New Home Theater Package From Onkyo
November 3, 2008

Onkyo USA has announced the release of a new THX-certified home theater package. The package, called the Onkyo HT-S9100THX, boasts a home theater receiver and a 7.1-channel home theater speaker system, as well as THX Loudness Plus technology, Faroudja DCDi video upscaling, Audyssey 2EQ and Dynamic EQ. 

Onkyo Receivers/HT Systems
September 10, 2008

Onkyo USA has introduced two mid-price home theater receivers, the Onkyo TX-SR806 and TX-SR706, and two packaged home theater systems. Both receivers are THX-certified and include the new THX Loudness Plus audio processing technology for improved low-volume-level listening. All of the new models include expanded HDMI connectivity, Faroudja DCDi video processing capabilities, Audyssey room acoustics correction and Dynamic EQ, and Onkyo’s Music Optimizer for improved sound from heavily compressed digital sources. Onkyo’s new HT-S7100 and HT-S6100 HTiB packaged systems each consist of a home theater receiver, seven-channel loudspeaker system, powered subwoofer and iPod dock. In addition, the HT-S7100 includes two stylish speaker stands. The system

Meridian Bows Reference Video Projector/Scaler System
July 30, 2008

Meridian America Tuesday previewed a $185,000 two-element front projector and video scaler system it will introduce at CEDIA Expo. The system is based on JVC’s D-ILA technology and semiconductor developer Marvell’s Qdeo video processing. “It took us 20 years to designate a CD player as ‘reference.’ It’s one term we don’t use lightly,” said Meridian’s director of technology, Ken Forsythe, in describing the new 810 Reference Video System. The 810 has a new version of the JVC light engine which fully utilizes megapixels that JVC masks down to tailor this technology for its target military and commercial markets. This results in

Integra DTR-7.8 THX Ultra2 A/V Receiver
August 27, 2007

Designed specifically for custom installers, this 7.1-channel home theater receiver features HDMI 1.3 compatible switching, onboard decoding, and multizone/multisource and system integration control components. Includes three HDMI inputs and one output, Burr Brown audio DACs, three 32-bit DSPs, automatic transcoding and onboard Faroudja DCDi deinterlacing circuitry. Compatible with both XM and Sirius satellite radio. Available now for $1,300. www.integrahometheater.com

Is Anyone Having Fun?
February 1, 2007

It may seem like a ridiculous question: “Are You Having Fun?” Margins are shrinking, competition is getting tougher and products and technology are almost identical from brand to brand. How can anyone have fun? Well if you’re not, I’ll guarantee you your salespeople are not and that is costing you sales, customers and most likely higher employee turnover than you would like. Are you driving to the wrong parking lot? For years I have been telling my co-workers and employees that if you are not having any fun you are driving to the wrong parking lot. I have always believed that fun in the workplace increases

Eastern Horizon
November 1, 2006

The 26th autumn edition of Hong Kong’s Electronics Fair featured more cutting-edge technology than ever, in step with China’s maturing marketing skills. Flat panel-dominated the main floor of the show, with a higher population than ever of high-definition large-screen 1080p models setting the high-tech tone for the 26th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), held Oct. 13 to 16. The finished-goods show, which runs concurrently with the components show electronicAsia 2006, attracted almost 2,500 exhibitors, an increase of 17 percent from the 2005 Fall Fair, due in part to the fact that a newly renovated portion of the exhibition floor was made available to

People on the Move
September 15, 2006

Robert Haefling has been appointed CEO of the Meridian Audio Group. Formerly vice president of corporate marketing of Genesis Microchip, Inc., Haefling will play what Meridian chairman and technical director Robert Stuart describes as a “key role” in the expansion of the company. While in charge of the Faroudja brand at Genesis, Haefling helped draft the agreement that put the brand under an exclusive manufacturing license with Meridian. In other Meridian news, Stuart Russell has become marketing manager and Alan Douglas has become manager of special projects with the Research and Development department. Both are new positions. Russell was

Samsung Shows Its Line
July 16, 2004

At a press tour at the W Court Hotel in NYC Samsung Electronics gave journalists a peek at it newest DVD, portable audio, set-top-box and camcorder lines. While there was little shown at this event that had not been originally debuted at Samsung's CES exhibit in January, products details and pricing were now fully flushed out. Here are some highlights of the new product offerings: In HTiB, Samsung is offering the new, highly styled HT-DS1000, designed to complement the company's plasma and LCD flat panels and the thin profile DLP televisions. The thin DVD progressive scan player/receiver can be mounted on a bundled pedestal

Denon offers a pre-CEDIA preview
July 12, 2004

By David Dritsas NEWARK—Denon Electronics gave the press a look at new products it plans to ship near the time frame of the Custom Electronic & Design Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo. Company executives also discussed Denon's approach to emerging video and audio connections and commented on the status of pending products that were publicly introduced, but have yet to ship. In its new line of DVD players, Denon has moved DVI-D digital video output, with HDCP copy protection into lower price points, starting with the DVD-1910, a $269 SRP single-disc player. It has selectable scaling for 480p, 720p and 1080i, uses the Faroudja DCDi chipset and