What's New: Residential TechnologyFeatured at CEDIA Expo 2006, NuVision's 1080p 52LEDLP television uses the PhlatLight LED-based light source for high-quality color fidelity, refined grayscale, and deeper black levels. 9/01/2006 8:00 AM Eastern
Sep 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Charissa Young
Mondo System's XL-7000 all-digital home entertainment system allows users to browse, preview, purchase, download, and store movies, games, photographs, etc. with the ease of a single remote. The system includes a 120in. theater-size screen and HD picture supported by Mondo's 720 DLP projector. Additionally, its 800W of 5.1 surround sound delivers high-quality sound powered by Mondo's Digital Fidelity (Di-Fi) technology.
▪ Mondo System
Featured at CEDIA Expo 2006, NuVision's 1080p 52LEDLP television uses the PhlatLight LED-based light source for high-quality color fidelity, refined grayscale, and deeper black levels. The 52in. DLP TV has a 40 percent wider color gamut than the HDTV standard to produce highly saturated and accurate colors. The TV also features a motion-adaptive de-interlacer/scaler and ATSC/Clear QAM HD tuning.
▪ NuVision | www.nuvision.com
FSR's 11in.-wide PWB-100 plasma box secures flatscreens flush against the wall during installation. The PWB-100 is designed to install in the wall behind any display and houses audio, video, control, and power connections. The unit accommodates up to six single-space FSR Intelligent Plate Solution (IPS) plates and a UL-listed single-gang gem box for AC power.
▪ FSR | www.fsrinc.com
AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Matrix Audio Designs' Matrix Delta is a low-cost audio distribution system that enables users to distribute and control audio from as many as four sources, such as an MP3 player or satellite radio, to up to six zones or rooms in the home. Using Matrix Audio's easy-to-use keypad interface, remote control, or the new Delta LCD touchscreen, users have full control over the audio played in each zone. For larger homes with the need for more zones, the high-end Mi-Series controller offers network connectivity and the ability to support as many as 64 zones.
▪ Matrix Audio Designs www.matrixaudiodesigns.com
Elan's Via dj II series of digital music servers consists of three new models: the Via dj II, Via dj-s II single output, and Via dj-hc II high capacity. The upgrade includes an enhanced iPod, PC, and Mac interface, backup and restore, and WMA file support. The Via dj II and Via dj-s II feature 160GB hard drives, while the higher-end Via dj-hc II includes a 400GB hard drive.
▪ Elan | www.elanhomesystems.com
The only 1080p TV in Panasonic's lineup, the 65in. TH-65PX600 plasma boasts 29 billion colors. Contrast ratio is given as 10,000:1, compared with 3000:1 on last year's models. Extras include CableCard, TV Guide Onscreen, a PC input, and an SD memory card slot for viewing digital images, which can be shown in full multi-megapixel resolution on the 1920×1080p screen. NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners are built in.
▪ Panasonic | www.panasonic.com
Combining a 20in. LCD TV and DVD player, Oppo Digital's LT-2007 is ideal for those wanting high-quality video definition in small or personal spaces. Wrapped in a slim, translucent case, the LT2007 has an array of available input and output connections, including digital audio output, component video input, and VGA Digital 3D comb filters that deliver stunning color reproduction, enhanced picture resolution, and sharpness.
▪ OPPO Digital | www.oppodigital.com
Comprehensive's Platemasters series is a new line of more than 1,500 professional and residential wall plates and panels in a variety of popular configurations and finishes. Platemasters offers single-, double-, and triple-gang plates with various connector options and finishes including anodized aluminum, Kydex, and stainless steel. Nearly any plate or panel can be designed and manufactured to meet a customer's exact requirements, including custom engraving and plate configurations.
Integra's NVS-7.7 Integrated Media Center is a multimedia PC engineered for custom installers who want to avoid the installation, configuration, and chronic customer service issues common to open-platform PC-focused systems and software. The Integra NVS-7.7 features Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system running on a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 Dual 820 processor and 1GB of DDR memory. With 400GB of storage for audio and video media, Intel's ViiV technology, and a powerful suite of features for integration with home theater and audio installations, the Integra NVS-7.7 provides a seamless, streamlined solution for the custom-installation community.
▪ Integra | www.integrahometheater.com