cedia 2008

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Wadia 170iTransport iPod dock

CEDIA is full of iPod docks, but the only one that interested me was the Wadia 170iTransport. It comes from the same company that has been producing uber-high quality, but pricey, digital audio con

CEDIAcrunch booth tour: Sharp, where Blu-ray Profile 1.1 and thin LCDs are kings

Sharp always has one of the sleekest booths at CEDIA. Minimulistic cues abound, I wish I could pull of so much cool in my midwest pad. Anyway, Sharp is showing off their limited edition LCD, a bunch o

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: eSommelier Wine Cellar Management

I know, I know, but the eSommelier Wine Cellar system is actually really neat. The product scans a wine bottle, prints off a custom label, catalogs it, and can even provide live temperature and hu

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Universal Remote's three new models

Who doesn’t enjoy a high-end universal remote? After spending sometime with Universal Remote’s latest units, I can tell you that users will certainly enjoy these too. The MX-440 might re

CEDIAcrunch: Inside Monster Cable's HDMI cable challenge

Monster Cable setup a mobile test lab at CEDIA this year, challenging any cable manufacturer to a head-to-head battle. Only one attempted to enter, but didn’t see disclaimer that Monster wante

CEDIAcrunch booth tour: Speakercraft – trying something a tad different

The Speakercarft booth took a different approach than most others at CEDIA ’08. The focus seemed to be the company and building relationships, rather than products. The booth did feature a few

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player

Oppo has always been a driving force in the upscalling DVD scene. The company was one of the first, and the AV crowd still looks upon with respect, so when the BDP-83 dropped at the DVDO booth, they t

CEDIAcrunch: 5 speakers bent on world destruction

Some speakers sound divine, other speakers sound pleasent, then there are these five speakers, that given the chance, will instantly violate local noise ordinances and your grandmother, all at the

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: DVDO Edge

DVDO has been around a while, pimping AV scalers to the affulent around us. Previously, those scalers, or upconverters, used third-party processing to accieve the amazingly, upgraded picture. Those mo

WTF – CEDIA edition

Wait; they’re industrial vacuums…at the same trade show as 150k projectors….alright.

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Panasonic AE3000 projector

You should already know ’bout Panasonic’s AE3000 projector. You should know that it sports 30,000:1 contrast, 1080p24, and the $3500 price tag. In fact, a lot of people already know what t

Unannounced NAD T 587 Blu-ray player spotted at CEDIA 2008

Praise the AV gods! Finally, after Yamaha, Marantz, Integra and Sharp all introduced ‘new’ Blu-ray players that support the old Blu-ray standard Profile 1.1, there is a new, high-end Blu-

CEDIAcrunch ass-on: CuddleBag

Let me tell you, these bags are relaxing. Holy crap are they comfy. Maybe that’s just me after racing around the CEDIA EXPO floor but I don’t think so. Random-sized foam shavings comprise

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: The two Marantz Blu-ray players

First and foremost, these new Marantz Blu-ray players are Profile 1.1; sorry, no BD Live on your pricey Marantz players. With that important tidbit out of the way though, these two players are obvious

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: 60th anniversary McIntosh upcoming bookshelf mini-system

I love McIntosh gear. The processors big, the amps are bad and when combined, Twisted Sister feels so right. But for some trust fund kids, the huge equipment just doesn’t fit in their West Vill

CEDIAexclusive: Denon producing a monster Blu-ray player for CES

Most large manufacturers at CEDIA this year are showing off their latest Blu-ray players. A good amount of the ‘new players’ are unfortunately profile 1.1 and therefore, not BD Live capa

Wilson Audio speaker or Cylon cloning contraption?

Yeah, it’s a Wilson Audio Alezandria X2 speaker. Otherwise this would have been one hell of a CEDIA.

Monster Cable thinks you need special cleaner for your iPhone, camera, cell phone, GPS, and laptop

ROFL. More Monster Screen cleaner and is there really a need for an iPhone cleaner, along with a separate cell phone cleaner. Really? Come on. LOL. And dedicated GPS screen cleaner? ROFL. On a per

Monster Cable launching GreenPower power centers

Monster Cable. I know you hate ’em and you’re not planning on reading this post because of that, but these new power centers are kind of neat so I implore you to read on. It’s the

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: JBL Control NOW loudspeaker

JBL announced these quarter-toroid speakers a while ago, but seeing them in person really shows how versatile the speakers are. The Control NOW loudspeaker can sit alone, be hung on the wall, wrap a
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