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Audioholics have our eyes and ears on the industry. We always provide you the latest audio or video related product scoop and bring it to you first. Stay glued to this section of the site for up to date product announcements or industry gossip.

Denon's AVR-3805 7-channel Receiver Shown at CES 2004

Denon's AVR-3805 7-channel Receiver Shown at CES 2004

At CES 2004 Denon Electronics, the industry's leading manufacturer of high-quality home theater receivers, is breaking the surround sound price/performance barrier again with the introduction of its AVR-3805 A/V receiver (SRP: $1,200). The new ultimate-performance 7.1-channel surround sound receiver replaces the acclaimed AVR-3803 receiver, one of Denon's best-selling products of all time, and provides users with features and technologies traditionally found in receivers costing many hundreds of dollars more.

At CES 2004 Denon Electronics, the industry's leading manufacturer of high-quality home theater receivers, is breaking the surround sound price/performance barrier again with the introduction of its

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

DISCover ApeXtreme & Next Generation Game Consoles at E3

DISCover ApeXtreme & Next Generation Game Consoles at E3

Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (DISC), creator of the DISCover® Game Consoles, announced today that it will be an exhibitor at this year's E3, May 12-14 in Los Angeles, CA, where it will feature new partners and showcase the award-winning ApeXtreme Game Console from Apex Digital, Inc.. DISCover will be located in the South Hall, Booth 600 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (DISC), creator of the DISCover® Game Consoles, announced today that it will be an exhibitor at this year's E3, May 12-14 in Los Angeles, CA, where it will

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

DLP SXGA+ Resolution Announced by Texas Instruments

DLP SXGA+ Resolution Announced by Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments at Infocomm announced a new DLP SXGA+ offering, providing customers a 1400 x 1050 resolution, the highest single-chip resolution available for the projector market today.

Texas Instruments at Infocomm announced a new DLP SXGA+ offering, providing customers a 1400 x 1050 resolution, the highest single-chip resolution available for the projector market today.

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

DTS Announces Lossless Digital Sound for Cinema

DTS Announces Lossless Digital Sound for Cinema

March 22, 2004 -- DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (NASDAQ: DTSI) announces the development of a system for delivering lossless digital soundtracks into movie theatres. With DTS lossless technology, a soundtrack played in the cinema is bit-for-bit identical to the original master. Demonstrations of the system to distributors and exhibitors will take place during 2nd quarter 2004.

March 22, 2004 -- DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (NASDAQ: DTSI) announces the development of a system for delivering lossless digital soundtracks into movie theatres. With DTS lossless

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

DTS Releases Porcupine Tree 'In Absentia' on DVD-Audio

DTS Releases Porcupine Tree 'In Absentia' on DVD-Audio

February 18, 2004 - DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE) today announced a March 9th street date for the DVD-Audio version of Porcupine Tree's critically acclaimed album, In Absentia. Known for their unique blend of rock, atmospherics, songwriting, and dark intellectual cool, Porcupine Tree is a British band whose goal is to dissolve the boundaries between different music genres.

February 18, 2004 - DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE) today announced a March 9th street date for the DVD-Audio version of Porcupine

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

DVD Forum Approves WMVHD VC-9 CODEC for HD-DVD

DVD Forum Approves WMVHD VC-9 CODEC for HD-DVD

Microsoft has come a long way from its announcement at CES 2004 that it had entered the foray of high-definition DVD. This week the company won a very crucial vote when the Steering Committee for the DVD Forum DID NOT APPROVE a resolution that would retain the current "provisional" approval of HD-DVD CODECs until Windows Media Player VC-9 produced licensing terms with the same level of information as that of AVC/H.264.

Microsoft has come a long way from its announcement at CES 2004 that it had entered the foray of high-definition DVD. This week the company won a very crucial vote when the Steering Committee for the

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

HD Radio Rollout Strengthened by iBiquity

HD Radio Rollout Strengthened by iBiquity

iBiquity Digital Corporation, the sole developer of HD Radio™ technology, today announced that it has added two new members to its commercialization team to assist in the expanded rollout of AM/FM digital radio. Peter Brady, former director of sales for Sony Electronics Inc., joins iBiquity as director of aftermarket business development, and Bob Dillon, former CEO of Enikia, assumes the role of director of IC strategic marketing.

iBiquity Digital Corporation, the sole developer of HD Radio™ technology, today announced that it has added two new members to its commercialization team to assist in the expanded rollout of AM/FM

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Hogan Osawa Appointed President of Yamaha Electronics Corporation

Hogan Osawa Appointed President of Yamaha Electronics Corporation

Yamaha Electronics Corporation (YEC) announces the appointment of industry veteran Hogan Osawa as president of its line of Home Theater products effective December 1. Osawa has been with Yamaha since 1982; his most recent position was Executive Vice President of Sales, to which he was appointed in April 2003.

