Proficient's new C1030 in-ceiling speakers cater to consumers looking for quality sound without compromising too much space. The high-quality setup includes a 10-inch Kevlar woofer mounted in a cast magnesium basket, a 3-inch Kevlar midrange and a 1-inch pivoting Aluminum tweeter.
With North American sales of flat-panel LCD TVs projected to jump 59% this year, and plasma TVs to grow by 18%, the demand for frames to disguise the sets as living room artwork also is growing, according to this article. Frame options range from do-it-yourself versions for $200 to antiques for upwards of $85,000.
Cable boxes are transitioning from passive devices to ones that will learn customers' preferences. New set-top boxes from companies such as Digeo will be smart devices that are capable of fetching local news and weather or moving a show from one TV to another.