Archive for August, 2008

Wisdom Audio Features New High-End Sage Series Speaker Systems at 2008 CEDIA Expo

Monday, August 25th, 2008

CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 25, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (, the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it will feature its new award-nominated Sage Series high-end architectural and freestanding speaker systems at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16. Sage has been nominated for a Residential Systems Magazine 2008 Resi Award in the “Speakers – On-Wall or In-Wall” category. Winners will be announced during the 2008 CEDIA Expo. (more…)

projectiondesign to provide HD DLP® projectors for 200+ education sessions at CEDIA

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

projectiondesign to provide new avielo series HD DLP® projectors for 200+ education sessions at CEDIA EXPO 08

Denver, CO (CEDIA EXPO) August 22, 2008 – Norway’s projectiondesign announces its exclusive role as the official CEDIA EXPO projector sponsor ensuring that all training and education rooms will be equipped with new avielo series 1080p DLP home cinema projectors. The projectors will be used for the display of a wide range of educational presentation material, high-resolution computer graphics and video throughout EXPO 08. (more…)

Avoca Introduces the VIP Music Edition™

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Groundbreaking “Say it – Play it™” Music System

Fast, Convenient, User-Friendly New System Brings Voice Control and Voice Search to Home Listening and Personal Music Collections

OTTAWA, Aug. 22, 2008 – Avoca Semiconductor Inc. (Avoca), a leading designer of voice-enabled user interface solutions, will launch its new VIP Music Edition™ at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado, Sept. 4th, 2008. The new Avoca system is an extraordinary residential music control system designed for living rooms and fast, convenient, transparent use. It turns a CD collection into a fully, immediately accessible digital library through a unique touch-and-talk interface that delivers the best available system for conveniently operating and enjoying home music collections. (more…)

Planar Announces Its First 3-Chip HD Projector for the Custom Home Theater Market

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Viper uniquely combines Planar’s engineering expertise with 3-chip DLP® image accuracy to offers stellar big-screen HD performance to demanding video aficionados. (more…)

Daily Blog – Brian Florian – August 21, 2008: FOCUS PLEASE

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Like a few billion other people, I’ve been spending probably a little too much time watching the Olympics.  At least I’m getting to see them in HD though… or am I.

Sticking mainly with CBC-HD’s coverage for its nicely rounded (not just Canada biased) coverage, I noticed the other night that video footage of the race I was watching was so soft as to seem almost out of focus.  I would say about as good as really good DVD.  Yet the overlay graphics (times, scores, titles, etc) were razor sharp, pixel-for-pixel perfect, so we can’t blame Rogers for over-compressing this time.

Are all the camera operators not pulling focus?  Unlikely.  Was something lost in a signal rate conversion somewhere between Beijing and Toronto?  Does anyone other than me even care?

Granted most of the coverage has been pretty good (like the now famous “super slo-mo” diving shots), but the bottom line: overall less than compelling HD.

And service providers wonder why HDTV has taken about 20 years longer to be adopted than it should have…

McIntosh Laboratory Rewards Loyal Customers and Stands Behind Its Products with Expan

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008


Matt Calderone
DBA Public Relations

Sally Goff
Marketing & PR Manager
McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. 607-723-3512/800-538-6576 ext 344

McIntosh Laboratory Rewards Loyal Customers and Stands Behind Its Products with Expanded Consumer “Trade-UP” Program for 2008

— Owners of McIntosh Products May Receive 75% of
Original MSRP Toward Current Models —

Binghamton, NY August 20, 2008—McIntosh Laboratory, a world leader in home entertainment systems for nearly 60 years, is reaffirming its commitment to its discriminating customers and its confidence in the superior quality of its products with a new expanded version of its popular “Trade-UP” Incentive Program for 2008. For a limited time, the program gives owners of many McIntosh® products – regardless of the product’s age – an easy way to upgrade their McIntosh components to current models. By visiting participating McIntosh dealers, consumers may trade in McIntosh stereo power amplifiers, preamplifiers, integrated amplifiers or receivers (in working condition) and receive up to 75% of its original MSRP toward a brand new current McIntosh product. (McIntosh Monoblock amplifier models are also eligible, but only when traded in and sold in pairs.) (more…)

NACSound for Sonance Introduces Kayak Single Stereo Designer Loudspeaker

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

San Clemente, CA—August 20, 2008—Sonance, the leading provider of high performance audio design solutions, will introduce a striking new loudspeaker to their Italian NACSound product line at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, Booth #408, in Denver, CO, in September. The Kayak single stereo loudspeaker joins the Omni and Zemi models, which were introduced in 2007, when Sonance partnered with NACSound to handle sales and distribution under the NACSound for Sonance label to dealers in the U.S. and Canada. (more…)

Break HDMI/DVI-D Distance Barriers with TV One’s CAT.5/6 Transmitters

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

ERLANGER, KY, August 20, 2008— TVOne-task’s newest product family consists of one CAT.5/6 transmitter and two receivers. The 1T-CT-621 transmitter used in conjunction with the 1T-CT-624 receiver can achieve distances up to 150m (450 feet) while the 1T-CT-628 receiver can achieve distances up to 250m (750 feet.) The units can handle maximum resolutions up to 1920×1200 and 1080p @ 60Hz with embedded audio. They are HDCP and v1.2 HDMI compliant. For normal operation, two Cat.5/5E or 6 cables are required, one for the main signal and one for the HDCP/DDC signal. Single cable operation is possible under certain circumstances but it is recommended that the user checks with TV One Tech Support. The receivers provide Gain and Equalization adjustments. The system is fully compatible with DVI-D signals. The unique TVOne-task locking power connectors are used to enhance overall system security. All three units are available for immediate shipment. The suggested retail ????? is listed below: (more…)

Press Release: Boston Acoustics Introduces the Horizon i-DS2 ???? Speaker System

Monday, August 18th, 2008


Boston Acoustics’ Powerful New Horizon i-DS2 ????® Speaker System:
Finally, an ???? Dock Worthy of Playing your Favorite Music!

— Stylish and Compact System Lets Users Share their ????® Music
in Rich High-Performance Stereo, with Deep Powerful Bass —

Peabody MA, August 18, 2008 — Boston Acoustics, Inc., a world-renowned manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, today announced the introduction of the Horizon i-DS2 ???? Speaker System (MAP: $179.99), a stylish and compact solution for bringing the music of any ?????® ????® to life in great room-filling stereo sound. With built-in dual 3 1/2” full-range speakers and 60 watts of dynamic power, the Horizon i-DS2 is a high performance system with deep powerful bass and crisp clean stereo sound that lets users dock and charge their ????s while listening to their favorite music. And reflecting Boston Acoustics’ Play Smart™ attitude, the i-DS2 features the company’s innovative P.O.P. design concept, which lets users quickly and easily change the look of their unit to match any room’s décor using a variety of different colored speaker grilles. (more…)

Denon Provides High-Performance Audio Quality Control Product During NBC’s Coverage o

Monday, August 18th, 2008

For Immediate Release Press Contact: Lisa Cazzola
DBA Public Relations
(212) 388-1400


— Denon A/V Receivers and DVD Players enable Audio Quality Control during coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games, August 8-24, 2008 —

Mahwah, NJ, August 18, 2008 — Denon Electronics was selected to provide Audio Quality Control products to NBC Universal during NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing, China August 8-24. The announcement was made today by Bob Dixon, Director Sound Design, NBC Olympics. (more…)

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