Yamaha Electronics Corporation (YEC) announces the appointment of industry veteran Hogan Osawa as president of its line of Home Theater products effective December 1. Osawa has been with Yamaha since

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Intel's New 915P/G Express and 925X Express Chipsets Add 7.1 Audio & HD Support

Intel's New 915P/G Express and 925X Express Chipsets Add 7.1 Audio & HD Support

In one of the most significant PC platform changes in a decade, Intel Corporation today announced products that usher in a range of audio, video and other capabilities previously found only on specialty PCs. In addition to making the PC experience more entertaining and productive, these technologies pave the way for such emerging capabilities as High Definition (HD) video, 7.1 surround sound and robust file protection for office and home users.

In one of the most significant PC platform changes in a decade, Intel Corporation today announced products that usher in a range of audio, video and other capabilities previously found only on

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

JBL Expands HTI & Soundpoint In-Wall and Ceiling Speaker Lineup

JBL Expands HTI & Soundpoint In-Wall and Ceiling Speaker Lineup

JBL, the leading manufacturer of professional and consumer loudspeakers, today announced the introduction of its HTI Series HTI55 in-wall speaker and SoundPoint Series SP6CS ceiling speaker, two versatile models that provide expanded installation capabilities in home theater and whole-house, home entertainment systems. The HTI55 is designed to deliver audiophile-quality sonic performance, and the SP6CS provides two-channel audio from a single-speaker configuration, making it ideal for use in applications where space is limited.

JBL, the leading manufacturer of professional and consumer loudspeakers, today announced the introduction of its HTI Series HTI55 in-wall speaker and SoundPoint Series SP6CS ceiling speaker, two

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Klipsch Files Lawsuit Against Multiple Internet Sales Violators

Klipsch Files Lawsuit Against Multiple Internet Sales Violators

Klipsch Audio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeakers, today announced it has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against companies operating the following internet sites: crazyeddie.com, 50TopSellers.com, AuthorizedElectronics.com, TheBestPriceStore.com, and HomeTheaterPhiles.com.

Klipsch Audio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeakers, today announced it has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against companies operating the

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Kodak Introduces Innovative New Materials for OLED Displays

Kodak Introduces Innovative New Materials for OLED Displays

Continuing its pioneering role in the OLED display industry, Eastman Kodak Company is introducing new high-performance materials for the manufacture of OLED displays and demonstrating active matrix organic light emitting diode (AM OLED) display panels in new sizes and formats, expanding the range of potential uses for the technology.

Continuing its pioneering role in the OLED display industry, Eastman Kodak Company is introducing new high-performance materials for the manufacture of OLED displays and demonstrating active matrix

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Logitech Acquires Intrigue Technologies (Harmony Remote)

Logitech Acquires Intrigue Technologies (Harmony Remote)

Logitech International (SWX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that it has purchased the maker of the highly acclaimed Harmony Remote advanced remote controls - privately held Intrigue Technologies of Canada - for $29 million in cash, plus a possible performance-based payment, tied to reaching certain future remote control revenues. Intrigue, which will remain in Mississauga, Ontario, has pioneered an innovative approach to solving the problem faced by most consumer households - too many complicated remote controls.

Logitech International (SWX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that it has purchased the maker of the highly acclaimed Harmony Remote advanced remote controls - privately held Intrigue

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

MAXX Products Introduces TruVision Digital Video Processor

MAXX Products Introduces TruVision Digital Video Processor

MAXX Products continues to enhance the home theater experience with the introduction of its TruVision digital video processor - representing the first product in a new line of high performance home theater solutions.

MAXX Products continues to enhance the home theater experience with the introduction of its TruVision digital video processor - representing the first product in a new line of high performance home

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News