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NHT Returns As A Web-Based Company

June 23, 2009

June 22nd, 2009 NHT Returns As A Web-Based Company Source: AVGuide Benicia, CA-based audio manufacturer NHT today announced that, in the wake of it recently announced hiatus, the firm will return to the A/V marketplace this month as an “entirely web-based” company—a change that company co-founder Chris Byrne says has “fundamentally changed the way...
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Galaxy Theaters Introduces D-BOX Motion Technology

June 22, 2009

June 22, 2009 D-BOX Technologies Introduces Motion Technology At Second Galaxy Theatre Source: Widescreen Review News D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), a leader in innovative, immersive motion technology for the entertainment industry, announced today a second agreement with Galaxy Theatres to install 22 of its Motion Systems at the Las...
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KEF and Musical Fidelity Make Personnel Shifts

June 22, 2009

June 22, 2009 GP Acoustics Makes Personnel Shifts Source: Twice Marlboro, N.J. — Some names and responsibilities are changing at GP Acoustics U.S., the marketer of KEF, KEF Reference, Celestion and Musical Fidelity home-audio products. Paul Egan decided to leave GP Acoustics as sales and marketing VP at the end of the month; Richard...
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Researchers Conclude Piracy Not Stifling Content Creation

June 21, 2009

June 21, 2009 Researchers Conclude Piracy Not Stifling Content Creation Source: Ars Technica File-sharing, to the (very large) extent that it involves copyright infringement, has affected the music business. But, as a pair of academic researchers happily point out in a working paper they’ve posted online, copyright law was never meant to protect the...
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BAFTA Selects Dolby 3D for London Showpiece Theatre

June 20, 2009

June 20, 2009 Dolby’s Premium 3D Experience Chosen by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Source: Press Release Wootton Bassett, England – Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) announced that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) installed Dolby® 3D Digital Cinema in its prestigious London headquarters’ showpiece theatre at 195 Piccadilly....
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Christie Introduces New 4K DLP Cinema® Product Line for 2010

June 20, 2009

June 20, 2009 Christie Introduces New 4K DLP Cinema® Product Line for 2010 Industry Leader Supports Exhibitors with Five New 2K & 4K Resolution Projectors Source: Press Release Cypress, Calif. – Christie, the world leader in digital cinema projection, is pleased to introduce the new Christie Solaria™ series digital cinema projectors, based on Texas...
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$99 Blu-Ray Player

June 20, 2009

June 20, 2009 Curtis Mathes CMMBX130 Blu-ray player Source: Cyber Theater It seems that new blu-ray players pop up nearly everyday it’s pretty challenging to find one that’s dropped below $100.00. Until now. We are in luck with the newest Curtis Mathes offering, the CMMBX130. Provided by Meijer, this new Blu-ray player can play...
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Naim Introduces an All-in-One Audio Player

June 20, 2009

June 19, 2009 NaimUniti All-in-One Audio Player, No Need to Go any Further Source: Press Release You’ve probably noticed; audio has exploded. Along with listening to CDs and radio, we can now download audio, stream audio across networks, broadcast audio across WiFi, store audio on memory sticks and, with iPods, drop audio into our...
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JVC DLA-HD350

June 19, 2009
JVC DLA-HD350

David Birch-Jones has just a review of the JVC DLA-HD350 projector ($4,500) at The Perfect Vision. You can read it here Unfortunately, it is not a very comprehensive review though it does give an inkling that this could be a good choice for a more affordable projector. Certainly if history is any guide, it...
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Sony Brings Movie Database To BD-Live

June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009 Sony Brings Movie Database To BD-Live Source: Twice San Francisco — Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) introduced Thursday a real-time movie database called MovieIQ, which will be accessible through the BD-Live feature on new Blu-ray Disc players. The system, which is powered by Gracenote’s Video Explore engine, can be accessed by...
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Popcorn Hour C-200 Ready for a Blu-ray Drive

June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009 Popcorn Hour C-200 Ready for a Blu-ray Drive Source: Sound & Vision Bitstream Popcorn Hour has always been a pretty capable little media streamer, but the newest iteration is substantially more robust than most of its predecessors. On the front, you'll find a swappable bay that can accept a hard drive...
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Minnesota Mom Ordered to Pay $1.92MM for Illegal Downloads

June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009 Minnesota Mom Ordered to Pay $1.92 Million for Illegal Downloads Source: Electronic House A Brainerd, Minn., woman has to pay recording companies $80,000 per song for 24 titles that she downloaded from file-sharing sites like Kazaa. Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, will owe a total of $1.92 million in damages. Good luck with...
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TI Leaping into the 4K Fray

June 19, 2009

June 18, 2009 TI Leaping into the 4K fray Source: Variety Texas Instruments has announced that its "next generation technology platform" for digital projection will include a 4K option, providing four times as many pixels as standard 2K projectors, and it has already lined up exhibitor Cinemark to buy its 4K tech. The platform...
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D-Box to Be Installed in Toronto Cineplex

June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 Cineplex Entertainment Welcomes D-BOX Motion Code™ Technology To Toronto Source: Press Release D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), a leader in innovative motion technology for the entertainment industry, announces that it has entered into an agreement with Cineplex Entertainment LP (TSX:CGX.UN), the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada,...
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MediaMonkey 3.1 Released; Music Lovers Celebrate!

