IKEA has partnered with Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL to create a new range of furniture called UPPLEVA. The all in one self-assembly range will feature built in internet enabled DVD, CD, Blu-ray player and LED TV. IKEA said they came up with this because they found that people want to get rid of the cables and they don't want those mountains of remote controls either.
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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.
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.
As part of this week’s Connected Home Global Summit 2011 in London the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is releasing a new Interoperability Guidelines for the playback of commercial media content. The new guideline will make it easier for residential customers to stream video content to in home devices such as DLNA certified Blu-ray disc players, connected TVs, game consoles and set-top boxes.
Canadians with Samsung’s SMART Televisions, Blu-ray players and Home Theatre systems will soon be able to stream entertainment services from Zip.ca, a provider of on-demand movie and television content. According to Samsung Electronics Canada, a Zip.ca application is coming soon to Samsung’s home entertainment systems which allows Zip.ca members the ability to instantly watch movies and TV episodes from Zip.ca.
Pioneer has release 3D Blu-ray players (BDP-LX54 and BDP-430) in Australia; the two players offer customers the latest in connectivity, such as HDMI, Ethernet and wireless. Features include BD-Live, iControlAV app, 1080p High definition picture quality and the ability to convert standard DVDs to near HD quality. With support the latest in multi-channel audio, both models support the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats.
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.
Like Logitech Sony has launched their incarnation of a Google TV solution in Sony Internet TV. Sony has released four models of the television plus on Blu-ray disc player to complement the range. To accompany the TV is a handheld RF QWERTY keyboard for easy browsing and typing. The screen sizes starts at 24-inch for $599.99 to 46-inch for 1,399.99 recommended.
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.