Cisco has developed a new software platform for its Linksys Wi-Fi Routers. Labelled Cisco Connect Cloud, the new platform will make it easier to add devices to your home network and make them more accessible, said Cisco. To support the Connect Cloud, Cisco has also release Cisco Connect Cloud Mobile App, which features SimpleTap, a new interface for the Linksys Wi-Fi Router. Cisco also released six new developer apps to offer more control and convenience.
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.
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.
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.
Onkyo has released a new home cinema AV receiver with Spotify, the online music subscription service. The new affordable TX-NR609 receiver will allow access to the Spotify music service straight from your television, if you are a Spotify premium member. The new AV receivers offers the latest in connectivity and high quality surround sound solutions from THX, Audyssey and Dolby.
In addition to the three AV Receivers released yesterday, Onkyo has also released two home theatre systems (HT-S5400 and HT-S3400) and a iPhone/iPod Remote Interactive Dock (DS-A4). The new systems are design to bring the best out of music, movies and gaming content, thus, enhancing your home entertainment experience. At the heart of both systems sits the home theatre receiver to provide HDMI and USB connectivity and power to push the content.
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.
Onkyo's newest Blu-ray player, the BD-SP808 will offer Blockbuster On Demand. This month, the model will be rolled out in electronics stores nationwide, adding to a list of more than 85 consumer electronic devices that have integrated the service to boost consumer access to the latest releases.Onkyo's BD-SP808 offers other features in addition to Blockbuster On Demand, including a High Quality Video Scaler and full-featured Blu-ray Disc Play Back.
Onkyo has release two new HT-RC home theatre receivers (HT-RC260 and HT-RC270). Both models feature the latest in surround sound with a High Definition high performance 7.2-channel via Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio codecs. For inter components connectivity they both have a 3D-Ready HDMI-1.4a port, and are DLNA 1.5 and Windows7 compatible. Both models have Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz and Onkyo's proprietary WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) amplifiers. Onkyo HT-RC260 and HT-RC270 are available at retailers for $499 and $849 respectively.
Onkyo has released details of their soon to be released A/V Receivers (TX-NR1008, TX-NR808 and TX-NR708). The new models feature the latest in connectivity, sound quality and compatibility. All models offer the same basic features such as compatibility with Windows 7, DLNA 1.5 certified, integrated support of Apple iPhone and iPod, network audio streaming and multi-room support.