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PMC And Steven Wilson Bring Atmos Music to Munich High End

— May 07, 2024 00:00

PMC And Steven Wilson Bring Atmos Music to Munich High End

Loudspeaker manufacturer PMC and musician Steven Wilson are staging a British Invasion at High End Munich. Together they will be showcasing immersive audio with a massive Dolby Atmos system. Read on.

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Soundcast Unveils iCast and AudioCast

— April 14, 2006 20:00

Soundcast Unveils iCast and AudioCast

Soundcast Systems, a leading provider of revolutionary wireless audio transmission systems, today released two breakthrough products iCast(TM) and AudioCast(TM) designed to offer the highest-quality

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BG Offers New Lifetime Speaker Warranty

— April 04, 2006 20:00

BG Offers New Lifetime Speaker Warranty

BG announced an important improvement to the warranty for all the company's loudspeakers: a lifetime guarantee to the original owner. This lifetime warranty, effective immediately, is unique among

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Blockbuster Online Raises Prices by $3/month

— April 03, 2006 20:00

Blockbuster Online Raises Prices by $3/month

Will wonders never cease? I have personally complained of poor service and outlined performance problems with Blockbuster's online rental system since inception. With almost a "slap in the face",

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Statement from Samsung Electronics Regarding US Release of Blu‑Ray Player

— April 02, 2006 20:00

Statement from Samsung Electronics Regarding US Release of Blu-Ray Player

Samsung is rescheduling its initial U.S. Blu-Ray player launch from May 23 to June 25 in order to complete compatibility testing with several Blu-Ray test discs that will become available in late

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Sling Media Launches Slingbox in Canada

— March 30, 2006 18:00

Sling Media Launches Slingbox in Canada

Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle consumer electronics products company, today announced that its award-winning Slingbox™ is now available across Canada from premiere retailers including Best

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Best Buy Expands Into Home Theater Installation

— March 29, 2006 19:00

Best Buy Expands Into Home Theater Installation

According to an article at MarketWatch , Best Buy Co. is ramping up its home theater installation for 2007. Best Buy is attempting to set itself apart from budget retailers like Wal-mart by

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Vutec Introduces Vision XFT Triplex Masking System

— March 29, 2006 19:00

Vutec Introduces Vision XFT Triplex Masking System

Vutec Corporation unveiled its Vision XFT Triplex system at the Electronic Home Expo in Orlando, Florida during March 30-April 1 to meet the new technology needs of the rapidly expanding home

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Roadmaster Ships FM Modulators for MP3 Music via Car Radios

— March 28, 2006 18:00

Roadmaster Ships FM Modulators for MP3 Music via Car Radios

Roadmaster USA Corp, a leading automotive company providing mobile & home audio equipment, auto accessories, and car care products, announced today that it has begun shipping the Roadmaster VRFM

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Tripp Lite Intros New A/V Power Protection Products at EHX

— March 22, 2006 18:00

Tripp Lite Intros New A/V Power Protection Products at EHX

Tripp Lite, a world- leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce the introduction of two new power protection solutions for audio/video applications at EHX Spring

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Klipsch Develops In‑Wall THX Ultra2 Custom Home Theater System

— March 20, 2006 18:00

Klipsch Develops In-Wall THX Ultra2 Custom Home Theater System

Klipsch is introducing in-wall versions of its THX Ultra2 custom home theater system. Engineered to bring real cinema sound to the comforts of home, the new KL-7800-THX in-wall LCR and KS-7800-THX

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Panasonic Readies New G9 Plasma Panels

— March 19, 2006 19:00

Panasonic Readies New G9 Plasma Panels

Panasonic is now readying it latest G9 panels for deployment in the US. The new G9 panel represents the latest iteration of plasma technology and represents what, at first glance, appears to be a

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Anthony Gallo Releases Nucleus Reference AV Line

— March 18, 2006 19:00

Anthony Gallo Releases Nucleus Reference AV Line

Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has announced the release of its new Nucleus® Reference AV and Reference AV Center loudspeakers. The new speakers, based on AGA's award-winning Nucleus® Reference 3.1

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Sony Announces Pricing and Availability on Blue‑ray Disc Products

— March 18, 2006 19:00

Sony Announces Pricing and Availability on Blue-ray Disc Products

Sony Electronics today debuted its first Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) products in the U.S. , along with details on suggested pricing and availability for some of the new offerings. These next generation

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Sony Delays Playstation 3 (PS3) Launch Until November

