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Watching Sports and Movies in the Year 2020

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Technology has changed dramatically since the days of low resolution, black & white and mono sound was the norm for home viewing of movies and sports. We’ve come a long way, but what will be the standard be in the next decade? Where will 8K, VR for video, immersive and interactive audio be in 2020, how will the content get to the home and what will we use to receive, process and display it? Join us to see where your home entertainment business is going.


CEU Value: 0.5

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Meet the Instructor


Michael Heiss

M. Heiss Consulting

Widely respected throughout the consumer electronics and custom integration industries as a product and technology expert, Michael Heiss has close to forty years of experience in guiding the development, production and marketing of new technology products and services. Michael is currently the principal in his own consulting practice serving the manufacturers, suppliers and brands with advice on the application and marketing of audio/video and content-based services. He has previously held senior management, marketing and technology development positions at leading global hardware and software firms.

The author of four books on video technology he is a Contributing Editor Residential Systems and is also the US Correspondent for, the leading on-line publication for the custom installation trade in the UK and Europe A contributeor many other trade newsletters and magazines and quoted as a consumer electronics authority by the BBC’s "Click", Investor’s Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal, the AP and the Los Angeles Times, Michael is a frequent panelist, seminar moderator and lecturer at global trade industry events and is sought after for presentations to dealers, distributors and buying groups.

A member of numerous engineering, technical and communications societies, including ATAS, SMPTE, SBE, IEEE, SID and STC he is also member of the Order of the Iron Test Pattern with the Dignity of Brigadier. Michael has been an active part of CEDIA since its inception, serving two terms on their Board of Directors and he is currently the Chair of CEDIA’s Technology Council. His contributions were recognized by his being named the inaugural class of CEDIA Fellows.

Michael Heiss is based in Los Angeles, CA, where he lives with his wife, Leslie Nathan, AIA, an architect and the Executive Director of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Their son Daniel is the Associate Director of Development/Athletics for the University of California, Riverside.

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