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Plinius Hi-Fi Prices Take a Leap

June 29, 2009

June 29, 2009 Plinius Hi-Fi Prices Take a Leap Source: What HiFi New Zealand high-end audio manufacturer Plinius has raised prices across its hi-fi range, with increases of up to £1000. The full range of Plinius products, including CD players, pre-amplifiers, power amplifiers and phono stages, is affected, with the CD101 CD player rising...
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PS3 Firmware Update Rumored to Be on the Way

June 29, 2009

June 29, 2009 PS3 Firmware Update Rumored to Be on the Way Source: SlashGear It seems that the PlayStation 3 will be getting a firmware update shortly to 3.0 status. At least, that’s what a new rumor is revealing. In fact, this update will set up a reputation system for the PlayStation Network. This...
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JBL Project Everest DD66000 Loudspeaker

June 29, 2009
JBL Project Everest DD66000 Loudspeaker

June 29, 2008 JBL Project Everest DD66000 Loudspeaker Press Release The JBL Project Everest DD66000 is the most ambitious loudspeaker in the history of JBL–and that’s saying something considering the company’s long lineage of research and development. The DD66000, ranging in price from $60,000 to $70,000 a pair depending on finish, is an all-out...
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TI Provides 4K DLP Imaging Engines to NEC, Christies, Barco

June 28, 2009

June 27, 2009 TI Provides 4K DLP Imaging Engines to NEC, Christies, Barco Source: AVGuide une 25, 2009 — Following on the heels of recent agreements between Sony and two theater chains—AMC and Regal—to deploy Sony’s 4K SXRD projectors, Texas Instruments has announced it will provide 4K DLP imaging engines to its three projection...
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D-BOX Motion-enhanced Theaters Premier New Harry Potter Film

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 D-BOX Motion-enhanced Theatre Seats Debut At Two New Theatres With Release Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter And the Half-Blood Prince July 15th At Two New Theatres Source: Press Release D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange) continues to move audiences with its innovative motion-enhanced theatre seats with the...
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Control4® Debuts iPhone and iPod Touch Application

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 Control4® iPhone and iPod Touch Application Enables Home Control On-The-Move Source: Press Release Salt Lake City, UT – Control4, the leader in affordable IP-based home control and entertainment systems, has announced the release of two new products compatible with virtually any iPod or iPhone. Control4, in collaboration with Control UI, has...
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Blu-ray Will Be 50% of the Market by 2012

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 Blu-ray Will Be 50% of the Market by 2012 Source: Press Release LOS ANGELES – Blu-ray Disc is not being adopted as fast as once expected, but the format’s relatively steady growth remains a huge driver for the home entertainment business, according to Futuresource Consulting. At a presentation at the Entertainment...
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Onkyo Unveils New AV Receivers and Blu-ray Player

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 Onkyo Unveils TX-SR707 and TX-NR807 Streaming AV Receivers Along with Next-gen Blu-ray Player Source: Pocket Lint Onkyo has announced that it’s launching two home cinema receivers – TX-SR707and TX-NR807, and a next-gen Blu-ray player – DV-BD507. Both pack DLNA 1.5 Network Audio compatibility, which means that streaming audio services will play...
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Oscar Expands Best Picture Nominees to 10

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 Oscar Expands Best Picture Nominees to 10 Source: Variety And the winner is… well, actually there are lots of winners with the decision to broaden the best-picture Oscar race to 10 films. The board’s decision to double the category to 10 nominees "may make it more interesting and less cloistered," said...
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Optoma Introduces the Stunning ThemeScene HD86

June 25, 2009

June 24, 2009 Optoma ntroduces the stunning ThemeScene HD86, taking Home Cinema picture quality to yet higher levels. Source: Press Release Watford – Optoma is proud to announce the ThemeScene HD86: a Full HD projector bringing unsurpassed image quality and full installation options to the ThemeScene range. ThemeScene has created a Home Cinema projector...
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Sharp TVs and Monitors Banned from U.S. in Samsung Win

June 25, 2009

June 24, 2009 Sharp TVs and Monitors Banned from U.S. in Samsung Win Source: Bloomberg News Some Sharp Corp. liquid-crystal display televisions and computer monitors should be banned from the U.S. because they infringe a patent owned by Samsung Electronics Co., a U.S. trade agency said today. Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of LCDs,...
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Atlantic Technology Ships New Retro-Fit In-Wall Subwoofer

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009 Atlantic Technology Ships New Retro-Fit In-Wall Subwoofer Source: Press Release Atlantic Technology, one of the most respected manufacturers of home theatre and architectural loudspeaker systems, has begun shipping a new passive in-wall subwoofer designed to deliver superior performance for custom installations. The IWTS-28 SUB uses dual 8-inch woofers, features a flexible...
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New NaimUniti All-in-One Audio Player Is Unrivalled

