Archive for the ‘Home Theater’ Category

  • Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

    How to get MCE, Ceton infiniTV and ZvBox 170 working together

    There’s not much detail on how to get a Windows 7 Media Center with Ceton’s InfiniTV 4 to tune in a channel from a ZeeVee zvBox modulator. I hope this post will be useful to others that find themselves in my situation.


  • Saturday, July 14th, 2012

    Video Preview: Introducing Myro:Air, The AirPlay Streamer for Home Integration & Audiophiles

    If you have been wondering why the lack of posts here at Mavromatic, it’s because I have been heads down working on a new product for Myro Control.  It’s now to the point that I can give you all a sneak peak of Myro:Air!

    This will be the first certified Apple AirPlay hardware device that features audiophile sound quality using the highly respected WM8741 DAC by Wolfson Microelectronics.     Myro:Air will also be a home integrators dream come true — yup — it will feature RS232 and “Myro:Link” which will provide full metadata and transport control (Play/Pause/Next/Previous) of the AirPlay stream.   This means Crestron, Control4, Russound and any other system that can interface via RS232 or Russound RNET will be able to control and receive metadata from the AirPlay stream.

    Myro:Air will also provide a USB port that will allow iOS device charging and control/playback as well.  So you can either plug in your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch or any iPod and it will not only charge the device but will also stream digital audio processed through the quality DAC and provide metadata and transport control via the connected control system.

    I’m very proud and excited about this new product and can’t wait to get it to market.   Email preorderAIR@myrocontrol.com if you’d like to get on the early pre-order list.  The first run will be VERY limited so get on the waiting list now!…


  • Friday, May 27th, 2011

    Myro:Bridge – Kaleidescape to Russound RNET

    I have been busy releasing a bunch of new firmware updates for Myro:Bridge and one that I’m especially proud of is the newest Kaleidescape to Russound RNET. The Kaleidescape is a very slick piece of hardware, not only for exact CD quality audio playback but for video (including Bluray). We have had a unit in for testing while we write the firmware and it will be a sad day when I have to ship the unit back. Until then, I’m enjoying every minute with it. Check out the video showing how Myro:Bridge tightly integrates a Kaleidescape with Russounds whole house audio controllers using RNET and the Myro:Bridge.…


  • Thursday, March 24th, 2011

    Arduino Shield: Video Experimenter

    Just found out about the Video Experimenter shield (via hackaday) created by Nootropic Design.   I’ve been looking for something like this for my screen masking controller project.  One has been ordered and will report back once I make some progress getting it tied into the masking controller (which has now been converted to an Arduino project as well).

    Here are a few details on the shield, peep the video below for the full effect:

    • Overlay text and graphics onto a video signal from a camera, DVR, DVD player, VCR or any other source of composite video.
    • Capture low-res video image frames for display or video processing. Give your Arduino the gift of sight!
    • Perform object detection for computer vision projects.
    • Decode closed captioning or XDS (extended data services) data embedded in television broadcasts.
    • Works with NTSC (North America) or PAL (rest of the world) television standards.


  • Friday, March 4th, 2011

    Da-lite Pico Screen

    Looking for a great portable screen to go with all these new micro (pico) projectors like the ones from 3M? Da-lite has released a new screen system which was specifically designed to be used with these types of projectors. The screen comes with it own case and expands to a 30″ diagonal HDTV format, but can be expanded to a 4:3 format as well. In the closed position, the screen case is only 19″ long and weighs 5 pound.

    - Da-lite Pico Screen


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