June 18, 2009

June 18th, 2009 Announcing MediaMonkey 3.1.0: Serious Music Collectors Rejoice! Ssource: Press Release June 15, 2009 — Music lovers around the world are celebrating as Ventis Media released the newest version of its its award-winning MediaMonkey music management software. “This software is off the hook!” exclaimed 98-year-old Velma Baumgarten as she organized her Black...
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Esoteric Now Has Its Own Website

June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 Esoteric Now Has Its Own Website Source: Esoteric Website Esoteric now has its own website separate from Teac making it easier to learn about its latest products. Link: Esoteric
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Harmon Consumer Group Readies Launch

June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 Harmon Consumer Group Readies Launch Source: Press Release New York, NY – New audio products on the way from the Harman Consumer Group include more Harman Kardon A/V receivers (AVRs) with Internet radio and PC networking, the first consumer headphones from pro-audio brand AKG for the U.S. market, and a new...
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Meridian Audio Offers Summer Trade-Up Program

June 18, 2009

June 17, 2009 Meridian Audio Offers Summer Trade Up Program Source: Press Release Meridian is pleased to announce that it will be offering owners of its CD Players and Surround Sound Controllers a unique opportunity to trade-up to a higher level of performance this summer. From May 1st to September 30th, Meridian will offer...
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Panasonic Introduces New 85 LCD

June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 Panasonic Introduces New 85" LCD Source: CE Pro Newsletter It just wouldn't feel like a Panasonic booth without the company's familiar 103-inch plasma. But at InfoComm 09 in Orlando, Fla., Panasonic also brought along the 85-inch (TH-85PF12U) little brother. The 1080p TH-85PF12U features Panasonic's Neo PDP technology, which is aimed at...
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Two New Denon Network iPod Docks

June 18, 2009

June 16, 2009 Two New Denon Network iPod Docks Source: Press Release Mahwan, NJ – Denon Electronics, one of the world's premier manufacturers of high quality home entertainment components introduced two new Network-Enabled iPod Docks, models ASD-51W and ASD-51N, both with Apple® iPod command and control, as well as a host of new capabilities...
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Universal Remote Control Delivers New Remotes

June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009 Universal Remote Control Delivers Premium Zigbee Control System for Commercial and Residential MDU Applications Source: Press Release Orlando, FL – InfoComm 09 – Booth 3506 – June 17-19, 2009 – Universal Remote Control®, Inc. (URC), the pioneer in control technology, today introduced its first ZigBee products. The MX-880z is a wand-style...
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AXPONA Announces Inaugural Audio Event – March 2010

June 17, 2009

June 12, 2009 AXPONA Announces Inaugural Event – March 2010 Source: Press Release The new association, Audio Expo North America, has announced its first audio equipment trade show for March 2010. The event will be a large scale exhibition to be held in Jacksonville, Florida. It is the first event of its kind held...
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Paradigm's New Speakers: Both On-Wall and In-Wall

June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009 Paradigm’s New Speakers: Both On-Wall and In-Wall Source: Sound & Vision Bitstream Paradigm's new architectural speakers can't make up their minds. On one hand, they're built into the walls, requiring holes to be cut for installation like in-wall speakers. On the other hand, they protrude from the wall, like on-wall speakers....
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Stewart Filmscreen AcoustiShade Blocks Sun and Noise

June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009 Stewart Filmscreen AcoustiShade Blocks Sun and Noise Source: CE Pro Newsletter Stewart Filmscreen has ventured outside its comfort zone with its new AcoustiShade window treatment product that blocks both sunlight and noise. The AcoustiShade custom roller shading system is among a handful of Stewart product announcements at InfoComm 09. Although InfoComm...
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MartinLogan Introduces New Center Channel Speaker

June 17, 2009

June 3, 2009 MartinLogan Introduces $499 Advanced Thin Film Center Channel Speaker Source: Press Release Lawrence, Kansas – MartinLogan is proud to announce the new Encore TF center channel speaker for use either on- or off-wall. Designed to serve as a high performance center channel for home theaters, the compact Encore TF delivers exceptional...
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