A Match Made By Sound
Christmas is almost here, which means you get to find out whether Santa’s left you something good or a lump of coal. The only thing we have under our tree is a whole lot of news from the residential side of the AV industry, and since giving is better than receiving, we’re sharing our thoughts with you. Joining us like a group of carolers (this bit will not quit) is Owner of TruMedia Amanda Wildman, CEO of Home Theater Advisors Mark Feinberg and Chief Content Officer for CEPro Jason Knott to look at what’s going on in AV.
If you weren’t aware, CES 2021 is all-digital this coming year. It was announced Best Buy’s CEO Corie Barry would be one of the opening keynote speakers. Perhaps it’s begrudging to admit, considering it is a big box store, but Best Buy has made some strong strides this year, especially in the midst of the pandemic. What knowledge can they bring to integrators that we need to hear? And while we’re at it, we look at the state a digital CES and what this means for our industry.
Warner Bros. has come out saying that their streaming platform HBO Max would be streaming movies the same day they drop in theaters. This starts with Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas day. This is another big push in the proverbial arms race that is VOD competition. With so many choices, how can someone keep track of everything going on? Discussing how we can help our customers navigate the multitude of streaming platforms.
At the risk of this show becoming “The Sonos Show” since we have a story on them almost every week, Meridian Audio has been certified by the Works with Sonos program. That means it can now seamlessly integrate with Sonos sound system. It is an interesting pair of companies together here. What does this mean for both of them moving forward?
- Amanda Wildman – TruMedia Home
- Mark Feinberg – Home Theater Advisors
- Jason Knott – CE Pro
- CE Pro – Corie Barry announced for CES 2021 keynote
- Residential Tech Today – HBO Max to release films same day as theater on streaming
- Residential Systems – Meridian Audio certified for Works With Sonos