iPod-Docking HD Radio Gets “Push To Buy”
Denver — Polk’s new iPod-docking HD Radio will make it easier for consumers to buy songs they hear on the radio from Apple’s iTunes download store.
TiVo Intros $299 HD DVR
Denver — TiVo is showing CEDIA dealers its latest TiVo HD cable receiver carrying a more mainstream $299 suggested retail price.
New Age Opening N.J. Warehouse
Denver — New Age Electronics, the Carson, Calif.-based distributor and service provider, visited CEDIA Expo, here, and announced it is opening its fourth warehouse in the United States to serve the Northeast corridor.
Samsung's Duo Gets Re-Priced
Denver — Looking to stay competitive with LG’s recently announced second -generation dual-format HD disc player and the other premium Blu-ray players, Samsung is announced at this week’s CEDIA Expo that it has reduced the price of its forthcoming first dual-format player from the original $1,049 to a $999 street price.
Colorado vNet Taps New Markets
Denver — Colorado vNet branched out beyond multiroom audio and wired lighting control to add control of other-brand HVAC and security systems and ZigBee-based wireless lighting systems.
Planar Presents The New Runco
Denver — Runco executives and new owner Planar used CEDIA Expo to formally kick off the new business relationship that has linked three of the most powerful brands in the high-end home theater display market.
Phoenix Gold Adds HDMI Signal Repeater, 1.3a Cables
Denver — Phoenix Gold, a division of Rodin, is debuting here at CEDIA Expo its new HDMI signal repeater and a new line of HDMI 1.3a cables.
NuVision Bows Control Line
Denver — NuVision U.S. has released a new line of control products designed to significantly speed the installation of NuVision televisions and other A/V components. NuVision is featuring the new line here at CEDIA Expo in booth 1038.
Lenbrook Brings QED Cables To The U.S
Denver — Lenbrook America announced at CEDIA Expo here a deal to become the exclusive distributor in the United States of QED cables by QED Audio Products, a division of Armour Home Electronics, based in the United Kingdom.
Panamax Features New Furman Power Conditioners
Denver — Furman Sound, a division of Panamax, is showing here at CEDIA Expo two new series of power conditioners, the Reference i-Series and the Elite i-Series.
ATM Shows Its Cool
Denver — Active Thermal Management (ATM) is debuting at CEDIA Expo its new Cool-Stack III, a one-unit high, hot air exhaust system for A/V stacks.
Toshiba's HD Pot Gets Sweetened
Denver - In addition to unveiling its new super-narrow-bezel LCD TV line, Toshiba announced several offers to entice consumers to pick up one of its new third-generation HD players.
Aquos BD Player Launches
Denver — Sharp used a pre-CEDIA press conference Wednesday to take the wraps off of its first Blu-ray Disc player for the U.S. market.
Sharp's Michael Troettiwith the AQUOS BD-HP20U.
Linear Firms To Drive Multiroom-Audio Standard
Denver – Five major custom-installation suppliers purchased by Linear LLC in recent years have banded together to develop a multiroom-audio platform that they contend will expand the entry-level market and create an industry standard that other suppliers will want to license.
SpeakerCraft Aiming To Please
Denver – SpeakerCraft came to the CEDIA Expo with a slew of new products to please interior designers, residents of multiple dwelling units (MDUs), gadget-loving guys and ultimately its dealer base.
Microsoft Outlines Plans For Media Center Extenders
Denver — Microsoft outlined the capabilities of its next-generation Extenders for Windows Media Center PCs and demonstrated models from Cisco/Linksys, D-Link and Niveus Media, here at the CEDIA Expo.
EI Expands Hardware, Partner Selection
Denver — Exceptional Innovation (EI) came to the CEDIA Expo with an expanded selection of Lifemedia media servers, new in-wall touchscreens, its first branded thermostat and certification of other brands’ Media Center-based servers for use with its Lifeware server and control software.
JVC Announces Air Cushioned Earphones
Wayne, N.J. — JVC announced in-ear headphones that are designed with a soft, silicon rubber air cushion meant for a secure, comfortable fit.