— March 18, 2006 19:00

Sony Delays Playstation 3 (PS3) Launch Until November

One of Japan 's major newspapers, Nihon Kezai Shimbun broke the story yesterday afternoon that Sony's PlayStation 3 would be delayed until November. This was followed up by an official

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TI Aureus DSP in New Yamaha Receivers

— March 09, 2006 19:00

TI Aureus DSP in New Yamaha Receivers

Continuing to bring consumers feature-rich home theater applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced that Yamaha's three new audio/video receivers (AVRs) are powered by

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SBS Innovations Inc Announces the iShok NanoCase

— March 09, 2006 18:00

SBS Innovations Inc Announces the iShok NanoCase

SBS Innovations Inc. today is announcing that it is accepting preorders for its iShok Nano iPod case. The new iShok Nano Case protects the iPod media player from accidental damage through a unique

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Toshiba Announces et20 HQV Projector with DVD Player

— March 08, 2006 18:00

Toshiba Announces et20 HQV Projector with DVD Player

Toshiba has announced the et20 projector with integrated DVD player, 5.1-channel audio system, and an exclusive Super Close Projection lens that will produce a 2-meter (diagonal) image from 1-meter

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New 'M Theory' Mobile Entertainment for Portable Market

— March 07, 2006 19:00

New 'M Theory' Mobile Entertainment for Portable Market

Gaining traction with young audiences through such television hits as MTV's "The Real World" and Fox's "The Simple Life," Bunim-Murray Productions today seeks to better reach the Digital Generation,

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Syntax‑Brillian Announces LCoS Joint Venture in China

— March 07, 2006 19:00

Syntax-Brillian Announces LCoS Joint Venture in China

Syntax-Brillian Corp. (Nasdaq: BRLC), a manufacturer and marketer of LCD and LCoS(TM) HDTVs and digital entertainment products, today announced that it has entered into an agreement in principle to

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AOL's Email Tax Scheme

www.dearaol.com — March 01, 2006 19:00

AOL's Email Tax Scheme

The following is from dearaol.com a non-profit site: AOL has proposed the adoption of a system called CertifiedEmail, provided by…

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Sony Announces Release Date for Blu‑ray Discs

— February 28, 2006 18:00

Sony Announces Release Date for Blu-ray Discs

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and MGM Home Entertainment (MGM) have announced the release date for their first salvo of Blu-ray discs . You can expect to see Blu-ray Disc titles in stores

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Sony and NEC Merge Optical Storage Business

— February 27, 2006 19:00

Sony and NEC Merge Optical Storage Business

This week Sony has officially announced an alliance with NEC where the two companies will combine their optical drive businesses. The deal is said to have been finalized last Monday. In the

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The Status of Plasma and LCD in the Industry

— February 22, 2006 19:00

The Status of Plasma and LCD in the Industry

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting and part of The NPD Group, today released Q4'05 shipments and revenues for plasma TVs by brand, region, size and

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Cirrus Logic, Genesis Microchip Announce Reference Design AVR

— February 22, 2006 19:00

Cirrus Logic, Genesis Microchip Announce Reference Design AVR

Genesis® Microchip Inc. (Nasdaq:GNSS), a world leader in the development of image processing technologies for flat-panel TVs, monitors, and other consumer display products, and Cirrus Logic Inc.

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Panamax Acquires Furman Sound, Inc.

— February 22, 2006 19:00

Panamax Acquires Furman Sound, Inc.

Over 60 years of power engineering are about to come together in Petaluma, CA. Panamax (founded 1975) has acquired Furman Sound, Inc. (founded 1974), in a move that will complement each other's

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MTV Launches 5.1 HD Channel

— February 21, 2006 19:00

MTV Launches 5.1 HD Channel

Demonstrating the continued momentum for high-definition (HD) television, MTV Networks Music Group launched its first HD channel, MHD, this past month with Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 audio.

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PS3 Game Console Ship Date Delayed

— February 20, 2006 19:00

PS3 Game Console Ship Date Delayed

According to a report at Reuters , Sony's launch of the PlayStation 3 (PS3) could be delayed if "industry specifications" for some of its technology are not finalized soon. Despite the news, Sony is

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Mitsubishi Introduces HD4000U Projector

— February 20, 2006 19:00

Mitsubishi Introduces HD4000U Projector

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division today introduced the HD4000U, its first high-definition projector designed for wide-format laptops and imaging applications