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John Penney, EVP of Consumer Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for 20th Century Fox, attended the   Mobile World Congress   in Spain in late February, and brought back a ton of info on what's happening in the connected worlds of 5G and edge computing
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HDMI vs DisplayPort

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I've just read a good article about HDMI vs DisplayPort, and which to use. Follow this link and give it a read. https://www.cnet.com/news/hdmi-vs-displayport-which-is-best-for-4k-hd-and-gaming-monitors/ Two further comments to assist integrators trying to work out which to use (where you have a choice); The article doesn't talk about EDID and supported resolutions. When connecting a computer to a display via HDMI, the EDID will commonly only include video resolutions: 720p, 1080p, 2160p, etc. If the display is, say 1920x1200 or 2560x1440 then the resulting image may not fill the screen, or may be scaled and therefore compromise quality and text legibility. ...
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Today's keynote from a VERY hectic CEDIA Tech Summit covered everything from service contracts to concerns about 5G to the benefits of 8K displays. Guests include Eric Bodley from Future Ready Solutions, CEDIA’s Giles Sutton, and Legrand’s Chris Kovacek. (Also on the panel, but not on the 'cast: Access Networks’ Bryce Nordstrand, and IC Realtime’s Dean Morga
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We had a chance to talk to several CEDIA award-winning firms and manufacturers on the Main Stage at ISE 2019, and here's a pair of deep dives into   projects by SONA   (with help from Artcoustic — and pictured here) and The Next Level (with an assist from Crestron). We'll have more of these profiles on future episodes. You can find SONA's project on page 76 of the 2018 CEDIA Awards Yearbook, and The Next Level's winner is on page 98: https://issuu.com/cedia2/docs/cedia_awards_yearbook_2018-master_l https://sona.technology/ https://www.thenextlevel.co.
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We've got a two-parter this episode: CEDIA's Darren Reaman (Director of Government Affairs) tells us about the legislation that can impact member firms (and what he's doing about it), and our Samantha Ventura (Senior Director of Education) and Derick Abshire (Director of Curriculum) fill us in on the new classes coming to CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denv
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Call it the Spatial Web, Web 3.0, or Mirrorworld (as it was dubbed by Wired magazine) it will be "the single most important development in the history of technology, and will change human evolution" -- not to mention your CEDIA business, says Rich Green of Rich Green Design. And it's just three years away. Here's the article Green references in the podcast . And here's a link to Peter Diamandis
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CEDIA's new headquarters in Indy features a cool training tool -- a reference grade "home" cinema designed by Dennis Erskine (rendering pictured). Erskine tells us about what went into the theater, the challenges it presented, and how it'll be used to help trainees understand the concepts behind high-end projects like this one. http://erskine-group.c
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Thomas Marino (Advanced Technologies) is a recent CEDIA Award winner, Geoff Meads of Presto Web Design and Joel Silver of the Imaging Science Foundation have judged the Awards for years. Here they tell you what the judges are looking for when it comes to winning a trophy (Spoiler Alert: Big budgets have nothing to do with it). NOTE: The deadline for entries for Home Technology Professionals is March 18, 2019
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After a few days of review and reflection, our panel joins Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe to review their big takeaways from CES 2019. Guests include Peter Aylett (Archimedia), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Michael Heiss (M. Heiss Consulting), John Penney (20th Century Fox), and Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor
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What should one do to prepare for — and react to — the darkening economic clouds that may be on the horizon? That’s the question we posed to three guests: two integrators who made it through the Great Recession (Gordon van Zuiden and Ed Gilmore), and a financial adviser by the name of Peter Dunn (aka “Pete the Planner”). cybermanor.com/ gilmoressoundadvice.com/ petetheplanner
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From 5G to Blockchain to the latest in wellness tech and lighting, here's a roundup of the podcast's most interesting (and most listened-to) moments of 20
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Legendary hi-fi label KLH has seen a resurgence of late. David Kelley (who bought the brand) fills us in on the history of Henry Kloss's company, and what they're up to n
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Sam Woodward of Lutron (who's also CEDIA's Training Volunteer of the Year for 2018) is busily working on a whitepaper called "Considerations for Quality of Light in the Home." This preview includes info on Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) versus Constant Current Reduction (CCR) for LED dimming, and other issues including glare factors and individual preferences for lighting in the home
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Peter Aylett ( Archimedia ) ponders some trends for 2019, including: The end of the everything being "smart" – everything will be "artifiically intelligent," Insurance companies will use sensorization to mitigate losses, The HDMI Matrix switch dies, "Wellness" tech takes off, And quite a bit more. Peter, Walt, and Ed also reflect on 2018: "A year of evolution, not revolution," according to Ayle
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Julie Jacobson of   CE Pro   joins Ed and Walt, unwraps her crystal ball, and talks about the trends that are ahead for 2019. The trio chats wellness, lighting (including low-voltage solutions), "extreme" cord-cutting, 5G, labor shortages, and a lot -- a LOT -- more
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David Meyer (CEDIA's Director of Technical Content) and Michael Heiss ( M Heiss Consulting ) join Ed and Walt to discus the latest news re: HDMI (including the importance of eARC), 8K, HDR, and a lot m
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CEDIA's Senior Director of Education, Samantha Ventura, joins us to talk about one of her areas of expertise: developing your leadership skills. Whether you run a small firm, a big business, or a department within an organization, Ventura has advice for you — advice that's also becoming part of new CEDIA classes
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Amanda Wildman of  TruMedia  (who's also the  2018 CEDIA Volunteer of the Year ) has had some pretty great results using Facebook videos as marketing tools -- while spending next to nothing in the process. We talk to Wildman about her social media presence, giving women a voice in the tech industry, being a CEDIA Outreach Instructor, and her specific business model. (BTW -- She's also pretty funny.)
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CEDIA’s Senior Director of Education Samantha Ventura shares her thoughts on the importance of soft skills. Have some of your own? Let us know in the comments.  As an educator, I am often asked to look at someone’s resume and that usually comes with a follow-up question: “How can I make it look better?”   While the question is fairly basic, the answer is much more complex. I usually start my response with what areas to highlight, how to approach the education vs. work experience sections, and end with some ideas about what they could add and what should be deleted. They rarely listen. Probably, if I’m being honest, they just want me to write it for ...
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Do we need 8K video?

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**UPDATE August 30th** For those who have read this before, more readers were interested in the 8K info below than they were in the HDMI 2.1 CTS announcement, so I simply changed the title.   On August 1 HDMI announced the release of the HDMI 2.1 compliance test specification (CTS). They did so with zero fanfare —  no press release, just a short few lines on hdmi.org . So why does this announcement matter? Well, HDMI devices need to be compliant before they're released to market, and that can't happen if there isn't a compliance spec against which to test them. That's what's out now. It's the gateway to seeing HDMI 2.1 enabled products released. I tweeted ...
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