Mobile devices are too small to give the quality sound that some music deserves; therefore, to get the quality you want dock/connect the device to an adapted entertainment system. Phorus has decided to address both issues with a new DTS based solution. They have adopted the DTS Play-Fi wireless technology to create a new entertainment package for Android based devices. The Play-Fi solution has a Receiver, Android App and Speakers.
Sony is known for their ability to create great home entertainment systems and Control4 is known for their home management and automation products. Now both companies have merged their technologies to create the world’s first range of AV Receivers with built-in home automation capabilities. The new models of Sony ES receivers (STR-DA5800ES and STR-DA2800ES) will work seamlessly with Control4’s systems and at the same time offers full 4K resolution viewing experience with 9.2 channel surround sound.
Pioneer has added two new SC AV Receivers (SC-1222 and SC1522) to its range of in-home entertainment systems. The receivers offer the latest in connectivity with support for Windows7, DLNA and Apple’s Airplayer. Another feature is their ability to offer increase customization to end users and system integrators. Both models are compatible with home automation systems such as Savant, Crestron and Control4.
The AV Division of Yamaha has introduced five low to mid-market home theater systems, called the HTiBs (home-theater-in-a-box). Standard across the range is front panel USB connectivity for other digital media systems and 100W subwoofers. Some models offer network connectivity with AirPlay to extend the flexibility and connectivity Apple base systems plus Yamaha’s CINEMA DSP 3D home theater experiences. They are also eco-friendly with the ability to reduce power consumption by 20 percent.
Your home Audio/Video system can now be controlled through the same HAI Snap-Link software. The new version of Snap-Link when used in conjunction with its Home Theater Extender (HTX) will allow you to use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (iOS devices) as a remote control. Also available is the HAI’s HTX2 mobile designer software, a tool that allows you to customize the user interface of your remote control – the different devices.
Onkyo has worked Silicon Image to create the world’s first line of Audio/Video Receivers with InstaPrevue and MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology. With InstaPrevue you get live picture-in-picture preview of HDMI or MHL-enabled device connected to your Audio Visual Receiver. MHL enables a mobile device (smartphone or tablets) to transmit uncompressed video at 1080p.
Are you struggling to get audio sound the match the picture quality on you TV? Well, NuForce think they have found the answer with their Dia All-in-One digital amplifier. NuForce said the Dia is a digital audio converter (DAC) and amplifier for home audio/visual and streaming devices that disappoints in sound quality. For a small investment Dia can offer a much improved sound from your DVD player, TV and Blu-ray player.
Leading digital component suppliers have partnered to integrate THX Media Director into their solutions. At CEDIA 2011 Quantum Data, Sigma Designs, Analog Devices and Silicon Image announced that CE manufacturers using their component is new devices can now benefit by having THX Media Director already integrated. It is now easier to integrate THX into devices such as AV receivers, Projectors, Blu-ray players and Televisions.
Approximately two months after the release of the TX-NR1009, the world's first nine-channel home theater Receiver with DTS Neo:X Technology; Onkyo has announced another two high-end network 9.2-channel THX Ultra2 Plus-certified A/V receivers, the TX-NR5009 and the TX-NR3009. As the top models in Onkyo's line, these receivers deliver improvements on previous models such as the use of the latest HQV-Vida and Marvel Qdeo video processors, new DTS Neo:X dimensional surround processing, Dolby Volume, and new streaming internet radio channels.
Integra has announced major audio and video upgrades to its DTR-20, '30, '40 and '50 series of THX-Certified home theater receivers. The new DTR-20.3, DTR-30.3, DTR-40.3, and DTR-50.3 offers advanced networking and USB capabilities, which were only available on last year's DTR-40.2 and higher models. The range also offers more connectivity options for external devices, increased video processing with Marvell Qdeo, IDT HQV Vida™ VHD1900, and better audio quality with Audyssey's MultEQ XT, Dolby Volume and dual subwoofer preamp outputs.