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CEA, CEDIA Set Home Theater Video, Smart Grid Rules

Arlington, Va. -The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association’s (CEDIA) R10 Residential Systems committee announced new standards to enhance the home-theater experience and to provide the industry with an understanding of the issues related to smart grid devices.

The updated CEA/CEDIA-CEB23-A: Home Theater Video Design standard will help professionals design, install and calibrate home-theater systems to meet consumers’ growing needs and maximize the home-theater viewing experience to meet or exceed the commercial theater experience.

“A successful home-theater experience will realistically reproduce images created by the director and allow the viewer to become fully immersed in the program material,” said Dave Pedigo, CEDIA technology senior director. “The revision of CEA/CEDIA-CEB23-A outlines theater installation and performance recommendations for the design of high-performance home theaters to meet or exceed the commercial theater experience.”

The approval of the new joint CEA/CEDIA-CEB29: Installation of Smart Grid Devices standard will provide a basic understanding of many of the issues related to the proper installation, protection and connection of smart grid devices.

“As devices become more interconnected through the smart grid, the importance of proper installation practices regarding electromagnetic compatibility and electromagnetic interference increases,” said Brian Markwalter, research and standards senior VP, CEA. “The new smart-grid bulletin should be seen as a starting point for consumers, installers and companies involved in the buying, developing or installing of smart-grid technologies and devices.”

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The updated CEA/CEDIA-CEB23-A: Home Theater Video Design and the new CEA/CEDIA-CEB29: Installation of Smart Grid Devices are available in the CEDIA Marketplace at or from CEA at