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Bose Introduces New Line of Smart Speakers and Soundbars

By CE Pro Editors · August 28, 2018 • The Soundbar 500, Soundbar 700, and Home Speaker 500 feature built-in Alexa compatibility, Bluetooth, and will add Apple AirPlay 2 in early 2019.

$999 Denon Receiver Boasts Dolby Atmos, Alexa, and Apple AirPlay 2

By Robert Archer · August 20, 2018 • Priced at $999, the new Denon AVR-X3500X AV receiver is compatible with 4K video signals at 60Hz and 4:4:4 chroma subsampling rates.

Savant and Dolby Atmos Turn Flooded Basement into Stunning Home Theater

By Lisa Montgomery · August 17, 2018 • After a leaky pipe ruined their home theater, these owners undertook a massive 4K upgrade including a Kaleidescape movie server and Apple TV.

Apple Joins Mesh Networking Group Thread as HomeKit Rumors Swirl

By Andrew Nichols · August 10, 2018 • The rumor mill is reaching peak production this week, as Apple bolsters its mesh networking by joining Thread Group.

Can Millennials Distinguish Between High-Res MQA Audio and Apple Music Streaming?

By Robert Archer · August 9, 2018 • Comparing streaming content from Apple Music and MQA high-resolution audio from TIDAL, CE Pro’s Millennial panel overwhelmingly preferred MQA high-resolution audio.

Ambisonic Outdoor-Rated Wireless Amp with AirPlay Doubles as WAP

By Robert Archer · August 9, 2018 • Launching at CEDIA 2018, Ambisonic's L-240 All-Weather Wi-Fi Bluetooth amplifier eliminates the need to run wires from an amp (240 watts RMS) to outdoor wireless speakers.

Crestron Powered Outdoor Party Space Keeps the Family Safe and Jacuzzi Bubbling

By Lisa Montgomery · August 8, 2018 • A massive retractable canopy and ultra-amenable automation system let the owners of this outdoor space enjoy A/V come rain or shine.

The State of Whole-House Audio in the Smart-Home Channel

By Robert Archer · August 6, 2018 • Today’s whole-house audio systems like industry leader Sonos offer a better selection of technologies, price points and control options, which are helping to drive mass-market adoption.

CTA Mid-2018 Report: Smart Speakers, 4K TVs to Reach $17B+ in Combined Revenue

By CE Pro Editors · August 1, 2018 • The Consumer Technology Association released its 'U.S Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts' report, which suggests 4K UHD TVs will be the top revenue maker for residential A/V pros.

Yamaha $650 Slimline Receiver Gets Skinny with Amazon Alexa

By Robert Archer · July 23, 2018 • The new $650 Yamaha RX-S602 Slimline A/V Receiver provides a choice of home theater processing modes, Amazon Alexa voice control, and Dolby Vision.

Microsoft President Wants Facial Recognition Regulated

By CE Pro Editors · July 19, 2018 • In a blog post, Microsoft president Brad Smith emplores Congress to create a bipartisan expert commision to regulate the use of facial recognition technologies.

Integrator Challenged to Mount Two TVs on One Fireplace

By Lisa Montgomery · July 18, 2018 • Dual 55-inch LG OLED TVs flank the central fireplace of master bedroom, tied to Sonance speakers and Sonos multiroom audio, and controlled by RTI.

Smart-Things Launches New Docking/Charging Stations for iPad, iPhones

By CE Pro Editors · June 13, 2018 • The new sDock Fix and sDock Nano expand smart-things line of iPad and iPhone docks, providing integrators with additional options for touchscreen home control stations.

Apple TV to get IP Control via Crestron, Control4, Savant Remotes

By Julie Jacobson · June 4, 2018 • Announced at WWDC 2018, Crestron, Control4 and Savant home automation systems will be able to control Apple TVs via IP in the new iOS 12; Dolby Atmos support comes to tvOS.

How a Connected CEO Does Summer: Secluded Island, Extreme Cellular, Streaming & Surveillance

By CE Pro Editors · April 24, 2018 • Smart homes demand smart outdoor spaces and these three award-winning installations give clients just that -- durable audio/video, extreme cellular service, and motorized gates that trigger 'Welcome Home'

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