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Transformers Live Action Movie from Dreamworks in 2007

Transformers Live Action Movie from Dreamworks in 2007

The Transformers, the shape-changing robot toys that were a craze in the 1980s, are to be made into a live-action film by studio Dreamworks. The Steven Spielberg-founded studio plans a summer of 2007 release. "Steven and everyone at DreamWorks are very excited about the prospect of expanding the world of Transformers into the live-action feature film arena.

The Transformers, the shape-changing robot toys that were a craze in the 1980s, are to be made into a live-action film by studio Dreamworks. The Steven Spielberg-founded studio plans a summer of 2007

— July 27, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Denon and Marantz Licensed for HD Radio Technology

Denon and Marantz Licensed for HD Radio Technology

iBiquity Digital Corporation, the sole developer of HD Radio(TM) technology, and D & M Holdings, parent company of Denon Ltd., Marantz Japan, Inc., McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., and Digital Networks North America, Inc. (DNNA), today announced that D & M Holdings has licensed iBiquity's HD Radio AM and FM digital broadcast technology for integration into its Denon and Marantz premium home audio product lines.

iBiquity Digital Corporation, the sole developer of HD Radio(TM) technology, and D & M Holdings, parent company of Denon Ltd., Marantz Japan, Inc., McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., and Digital Networks

— July 26, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Starwars.com announced this week that Star Wars : Episode III Revenge of the Sith is the full title of the next Star Wars film, scheduled for release on May 19, 2005. The Sith are masters of the dark side of the Force and the sworn enemies of the Jedi. They were all but exterminated by the Jedi a thousand years ago, but the evil order continued in secrecy.

Starwars.com announced this week that Star Wars : Episode III Revenge of the Sith is the full title of the next Star Wars film, scheduled for release on May 19, 2005. The Sith are masters of

— July 26, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Clear Channel Radio Launches Rollout of Digital HD Radio

Clear Channel Radio Launches Rollout of Digital HD Radio

Clear Channel Communications Inc. (NYSE:CCU) Clear Channel Radio today announced an Advanced Technology Initiative to identify, develop and deploy technologies and products that improve the quality of radio for listeners, advertisers and the industry. In its first moves, the company today named longtime radio-technology expert Kevin Lockhart to the newly created position of senior vice president of technology development and announced it will accelerate the rollout of digital radio.

Clear Channel Communications Inc. (NYSE:CCU) Clear Channel Radio today announced an Advanced Technology Initiative to identify, develop and deploy technologies and products that improve the quality

— July 25, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Tripath's Class-T TA2022 Digital Amplifier to Power Denon DSW-55XG Subwoofer

Tripath's Class-T TA2022 Digital Amplifier to Power Denon DSW-55XG Subwoofer

Tripath Technology Inc., creators of Digital Power Processing (DPP®) technology and Class-T® advanced 1-bit digital audio amplifiers, announced today that its TA2022, Class-T® audio amplifier has been selected to power Denon's latest sub-woofer, DSW-55XG. This sub-woofer is a part of Denon's latest multi-channel speaker series, 55XG. Tripath's TA2022 is also featured in Denon's previously announced DSW-7L sub-woofer.

Tripath Technology Inc., creators of Digital Power Processing (DPP®) technology and Class-T® advanced 1-bit digital audio amplifiers, announced today that its TA2022, Class-T® audio amplifier has

— July 25, 2004 20:00 in AV News

DTS Entertainment Takes Electronica Into Surround With The Crystal Method

DTS Entertainment Takes Electronica Into Surround With The Crystal Method

DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq:DTSI) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE) announces that it will releasethe DTS-ES surround sound mix of The Crystal Method's Legion Of Boom on DVD-Audio on August 3rd. This title marks the first surround music release from America'spremiere electronic group.

DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq:DTSI) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE) announces that it will releasethe DTS-ES surround sound mix of The Crystal Method's Legion Of Boom on

— July 22, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Integra DPC-8.5 Universal 6-Disc DVD Changer for Custom Installers

Integra DPC-8.5 Universal 6-Disc DVD Changer for Custom Installers

Integra has introduced the DPC-8.5 six disc DVD changer/player, which is compatible with nearly every disc format in use today, including DVD-Audio and multichannel SACD. The player features a broad array of custom installation capabilities, superior audio and video performance, the company's exclusive Direct Progressive technology, and an ultra-quiet six-disc carousel tray with a unique blue illumination light for easier disc recognition in low-light situations.

