According to the latest report from DEG (The Digital Entertainment Group) we are spending more to entertain ourselves at home. Our spending on home entertainment in the first nine months of this year is up 1% from the first nine months of 2011. The growth is attributed to increase in Blu-ray Disc sales, subscription streaming and electronic distribution.
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.
Vestel the manufacturer of digital televison and BitTorrent have join forces to create the world's first BitTorrent Certified Digital TV. The television was on show at this year’s IFA show in Berlin. Vestel said the new BitTorrent Certified TV will enable consumers to find, play and share all types of personal media, independently produced content and internet files directly on their TV.
Sony debuts two new entrants for the digital home the SMP-N200 3D network player and BDP-S185 Blu-ray player at this years IFA show in Berlin, Germany. Both devices are internet ready, the SMP-N200 is the upgrade to the SMP-N100 released last year. It features an XrossMedia Bar like your PS3 and is all ready for some 3D action too courtesy of the 3D Experience app. According to Sony, It’s an easy way for everyone to enjoy Internet TV. With streaming speed and quality constantly improving, you can discover a limitless world of online channels, music and movies on your TV screen with no need for separate entertainment devices. Sony described the BDP-S185 Blu-ray player as an affordable way to enjoy the latest home entertainment.
Sony has announced that they will be integrating the Opera browser into their Bravia television and Sony Blu-ray players. Earlier this month, at CES Sony demonstrated a new range of Blu-ray players that they will be rolling throughout this quarter. The integration of Opera on the television will give users a more intuitive user interface from the television and a platform that is more web friendly.
Sony has introduced a new range of Blu-ray players and Blu-ray Disc Home theater systems for 2011. There are four standalone Blu-ray Disc players (BDP-S780, BDP-S580, BDP-S480, and BDP-S380) and three home theater systems (BDV-E780W, BDV-E580, and BDV-E280). Both ranges of systems are designed with the latest connected solution to allow access to the latest in online entertainment and in home connectivity. They have also introduced a 5.1 channel audio system to complement the Blu-ray player and home theater system.
In conjunction with this week’s CE Show VIZIO as launch a new set of Smartphone, Tablet, HDTV and Blu-ray players as part of it’s VIA Plus range. According to VIZIO, the VIA Plus devices will unify user experience from the big screen to mobile device; to provide the very best in HD entertainment experience. With the latest in communication technology users will be able to transition their digital content across the different types of devices.
Broadcom’s connected digital TV system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform (BCM35230) and other single chip solutions (BCM7633 and BCM43236) have been selected by LG Electronics for its line wireless connected digital TVs and Blu-ray Disc players. The latest chipsets developed with integrated support web media movie services and communications like YouTube, VUDU, Skype, Netflix, Yahoo Widgets and other services. Visitors to this year’s CE show will get the opportunity to learn more about the technology or see it in action.
Plex announced today that the CE (Consumer Electronics) giant is to integrate Plex’s open media management platform into its Netcast™ enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray entertainment systems. Plex is the first open, three-screen media platform (PC, TV and mobile) designed to simplify and improve the way people experience digital content across the different devices. Plex’s simple-to-use and intuitive user interface allows you to search, navigate, consume, store and sync digital content from multiple platforms and devices.
Panasonic who earlier this year in partnership with Best Buy released a new range of VIERA Plasma HDTV and 3D Blu-ray Disc Players; this month debuted what it said is it’s first full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc home theatre systems. The new models (SC-BTT750 and SC-BTT350) allow users to experience full 3D HD entertainment experience from the comfort of their home. Both systems deliver 5.1-channel sound and virtual 7.1-channel surround to reproduce the dynamic sounds that further enhance the enjoyment of 3D entertainment.