wireless audio maker Bluesound, a division of Lenbrook, has added Master Quality Authentication (MQA) technology which ‘folds’ the original digital file into a small enough file size to stream or download while maintaining quality.

Jason Knott · January 05, 2016