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009 New NaimUniti All-in-One Audio Player Is Unrivalled Source: Press Release Indianapolis, IN – NaimUniti’s innovative engineering team has created extreme audio in one sleek chassis, which means high performance with minimal wiring and space requirements. Now shipping, the much-anticipated, all-in-one package includes an integrated amplifier, CD Player, FM tuner, internet radio,...
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Triad Introduces New DSP Subwoofers

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009 Triad Introduces New DSP Subwoofers Source: CEPro Newletter Triad Speakers, Inc. is rolling out its first new subwoofer line in eight years. It includes multiple in-room versions, two in-ceiling versions, two in-wall versions and three companion RackAmp amplifiers. Each subwoofer incorporates digital signal processing (DSP) to help installers deal with the...
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Pioneer Launches New Pro HD Products

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009 New Pro Blue-ray Disc Player Available In September; HD-V9000 Next Year Source: Multichannel News Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is expanding its line of professional video products for high-end play-out of high- definition video with upcoming launches of the new BDP-V6000 Professional Blu-ray Disc Player and the HD-V9000 Professional HD Video System,...
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Dolby Showcases Latest Digital Cinema Solutions at Cinema Ex

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009 Dolby Showcases Latest Digital Cinema Solutions at Cinema Expo 2009 Source: Press Release Amsterdam – Cinema Expo 2009 today, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB), will showcase its latest digital cinema solutions, including the new Dolby® Screen Server (DSS200) and CP750 Digital Cinema Processor. “The DSS200, accompanied by the recently introduced CP750 Digital...
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Panasonic To Cut Prices On Select Plasma HDTV Sets

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009 Panasonic To Cut Prices On Select Plasma HDTV Sets Source: Twice New York — Panasonic used a Holidays in June product showcase here Tuesday to reveal plans for a series of price cuts on select 46-inch and 42-inch plasma TV models, effective June 28. Three 46-inch models will have their suggested...
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Paramount Announces Sappphire Series Blu-ray Discs

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009 Blu-ray Sapphire Series Announced with Braveheart, Gladiator and Forrest Gump Source: HDR Paramount Home Entertainment has confirmed longstanding rumors this morning for three of their most sought-after catalog titles by announcing Gladiator, Braveheart, and Forrest Gump are coming to Blu-ray Disc later this year. Each film will be presented in Paramount’s...
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Pioneer Expands Hi-Fi Range with New G-Clef Series

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009 Pioneer Expands Hi-Fi Range with New G-Clef Series Source: What HiFi News Earlier this week Pioneer told us it would unveil its new home cinema components on July 14th, and now we’ve received news of its new hi-fi range, called G-Clef. The range consists of two stereo amplifiers, the A-A9MK2-K (£749)...
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Projectiondesign Unveils avielo kroma LED Projector

June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009 Projectiondesign Unveils avielo kroma LED Projector Source: Press Release Teterboro, NJ – The avielo kroma by projectiondesign is set to revolutionize image quality and user experience in the home theater, thanks to its implementation of ReaLED technology – based on solid state LED illumination. Joe Manning, International Market Manager, Home Theater...
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Ultralink Unveils Updated Platinum MkII HDMI-XL Cables

June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009 Ultralink Unveils The First Of Their Updated Series Platinum MkII HDMI-XL Source: Press Release Ontario, California • 6/23/2009 • Ultralink/XLO Products, Inc., an innovative and prolific manufacturer of award-winning audio and video interconnects, cables and AC power products, pulls the covers off the new ultra long Platinum MkII HDMI-XL cable beginning...
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Vivitek Unveils World's First LED, Full HD, DLP Projector

June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009 Vivitek unveils world’s first LED, Full HD, DLP projector Source: What HiFi US projector specialist Vivitek is entering the UK market with a bang, launching what it claims is the world’s first 1080p, LED home cinema DLP projector here at CEDIA. With Full HD resolution, high throughput LED optics, 800 ANSI...
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Silicon Image Introduces New Semiconductors for HDMI 1.4

June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009 Silicon Image introduces First Products Incorporating HDMI 1.4 Features for DTV and Home Theatre Applications Source: Press Release SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2009 – Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition (HD) content, today introduced the SiI9387...
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Kaleidescape Introduces Mini System

June 23, 2009

This is news from March, but I haven’t seen any coverage of it. Introducing the Kaleidescape Mini System: A Complete Multi-Zone Entertainment Server in a Compact and Affordable Package Source: Press Release SUNNYVALE, CA – March 3, 2009 – Kaleidescape, Inc., the market leader in entertainment servers, today announced availability of the Kaleidescape Mini...
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PMC Speakers Provides a Wireless Option

June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009 PMC Goes Wireless with Airfonix Source: What HiFi Speaker company PMC used the 2009 CEDIA UK Expo, which opened today in London, to announce two distribution deals enabling it to offer a complete range of wireless audio options. The US-made Airfonix range, which comprises wireless transmitters and receivers, can be used...
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