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Best of CES 2014

CES has come and gone so today we talk about what others have deemed “Best”. We rundown winners (home theater related) from the Digital Trends, Engadget, and CES Innovations. Follow the links for the complete list.


Digital Trends unveils its “Best of CES 2014” Award Winners



  • BEST STARTUP: AIRTAME - Wireless HDMI for Everyone. With the AIRTAME HDMI Dongle you can display your computer screen (Mac, Windows or Linux) on your TV, Projector and Monitor – Wirelessly.

  • BEST AUDIO PRODUCT: CLEARVIEW CLIO - Named after one of the nine goddesses of music, song and dance, Clio™ is thin, curved, clear and beautiful. Enjoy room-filling panoramic sound and the freedom of wireless connectivity with the first décor-friendly speaker that uses Edge Motion® technology to disappear into the aesthetic of any room or style.

  • BEST VIDEO PRODUCT: DISH VIRTUAL JOEY - Virtual Joey is a software application that delivers the DISH Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR experience on 2013 and 2014 LG Smart TVs, and Sony PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 devices. The app can be used instead of DISH’s hardware-based Joey, increasing installation options where coaxial or Ethernet wiring may be difficult to access.


CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

  • VIDEO COMPONENTS:  Sony FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player - The world’s first home media player to deliver hit Hollywood movies in 4K Ultra HD, with 4 times more clarity than HD. Pre-loaded with 10 feature films and a library of 4K shorts, the FMP-X1 is also the gateway to Sony’s Video Unlimited 4K service.

  • HIGH PERFORMANCE HOME AUDIO: Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 18 - BeoLab 18 is conceived at an exceptional sound column introducing a refined symbiosis of form, craftsmanship and performance.

  • VIDEO DISPLAYS: LG CURVED ULTRA HD OLED TV (77EC9800) - The 77EC9800 is the world’s first and largest curved 77-inch ULTRA HD OLED TV and features LG’s CINEMA 3D technology and powerful webOS Smart TV platform.

  • VIDEO DISPLAYS: Samsung 65-inch Real 240Hz FHD Smart LED TV with Quad-core Multi-tasking Capability The UN65H7150 is the world’s only Real 240Hz Full HD LED TV with Quad-core Processor to enable more rapid Smart TV execution, a 1.3-second Instant On and Dual Screen for the perfect multi-tasking experience.

  • HOME THEATER SPEAKERS: Philips Fidelio E5 wireless surround cinema speakers Philips Fidelio E5 wireless surround cinema speakers and their wireless active subwoofer, offer a phenomenal stereo music listening experience that can transform instantly into a true 5.1 wireless surround sound system.


Top 5 Techs to Watch in 2014


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Posted by The HT Guys, January 16, 2014 11:38 PM

About The HT Guys

The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios.

Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages.

ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording.

Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater.