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Michael Heiss

Michael Heiss

CEDIA Fellow Michael Heiss is a contributing editor to Residential Systems out of Sherman Oaks, CA.

  • Insights

    Gaming News From E3 That Will Shape CI

    June 29, 2017

    As the broader consumer and retail market have moved from primitive consoles to PC gaming, high-powered, 4K-capable games and consoles, virtual reality (VR) and mobile-centric games, the announcements made and products shown there affect the broader consumer electronics ecosystem.

  • Technology

    Tablo Launches Next-Gen DVR for Cord Cutters

    June 01, 2017

    Carried over is the same user interface that provides flexible record programming, the ability to record or watch one OTA program while recording another, and flexible selection and playback of recorded programs. When the user adds a subscription to Tablo’s optional TV Guide service, additional features such as a 14-day program guide, out-of-home streaming and cover art, and program metadata are a...

  • News

    Google Lays Out Their Path at I/O Conference

    May 18, 2017

    Though relatively rare, the best kind of major announcements from the big tech companies are ones that combine news about new hardware, coupled with a preview of new software that will boost sales in the installation channel. That is just what Google did on Wednesday during the keynote for their 11th annual Google I/O conference in Mountain View, CA.

  • News

    Sony Launches Bravia OLED Sets at Retail

    May 01, 2017

    As reported last week, Sony began the retail launch of its OLED-based Bravia A1E models at a premiere event at Los Angeles-based Video & Audio Center’s (VAC) Topanga Village Mall location in Woodland Hills, CA.

  • News

    Why Apple’s Home Kit is Neither Threat Nor Savior to the Custom Channel

    December 27, 2016

    In the rumors surrounding the lead-up to the WWDC there was a fair amount of guessing that WWDC would see some things that are more directly related to what we do in the Residential Systems world. As is always the case when trying to second guess in advance what Apple will do, some of the speculation proved not to be true while some was closer to the mark.

  • Technology

    Google Steps Up Its Game

    October 31, 2016

    With the Google Assistant central to all the new products, that vision of an ecosystem was the underlying premise behind the announcements at the company's October product introduction event.

  • Technology

    Roku Refreshes Streaming Devices Line

    September 26, 2016

    Although the 4K-capable Roku 4 was introduced about a year ago, the heart of the Roku line has not been refreshed for some time. That all changed today with the introduction of five new models.

  • Technology

    TiVo Introduces the High-End Bolt+

    September 12, 2016

    For a $50 price increase, the Bolt+ delivers a considerably improved package of features. Priced at $499, the new Bolt+ will be shown at CEDIA and available on September 15 at retail, through Amazon, and direct from TiVo and through custom install dealer channels.

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BP900 Family

The full BP900 speaker family

Full Shot

BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker

At the Base

A close up of the base of Definitive Technology’s BP9060 and its height-channel module

Logo Glamor

The iconic Definitive Technology logo.

From Above

Looking down at the Definitive Technology BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker

At Home

An example of the BP9060 speaker towers at home.

CS9080

The CS9080 component center channel speaker

CS9080 2

The back panel of the CS9080

CS9080 3

A width up shot of the CS9080

A90

The A90 component height modules

A90 Integrated

The A90 height module integrated with the BP9060 tower speaker