Tips for installing a solid Sonos system

Our friends at Lode Audio have put together a great article detailing the steps involved for implementing a solid Sonos system. Whilst most installers see Sonos as a “plug in and go” whole house audio solution, the more Sonos units that are put into a system, the more things like Spanning Tree Protocol and your […]

New AppleTV due September

A new/refreshed AppleTV will arrive this September, with potentially a new touchpad control remote (with Siri voice control) and access to an App Store – also expect tight Apple HomeKit integration, but no 4K/UltraHD support announced so far. More information over at the original article on BuzzFeed:  

Mobotix T25 – Detecting Doorbell Event

We recently posted this on the CommandFusion forums, but thought this would be useful for others. This is geared towards iViewer/CommandFusion, but can equally be adapted for sending a TCP message from the Mobotox T25 to any TCP server system when the doorbell button is pressed. Equally it could be used so that the Mobotix […]

HDMI 2.0, 4K UltraHD and HDCP 2.2

A great blog article from the guys at HDanywhere on HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, and what this means for consumers: HDMI 2.0 HDMI technology has different versions or specifications, the newest of which is HDMI 2.0, which has been causing a lot of confusion and questions within the AV distribution world. The main feature […]

Sonos without a Bridge

Sonos are to allow users to setup Sonos without a Bridge. Traditionally Sonos users need a Sonos Bridge attached to their router to link Sonos players and their SonosNet to their home network. This blog post from Sonos says they are looking to allow users to set up Sonos without a Bridge. The system instead […]

New UK IPO exceptions make CD and DVD ripping legal

The UK Intellectual Property Office is set to make ‘ripping’ or backing up your films and music legal.

HDMI 2.0: UltraHD, 4K and future-proofing your install

Great article from Peter Aylett on HDMI 2.0, and what both installers and end-users can come to expect from the new standard, particularly with regard to UltraHD and 4K. It confirms Zen’s strategy of using the best products budget allows, and professionally terminated and certified CAT6A cabling. “Introduced in 2003, HDMI was one of those […]

Panasonic ends plasma production

Interesting article from CNET confirming that Panasonic ends plasma production in 2014… this can only be a good thing for LED and OLED over the next few years: “Panasonic’s exit from plasma will sour TV value sweet spot Panasonic will sell its last plasma TV March 2014, making the company’s current 2013 line its last. […]