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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.

Rives Audio, RPG, Talon, Harbeth, Von Schweikert at CES/T.H.E.

Rives Audio, RPG, Talon, Harbeth, Von Schweikert at CES/T.H.E.

Only one year after the Rives Audio debut at CES, Rives Audio teams up with 3 unique and top level speaker companies to display at both CES and T.H.E. Show. Rives Audio will demonstrate their versatility with all three companies and in no less than 5 total rooms.

Only one year after the Rives Audio debut at CES, Rives Audio teams up with 3 unique and top level speaker companies to display at both CES and T.H.E. Show. Rives Audio will demonstrate their

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Samsung Announces LTP468W 46" Largest LCD TV

Samsung Announces LTP468W 46" Largest LCD TV

Samsung Electronics announced the introduction of the world's largest LCD TV available to the consumer -- the 46" LTP468W - at the Home Entertainment Show in New York City. Crisp and clear from corner to corner, the new 46" LCD TV will be the first consumer flat-panel TV on the market to boast a 1,920 x 1,080p native resolution, the highest of the 18 ATSC formats.

Samsung Electronics announced the introduction of the world's largest LCD TV available to the consumer -- the 46" LTP468W - at the Home Entertainment Show in New York City. Crisp and clear from

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Samsung DynaFlat HDTV Flat Tube Televisions

Samsung DynaFlat HDTV Flat Tube Televisions

While many companies are touting the promise of HDTV, Samsung Electronics, is making it a more affordable reality with its new series of DynaFlat televisions. Replete with built-in HD tuners, Samsung's new line of DynaFlat HDTVs allow consumers to take advantage of the best picture quality available on the market today.

While many companies are touting the promise of HDTV, Samsung Electronics, is making it a more affordable reality with its new series of DynaFlat televisions. Replete with built-in HD tuners,

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Sherbourn Announces New 7/1250A 7-Channel Amplifier

Sherbourn Announces New 7/1250A 7-Channel Amplifier

Sherbourn Technologies, maker of the PT-7000 processor and 7/2100 7-channel monoblock amplifier has now released a new 7-channel amplifier aimed at consumers looking to get into the entry-level separates market. The 7/1250A amplifier is built into the same 4U chassis as the Sherbourn 7/2100A, featuring an elegantly sculptured aluminum front panel that houses 7 switchable blue LEDs. The overall appearance matches Sherbourn's 2 zone PT-7000 preamp-processor-tuner. Optional rack mount ears are available.

Sherbourn Technologies, maker of the PT-7000 processor and 7/2100 7-channel monoblock amplifier has now released a new 7-channel amplifier aimed at consumers looking to get into the entry-level

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Sony Introduces Hi-MD (MiniDisc) Walkman Digital Music Players and Recorders

Sony Introduces Hi-MD (MiniDisc) Walkman Digital Music Players and Recorders

With Hi-MD technology, users can record up to 45 hours of music at up to 100 times transfer speed on one disc, while still enjoying the extensive battery life, compact design and robustness for which MD players are recognized. Removable, re-recordable Hi-MD media provides music lovers with unlimited storage capacity to build an infinite library of their favorite songs.

With Hi-MD technology, users can record up to 45 hours of music at up to 100 times transfer speed on one disc, while still enjoying the extensive battery life, compact design and robustness for which

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Sony Introduces RDR-HX900 DVD+-RW w/Hard Drive

Sony Introduces RDR-HX900 DVD+-RW w/Hard Drive

Sony today announced the RDR-HX900, a Dual RW compatible recorder with a high-capacity 160 GB hard disk drive and an advanced on-screen TV program guide, designed for the sophisticated DVD enthusiast and time shifter.

Sony today announced the RDR-HX900, a Dual RW compatible recorder with a high-capacity 160 GB hard disk drive and an advanced on-screen TV program guide, designed for the sophisticated DVD

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Sony's XBRITE Display Technology Offers Improved Contrast & Brightness

Sony's XBRITE Display Technology Offers Improved Contrast & Brightness

A PC next to a bright window? No problem now that Sony has incorporated its high-brightness XBRITE™ technology into two new flat panel computer displays. The SDM-HS74P and SDM-HS94P, with 17-inch and 19-inch viewable image sizes respectively, feature a special LCD panel, originally introduced on Sony's VAIO® PCs, that allows the displays to deliver superior brightness and enhanced contrast even when placed in a sunlit room.

