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We don't cover much Home Automation around here because as much as we love it, you don't seem to -- based on traffic that is. We assume this is because of the high price of entry into the market which is about $1500 thanks to the ridiculous pricing structure of even the most basic systems. Of all o...

January 11th 2010 at 4:09pm 0 Comments
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Punching above your weight in the $1,000-per speaker realm is impressive, but it's largely irrelevant because it's just too expensive for most people, period. Don't feel bad, though, Paradigm's forthcoming SE series sits between the brand's Studio and Monitor lines, below the kilobuck mark, and pro...

September 8th 2009 at 7:59am 0 Comments
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It's been a rough week for DVD copying services from Real and Kaleidescape, and public understanding of the whole DVD copying mess hasn't been spared. People like to watch DVDs and lawyers like to get paid, however, so we're willing to bet there's more to come. CEPro has put together a breakdown o...

August 20th 2009 at 11:27pm 0 Comments
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As impressive as some custom installs look from the front-end, CEPro has photos of the back-end of a "masterpiece" setup that simply must be seen. If you think moving a set-top box to a remote location is excessive, you'll want to munch on some Xanax before hitting the link, because your head migh...

July 18th 2009 at 8:36pm 0 Comments
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You remember the curvy-looking Boston Acoustics speakers that came in under the "Vista" name, only to get re-branded "VS" to avoid confusion with other products sharing the Vista moniker? Well, the top of the line model VS 336 floorstanders grabbed a pretty good review from CE Pro, with the soundst...

February 23rd 2009 at 4:05am 0 Comments
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Well looky here, the wonders that is print media isn't useless just yet -- thanks to very long lead times and an ambitious postal worker, the latest edition of CE Pro Magazine reveals the evidently soon to be announced ZvPro. The ad doesn't offer up enough details for us, but it does look like some...

January 3rd 2009 at 9:19pm 0 Comments
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Well looky here, the wonders that is print media isn't useless just yet -- thanks to very long lead times and an ambitious postal worker, the latest edition of CE Pro Magazine reveals the evidently soon to be announced ZvPro. The ad doesn't offer up enough details for us, but it does look like some...

January 3rd 2009 at 9:19pm 0 Comments
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It's not like folks in the market for custom-install gear go to big box retailers like Circuit City and Tweeter for their "fix," but who can deny the way that those Sunday paper ads get the imagination going about how to improve your digital lifestyle? Prognosticators of all things CE, NPD Group, s...

November 5th 2008 at 10:34am 0 Comments
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Just hours away from CEDIA Expo 2008, and besides the Media Center TV pack, a few speaker systems and much-needed details to fill out vague IFA releases, who knows what awaits us in Denver? Apparently, our friends at CEPro, pointing out a new version of Niveus Movie Library, the potential for new me...

September 2nd 2008 at 8:09am 0 Comments
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There's been a rash of in-wall speakers coming to market lately, and we're glad to hear installed sonics improving from the whole-home intercom era, but freestanding speakers (in floorstanding, stand-mounted, bookshelf and desktop flavors) are what most of us end up using. The choice of makes and m...

August 30th 2008 at 11:57am 0 Comments
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With apologies to Shakespeare, something is brewing at VUDU. With CEDIA just around the corner, the company has laid off some of its staff, most notably some of its marketing higher-ups. Additionally, rumors are swirling regarding just about every aspect of the upstart company's future. CEPro got s...

August 24th 2008 at 8:06am 0 Comments
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Speakers are probably one of the least-frequently updated components in a system, so it pays to take your time selecting them. For fans of Monitor Audio who have been waiting for the company to release the compact PLC150 center channel speaker, our friends at CEPro have some good news for you. The...

August 11th 2008 at 8:51am 0 Comments