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.
KIT digital and LG Electronics have signed a strategic partnership agreement. Under the agreement, both companies will leverage each other’s technologies to develop and deploy a joint multiscreen over-the-top video (OTT) solution. KIT will also provide content and professional services to the LG's Home Entertainment Division for its Smart TV platform.
Vestel the manufacturer of digital televison and BitTorrent have join forces to create the world's first BitTorrent Certified Digital TV. The television was on show at this year’s IFA show in Berlin. Vestel said the new BitTorrent Certified TV will enable consumers to find, play and share all types of personal media, independently produced content and internet files directly on their TV.
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.
Release recently from Grace Digital Audio is the first tabletop Pandora radio (GDI-IR2550p) to offer the same features that Pandora listeners use on computers and smart phones, which includes 1-button access to the thumbs up/down song selection and play/pause functions. You can even skip songs and even bookmark songs directly from the remote and front control panel. You can connect wirelessly to get access to podcasts, over 50,000 radio stations such as BBC, CBS, iheartradio, NPR/NPR on-demand, FOX News, NOAA Weather Reports, Live365, KROQ, and Sirius Premium Internet radio. The Grace GDI-IR2550p digital radio will also connect and play music directly from your iTunes library stored on your PC or MAC – wirelessly.
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.
Panasonics is planning to show off its latest in consumer electronics at this year’s IFA show in Berlin Germany and for those who cannot make it to the show Panasonic is planning to take the show to you via live and interactive broadcast. Through its online portal viewers will be able to explore the Panasonic stand via live webcams and ask product experts questions about the latest Panasonic products, will be in three categories Digital AV Network, Green Technology and Energy Solutions and 3D.
PacketVideo (PV) the developer of the Twonky media-sharing software and Bang & Olufsen (B&O) have announced a partnership that will allow Bang & Olufsen to offer its customer a seamless and connected music sharing experience using Twonky. The PV premium music player software will be part of Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound 5 whole home entertainment management solution.
Virgin Mobile (France) has joined the likes of Toshiba and Telekom Slovenia in partnering with Netgem, the connected home solutions provider. In an announcement today Netgem said they have partnered with Virgin Mobile (France), French Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), for the launch of Virgin Box TV.
Integra has announced major audio and video upgrades to its DTR-20, '30, '40 and '50 series of THX-Certified home theater receivers. The new DTR-20.3, DTR-30.3, DTR-40.3, and DTR-50.3 offers advanced networking and USB capabilities, which were only available on last year's DTR-40.2 and higher models. The range also offers more connectivity options for external devices, increased video processing with Marvell Qdeo, IDT HQV Vida™ VHD1900, and better audio quality with Audyssey's MultEQ XT, Dolby Volume and dual subwoofer preamp outputs.