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To 4K or Not to 4K with Josh Kairoff

Video-industry consultant Josh Kairoff wears a fantastic suit and tie covered in test patterns as he talks about his recent trip to Orlando, FL, for the annual InfoComm trade show. Topics include new 1.9mm LED direct-view displays, large LCD panels supplanting projection systems, the importance of a balanced systems approach to video with an eye toward the specific application, the convergence of AV and IT, what's important and what's not about 4K, HDBaseT, wireless AV, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

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Josh Kairoff is a veteran in the world of display technology with more than 25 years of hands-on experience in the information- and entertainment-display industry. He has held various titles with audio/video design and production companies and previously assisted professional display businesses with the development of digital signage and video wall displays.

Currently, Josh is the Chief Technologist for Display Engineering, Inc., and supports a wide range of clients in their display and technology needs.

Prior to Display Engineering, Josh was the Director of Display Engineering for Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc. In this role, he oversaw the engineering and development of Pioneer's consumer and professional plasma display products. At Pioneer, Josh was instrumental in the development of key technologies utilized in the company's consumer plasma-television line, including Advanced PureCinema and ISFccc. His work at helped establish the Elite line of plasmas as one of the recognized references for HDTV image quality in its day.

Josh is actively involved with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Society for Information Display Science, and the National Television Academy Arts and Sciences Technology and Engineering Committee. Kairoff is an ICIA Certified Technology Specialist and a Certified ISF Instructor. He also serves on the CEA/CEDIA committee for the Home Theater Video Design working group.