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Home Theater AV News

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.

Merian's MLP Technology at CES 2004

Merian's MLP Technology at CES 2004

Huntingdon, UK-based Meridian Audio Limited (Booth #17220, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1 & 2) , is known internationally for its acclaimed hi-fi and home theater products, where it is the recognized leader in all-digital audio/video systems with such products as the multiple award-winning Reference Series 800 player and 861 surround processor, the acclaimed DSP7000, DSP8000 and other DSP-based loudspeaker systems, and the extensive, elegant new G Series.

Huntingdon, UK-based Meridian Audio Limited (Booth #17220, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1 & 2) , is known internationally for its acclaimed hi-fi and home theater products, where it is

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Mitsubishi HD-6000 HD PVR/DVR Announced

Mitsubishi HD-6000 HD PVR/DVR Announced

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., today unveiled the consumer electronics industry's most advanced HDTV receiver/controller, the HD-6000. The HD-6000, which will be available at selected retailers in later this year, was introduced at the company's annual dealer line show in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., today unveiled the consumer electronics industry's most advanced HDTV receiver/controller, the HD-6000. The HD-6000, which will be available at selected

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

NetStreams and Polk Audio to Introduce IP Networked Loudspeakers

NetStreams and Polk Audio to Introduce IP Networked Loudspeakers

NetStreams , America 's leading Networked Audio solutions provider and manufacturer of the DigiLin XT-IP Network Audio System, announced a cooperative marketing program with premiere loudspeaker manufacturer Polk Audio. The companies see their technologies as being complementary, thus opening up opportunities to jointly promote their respective products.

NetStreams , America 's leading Networked Audio solutions provider and manufacturer of the DigiLin XT-IP Network Audio System, announced a cooperative marketing program with premiere loudspeaker

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

NHT Demonstrates New DSP Controlled Speakers in NYC

NHT Demonstrates New DSP Controlled Speakers in NYC

NHT invites you to see and hear the future of home audio loudspeakers. On hand will be company representatives, as well as representatives of NHT's two partners for the project, DEQX and Power Physics.

NHT invites you to see and hear the future of home audio loudspeakers. On hand will be company representatives, as well as representatives of NHT's two partners for the project, DEQX and Power

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

NHT Offers Advance Preview of Upcoming DSP Speaker System

NHT Offers Advance Preview of Upcoming DSP Speaker System

As previewed at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), NHT will soon unveil its first speaker system incorporating digital signal processing (DSP).

As previewed at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), NHT will soon unveil its first speaker system incorporating digital signal processing (DSP).

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Onkyo/Integra Ships DTR-7.4 and DTR-8.4 THX Receivers

Onkyo/Integra Ships DTR-7.4 and DTR-8.4 THX Receivers

Integra has announced immediate shipments of its DTR-7.4 and DTR-8.4 THX Select-certified 7.1-channel network A/V receivers, delivering 7 x 100 and 7 x 110 Watts of power, respectively. Each features processing for every major home theater sound format currently in use, upsampling of all video inputs to component video, HDTV capable component video switching, an IF/RF (infrared/radio frequency) remote control and optional RF receiver, and a suite of distributed audio options including the company's exclusive Net-TuneT Ethernet audio and Powered Zone 2 capabilities.

Integra has announced immediate shipments of its DTR-7.4 and DTR-8.4 THX Select-certified 7.1-channel network A/V receivers, delivering 7 x 100 and 7 x 110 Watts of power, respectively. Each features

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Onkyo's New LS-V955 Integrated DVD Player /Receiver

Onkyo's New LS-V955 Integrated DVD Player /Receiver

Onkyo has introduced an easy-to-use and attractive home theater system that adds stunning DVD video and multichannel surround sound to any TV in minutes. The LS-V955 system consists of a one-piece integrated 40-Watt per channel surround receiver and progressive-scan DVD player, 150-Watt powered subwoofer, and five stylish aluminum speakers designed to complement any video display.

Onkyo has introduced an easy-to-use and attractive home theater system that adds stunning DVD video and multichannel surround sound to any TV in minutes. The LS-V955 system consists of a one-piece

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Onkyo TX-NR801 sub-$1000 Receiver with Net-Tune

Onkyo TX-NR801 sub-$1000 Receiver with Net-Tune

Onkyo has announced immediate dealer shipments of its TX-NR801 Net-Tune™ home theater receiver, which was first shown to the press in prototype form at CEDIA Expo in September. This is Onkyo's second full-featured home theater receiver with Net-Tune technology for access to digital music files over a home PC network, however its $1000 price is $500 less than the earlier Onkyo TX-NR900 Net-Tune receiver.

