By Michael Heiss April 13, 2015
When DTS first announced its DTS:X format suite at CES, the details were a bit scarce. An "unveiling" at DTS's headquarters last week makes it a bit easier to plan for home theater systems that are designed to accommodate object-based and immersive audio for not just Dolby Atmos and Auro3D, but now for DTS:X as well.
By Michael Heiss March 10, 2015
For the Apple event held in San Francisco on March 9, I pay particular attention to the things that some might call minor or not even report on, that have important significance for the custom installation world.
By Michael Heiss December 01, 2014
Regardless of what your prognostication is for the long-term future of physical media as a program playback source, there is no question that streaming services and IP-delivered content are multiplying daily as a key method by which consumers, your prospects, clients, and customers access entertainment and informational content.
By Michael Heiss August 27, 2014
Much has changed for TiVo since it was launched 15 years ago. But with the company’s new stripped down Roamio OTA product, the company also has come full circle back to its roots, as well.
By Michael Heiss June 12, 2014
While the emphasis at E3 this year was on games, games, and more games, there is an increasing trend toward accessing those games via streaming services, recording them, and uploading them via Twitch or other means, and for intra-game play within the home.
By Michael Heiss August 27, 2013
Sometimes the irony of life is too delicious for words, but since words
are our business here we will put them to use for the latest comical
sideshow in the epic battle between Time Warner Cable (TWC) and CBS that
has resulted in both CBS owned and operated TV stations as well as
Showtime and other CBS-owned cable channels being taken off the TWC
cable systems in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas-Ft. Worth and parts of
the Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit and Pittsburgh markets areas.
By Michael Heiss August 22, 2013
Residential Systems had an exclusive sneak peak at SIM2's SUPER LUMIS projector during the company's tour stop at the Actors Center of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Los Angeles. As one might expect, the new model is housed in SIM2’s trademark fluid-looking Italian design, but it is what’s under the hood that counts.
By Michael Heiss July 25, 2013
With the fall “selling season” still a few months down the road,
competition is already heating up in the UHD/4K display arena with
today’s introduction of the first 50-inch Ultra HD TV priced under
$1,000. Scheduled for availability in August, TCL will join Seiki in the
low-cost end of the UHD market, setting a new line in the sand as the
first such model to be released at $999; the MSRP for the Seiki model
still shows on their web site as $1,299.
By Michael Heiss June 15, 2012
While the attention of the consumer electronics world last week was mostly focused on news in the console gaming world from E3, the presence of a large contingent of CE press in Los Angeles gave Sony the opportunity to hold a briefing on the other parts of its consumer and professional product port
By Michael Heiss June 12, 2012
It has been less than two months since Dolby Laboratories announced that it acquired the naming rights to what was formerly been known as the “Kodak Theater” at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, and in that short period of time the theater’s sound system has been updated from one