The Smart Speaker List for Christmas 2017

  • Posted on: 7 October 2017
  • By: chw staff

It is no joke when we said the home has become a fierce battle ground for connected technologies, and 2017 is the year of the smart speaker.  Already this year most of the well known brands have announced dates for release or plans to develop their own smart speaker solution.  Therefore, I can see a smart speaker being high on the shopping list for Christmas 2017.  Underneath the elegant and smooth designs will be one of four voice control systems Apple Siri, Google Assist, Microsoft's Cortana or Amazon Alexa. We have gather them all here for you to have a look and hopefully help you decide.

The 2014 CES 'Home' Innovations Design and Engineering Awardees

  • Posted on: 17 November 2013
  • By: chw staff

The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) judges have done their examination and have release the 2014 International CES list of Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees. The judges look products across 28 consumer electronics product categories; they have also added extra categories this year: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technologies. The "Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award" honors products and solutions that demonstrate outstanding design and engineering advancements. The CEA said they saw a record number of entries this year (See Photos).

Pioneer Offers New Class-D(3) Amplified AV Receivers

  • Posted on: 20 June 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

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.

Pioneer Releases 3D Blu-ray Players BDP-LX54 and BDP-430

  • Posted on: 25 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

Pioneer Released Elite AV Receivers VSX-30 and VSX-31

  • Posted on: 28 June 2010
  • By: chw staff

Pioneer has release six new Elite AV Receivers for us to take advantage of the latest in digital home connectivity and media sharing.  The main attractions in the new Elite range are the VSX-30, VSX-31 and flagship SC-37, together they offer the best in enjoying digital sound and home theater experience, at a price that can suit your budget.  According to Pioneer the new range do the thinking for the home theater, by offering connectivity features to streamline and del

Pioneer's Latest AV Receivers: SC-LX82 and SC-LX72

  • Posted on: 20 August 2009
  • By: chw staff

pioneer av receiverComing to a shop near you next month are two of the latest in AV home entertainment technology from Pioneer.  These two systems will set the benchmark in high power AV receiver performance.  The SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV receivers are design to bring enhanced clarity, detail and dynamic “quick response” from lossless Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks used in Blu-ray Disc entertainment.  Both SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV receivers offer seamless digital audio connectivity to iPhone® and iPod® devices.