TiVo Offers a “BOLT” of 4K Energy for DVRs

By Michael Heiss | October 2, 2015

With these new models, TiVo is among the first to provide for DVR capability with the anticipated introduction of native 4K content via cable as well as the existing 4K content offered by Netflix Amazon Prime and others. 

When Streaming Media Doesn’t Stream

By Todd Anthony Puma | September 30, 2015

Earlier this year SiriusXM made some changes to its service that impacted dozens of our clients. Firmware updates were required to get the service working on media servers across the industry, and some older media servers, I am told, couldn’t be upgraded and therefore wouldn’t work with SiriusXM anymore.

Curved TVs: Yay or Nay? Video Experts Weigh-In

By John Sciacca | September 29, 2015

While I can understand the geometry and increased edge-light benefits when using a curved screen with a front projection system with an anamorphic lens (the projected image having to travel further to reach the screen edges than the screen center on a flat screen just due to physics) having a curve on a direct-view LED TV just doesn’t make any sense to me.

Running a CEDIA Business Like a Dental Practice

By Henry Clifford | September 25, 2015

I’m always amazed at highly profitable business models. Dental care ranks right up there. Walk into any dental practice and you see the proof in the pudding. By moving toward the dental model, we want to inspire our salespeople to sell more.

Yamaha MusicCast: Finally Some Competition for Sonos?

By Heather L. Sidorowicz | September 23, 2015

MusicCast comes to the market not as a reinvention of the same product, but a new world of wireless. Their system is for the customer who not only desires audio throughout the house, but good audio. The MusicCast system is customizable, beautiful, and easy to use, which might be the most important element for Yamaha to emphasize in this dominated area.

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