Transforming a Billiards Room into 12-Seat Home Theater

Sound Investments turned a non-enclosed billiards room into a home theater while maintaining its open layout, which included a fireplace, bar and sitting area.
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Reminder: 2015 CE Pro 100 Entry Deadline Approaching

The deadline to enter the 2015 CE Pro 100 is March 13, 2015. This is the annual list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States.
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Hands On: Onkyo TX-NR636 A/V Receiver Produces Next-Generation Sound

CE Pro senior editor Robert Archer tested out the Onkyo TX-NR636 A/V Receiver in his media room and shared his experiences.
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How to be the Remedy for Retail Shoppers’ Woes

Audio Video Therapy in Nashua, N.H. has benefited from being located next to Best Buy, offering customers an alternative to mass-market retail shopping.
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Adapting Home Controls to Handle Large Equestrian Center

Integrator Home Tech Theater & Automation wasn’t horsing around when it outfitted the five riding arenas, 16 tack rooms and luxury guest cabins at the new 1,400-acre Tryon International Equestrian Center in Asheville, N.C., with Elan g! controls.
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LightVault 8 Outdoor Lighting Illuminates with Bluetooth Technology

LightVault 8 features Bluetooth connectivity and a solid-state LED light engine protected from the elements.
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Home Theater/Audio-Centric Business Model Yields 20% Growth

New Hampshire-based AV Therapy has built a $2 million hybrid retail/custom business on the foundation of two-channel audio and home theater.
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Custom GUI Designs Accentuate Fully Automated Home

Using RTI’s Integration Designer programming software, Digital Delight in Houston creates multiple custom user interface touchpanel designs to highlight fully integrated whole-house home automation system in a 5,500-square-foot home.
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CEDIA, Powerhouse Alliance Partner on Network Training

CEDIA will offer a series of networking training workshops at Powerhouse Alliance distributor member Volutone in March, April and May.
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Audeze Offers EL-8 Headphones in Open, Closed Versions

The new EL-8 headphones from Audeze utilize the company’s Fluxor magnetic technology along with Uniforce diaphragm material that was originally developed by NASA.
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#TBT: 10 Most Unusual Remote Controls

CE Pro goes back to 2012 for Throwback Thursday when we shared 10 remote controls perfect for situations when the typical handheld controller won’t do.
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Report: Soundbar Revenues Grow to $1.5B in 2014

Soundbar revenue rose 31 percent to $1.5 billion in 2014, according to research from gap intelligence. Shipments increased 37 percent over the year.
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Pacific Rim NW Marketing to Hold Annual Industry Event

Pacific Rim NW Marketing will once again produce its PNWCEE 2015 event in Bellevue, Wash., April 7-8, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
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Rising Employment, Healthier Housing Market to Add Oomph to Businesses in 2015

With greater sales on the horizon and consumers getting back in the game, among other factors, clearing skies are ahead for the CE industry in 2015.
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SIM2 NERO 20th Projector Designed for Modern Lifestyles

As part of the Italian video manufacturer’s latest product line, the NERO 20th provides dealers with a high-performance LED-based projector that delivers a wide color gamut and high contrast ratio.
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