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The Hobbit Films Release Dates Announced!

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The Hobbit Films Release Dates Announced!

— May 31, 2011 13:18

Finally, after stalling several times, The Hobbit, a two-part movie phenomenon is finally coming to the big screen... with actual release dates. And it's going to be awesome and even filmed in 3D.

SVS Under New Ownership - Specialty Technologies, LLC

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SVS Under New Ownership - Specialty Technologies, LLC

— May 30, 2011 08:55

SVS just announced this week that it has a new parent company is Specialty Technologies, LLC. Specialty Technologies is apparently a newly formed LLC.

FREE CEDIA Webinar - Stop Dreaming About A/V and Make it a Career!

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FREE CEDIA Webinar - Stop Dreaming About A/V and Make it a Career!

— May 25, 2011 11:15

Ever wonder if you could make a living doing what you love? Is A/V your passion? Now you can with the free downloadable CEDIA Webinar "Career in A/V? Stop Dreaming About It and Make It Happen"

Panasonic's 200-ft LED Video Screen Reviewed at Charlotte!

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Panasonic's 200-ft LED Video Screen Reviewed at Charlotte!

— May 23, 2011 14:30

Last week Panasonic debuted its latest "we're bigger than you are" device: a 200 foot-wide, 80 foot-tall LED HD video board that is positioned at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Skooba Adds Tenba Camera Bags to Lineup

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Skooba Adds Tenba Camera Bags to Lineup

— May 22, 2011 05:49

Skooba has teamed up with Tenba (again) to distribute their camera and video cases through the Skooba website. Skooba has worked with Tenba before with the inclusion of their well-known Superbungee.

Sennheiser MixTape Facebook App Brings Back the 80s

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Sennheiser MixTape Facebook App Brings Back the 80s

— May 21, 2011 11:55

Do you ever miss the traditional mix tape experience - creating compilations of your favorite tunes on cassette like we used to back in the 80s? Well, Sennheiser contends that we can share even MP3s.

Samsung Delives on 3D Glasses Promotion

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Samsung Delives on 3D Glasses Promotion

— May 19, 2011 17:40

Samsung announced the launch of a new site which will allow the company to directly fulfill its previously announced free 3D glasses promotion for all 3DTV purchases during the promotion period.

Atlona Throws in with HDBaseT Alliance

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Atlona Throws in with HDBaseT Alliance

— May 19, 2011 02:10

We've been watching HDBaseT with much enthusiasm, seeing it as the logical evolution of digital audio & video networking. This week, Atlona Technologies announced it had joined the HDBaseT Alliance.

Check Out the World's Largest HD Video Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

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Check Out the World's Largest HD Video Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

— May 18, 2011 09:30

Last week Panasonic debuted its latest "we're bigger than you are" device: a 200 foot-wide, 80 foot-tall LED HD video board that is positioned at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

SpectraCal Announces Automatic Calibration of Panasonic HDTVs

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SpectraCal Announces Automatic Calibration of Panasonic HDTVs

— May 13, 2011 00:20

This week, SpectraCal announced that Panasonic has enabled automatic calibration of their 2011 HDTV models. push a single button and watch CalMAN perform a complete 11-point white balance calibration.

Crestron Embraces Apple iPad Touch Screens

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Crestron Embraces Apple iPad Touch Screens

— May 05, 2011 11:36

Crestron Mobile Pro control applications now provide systems designers and developers with effective new abilities that simplify and expand the look of Crestron and Prodigy touchscreens on Apple iPads

Giveaway: Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System!

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Giveaway: Aperion Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System!

— May 02, 2011 22:45

Interested in wireless speakers? Not interested in paying for them? Aperion Audio has what you need in their Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System now being given away in the Audioholics forum.

MSE Audio Acquires Rockustics Speakers

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MSE Audio Acquires Rockustics Speakers

— April 29, 2011 01:45

Today MSE Audio (parent company to Phase Tech, SoundTube, Induction Dynamics, etc) made the announcement that it had acquired Rockustics, known for pioneering and manufacturing premium rock speakers.

Screen Innovations Announces New G3 Series Screen Materials

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Screen Innovations Announces New G3 Series Screen Materials

— April 25, 2011 02:30

Screen Innovations (SI), manufacturer of specialized projection screen technology, announced their new Black Diamond G3 screen materials in new contrast and gain ratios designed to enhance picture.

