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Michael Heiss

Michael Heiss

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

  • News

    Apple TV Features That Were Added and Left Out

    September 13, 2017

    We’ve been waiting for Apple TV to catch up to the 4K/UHD competition such as Roku’s Premiere+ and Ultra, Chromecast Ultra and a myriad 4K Android TV products such as the Mi Box. Did it?

  • CEDIA Show

    Answering Tech Questions at CEDIA

    September 05, 2017

    By taking the “30,000-foot view” you’ll have a better way to start your planning, make your meeting appointments, and make the most of your CEDIA visit.

  • News

    Simple.TV Cloud DVR Service Shuttered

    July 31, 2017

    Tiburon, CA-based Simple.TV announced late Friday afternoon that they are shutting down the electronic program guide service associated with the cloud DVR products effective this Saturday, August 5.

  • 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.

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Group Shot of Dynaudio Dealers in Denmark

Danish loudspeaker specialist Dynaudio brought an inaugural group of “ambassadors” to its headquarters and factory in Skanderborg, Denmark...

Andrew Werdean Addresses the Gathered Ambassadors

Andrew Werdean, Dynaudio CEO of Americas, addresses the gathered ambassadors in a Danish pub.

Dynaudio Factory Tour

The tour was part of the launch of Dynaudio’s Ambassador Program, an initiative that introduces dealers to the Dynaudio brand and product line.

Dynaudio Factory Tour


Dynaudio Factory Tour


National Broadcast Center of Denmark

Highlights of the trip included a visit to the Danish national broadcast center, DR-Byen, which features more than 400 Dynaudio speakers, as well as e...

Dynaudio Dealers at the DR-Byen

Guests in attendance included personnel from Admit One, Atlantic Stereo, Audio Vision SF, Boca Theater & Automation, Crescendo, Eagle Sentry, Envi...

Factory Listening Session

Part of the Dynaudio factory tour included a hands-on listening session.

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Øresund river in Copenhagen.