Onkyo Debuts First Nine-Channel Home Theater Receiver (TX-NR1009)

  • Posted on: 1 June 2011
  • By: chw staff

The Onkyo TX-NR1009 available from today is the first of the company’s line of AV Receivers to offer nine channel audio entertainment and to feature DTS Neo:X multidimensional audio technology. Now user can attach up to nine loudspeakers with distinct direction clues that enhance the height and space dimensions of a home theater room beyond the capabilities of current seven channel systems—creating a lifelike 3-D soundscape.


DLNA Releases New Interoperability Guidelines

  • Posted on: 23 May 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

Netgear Released N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

  • Posted on: 27 April 2011
  • By: chw staff

Netgear has announced the release of its N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000). At wireless data rate of up to 750 megabits per second (Mbps), the N750 powers through intense wireless tasks such as streaming HD video, multiplayer gaming and large file transfers. The N750 also acts as a DLNA Media Server for streaming video, music and photos from any storage device plugged into its USB port to DLNA-enabled.

Onkyo Releases Advanced Networking Home Theater AV Receivers

  • Posted on: 10 February 2011
  • By: chw staff

The new 7.2 Channel TX-NR609 and 5.1 Channel TX-NR509 AV Receivers features the latest in networking capability available to home entertainment systems, although being class as entry-level.  The AV Receivers boost support for DLNA, Wireless, Windows 7, Internet Radio and remote App control from Onkyo App for iPhone and iPod. The other new model is the TX-SR309, it is the only one of the three that does not support Networking.

Qualcomm's Skifta for Android Receives DLNA Certification

  • Posted on: 5 February 2011
  • By: chw staff

Qualcomm’s recently release media shifting platform Skifta, has become the first software platform to be certified by the Digital Living Networking Alliance (DLNA) under its new software certification program.  Now, users with compatible DLNA devices can shift their contents to wherever they are more comfortable enjoying it. Skifta – beta currently available at the Android Marketplace as a free download for smartphones running Android version 2.2 and higher.

Qualcomm Debuts Skifta Media Shifting Service For The Connected Home

  • Posted on: 6 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

Qualcomm debuts Shifta, a media shifting service at CES 2011, one of the technologies we highlight would be debuting there. The Skifta service gives users the ability to control and play their music, photos and videos on connected devices at home, at a friend's house, at work or on any WiFi network without syncing or side loading media to the phone. It is also certified to stream digital content to DLNA certified devices.

DLNA adds DTS, Promise Technology and CableLabs to Promoter Members Group

  • Posted on: 26 December 2010
  • By: chw staff

The DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is closing off the year on a high note after a busy 2010.  The Alliance has added three new companies to the existing 26 member in its promoter member group. With a new DLNA Lab in China, the Alliance is expanding it reach and expertise across sectors and geography. It now has members in different CE sectors such as service providers, consumer electronics and mobile device industries.

Broadcom Announces First SoC 40nm HD 3DTV, Set-top Box Video Gateway Solution

  • Posted on: 16 December 2010
  • By: chw staff

Broadcom is offering OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and reference design developers of connected home devices a new System-on-Chip (SoC) solution that offers superior speed and better integration. The new chip is called the BCM7422, and is the industry’s first SoC to combine a 1.3GHz multi-threaded MIPS with the latest MPEG industry standard scalable video coding (SVC) that allows STBs (set-top box) to offer 1080p high definition 3DTV.

Introducing Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it and MediaShare Mini

  • Posted on: 12 November 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Verbatim has combined it award winning Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it USB drive with its MediaShare mini to offer a complete home media storage solution.  Both solutions can complement your existing DLNA compliant system or USB router. The Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it offer the convenience of being a storage device as well as a paper clip. The MediaShare Mini acts as a hub in bringing it all together.

Buffalo Technology Adds LinkStation V-Series to NAS Family

  • Posted on: 15 October 2010
  • By: chw staff

Buffalo Technology LinkStation network storage family has been extended with the addition of the V-Series range of Network Attach Storage (NAS) solution. The new line consists of LinkStation Pro. LinkStation Pro Duo and LinkStation Quad. As Standard there is connectivity for the Apple range of handheld devices, automatic backup and the ability to access your LinkStation from anywhere in the world from a internet connection.