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Aug 1, 2007 12:00 PM


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AV RECEIVER

The Integra DTR-7.8 THX Ultra2-certified AV receiver includes three HDMI inputs and one output and features onboard decoding for the latest lossless and HD audio formats specified for HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats. The 7.1-channel receiver is fully compatible with HDMI v. 1.3a, including 1080p and Deep Color 36-bit video signals. Other features include an Ethernet port for integration with network-based control systems, bidirectional RS-232, Remote Interactive over HDMI (RIHD) system control integration over HDMI, three programmable 12V triggers, dual IR inputs, and three unique assignable IR code sets.
▪ Integra | www.integrahometheater.com
See us at booth 750

MOUNT

The Peerless PRG precision gear projector mount’s positioning knobs can be adjusted with a Phillips screwdriver or extended for adjustment by hand. Once the installer sets the precision gear to the desired position, it will hold its position even during projector maintenance. Other features include a 50lb. load capacity, horizontal wrench-access slots that facilitate flush-mounting installations, and a quick-release mechanism for easy service. Cables can be routed through the projector mount out of sight. The mount allows for tilt of +/-20 degrees, roll of +/-10 degrees, and 360-degree swivel.
▪ Peerless Industries
www.peerlessindustries.com
See us at booth 958

MOUNT

The new EA400 cantilever swing-arm plasma/LCD mount from Elite Screens can accommodate a 32in.-to-50in. plasma/LCD panel weighing up to 150lbs. and is universally compliant with VESA-standard 100² to 200² formats. The mount with its included universal adapter plate has a flush thickness of 3.61in. and will extend up to 27.71in. from the mount surface. To accommodate high or low wall placement, the EA400 is capable of a 10-degree/-5-degree vertical tilt. In addition, its swing-arm design allows up to 180-degree lateral rotation in order to maximize visibility of the screen. Additional features include easy-to-use lift-and-lock mounting, all-steel construction, and black and silver finishes.
▪ Elite Screens | www.elitescreens.com
See us at booth 281

HOME THEATER ADAPTER

The Component Audio-to-HDMI adapter from Gefen allows older analog devices to be integrated seamlessly into the modern home theater by connecting component video home theater devices to HDMI-compliant digital monitors. The adapter also takes analog L+R audio and encodes it onto the HDMI signal for the full HDMI video and audio effect. Users can simply connect the supplied component cable to the input side of the adapter and connect the HDMI display or projector to the HDMI output of the device. The adapter generates the compatible analog-to-digital conversion signals for video and audio, as well as encoding the audio onto the HDMI.
▪ Gefen | www.gefen.com
See us at booth 1010

WEATHERPROOF LOUDSPEAKERS

StereoStone Da Vinci Cinema Rock high-fidelity outdoor speaker systems are now available in seven standard colors, with color matching also available. The Da Vinci line features a new semi-elliptic parabaloid-shaped enclosure to enhance acoustical performance beyond that of the typical box-type speaker. Like other StereoStone products, it offers protection from insects, precipitation, and the sun’s ultraviolet rays. All Da Vinci models include StereoStone’s exclusive weatherproof bass tuned port, which extends bass frequencies down to 35Hz while the inside of the enclosure remains environmentally isolated. Additionally, a 1in. titanium tweeter using a neodymium rare earth magnet is used to provide directional high-frequency response.
▪ StereoStone | www.stereostone.com
See us at booth 820

FLATPANEL FRAME

The Vutec DecoFrame is designed to fit most flatpanel displays to enhance room décor. Available in a wide selection of sizes and six frame finishes, the DecoFrame features easy installation, padding for bezel protection, adjustability to fit most bezels, safety mounting, and a built-in repeater. The DecoFrame is available in three standard display sizes for plasma and LCD televisions 32in. and larger.
▪ Vutec |
www.vutec.com
See us at booth 442

