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Neat-O: Wireless System Rebuilt for ‘This Old House’ in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Integrator uses Gefen wireless solution to reconstruct New Jersey home’s IT network destroyed by Hurricane Sandy for TV show ‘This Old House.’

Jason Knott · April 03, 2014

Samsung Big on UHD and Curved TVs

While we wait for UHD content, upscaling fills the gap. Samsung showcased the latest in TVs at Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Grant Clauser · March 20, 2014

Low-Profile Paradigm Soundtrack 2 Soundbar Matches Flat-Panel TV Aesthetics

Paradigm’s state-of-the-art Soundtrack 2 soundbar system offers a choice of DSP processing modes for movies and music, as well as Dolby Digital decoding, wireless Bluetooth audio with aptX options and a wireless subwoofer that supports the system’s ability to reproduce low frequencies.

Robert Archer · March 11, 2014

Yamaha Builds Upon Success of its Popular Soundbars

Yamaha has updated its YAS-101 soundbar with the introduction of its new YAS-103 soundbar. The YAS-103 adds features such as wireless Bluetooth audio and increased control capabilities through the company’s Home Theater Controller app.

Robert Archer · February 26, 2014

The Science Behind ‘Active’ HDMI Cables: Part 1

HDMI 2.0 has forced many to look at new and current active cable devices, not only for bandwidth, but also for length and cable size. In the first of a three-part series, we define the term “active HDMI cable” and what makes them tick.

Jeff Boccaccio · February 06, 2014

How to Measure Cable Length Accurately in the Field

Field-based cable length measurements using hand-held devices provide accurate billing information, reducing time required to issue invoices. Either Capacitance or TDR technology are the best measurement methods.

Sean O'Flaherty · February 05, 2014

Ocean Way Audio Montecito Loudspeaker Debuts for $48K/Pair

Ocean Way Audio’s new Montecito loudspeaker features a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter, a 10-inch midrange/bass driver and dual 12-inch woofers. At $48,000 per pair, the Montecito features a frequency response of 30Hz to 24kHz plus or minus 1.5dB and a sensitivity rating of 88dB.

Robert Archer · January 20, 2014

Editor’s Picks: 11 Favorite Audio Products from CES

Robert Archer and Arlen Schweiger, CE Pro’s two in-house audio experts, round up the audio products that most caught their attention at 2014 International CES.

CE Pro Editors · January 16, 2014

Can Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Supplant ZigBee or Z-Wave for Home Automation?

Some experts say Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, including lower-power variants, could upstage today’s dedicated home-automation protocols such as ZigBee and Z-Wave.

Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2014

18 Wireless Music Solutions

From Sonos to all of its newest slew of competitors – which type of setup best suits your clientele? Here’s a roundup of some great wireless music systems, many of which have been tested out by editors of CE Pro and sister publication Electronic House.

CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2014