Onkyo has announced immediate dealer shipments of its TX-NR801 Net-Tune™ home theater receiver, which was first shown to the press in prototype form at CEDIA Expo in September. This is Onkyo's second

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Onkyo TX-NR901 Receiver Gets Net-Tune & Component Video Upconversion

Onkyo TX-NR901 Receiver Gets Net-Tune & Component Video Upconversion

Onkyo has announced dealer shipments of its TX-NR901 THX Select A/V receiver, featuring 7 x 110-Watts, Net-Tune™ functionality to play streaming MP3 files via Ethernet, upconversion of both composite and S-Video to component video, and a new RF (Radio Frequency) and IR capable remote control. With processing for every major home theater sound format currently in use, and quality HDTV capable component video switching, and the company's Powered Zone 2 capability, the TX-NR901 is one of the most versatile and powerful entertainment system centerpieces available today.

Onkyo has announced dealer shipments of its TX-NR901 THX Select A/V receiver, featuring 7 x 110-Watts, Net-Tune™ functionality to play streaming MP3 files via Ethernet, upconversion of both composite

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Panamax Expands PRO Series With New MAX® 5410 A/V Component

Panamax Expands PRO Series With New MAX® 5410 A/V Component

Panamax, the leading manufacturer of power protection and conditioning products, introduces the newest addition to its custom installation-centered PRO Series . The Panamax MAX® 5410 Pro (model #M5410) features an RS-232 interface for home automation system compatibility, as well as a line-up of new application-driven features that put the component in its own class. Part of Panamax's "Signature Series," the MAX 5410 was designed in part by Michael Candea of Audio Advisors, a Palm Beach, Florida custom installation firm.

Panamax, the leading manufacturer of power protection and conditioning products, introduces the newest addition to its custom installation-centered PRO Series . The Panamax MAX® 5410 Pro (model

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Panasonic Starts New Blu-Ray Disc Product Certification Service

Panasonic Starts New Blu-Ray Disc Product Certification Service

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic) announced that its Format Verification Laboratory has started offering verification service for Blu-ray Disc blank rewritable media and Blu-ray Disc rewritable recorders today. Anticipating a wave of entries of Blu-ray Disc-based products in the coming months, Panasonic has established a laboratory in Osaka to facilitate companies adopting the format and entering the market.

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic) announced that its Format Verification Laboratory has started offering verification service for Blu-ray Disc blank rewritable media and Blu-ray

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Philips to Move Out of Front Projector Business

Philips to Move Out of Front Projector Business

Royal Philips Electronics today announced its decision to stop its front projector business. As a consequence, Philips will cease to be an independent manufacturer of front projectors. Philips has decided to focus its resources on display technologies in which it has a leading position, such as LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), Plasma and LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon), a rear projection technology.

Royal Philips Electronics today announced its decision to stop its front projector business. As a consequence, Philips will cease to be an independent manufacturer of front projectors. Philips

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Pioneer & Big Band Technologies Improve On-Demand Cable

Pioneer & Big Band Technologies Improve On-Demand Cable

BigBand Networks, Inc., a leading provider of broadband multimedia platform solutions for broadcast television and on-demand services, and Pioneer Digital Technologies, Inc., a leader in interactive navigation software for digital cable TV set-top boxes, today announced the completion of development of an end-to-end switched broadcast offering.

BigBand Networks, Inc., a leading provider of broadband multimedia platform solutions for broadcast television and on-demand services, and Pioneer Digital Technologies, Inc., a leader in interactive

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

River Cable Introduces VPX PRO 3 Plus and VPX PRO 5 Plus Video Cables

River Cable Introduces VPX PRO 3 Plus and VPX PRO 5 Plus Video Cables

RIVER CABLE engineers, the brains behind the "Original" DigiFlex Gold and the universally lauded FLEXYGY 6 Loudspeaker Cable, have developed two outstanding, new component video cables for the serious home theater aficionado. Like all hand-crated River Cables, these two new cables are individually inspected, tested, certified and warranted for outstanding lifetime performance. River Cable's 30-Day Home Trial Guarantee also covers each cable purchase

RIVER CABLE engineers, the brains behind the "Original" DigiFlex Gold and the universally lauded FLEXYGY 6 Loudspeaker Cable, have developed two outstanding, new component video cables for the

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News