entertainment

NuForce Dia An All-in-One Digital Amplifier

  • Posted on: 24 November 2011
  • By: chw staff

diaAre 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.

Connected TV Revisited

  • Posted on: 18 November 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

vizio-hdtvLast year this time the tech world’s attention was drawn to the Connected TV platform.  This was due to the release of Apple and Google TV. This year the same thing has happen but this time the tone has changed. Notable partners such as Intel, Adobe and Logitech have made announcements saying they are changing their strategy around the Connected TV platform - which mainly affects Google TV.

MUZU.TV Added to Sony Entertainment Network

  • Posted on: 16 November 2011
  • By: chw staff

The rebranded Sony Entertainment Network (previously Qriocity) is to offer MUZU.TV music videos to Sony customers via selected range of Bravia HDTVs, Blu-ray players and home theatre systems.  With more than eighty thousand music videos in the MUZU.TV library plus those from Sony means viewers will have an endless choice of artist and genre to choose from.

Netia Selected Netgem Hybrid IPTV Technology for Poland

  • Posted on: 8 November 2011
  • By: chw staff

Netia a multi-screen television service provider based in Poland has chosen to build its hybrid IPTV solutions on Netgem. Netia started as a fixed line broadband provider expanded added voice and now they are adding Netgem services to offer the complete triple play experience.  Part of the agreement, is Netgem will provide Netia with its middleware and hybrid DTT/Internet Set-top boxes.

P&TLuxembourg Selects Netgem's IPTV nCloud with N8000 MediaCenter PVR

  • Posted on: 14 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Netgem has announced that it has been selected by P&TLuxembourg, Luxembourg's leading telecom operator, to upgrade its service to next-generation IPTV offering. Netgem will provide P&T with its software and intelligent set top boxes (STB) to give its subscribers a unique rich TV experience. The enhanced service will be rolled out in October 2011.

Adobe Flash for the Digital Home, Two Years Later

  • Posted on: 12 October 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The Adobe Flash platform has come a long way since we first started using web animation. Even more astonishing is its role in facilitating in-home entertainment via the different devices. The Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR platforms have move from being a simple plug-in for desktop applications to being a platform for CE manufacturers to develop solutions for digital home devices. Now, developers can build applications for home devices extending the Flash-based experience to the television.

DIRECTV Selects Pace HR34 Server for Home Media Center

  • Posted on: 19 September 2011
  • By: chw staff

DIRECTV has selected Pace HR34 Server to launch its Home Media Center solution.  The HR34 digital home solution, said Pace, is the satellite industry’s first fully multiroom DVR platform. Both companies are looking forward to consumer response, according to DirecTV’s CTO, Romulo Pontual, the Home Media Center will be a first for DIRECTV.  Home Media Center will be able to record and playback different programmes at the same time and offer management access from different devices.

Leading Chip Makers Accelerate THX Media Director Adoption

  • Posted on: 16 September 2011
  • By: admin

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 Introduced 4K High-End Home Theatre Projector

  • Posted on: 15 September 2011
  • By: chw staff

Last year at CEDIA Sony released its first 3D home projector, this year they launched the world’s first 4K home front projector, the VPL-VW1000ES.  The projector offers the highest resolution for a home theatre projector, over four times that of a HDTV.  The VW1000ES also employs an entirely new SXRD 4K panel, which produces outstanding deep blacks; when combined with Sony's Iris3 technology, the projector can achieve an incredible 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast.

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