PROJECTOR

The Planar PD7060 720p projector uses a DLP .65 DC3 chip to produce a 3500:1 contrast ratio with a brightness of 1000 lumens and a native 720p HD resolution. In addition to intuitive menus, the projector offers wide-ranging connectivity options for HDMI (HDTV, RGB, and component; EDTV and SDTV; and HDMI with HDCP) and DVI-D (HDTV, RGB, and component; DVI with HDCP; and HDMI via adapter). Projector control is via RS-232 (for discrete commands and software upgrades), an IR remote, or an onboard keypad.
▪ Planar | www.planar.com
See us at booth 510

LOUDSPEAKERS

The T150 tower speakers from SolaraHome’s SolaraSound sound division feature 150W power handling, 88dB sensitivity, and a 50Hz to 20kHz (+/-3dB) frequency response. The speakers rely on two 10in. woofers and a 5in. midrange driver containing a fiberglass weave cone diaphragm for added strength and superior sound output to accompany their increased product life. The 1in. soft dome tweeter finishes the assemblage with clear high-frequency reproduction. The tower unit’s attractive case design, with its choice of four finishes, complements media room aesthetics.
▪ SolaraHome | www.solarahome.com
See us at booth 281

AV RECEIVERS

The Pioneer Elite VSX-90TXV, VSX-91TXH, VSX-92TXH, and VSX-94TXH AV receivers were designed for emerging 1080p flatpanel television technology and the Blu-ray Disc optical format with HDMI version 1.3a compatibility. They handle the increased picture and sound demands of new high-definition televisions and optical disc players and offer sophisticated decoding of advanced audio formats including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio. The VSX-92TXH and VSX-94TXH feature Neural-THX Surround decoding for faithful reproduction of multichannel surround sound and a Faroudja video scaler chip that ensures full 1080p 24Hz performance among high-resolution products. Pioneer Advanced Multichannel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC) room-tuning technology ensures dynamic sound from all connected devices.
▪ Pioneer | www.pioneerelectronics.com
See us at booth 740

IN-WALL LOUDSPEAKERS

The Atlantic Technology IWCB series of in-wall speaker systems mount as easily as a conventional in-wall speaker using familiar mounting methods. The speakers feature a totally enclosed design that eliminates the usual in-wall performance uncertainties, while Atlantic’s exclusive Directional Vector Control offers even listeners seated below the speaker the best sound available. A special low- resonance tweeter allows the IWCB series to radiate sound over a much wider angle than conventional speakers for exceptional coverage. The speakers’ grille/frame assemblies are packaged and sold separately for maximum installation/ scheduling flexibility.
▪ Atlantic Technology | www.atlantictechnology.com
See us at booth 730

SERVERS

Exceptional Innovation Life|media servers are optimized for complete digital entertainment experiences and comprehensive home automation. The servers, which feature the look and feel of a high-end AV receiver, provide from 500GB to 4.5TB of storage for digital music, movies, pictures, and recorded TV, as well as instant access to Life|ware’s complete home control via the user’s home network. Available units feature Digital CableCard configuration, NTSC or ATSC tuners, a DVD-RW Drive (HD DVD and Blu-ray forthcoming), and optical audio with Dolby Master Studio decoding. The server line includes five models, ranging from a set-top to a 4RU ultra-high- performance edition.
▪ Exceptional Innovation
www.exceptionalinnovation.com
See us at booth 320

SWITCHERS

The Extron Electronics MTPX Plus series of twisted-pair matrix switchers features dynamic skew compensation, RS-232 control signal insertion, local audio/video inputs and outputs, and level and peaking compensation. Available in six fixed I/O sizes from 8x16 to 32x32, the switchers are capable of routing high- resolution video and audio signals more than 1,000ft. over Cat-5/5e/6 UTP cable. The switchers are compatible with Extron MTP Series twisted-pair transmitters, receivers, and distribution amplifiers, and enable the distribution of composite video, S-Video, component video, HDTV component video, and RGB computer video on a single cable, which saves on installation time and cost and dramatically reduces the number of matrix switcher outputs needed for each display.
▪ Extron Electronics | www.extron.com
See us at booth 528



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