Monster Inks Development Pact with Digeo
Denver — In addition to reviewing its recently announced new product introductions at CEDIA Expo, Monster announced a product development deal with Digeo, maker of the Moxi digital media recorder.
Tweeter Gains $80M In Financing
Denver — Tweeter Newco, the parent company of Tweeter, took advantage of the CEDIA Expo venue to announce it had received $80 million in new financing.
Toshiba Unveils Thin Bezel LCDs At CEDIA
Denver —Toshiba travels to CEDIA Expo this week to unveil a pair of “super narrow bezel” Regza 1080p LCD TVs, and to demonstrate its recently announced third-generation HD DVD player lineup.
Panasonic Adds Two Entry-Level 1080p Plasmas
Denver — Panasonic is using CEDIA Expo to present two “more affordable” 1080p models in its 2007 plasma TV line.
Hitachi To Show Reel60, BD Camcorder
Denver — Hitachi ventures to CEDIA to unveil its recently announced Blu-ray Disc camcorder and its new flat-panel TV lines featuring its proprietary “Reel60” technology.
LG Bows Second Super Blu Player
Denver — LG Electronics is unveiling here this week its second-generation Super Blu combination Blu-ray Disc/HD DVD player, which for the first time will support interactive capabilities of both formats.
McIntosh Seeks Luxury-Brand Position
Denver — McIntosh Laboratory is toting new high-end speakers to the CEDIA Expo and touting plans to expand its potential customer base beyond audio enthusiasts to luxury buyers, who will be the target of a Web and dealer-program initiative getting underway in October.
DP Expanding Projector Line At CEDIA Expo
Denver — Digital Projection (booth 240) is using CEDIA Expo to introduce an expanded Reference Series of 1080p home cinema projectors.
Multiroom Audio Making Installs Simpler
Denver — More multiroom-audio and multiroom-A/V systems are using fewer boxes to distribute music and video to multiple rooms of the house.
Sony Focuses On Blu-ray At CEDIA
Denver — Sony brings Blu-ray Disc to CEDIA Expo in a big way, unveiling two new players and its first 200-disc Blu-ray Disc home server with 25GB Blu-ray Disc burning capability.
Sharp Adds 19” 768p Aquos TV, D43 Series At CEDIA Expo
Denver — Having just unveiled its new D64 entry 1080p Aquos LCD TV line, Sharp is using CEDIA Expo 2007 to unveil a new line of 768p Aquos sets and the company’s first 19-inch 768p SKU.
Second Elite Blu-ray Player To Bow
Denver — Pioneer will unveil at CEDIA Expo its second Blu-ray Disc player, which will be sold in October under the Elite badge at a $1,000 suggested retail price.
Wireless, Powerline Move To Multiroom Audio
Denver — Multiroom audio systems using wireless- or powerline-network technology to transport audio and control signals are streaming into the CEDIA Expo.
Polk Brings 30 Additional SKUs To CEDIA Expo
Denver — Polk is coming to the mile-high city with a mile-high stack of almost 30 product introductions, including architectural and in-room speakers, a new tabletop audio system and a passive one-piece surround-speaker system.
Sim2 Bows HD Projector Pair
Denver — SIM2 will demonstrate at CEDIA Expo its Grand Cinema C3X 1080p DLP projector.
NEC Adds New PDP, LCD Lines
Denver — NEC Display Solutions of America returns to the residential plasma TV category at CEDIA Expo, where it is unveiling a restructured residential display direction, including LCD and plasma display lines.
Custom Speakers Assume New Forms, Functions
Denver — Factory-level sales of architectural speakers, including outdoor speakers, stalled during the first half of the year, rising only 1.7 percent to $139 million, Consumer Electronics Association statistics show. But you wouldn’t know it from the frenzied pace of architectural speaker introductions here at the CEDIA Expo.
Sonance Adds Low Profile Speakers
Denver – Sonance has a few things to see and a few things it hopes you don’t see.
Wisdom Integrates Custom Speakers, Room Correction
Denver —Wisdom Audio is launching its Sage series of architectural speakers, which it believes is the industry’s first full line of architectural speakers with integrated DSP-based room correction.
