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New Lenbrook HDtracks Streaming Service to Offer Choice of FLAC or MQA

— June 19, 2024 00:00

New Lenbrook HDtracks Streaming Service to Offer Choice of FLAC or MQA

Lenbrook is partnering with HDtracks to launch a new streaming service this year, offering customers a choice between FLAC files or MQA-encoded audio for scalable lossless quality across platforms.

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

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Sony's XBRITE Display Technology Offers Improved Contrast & Brightness

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Sony Unleashes 4K Projector for Digital Cinema

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS First to Feature DTS‑ES

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Sunfire Loses Subwoofer Lawsuit Against API

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Syntax Groups Olevia Low Cost LCD‑TVs

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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The Next Step in Bootleg Concert Recordings

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Theta Digital Introduces Powerful Casablanca III Music and Cinema Controller

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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.

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THX Games Mode for Ultra2 Receivers Announced at CES 2004

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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THX Appoints Joseph L. Lias as President

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Tribute to Julian Hirsch of Stereoreview

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Ultra Data Announces Programmable Video Processor for HDTV

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Velodyne Unveils DPS‑Series DSP‑Controlled Subs

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Von Schweikert Audio conducts Virtual vs Reality Demonstration

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Yamaha Adds In‑Wall Component to MusicCAST System

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Yamaha Releases LPX‑510 3‑chip LCD Projector

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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

— June 23, 2004 20:00

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

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Onkyo TX‑NR1000 THX Ultra2 Card‑Based Receiver

— June 23, 2004 19:00

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,

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Phantom Gaming Console Launched by Infinium Labs

— June 23, 2004 19:00

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

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Sony High‑End Qualia Line Launched in USA

— June 23, 2004 19:00

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

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Denon D‑M71DVSXP HTIB is First with Dolby Virtual Speaker Surround

— June 22, 2004 20:00

Denon D-M71DVSXP HTIB is First with Dolby Virtual Speaker Surround

At CEDIA 2003, Denon Electronics, an industry leader in home entertainment technology, is demonstrating its recently introduced Denon D-M71DVSXP 2.1 Personal Home Theater System, the world's first

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Denon to Offer Dolby Pro Logic IIx Upgrade for Flagship AVR‑5803 Receiver

— June 22, 2004 20:00

Denon to Offer Dolby Pro Logic IIx Upgrade for Flagship AVR-5803 Receiver

Denon Electronics today announced it will offer an upgrade to its flagship AVR-5803 audio/video receiver that will add Dolby Pro Logic IIx surround sound processing capability to the AVR-5803. The

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THX to Certify Yamaha Home Theater Components

— June 22, 2004 20:00

THX to Certify Yamaha Home Theater Components

THX Ltd., the leading provider of product certification and venue design for the entertainment and consumer electronics industries, today announced a partnership with Yamaha Corporation. For the

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Yamaha Debuts the RX‑Z9 9.1‑Channel Receiver

— June 22, 2004 20:00

Yamaha Debuts the RX-Z9 9.1-Channel Receiver

Yamaha, the innovator of multi-channel Digital Sound Field Processing and surround technology, brings first ever 9-channel sound capability to home theater with the release of the RX-Z9 Digital Home

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Yamaha RX‑Z11 First with THX Loudness Plus

— August 04, 2007 09:48

Yamaha RX-Z11 First with THX Loudness Plus

THX Ltd. today introduced THX Loudness Plus, a new volume control technology used to maintain the integrity of audio content when listening at lower volume levels. THX Loudness Plus will be featured