Integra has introduced the DPC-8.5 six disc DVD changer/player, which is compatible with nearly every disc format in use today, including DVD-Audio and multichannel SACD. The player features a broad

— July 19, 2004 20:00 in AV News

THX Expands Its Executive Team

THX Expands Its Executive Team

THX Ltd., the leading provider of technologies, certification programs and quality assurance standards for the entertainment industry, today announced the appointment of three technology and digital media professionals to its management team. Sheau Ng joins THX as chief technology officer; Bruce Kasrel as vice president of marketing and customer service, and Adrian Sfarti as vice president of systems and network engineering. These appointments will provide THX with the engineering and marketing expertise to grow the company's programs and technology offerings, as well as improve its sales and marketing efforts.

THX Ltd., the leading provider of technologies, certification programs and quality assurance standards for the entertainment industry, today announced the appointment of three technology and digital

— July 19, 2004 19:00 in AV News

New SLAPPA Hardbody 360 PRO CD Storage Case

New SLAPPA Hardbody 360 PRO CD Storage Case

The new 360 PRO case broadens the SLAPPA CD storage line by introducing their largest capacity CD storage case to date. Targeted to serious disc collectors and DJ's, the development of the 360 case was in direct response to customer feedback. The 360 PRO HardBody shares the superior qualities of the other products in the SLAPPA HardBody line

The new 360 PRO case broadens the SLAPPA CD storage line by introducing their largest capacity CD storage case to date. Targeted to serious disc collectors and DJ's, the development of the 360 case

— July 18, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Parasound Zamp v3 Upgraded

Parasound Zamp v3 Upgraded

Parasound has introduced a more powerful version of its ultra-compact Zamp zone amplifier, for use in custom installations and compact audio systems. The new Parasound Zamp v.3 is a stereo power amplifier capable of 45 watts per channel into an 8-ohm load, 50% more powerful and much cooler running than its popular predecessor, the Zamp v.2.

Parasound has introduced a more powerful version of its ultra-compact Zamp zone amplifier, for use in custom installations and compact audio systems. The new Parasound Zamp v.3 is a stereo power

— July 18, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Nero Digital MPEG-4 Compression Announced with AAC Audio Encoding

Nero Digital MPEG-4 Compression Announced with AAC Audio Encoding

Nero Digital is the next generation in MPEG-4 compatible compression technology - with premium quality video coding algorithms and full High Efficiency AAC audio. Realize audio and video in DVD quality at a fraction of the space!

Nero Digital is the next generation in MPEG-4 compatible compression technology - with premium quality video coding algorithms and full High Efficiency AAC audio. Realize audio and video in DVD

— July 15, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Brillian Launches New 65-inch LCoS HDTV Monitor

Brillian Launches New 65-inch LCoS HDTV Monitor

In a move to ensure early market input is incorporated into its 720p HDTV product design, Brillian Corporation (Nasdaq: BRLC - News ) has signed on a limited number of high-end, Phoenix Audio/Video (A/V) dealers to begin marketing its 65-inch Gen II liquid- crystal-on-silicon (LCoS(TM)) HDTVs.

In a move to ensure early market input is incorporated into its 720p HDTV product design, Brillian Corporation (Nasdaq: BRLC - News ) has signed on a limited number of high-end, Phoenix

— July 14, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Lexicon Launches Flagship RV-8 A/V Receiver

Lexicon Launches Flagship RV-8 A/V Receiver

Lexicon, Inc., a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), announces the introduction of the RV-8 Receiver, an eight-channel audio/video control center with independent zone monitoring that provides control of audio and video source selection in three zones. Building on its authority as a pioneer in the upper echelon of home theater technologies, Lexicon has engineered the RV-8 to adhere to the most critical standards of quality and performance. This flagship receiver is optimized to serve as the cornerstone of an ideal home theater experience in an integrated package.

Lexicon, Inc., a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), announces the introduction of the RV-8 Receiver, an eight-channel audio/video control center with independent zone monitoring that provides

— July 14, 2004 19:00 in AV News

Movie Industry and Tech Companies Unite to Develop New Consumer Entertainment Experiences

Movie Industry and Tech Companies Unite to Develop New Consumer Entertainment Experiences

IBM, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Panasonic (Matsushita Electric), Sony, Toshiba, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Studios today announced the formation of Advanced Access Content System License Administrator (AACS LA), a cross-industry effort that develops, promotes and licenses technology designed to enhance digital entertainment experiences. This technology will facilitate the ability to enjoy exciting, new, flexible entertainment experiences for consumers in stand-alone, networked home and portable devices.

IBM, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Panasonic (Matsushita Electric), Sony, Toshiba, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Studios today announced the formation of Advanced Access Content System

— July 13, 2004 20:00 in AV News