The parent companies of Pioneer and Onkyo this week announced that they have "executed a basic agreement" to integrate Pioneer’s Home AV business, phone business and headphone-related business, with Onkyo.
Onkyo has announced the arrival of Dolby Atmos functionality on several of its receiver products, via a firmware update. The update applies to the Onkyo TX-NR636, TX-NR737, and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers.
Dolby Laboratories held a demonstration day to showcase both its cinema and home theater applications of Dolby Atmos sound technology at its New York City offices Aug. 13, as prelude to what Dolby senior director of sound technology research Brett Crockett termed “specific, multiple announcements” regarding the technology during CEDIA Expo next month.
Custom Plus Distributing will host a grand opening of its San Jose location on August 19.
It’s been an eye-opening few weeks for those in the consumer electronics industry who thought that the summer of 2014 was going to be a time to take a breather before heading into Q3 and the holiday selling season.
CE Week NYC last month drew the most diverse mix of show-goers ever in its multi-year history. Dealerscope canvassed attendees from the retailing, distributing and buying group CE sectors to find out what trends and products resonated most strongly for them—and what impact the show would have on their businesses. Here’s what they had to say. (Interviews by Nancy Klosek)
Onkyo announced a variety of new audio products this week, including upgrades to its home-theater-in-a-box packages, a Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker system and a new AV receiver.
Some highlights of the video produced by CE Week TV, featuring product demos:
Imperatives needed to get top-drawer “better-than-CD-quality” audio in front of consumers beyond the audiophile fringe were the main topics of discussion among a mixed group of hardware, content and engineering experts, at Wednesday’s CE Week panel entitled, “Making High-Resolution Audio Accessible.”
Pioneer began their press conference Wednesday at CE Week by directly addressing the elephant in the room.