Best Exhibit at CES: The Ultimate Home Theater
By Lisa MontgomeryA comfortable seat and killer picture is hard to resist after a long day of prowling CES.
There are two things I crave at the end of a long, hard day at working the Consumer Electronics Show: a comfortable seat and a good laugh.
I can thank DPI, D-Box, and Kaleidescape for ending my second day at the show on such a great note. This trio of companies collaborated on home theater demonstration that knocked my socks off, but without any of the pushing, shoving, walking, standing and waiting that pretty much characterized my overall CES experience this year.
Products showcased in the demo were DPI's 3-chip Titan Reference 1080p 3D projector, D-Box's motion-encoded seating and Kaleidescape's newest media server, the 1U and M700 Disc Vault. Products from ADA (audio processors), CinemaTech (the seats), Crestron (control), Stewart Filmscreen (14-foot display) and Totem Acoustic (speakers) also played a part.
To give the audience a good sense of what this particular setup could do, we viewed 1-2 minute clips from four very different movies. All four, as well as a slew of other choices, were stored on the hard drive of the Kaleidescape server.Click here to continue.Click here for photos.