Silicon Image, SiBEAM Acquisition Boosts WirelessHD

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Silicon Image, SiBEAM Acquisition Boosts WirelessHD

— April 21, 2011 05:10

Digital connectivity firm Silicon Image has acquired WirelessHD founder SiBEAM in a deal that will be finalized later this year.

Nintendo HD – Has the Next-Gen Console War Begun?

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Nintendo HD – Has the Next-Gen Console War Begun?

— April 20, 2011 02:05

Nintendo hinted at a price drop for the console. A tweet here and a blog-post there and suddenly the gaming community has come unglued with rumors about a new Nintendo game console.

Leon Speakers Horizon UT Series Preview

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Leon Speakers Horizon UT Series Preview

— April 19, 2011 01:55

Leon Speakers launched the next iteration of the company's Horizon Ultra-Thin speakers. Offering 2 new products, each less than two-inches in depth, the remodeled Horizon UT series is all business.

Theaters vs. Studios Battle Over New $30 On-Demand Service

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Theaters vs. Studios Battle Over New $30 On-Demand Service

— April 18, 2011 12:30

Warner, Sony, Universal and Fox have banded together to bring us an even faster turnover from the movie theater to home. It’s a new Video on Demand product dubbed: Home Premiere.

iHome iA63 Rotating iPhone Alarm Clock Radio

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iHome iA63 Rotating iPhone Alarm Clock Radio

— April 15, 2011 01:10

The iA63 is iHome's latest app-enhanced alarm clock FM radio for iPhone and iPod touch - with a twist. The flexible rotating dock lets you control the iPhone normally - or watch videos in landscape.

Sidney Harman Dies at Age 92

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Sidney Harman Dies at Age 92

— April 13, 2011 12:20

Sidney Harman, who was the co-founder of Harman International (then Harman/Kardon), a prominent entrepreneur, and deputy secretary of commerce under President Jimmy Carter, passed away Tuesday night.

JBL Cinema 300 and 500 Home Theater Systems Preview

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JBL Cinema 300 and 500 Home Theater Systems Preview

— April 12, 2011 01:30

Harman is debuting a couple new home theater systems from JBL - the Cinema 300 and Cinema 500 speaker systems. The new systems are really small, but have a really nice style to them.

Audyssey Announces Low Frequency Containment (LFC) Technology

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Audyssey Announces Low Frequency Containment (LFC) Technology

— April 11, 2011 03:00

Audyssey announced its new Audyssey Low Frequency Containment, or Audyssey LFC. The new technology supposedly prevents low frequencies from traveling through walls.

Da-Lite Announces Merger with Chief and Sanus!

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Da-Lite Announces Merger with Chief and Sanus!

— April 07, 2011 23:40

In what is potentially a huge merger in the custom installation industry, Da-Lite has initiated an agreement to combine with both Sanus and Chief - whose parent company is Milestone AV Technologies.

Samsung Revolutionizes 3D!!!

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Samsung Revolutionizes 3D!!!

— April 07, 2011 10:50

In an effort to utterly revolutionize 3D television as we know it, Samsung, beginning on April 24, will provide not ONE, but TWO pairs of 3D active glasses for its entire 3D TV lineup.

TBS and Next3D Partner to Bring 3D to Consumers

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TBS and Next3D Partner to Bring 3D to Consumers

— April 06, 2011 04:05

Next3D and Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) have united to deploy 3D technology for the live production and streaming of Live events. The partnership harnesses Next3D's stereoscopic technology.

Panasonic Adds Sports Apps to VIERA TVs

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Panasonic Adds Sports Apps to VIERA TVs

— April 06, 2011 03:40

Panasonic introduced some professional sports apps for baseball as well as basketball on its latest line of VIERA Connect-enabled HDTVs.

Premier Mounts IPM-700 iPad Wall Mount Preview

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Premier Mounts IPM-700 iPad Wall Mount Preview

— March 29, 2011 21:42

Digital signage used to be super expensive and require the use of special displays that could hold up to continuous use. If you wanted touchscreen technology - fageddaboudit, that was ridiculously

A Heartfelt Goodbye to Gary Altunian

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A Heartfelt Goodbye to Gary Altunian

— March 21, 2011 14:15

Gary was 59 and a native of Southern California. He was director of training and development at The Federated Group from 1975 to 1988. He passed away March 15 after fighting cancer for several years.