cedia 2008

  • CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Polk Atrium outdoor speakers

    Word leaked out two weeks ago that Polk Audio planned on releasing the Atrium Sat 10 and Sub 30 outdoor satellite/subwoofer system here at CEDIA. It’s kind of a novel idea if you think about it, with outdoor theaters and people craving the latest multichannel audio, I guess it’s a natural evolution. They sound great in harmony, but I don’t get the design. Is the… Read More

  • JBL makes speakers wireless, pretty

    Once again, friends, into the breach. JBL has just released some speakers, a wireless subwoofer kit, and a wireless speaker kit that will have you singing in the aisles of your local Best Buy when they’re finally launched. The WEM-1 is a wireless speaker kit for $359 and is available in September. The subwoofers, ES250PW and ES150PW cost $729 and $599 respectively include a little… Read More

  • Infinity releases wireless subwoofer and high end speakers for the wireless subwoofer and high end speaker loving set

    Infinity has released the Prelude Forty speakers – $6,000 each, natch – and a wireless subwoofer line that starts a $549. The PSW310W costs $1,199. The subwoofers include a compact transmitter and can be placed anywhere in the room. The speakers, obviously, use ceramics, metals, and all kinds of audio mumbo-jumbo to make noises that are clearly worth $6,000 each. All models are… Read More

  • Integra rolls out the surprisingly affordable DBS-6.9 Blu-ray player

    Integra tends to put out very nice, abet pricey AV equipment, so the CE companies first Blu-ray players low price surprised the CEDIA out of me. According to one of their product minions, the DBS-6.9 is going to hit all Integra distribution channels for $599. Expect the normal Blu-ray tech of HDMI 1.3a output, bitstream compatibility, and unfortunately Profile 1.1. Sorry, no BD Live… Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch: live pics of the $1,199 Profile 1.1 Yamaha Blu-ray player

    I don’t get it. A ‘new’ $1,199 Blu-ray player that doesn’t support the latest Blu-ray standard. The player leaked out a few weeks ago, so there really isn’t anything here but some gadget pr0n. It might look nice, but without BD Live, who in their right mind will buy it? Read More

  • CablesToGo offers USB to VGA kit

    The USB to VGA Adapter Kit from CablesToGo uses Ultra-Wide Band technology to transmit VGA video over wirelessly over USB to a VGA out port to a television. You can connect a PC to one end and then transmit the 720p video to a television up to 30 feet away. No pricing, it seems, but makes a nice addition to the wireless USB to VGA Pantheon currently populated by IOGEAR. Read More

  • Super-slim Procision LCD HDTVs from JVC

    Last JVC post of the day, folks. Complementing the earlier Procision series LCDs we have a 42- (LT-42SL89) and 46-inch (LT-46SL89) models that measure 1.5-inches in width with a max depth of 2.9-inches. Both sets offer full HD resolution and weigh only 26.4 pounds. The super-slim Procision models are available now for $1,899.99 and $2,399.99, respectively. Read More

  • Belkin FlyWire Transmitter: Transmits HD from anywhere

    The FlyWire is an HD streamer that sends 1080p content to any TV, anywhere, from an HD source. Built-in IR blasters allow you to send control signals to any CE device including Blu-Ray players and receivers. It basically lets you send HD video to a TV mounted on a wall without requiring you to rewire your entire house. Belkin FlyWire™ Offers Faster, Easier, and More Installations to… Read More

  • Guess what JVC announced today at CEDIA?

    Am I the only one sick of all the TVs, Blu-ray players and projectors coming out of CEDIA today? JVC launched an all-new line of thin LCD TVs today under the Procision moniker. There are three 120Hz 1080p models in 42-, 47- and 52-inch sets. Powered by JVC’s new HD engine, Clear Motion III, which has a 32-bit processor, Genessa, you should expect flawless picture quality. All three… Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch: Sony Booth Tour

    New Blu-ray players, 1080p projectors, super-thin LCDs, and everything had the Sony name on it. Must be the Sony booth. Gallery after the jump. Read More

  • Sony's Blu-ray Disc Mega Changer

    All we know is it’s coming next year and it holds 400 Blu-ray discs. Are there even 400 Blu-ray titles out? Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Logitech’s Squeezebox Boom

    Logitech announced the Squeezebox Boom last week and I spent sometime poking and prodding it today. It looks great; clean and simple with a rubberized texture finish. The remote is simple and rests in a on top of the player. As for the controls though, it’s kind of clunky. I wanted to use the large, middle knob more, but the buttons flanking the knob controls it more. Granted… Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Pioneer BDP-09FD Elite Blu-ray player

    Pioneer has one killer Blu-ray player on their hands. The BDP-09FD is a monster and thanks to the geeky venue that is CEDIA, the CE company had the player naked for all the world to peep. It’s shipping to videophiles sometime in the 4Q for a whopping $2,200. Read More

  • Conversation about Sharp's new Blu-ray Profile 1.1 players

    Me, “So who is going to buy these ‘new’ Sharp Profile 1.1 Blu-ray players?” Cute Sharp girl, *laughs* “I think Sharp hopes someone will.” Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch Hands-on: LG BD300 Blu-ray Netflix player

    For a low price of $399, a consumer can get both a BD Live-enable Blu-ray player with a Netflix streamer. Plus, after a little hands on time, I think LG has a winner with the BD300. The player loads quick, the picture is Blu-ray good, and the menu simple. Read More

  • More Sharp announcements from CEDIA

    Also announced at CEDIA from Sharp are a gaggle of HDTVs and one mini-audio system. There’s a rather extensive list and if you’re really, really interested then hit the jump for all the details. Images for all other products coming shortly. Read More

  • 10-megapixel JVC projector does 4X HD resolution

    For the discerning HD enthusiast who has it all, here’s the 4K2K D-ILA projector from JVC. It’s got a 10-megapixel optical system that can project things at 4096×2400 resolution – four times full HD resolution – all in a pretty small package. Granted, there’s not a lot of content available in 4X HD yet, but JVC suggests using the multi-screen mode to view up… Read More

  • Good Morning JVC!

    8:30 this morning, I jammed myself into a small theater lobby with a bunch of morning breath sporting, traditional AV journalist. Not a great way to start the morning. Last night, Sony gave me crab legs, beef medallions, with an open bar, but this morning, I get a continental breakfast. Yum. Read More

  • Hitachi unveils 50-inch thin LCD

    Just some icing on the thin TV cake: Hitachi just launched 50-inch ultrathin LCD TV. No pricing or availability, but it is purdy. Hitachi Unveils 50-Inch Ultra Thin Plasma Display Hitachi’s New UltraThin 1.5-inch Plasma Display is Expected to be Main Attraction at CEDIA Expo in Denver
    CEDIA EXPO 2008 DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing its leadership position in developing… Read More

  • Ultrathin Hitachis priced and ready to roll

    Hitachi’s 1.5-inch thin Director’s Series TVs are starting at $1,499 and ending – for the 47-inch UT47X902 – at $3,799. The V series starts at $1,499 for the 32-incher and $3,599 for the 47-incher. You’ll recall these thin-boys from CES 2008 and now they’re finally here. Read More