A PC next to a bright window? No problem now that Sony has incorporated its high-brightness XBRITE™ technology into two new flat panel computer displays. The SDM-HS74P and SDM-HS94P, with 17-inch

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Sony Unleashes 4K Projector for Digital Cinema

Sony Unleashes 4K Projector for Digital Cinema

Sony is taking the lead in the rapidly emerging digital cinema market with the introduction of two new "4K" projectors that offer unprecedented features such as a 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution and a high contrast ratio.

Sony is taking the lead in the rapidly emerging digital cinema market with the introduction of two new "4K" projectors that offer unprecedented features such as a 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution and a

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS First to Feature DTS-ES

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS First to Feature DTS-ES

Setting a new benchmark in audio quality for the PC, the new Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS sound card from Creative Technology Ltd. is the first consumer product available for the PC to incorporate DTS-ES technology. DTS' (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI) extended surround sound technology, DTS-ES enables up to 6.1 channels of discrete surround sound, and also encompasses DTS-ES matrix and DTS Neo:6 capabilities for a variety of content choices.

Setting a new benchmark in audio quality for the PC, the new Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS sound card from Creative Technology Ltd. is the first consumer product available for the PC to incorporate

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Sunfire Loses Subwoofer Lawsuit Against API

Sunfire Loses Subwoofer Lawsuit Against API

Audio companies create products that are based on a variety of technologies, provoking lawsuits every once in a while when patents are involved. One such lawsuit erupted earlier this year as Robert W. Carver, designer for and founder of Sunfire Corporation , filed a US patent lawsuit against Audio Products International (API).

Audio companies create products that are based on a variety of technologies, provoking lawsuits every once in a while when patents are involved. One such lawsuit erupted earlier this year as Robert

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Syntax Groups Olevia Low Cost LCD-TVs

Syntax Groups Olevia Low Cost LCD-TVs

Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), an emerging growth manufacturer of consumer electronics products, today announced it's formal entry into the LCD TV market with its initial line of Olevia(tm) branded models. Immediately available through premier channel partners, the new Olevia 27-inch and 30-inch LCD TVs provide consumers with high quality entertainment images and optimum affordability.

Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), an emerging growth manufacturer of consumer electronics products, today announced it's formal entry into the LCD TV market with its initial line of Olevia(tm) branded

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

The Next Step in Bootleg Concert Recordings

The Next Step in Bootleg Concert Recordings

Soon listeners can trade their bootleg recording devices for a high-fidelity live-mix feed of some of the concerts they go to. eMusiclive features unique live recordings captured at clubs and other live events, that can be legally downloaded from their website. The BIG news is what eMusicLive brands as the next evolutionary step in entertainment - being able to walk away from a live concert event with a legally-obtained high-fidelity copy of the show.

Soon listeners can trade their bootleg recording devices for a high-fidelity live-mix feed of some of the concerts they go to. eMusiclive features unique live recordings captured at clubs and other

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Theta Digital Introduces Powerful Casablanca III Music and Cinema Controller

Theta Digital Introduces Powerful Casablanca III Music and Cinema Controller

Theta Digital, long acclaimed as America's most advanced manufacturer of high-end digital audio and video products, introduces the Casablanca III Music and Cinema Controller.

Theta Digital, long acclaimed as America's most advanced manufacturer of high-end digital audio and video products, introduces the Casablanca III Music and Cinema Controller.

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

THX Games Mode for Ultra2 Receivers Announced at CES 2004

THX Games Mode for Ultra2 Receivers Announced at CES 2004

THX® Ltd., the leading provider of product and venue certification for the cinema and home entertainment industries, today introduced THX Games Mode, a new audio post-processing technology and listening feature for THX Certified Home Theatre components. THX Games Mode will enable video game enthusiasts to experience truly immersive sound presentations on home theatre systems. This newest THX feature will be incorporated into the company's Ultra2 Certification specification and technology for home theatre receivers, which is offered by some of the world¹s leading consumer electronics manufacturers.

THX® Ltd., the leading provider of product and venue certification for the cinema and home entertainment industries, today introduced THX Games Mode, a new audio post-processing technology and

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News