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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.

THX Appoints Joseph L. Lias as President

THX Appoints Joseph L. Lias as President

THX Ltd., the creator of superior cinema presentation standards and the leading provider of product certification and venue design for entertainment and consumer electronics, has announced the appointment of Joseph L. Lias as THX president. Lias will capitalize on entertainment presentation technology developed by THX, and will leverage his successful entrepreneurial track record, built over two decades, to expand the capabilities of THX in digital entertainment technology.

THX Ltd., the creator of superior cinema presentation standards and the leading provider of product certification and venue design for entertainment and consumer electronics, has announced the

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

TiVo Announces DVD Recorders, HD-DVR and Home Networked Products

TiVo Announces DVD Recorders, HD-DVR and Home Networked Products

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) today said new products powered by TiVo in 2004 will include DVD recorders, high-definition DVRs, and home network enabled products. These new products point to growing opportunities for TiVo in the marketplace, as the simplicity and control that TiVo is known for becomes a sought after differentiator by consumer electronics companies to drive adoption for many new digital entertainment products.

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) today said new products powered by TiVo in 2004 will include DVD recorders, high-definition DVRs, and home network enabled products. These new products point to growing

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Tribute to Julian Hirsch of Stereoreview

Tribute to Julian Hirsch of Stereoreview

Julian Hirsch, an engineer and magazine writer who was instrumental in transforming hi-fi from an esoteric hobby into a multibillion-dollar global industry, died Monday, November 24, at the age of 81 after a long illness. Through more than 40 years of testing and reporting on the performance of audio equipment for consumer magazines, and especially for Stereo Review , the leader in the field, Hirsch helped demystify high-fidelity sound reproduction.

Julian Hirsch, an engineer and magazine writer who was instrumental in transforming hi-fi from an esoteric hobby into a multibillion-dollar global industry, died Monday, November 24, at the age of 81

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Ultra Data Announces Programmable Video Processor for HDTV

Ultra Data Announces Programmable Video Processor for HDTV

Ultra Data Corporation ( http://www.ultradatacorp.com/ ) today announced the availability of the industry's first fully programmable video processing IP core to enable the new generation of high-definition consumer products. Ultra Data's first product, the UD3000, is a complete video subsystem available for license to companies developing integrated circuits for the home entertainment market. Key applications include high-definition DVD players and recorders, next generation digital TV receivers, set-top boxes and Internet-connected TVs.

Ultra Data Corporation ( http://www.ultradatacorp.com/ ) today announced the availability of the industry's first fully programmable video processing IP core to enable the new generation of

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Velodyne Introduces VRP-1000 & VRP-1200 Rear-Ported Subwoofers

Velodyne Introduces VRP-1000 & VRP-1200 Rear-Ported Subwoofers

Velodyne Acoustics Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers for home-theater and consumer audio, introduces the Velodyne Rear Port (VRP) Series subwoofers. The VRP Series enhances low bass performance and output while maintaining musical accuracy by using a low noise, rear port design, all at an affordable price range.

Velodyne Acoustics Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers for home-theater and consumer audio, introduces the Velodyne Rear Port (VRP) Series subwoofers. The VRP Series

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Velodyne Unveils DPS-Series DSP-Controlled Subs

Velodyne Unveils DPS-Series DSP-Controlled Subs

Velodyne Acoustics Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers for home-theater and consumer audio, introduces the Digital Power Slot (DPS) Series subwoofers, an affordable line of subwoofers using DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology to digitally control all functions of the subwoofer.

Velodyne Acoustics Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers for home-theater and consumer audio, introduces the Digital Power Slot (DPS) Series subwoofers, an affordable line of

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Verizon to Roll-Out Fiber Optic Network in 9 States for HDTV

Verizon to Roll-Out Fiber Optic Network in 9 States for HDTV

The most significant transformation in over a century in the technology used to carry phone calls, data and video to and from homes and businesses is under way in Keller, Texas, a fast-growing community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The most significant transformation in over a century in the technology used to carry phone calls, data and video to and from homes and businesses is under way in Keller, Texas, a fast-growing

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Von Schweikert Audio conducts Virtual vs Reality Demonstration

Von Schweikert Audio conducts Virtual vs Reality Demonstration

Von Schweikert Audio will be conducting an incredible Virtual versus Reality demonstration daily at the San Remo Hotel, Las Vegas , during CES and T.H.E. Show . Can a speaker system sound as good as live music?

