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Over on CEPro our good friend and podcast guest Derek Flickinger has dived into the recently finalized HDBaseT 1.0 spec to see what it is -- and what it isn't. A few have suggested it's a future "HDMI killer" but this breakdown focuses on its potential as an enhancement to HDMI, with its ability fo...

July 19th 2010 at 3:38pm 0 Comments
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Sony's ES line of AV receivers has been growing for months now, but it was the CEDIA-announced STR-DA6400ES and STR-DA5400ES that we were most interested in. As predicted, these buggers were pretty beefy, but it's hard to gripe with all those ports around back. We thought the no-frills styling look...

September 5th 2008 at 7:12am 0 Comments
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At CEDIA, home install is king. Thus, it shouldn't come as any shock to see Sony introducing a few products not exactly aimed at the consumer crowd. Enter the NHS-A30C / NHS-70C home automation racks and the HomeShare multi-room entertainment solution, both of which were generating a bit of buzz wh...

September 5th 2008 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Here lately, it's been the more prosumer / professional-focused brands kicking out the extenders and switches, but IOGEAR is returning to the fold by introducing two CAT5e / 6 MiniExtender Kits and a pair of HDMI switches to boot. As for the extenders, you'll find one for HDMI ($279.95) and one for...

August 6th 2008 at 8:28am 0 Comments
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Not like you really needed another option when selecting a HDMI 1.3 extender, but Apogee's giving you just that, anyway. The firm's new HDMI 1.3 CAT5e / CAT6 Extenders enable users to stretch 1080p signals up to 60 meters and 1080i signals up to 120 meters, and if you're serving up 480p / 720p, you...

May 7th 2008 at 6:31am 0 Comments