Tom Sumner

Yamaha Corp. of America said this week it has named Bob Goedken the new general manager of its AV division. Goedken, formerly assistant general manager for the company, will report to senior vice president Tom Sumner. 

Yamaha this week unveiled a new line of A/V receivers, noted for their easy integration with customers' mobile devices.

Yamaha announced Monday that it has launched a new Blu-ray disc player, the BD-A1000. The new player features content playback from Netflix, Blockbuster and YouTube, as well as access to BD-Live and BonusView.

Audio may have had a flat year in terms of sales, according to recent CEA numbers, yet the category continues to diversify and grow into new directions. Digital audio formats continue to entice the imagination and despite legal troubles for Internet audio and formats like MP3, there is no slowing down of development. Expect to see Dolby Labs promoting its AAC digital audio format, which provides better quality sound in a smaller footprint. You'll hear the same from supporters of Microsoft's WMA and RCA's MP3Pro, which is touted as the next generation of MP3. But Dolby will also be showcasing its newest technologies including

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