Von Schweikert Audio will be conducting an incredible Virtual versus Reality demonstration daily at the San Remo Hotel, Las Vegas , during CES and T.H.E. Show . Can a speaker system sound as good

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Yamaha Adds In-Wall Component to MusicCAST System

Yamaha Adds In-Wall Component to MusicCAST System

Yamaha Electronics Corporation, the leader in digital audio production and reproduction, introduces the stylish MCX-C15 MusicCAST In-Wall music access Client. The MCX-C15 is capable of receiving streamed audio from the MusicCAST's Server, and was developed based on requests and suggestions of consumers and custom installers.

Yamaha Electronics Corporation, the leader in digital audio production and reproduction, introduces the stylish MCX-C15 MusicCAST In-Wall music access Client. The MCX-C15 is capable of receiving

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Yamaha Releases LPX-510 3-chip LCD Projector

Yamaha Releases LPX-510 3-chip LCD Projector

Yamaha Electronics Corporation is further enhancing its line of home theater solutions with the LPX-510, an advanced LCD projector that offers improved film-like picture quality due to enhanced brightness and contrast, easy quiet operation, flexible installation and true 16:9 HDTV compatibility. The LPX-510 was recently redesigned to match Yamaha's stylish flagship DLP projectors.

Yamaha Electronics Corporation is further enhancing its line of home theater solutions with the LPX-510, an advanced LCD projector that offers improved film-like picture quality due to enhanced

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Yamaha RX-V750 and RX-V650 New 7.1 Channel Receivers

Yamaha RX-V750 and RX-V650 New 7.1 Channel Receivers

Yamaha Electronics, an industry leader in home theater products, has introduced four new digital home theater receivers that enhance the overall home theater experience at a variety of reasonable price points, beginning as low as $299 MRSP. The RX-V750 and RX-V650 include an essential new feature called YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer), which was previously available only in higher-end receivers and is a technology that completely simplifies the home theater set-up process.

Yamaha Electronics, an industry leader in home theater products, has introduced four new digital home theater receivers that enhance the overall home theater experience at a variety of reasonable

— June 23, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Onkyo TX-NR1000 THX Ultra2 Card-Based Receiver

Onkyo TX-NR1000 THX Ultra2 Card-Based Receiver

In an age when home entertainment technology is often out of date as soon as it is introduced, Onkyo has now adapted the computer industry's architecture of replaceable modules, upgradeable software, and build-to-order marketing. These will make it possible for consumers to upgrade and even customize hardware and software to avoid short-term obsolescence. As new modules become available, customers will have choices, just as they do when purchasing a computer.

In an age when home entertainment technology is often out of date as soon as it is introduced, Onkyo has now adapted the computer industry's architecture of replaceable modules, upgradeable software,

— June 23, 2004 19:00 in AV News

Phantom Gaming Console Launched by Infinium Labs

Phantom Gaming Console Launched by Infinium Labs

Infinium Labs, Inc. (OTC BB: IFLB) will debut its much anticipated Phantom™ Gaming Service - the first end-to-end, ondemand game distribution service - at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in Los Angeles, May 12 - 14, 2004, at Booth 746 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The E3 conference and exposition features the largest assembly of companies in the interactive entertainment market.

Infinium Labs, Inc. (OTC BB: IFLB) will debut its much anticipated Phantom™ Gaming Service - the first end-to-end, ondemand game distribution service - at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in

— June 23, 2004 19:00 in AV News

Sony High-End Qualia Line Launched in USA

Sony High-End Qualia Line Launched in USA

Sony Electronics today announced the official U.S. launch of QUALIA™, an initiative aimed at touching an emotional cord among consumers through products unique in technology, design and functionality. The products, which are subject to a rigorous approval process by Sony's top management, are a result of cutting edge engineering without any constraints.

Sony Electronics today announced the official U.S. launch of QUALIA™, an initiative aimed at touching an emotional cord among consumers through products unique in technology, design and

— June 23, 2004 19:00 in AV News