CEDIA 2017 Standouts: Dirac, Trinnov, Sub-$5k Sony, FIBBR, and More

By John Sciacca | September 19, 2017

There was so much to see at CEDIA this year that it took a bit of time post-show to gather my thoughts. While this year’s show didn’t have any one overarching theme like voice which dominated last year’s event, there was still plenty to get excited about, and after some reflection, here are my observations on trends and standouts at the show that will likely affect our industry in the upcoming year.

3 Reasons Why the Apple Keynote Matters to Our Industry

By Heather L. Sidorowicz | September 14, 2017

CEDIA, residential AV’s go-to conference and trade show, just finished up last week. Although 2017 attendance numbers have not as of yet been released, we know that attendance for both 2015 and 2016 hovered just under 19,000. And, while I can’t find a real-time number for how many people streamed the Apple keynote this past Tuesday, it is a safe bet to say that number is in the millions. Why the unfair comparison? Just because the AV world knows a technology exists does not mean the world does. 



The Benefits of Hiring a Pro Photographer for Your Projects

By Todd Anthony Puma | September 14, 2017

A picture speaks a thousand words, so getting high-quality professional photographs should be high on your priority list for all of your projects. But not all of us are personally capable of taking professional quality photos, even with a high-end DSLR camera. We’ve found a few great resources and ideas for getting those pictures. 

7 CEDIA 2017 Themes to Help Us Predict the Year Ahead

By Henry Clifford | September 12, 2017

CEDIA was a blast this year! High energy and enthusiasm abounded around the San Diego Convention Center. California is a great place to host CEDIA, and I can’t wait for a repeat experience next year. While there were plenty of great new products and demos, all of it seemed iterative vs. transformative.  Here are seven main themes I spotted at the show and will be re-orienting my business toward accordingly.    

CEDIA Keeps it Classy in San Diego

By John Sciacca | September 8, 2017

For those of you that opted not to come to San Diego for CEDIA this year I say this: I’m sorry. This city has been a terrific backdrop for what is my favorite tradeshow of the year, and it has been absolutely terrific for the three days I’ve been here so far. Between the weather, the terrific local craft beer scene, ocean front views, and a downtown baseball stadium, you have the makings of a terrific host city! But enough about San Diego, let’s rundown some of the best things I’ve come across at CEDIA after day one! 

3 Keys to Product Evaluation at CEDIA 2017

By Jason Griffing | September 7, 2017

Packing your bags for San Diego? The home technology industry is more dynamic than ever, making CEDIA 2017 as pivotal a show as ever. With so much to see and so few days to do it, it’s vital to go in with a game plan. 

If I Were Going to CEDIA This Year….

By Todd Anthony Puma | September 6, 2017

This will be the first time in eight years that I have not attended CEDIA. There are many reasons why I'm not attending this year, but one thing is for certain, I’m bummed I’m not going to be able to check out several introductions planned for the show. Here’s what I wish I were there to see in person.

My Review of the Auro 3D Demo Disc Vol. 2

By John Sciacca | September 5, 2017

After updating my Marantz AV8802a to Auro 3D capability, Auro sent me its latest demonstration disc filled with a variety of clips to show off the strengths of the format.  The best place to start a demo is the “Auro-3D Demo.”    

All Strain and No Recovery is a Really Bad Plan

By Henry Clifford | August 30, 2017

Americans love to boast about how many hours they work. It’s a badge of honor to work, work, and work. We love bragging about working during vacations, neglecting loved ones and family in favor of late hours and stress. According to most experts, recovery is just as important as strain, yet we persist in glorifying strain without giving setting aside time for recovery. Why?

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