More On-Wall Soundbars On Tap
Denver — Installers looking for slam-dunk alternatives for multi-speaker surround sound systems will find more on-wall sound-bar options at the CEDIA Expo, where more suppliers will offer their first models and other suppliers will expand their selection.
Wireless Speakers, Subs Surface At CEDIA Expo
Denver — Installers pull wire for a living, but there are just some applications where pulling wire through walls, floors or ceilings isn’t practical.
Niles Bows Expanded ZR Series Receiver Line
Denver — Niles, which is also celebrating its 30th birthday, is expanding its ZR series of multizone receivers to three from two to hit a new entry-level price point and offer additional capabilities during CEDIA Expo.
Crestron’s Adagio Line Gets Two More Systems
Denver — Crestron is expanding its series of Adagio multiroom audio systems to three models from one during CEDIA Expo by adding two models with home theater and video capability.
Nevo Remotes Focuses On A/V Installs, PC Networking
Denver — Two handheld touchscreen controllers unveiled here at the CEDIA Expo by Universal Electronics under the Nevo brand feature Z-Wave and IR to control home A/V systems, and one adds Wi-Fi control of digital media content stored on a wired or wireless home network.
Tabletop Audio Gets CEDIA Expo Hearing
Denver — A/V specialty retailers looking for something to sell over the counter rather than through their custom install division will find a variety of new, high-performance tabletop audio systems from Polk, Pioneer and Meridian.
AudioControl Simplifying Flat-TV Installs
Denver — AudioControl plans to show an A/V sending/receiving system that uses CAT-5 cable to send high-definition component video up to 1080p resolution, three audio channels and IR controls up to 1,000 feet to flat-panel displays with built-in speakers.
Panasonic Brings LCD Projectors To Gamers
Denver — Panasonic will unveil at CEDIA a new line of LCD-based home theater projectors specially enabled for video game play.
Sanyo Bows 3LCD Front Projectors
Denver — Sanyo (booth 3718) will unveil a pair of ultra-portable 3LCD front projectors, highlighted by a model with built-in wired and wireless networking capability.
Planar To Show LCD TV Trio At CEDIA
Denver — Juggling its new Runco and Vidikron brands with its existing TV display lines, Planar (booth 510) is showing at CEDIA 2007 three 1080p full-HD LCD flat-panel displays targeted for the high-end specialty home theater channel.
Audiovox Intros Accessories Products At CEDIA
Denver — Audiovox’s accessories unit announced a series of new products today at CEDIA Expo to support multiroom audio and video distribution systems.
Fiire Unveils Media Connector Box At CEDIA
Denver — Fiire introduced today at CEDIA the FiireStation 1, a 1-inch-thick media connection box for its FiireEngine system that hides behind a plasma or LCD display and offers full media control on a the display without the clutter of a cable box and wires, the company said.
Accell Bows HDMI Splitter
Denver — Accell is showing at CEDIA Expo the UltraAV 1-2 HDMI splitter.
Sanyo Intros Low Cost LCD Projector
Denver — Sanyo introduced today at the CEDIA Expo a low-cost 1080p front projector.
CEDIA Expo To Grow Again Despite The Flagging Market
Denver — Single-family housing starts are falling for the second consecutive year, and the custom channel's 2007 revenues might fall for the first time ever, but CEDIA is preparing for what could be its biggest Expo ever. Despite tight quarters at the Colorado Convention Center, the number of exhibitors will grow at next month's event to at least 578 from 2006's 568, and the exhibitor count could go higher because CEDIA was still selling show space as of Aug. 15, the association said.
CEDIA Expo 2007 Keynote Speakers
Have breakfast with the man who, between the ages of 16 and 21, successfully posed as a pilot, lawyer, professor and doctor before being arrested in France. Frank Abagnale's story, and his redemption, was the basis of the movie "Catch Me If You Can" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The lunch-time session features best-selling author Marcus Buckingham, who helped lead research into the world's best managers, leaders and workplaces during his 17 years with Gallup. Buckingham has taken his broad experience in management practices and employee retention and put it into two best-selling books: "First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Best Managers do Differently" and "Now, Discover Your Strengths." His new book is titled "The One Thing You Need To Know."
CEDIA Expo 2007 Exhibitors