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
By Michael Heiss August 22, 2011
by Michael Heiss The Society for Information Display’s (SID) Display Week is unlike most trade shows, because it is a fantastic place to see and hear what is coming down the display pipeline from the people and companies that develop the root technologies. Put simply, the display trends spotted and debated at t
By Michael Heiss June 23, 2011
by Michael Heiss Since the Electronic Entertainment Expo — known more popularly as E3 — wrapped up in Los Angeles, the press has had plenty of time to chew over the top level announcements. Given that, you’d think that there would be nothing left to talk about. Yet for those of us who have to deal with installatio
By Michael Heiss April 13, 2011
by Michael Heiss Hearing this morning of the passing of Dr. Sidney Harman, I was struck by the fact that this was news some of us thought would never come. Youthful in action and thought, it seemed as though he would outlive us all. Sadly, that is not to be.
Dr. Sidney Harman
By Michael Heiss October 19, 2010
There are many reasons that people attend the annual CEDIA EXPO event, but one of the main additions to to the convention in the past two years has been the return of panel-driven sessions where industry experts speak freely with a moderator and respond to questions from attendees about specific subjects that simply d
By Michael Heiss June 22, 2010
Ask someone in the consumer electronics industry what they think the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, trade show is and you’re likely to get a variety of answers. From some, the response will be the generic, “It’s the CES or CEDIA EXPO for the gaming crowd.” From others, the answer will be, “It’s the show