Niveus showed off their soon to be released media center extender
systems. With their recent addition of Media Center servers
featuring 4 cable cards allowing for simultaneous recording of 4
high-def feeds at once, these new extenders will allow you to
distribute that content all throughout the house. The details of
pricing and the exact output and supported codec?s are still in flux
but it looks like a promising solution.
Mediamax Media Servers
This is an older company I had long forgotten about. They are a
competitor to Media Center and Media Center software solutions. What
is interesting is they support archiving and playback of both HDDVD
and Blu-ray into a single media server. The integration was very
nice and included full cover art for each disc. Of course they also
support archival of music, DVDs, photos, etc? Prices start at $5000
and go up from there depending on how much space you want your
server to have. Mediamax has had HD-DVD support since spring, but
Blu-ray support is new for CEDIA.
JVC adds the HD100 to their projector lineup and ups
the contrast ratio to 30000:1 (this is without a dynamic iris). They now
have motorized zoom and focus. No word on whether the ANSI contrast is
improved, but the price is expected to go up.
Sony added to new SXRD
front projectors. The VW200 is the higher end projector with a Xenon
lamp and a 35000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. This projector is priced at
The VW60 is the lower priced projector and this one
is priced at $5,000. Street price should be lower which should make this
an attractive option. Pictured here with the projector is an anamorphic
Toshiba has a new line of LCDs’ with a thin bezel.
They want to maximize the size that can fit into existing cabinets.
Revel has introduced an in-ceiling speaker in their Performa lineup. You
might have seen the woofer here on some Infinity speakers. Each speaker
is priced at $749.
The Revel Ultima2 series have been shipping for some
time. Pictured here is Kevin Voecks standing next to the Salon2. He is
extremely pleased with their performance.
the complete Ultima2 series.