Home Theater and Projectors

The Technical Side

CEDIA Expo 2013 – Preview

Blog posted by Ron Jones

This blog presents a preview of home theater video projectors, and related 4K video technology, that are expected to be introduced to the U.S. market at the upcoming CEDIA Expo (25-28 September 2013).  Much of this information is based on what the manufacturers have already released during the European IFA trade show, now underway in Berlin, Germany.  I plan to update this blog within the next few days with additional information.


Setting up a Home Theater – Part 2

Blog Posted by Ron Jones

This is the second, and final, blog of this short series discussing how to properly set up and align a projector with the projection screen.  The first part of this discussion is available HERE.  Once you have positioned your new projector correctly in relation to a properly installed projection screen and have also correctly aligned the projector using the available mechanical and optical adjustments, you should always be able to achieve a near perfect rectangular image that correctly aligns with the viewable area of the projection screen.


Setting up a Home Theater – Part 1

Two of the more common problems that prospective owners of projector-based home theaters encounter are:

1. not having an understanding how go about selecting a projector and screen combination that will integrate well into their ‘home theater’ room; and

2. they find that after mounting the screen and the projector they do not fully understand how to mechanically and optically align the projector in order to achieve a projected image that is a perfect, or near perfect, rectangle correctly centered on the screen.

I will cover the above topics in two parts by covering the first item in this blog and continuing in Part 2 (next month) with a discussion that will address the second item.


InfoComm 2013 Report

The annual InfoComm trade show is now underway in Orlando, Florida.  I expect Art to be tweeting  his observations (follow HERE) from the show and perhaps posting some info later on his blog (HERE).  I am only at the show for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning and during my limited time at the show I will attempt to visit the exhibits of the major projector manufacturers.  I plan to update this blog at least a couple of times while the show is underway.


4K Ultra-HD Video Sources – Status Report

This Blog includes the latest news related to future 4K Ultra-HD (UHD) video sources.  I have, in several previous blogs, talked about 4K UHD displays, technical standards, interfaces and video sources.  This blog provides the latest information and updates to the information related to future 4K UHD video sources discussed in those earlier blogs (e.g., HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE).