Home Entertainment - CES 2009 http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/53/0 en CES 2009 Roundup of Everything Else... http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Best_ofthe_Rest <p><strong>Highlights of The Best of the Rest</strong></p> <p>While most of the hubbub was about the audio and video at the show, there were still a few products that don't fit into those two big categories that caught our eye as well. </p> <p>From the futuristic to a new guitar hero (no, not that kind), we saw a bunch.</p> <p>All the links... well, you know.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Best_ofthe_Rest">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Best_ofthe_Rest#comments CES 2009 News Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:41:30 -0800 geoffm 20744 at http://www.hemagazine.com CES 2009 Video Roundup http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Video <p><strong>Video Highlights from CES</strong></p> <p>Audio companies weren't the only ones with products to show.</p> <p>From flat panels to Blu-ray, there was lots to see on the video side of the A/V world.</p> <p>All the links after the jump. </p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Video">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Video#comments CES 2009 News Fri, 16 Jan 2009 00:02:04 -0800 geoffm 20740 at http://www.hemagazine.com CES 2009 Audio Roundup http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Audio <p><strong>Audio Highlights from CES</strong></p> <p>There may have been fewer visitors, and fewer exibitors, at this year's CES, but the audio companies still had lots of new products to show off. </p> <p>Here's a roundup of all the cool stuff we saw/was announced. </p> <p>All the links after the jump. </p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Audio">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/CES_2009_Audio#comments CES 2009 News Thu, 15 Jan 2009 00:24:00 -0800 geoffm 20738 at http://www.hemagazine.com PS Audio PerfectWave Digital Audio System http://www.hemagazine.com/node/PS-Audio_PerfectWave_Digital_Audio_System <p><strong>Catch this wave.</strong></p> <p>PS Audio showed off its new PerfectWave digital audio system, which includes the first transport capable of directly playing high-resolution WAV files recorded on both DVD and CD. </p> <p>The company demoed the system using Reference Recordings’ high-definition HRx DVDs, which have a 24-bit/176-kHz resolution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/PS-Audio_PerfectWave_Digital_Audio_System">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/PS-Audio_PerfectWave_Digital_Audio_System#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:23:32 -0800 adriennem 20736 at http://www.hemagazine.com Philips 7000 Series 120Hz LCDs http://www.hemagazine.com/node/philips_7000_series_120hz_lcds <p><strong>Philips’ LCD swan song?</strong></p> <p>This year, Philips is handing over its TV production to Funai, so the new 7000 Series of 1080p LCDs is likely to be the final series designed exclusively by Philips. Marketing materials are already being branded “P&amp;F USA” for Philips &amp; Funai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/philips_7000_series_120hz_lcds">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/philips_7000_series_120hz_lcds#comments CES 2009 News Video News Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:25:47 -0800 adriennem 20734 at http://www.hemagazine.com Boston Acoustics Horizon i-DS3 iPod Speaker System http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Boston_Acoustics_Horizon_i-DS3_iPod_Speaker_System <p><strong>A little bass on the horizon.</strong></p> <p>Boston Acoustics has added a new model to its line of iPod speaker systems. The flagship Horizon i-DS3 is the first two-piece model in the group, combining a stereo soundbar with a wireless subwoofer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Boston_Acoustics_Horizon_i-DS3_iPod_Speaker_System">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Boston_Acoustics_Horizon_i-DS3_iPod_Speaker_System#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Tue, 13 Jan 2009 16:36:44 -0800 adriennem 20732 at http://www.hemagazine.com Meridian HD621 HDMI Audio Processor http://www.hemagazine.com/node/meridian_hd621_hdmi_audio_processor <p><strong>Meridian embraces HDMI A/V switching…just not how you might think.</strong></p> <p>For those of you who've wondered when and if Meridian would add HDMI to its surround processors, the new HD621 might just render the question moot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/meridian_hd621_hdmi_audio_processor">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/meridian_hd621_hdmi_audio_processor#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Video News Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:47:31 -0800 adriennem 20730 at http://www.hemagazine.com Hitachi Gesture Remote Control TV http://www.hemagazine.com/node/hitachi_gesture_remote_control_tv <p><strong>The Force is with Hitachi.</strong></p> <p>At this year’s booth, Hitachi was focused on the future. Sure, the company announced some new TV offerings, but the spotlight was on the Style-Unlimited showcase, which highlighted cutting-edge designs and technologies that are coming down the pike. </p> <p>The showcase included prototypes of a 50-inch Ultra-Thin (35mm) plasma, an even thinner Ultra-Thin (15mm) LCD with LED backlighting, a Blu-ray camcorder, and more. Generating the biggest buzz, though, was a demo of Hitachi’s Gesture Remote Control TV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/hitachi_gesture_remote_control_tv">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/hitachi_gesture_remote_control_tv#comments CES 2009 News Video News Tue, 13 Jan 2009 09:13:07 -0800 adriennem 20727 at http://www.hemagazine.com Simaudio MOON i3.3 Integrated Amplifier http://www.hemagazine.com/node/simaudio_moon_i3.3_integrated_amplifier <p><strong>Who says a two-channel integrated amplifier isn’t exciting?</strong></p> <p>Not Simaudio, that’s for sure.</p> <p>The high-end audio company actually debuted several new MOON Series products at this year’s CES, including two disc players, two amplifiers, and a power supply upgrade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/simaudio_moon_i3.3_integrated_amplifier">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/simaudio_moon_i3.3_integrated_amplifier#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:24:30 -0800 adriennem 20723 at http://www.hemagazine.com Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6500UB 1080p LCD Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Epson_PowerLite_Home_Cinema_6500UB_1080p_LCD_Projector <p><strong>Epson goes Home for CES.</strong></p> <p>Back at CEDIA, Epson showed off its new top-of-the-line PowerLite Pro Cinema 7500UB projector, a 1080p model aimed at the custom marketplace. At CES, the company demoed the new Home Cinema 6500UB, which shares many of the Pro model’s performance attributes but drops a few higher-end features.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Epson_PowerLite_Home_Cinema_6500UB_1080p_LCD_Projector">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Epson_PowerLite_Home_Cinema_6500UB_1080p_LCD_Projector#comments CES 2009 News Video News Mon, 12 Jan 2009 15:52:38 -0800 adriennem 20721 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sennheiser_hd_800_headphones <p><strong>High end and high comfort.</strong></p> <p>The show may be over, but there are still a lot of cool products to highlight – beginning with Sennheiser’s new set of audiophile headphones, the HD 800. These over-the-ear headphones incorporate several new advancements from Sennheiser, including a new type of transducer and a special ear cup design.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sennheiser_hd_800_headphones">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sennheiser_hd_800_headphones#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:26:12 -0800 adriennem 20719 at http://www.hemagazine.com Acoustic Energy Radiance Series http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Acoustic_Energy_Radiance <p><strong>Rad</strong>(iance) </p> <p>Hot on the heals of their <a href="/node/10_Best_Gear_2009" target="_blank" title="10 Best Gear 2009">10 Best Award</a> winning <a href="/node/Acoustic_Energy_AE1_MkIII_SE" target="_blank" title="Acoustic Energy AE1 MkIII SE Review">AE1 MkIII SE</a>, Acoustic Energy has unveiled the Radiance Series.</p> <p>This full series, towers, bookshelves, center and sub, is not only very attractive, but sound great as well.</p> <p>I had a chance to listen to them briefly at CES.</p> <p>All the info after the jump.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Acoustic_Energy_Radiance">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Acoustic_Energy_Radiance#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Mon, 12 Jan 2009 02:06:24 -0800 geoffm 20716 at http://www.hemagazine.com LG CES 2009 Product Announcements http://www.hemagazine.com/node/LG_2009 <p><strong>LCDs, Plasmas, and Dick Tracy</strong></p> <p>If there’s a recession on, somebody forgot to tell LG Electronics.</p> <p>Kicking off the 2009 CES Press Day in Las Vegas round of press conferences with announcements about nine (!) series of LCD HDTVs, three new series of plasma sets, with additional sneak peaks of other nifty items.</p> <p>All the info after the jump.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/LG_2009">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/LG_2009#comments CES 2009 News Video News Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:26:03 -0800 David Birch-Jones 20656 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sanyo PLV-1080HD 1080p LCD Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sanyo_plv-1080hd_1080p_lcd_projector <p><strong>How low can they go?</strong></p> <p>Sanyo is keeping things very interesting in the entry-level projection market. The company has introduced a new projector that’s priced at a mere $1995. Despite its low price point, this LCD projector doesn’t skimp on features: a 1080p resolution, an auto iris, advanced lens-shifting for easy setup, and a 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> color management system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sanyo_plv-1080hd_1080p_lcd_projector">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sanyo_plv-1080hd_1080p_lcd_projector#comments CES 2009 News Video News Sun, 11 Jan 2009 08:38:21 -0800 adriennem 20714 at http://www.hemagazine.com Salamander Design's JumpSeat http://www.hemagazine.com/node/salamander_designs_jumpseat_ottoman <p><span style="font-weight: bold" class="Apple-style-span">Ottoman and hideaway theater seat in one.</span></p> <p>Showcasing at CES is a great home theater accessory from Salamander Designs, Ltd. From the exterior, it looks just like a regular ottoman to kick your legs up on and enjoy the show. What’s inside is so much more. </p> <p>Take a peek.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/salamander_designs_jumpseat_ottoman">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/salamander_designs_jumpseat_ottoman#comments CES 2009 Whole Home/Custom Install News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 15:06:18 -0800 Michelle Paquette 20712 at http://www.hemagazine.com Thiel zöet Multiroom A/V System http://www.hemagazine.com/node/thiel_zoet_multiroom_a/v_system <p><strong>Thiel knows audio…and video.</strong></p> <p>Thiel is demonstrating its IP-based multiroom distribution system, the zöet. When the system first hits the market in April, it will be an audio-only system, but Thiel is now announcing plans to add HDMI video distribution later in 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/thiel_zoet_multiroom_a/v_system">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/thiel_zoet_multiroom_a/v_system#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Video News Whole Home/Custom Install News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 14:59:20 -0800 adriennem 20709 at http://www.hemagazine.com Logitech Harmony 1100 Remote Control http://www.hemagazine.com/node/logitech_harmony_1100_remote_control <p><strong>The new touchscreen model adds key features.</strong></p> <p>Logitech is debuting a new top-of-the-line Harmony remote, the Harmony 1100. The new model has a similar tablet-style design as its predecessor, the Harmony 1000, but adds some compelling features – namely, RF functionality and a customizable touchscreen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/logitech_harmony_1100_remote_control">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/logitech_harmony_1100_remote_control#comments CES 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 13:05:06 -0800 adriennem 20705 at http://www.hemagazine.com Panasonic 2009 http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Panasonic_2009 <p><strong>Plasma Lives </strong></p> <p>Panasonic’s lineup for 2009 includes a slew of LCD and plasma flat panel sets, with more models sub-branded with their Viera moniker. </p> <p>Click through for all the info.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Panasonic_2009">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Panasonic_2009#comments CES 2009 News Video News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:09:09 -0800 David Birch-Jones 20659 at http://www.hemagazine.com Paradigm RVC-12SQ In-wall Subwoofer http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Paradigm_RVC-12SQ_in-wall_subwoofer <p><img src="file:///C:/Users/Dennis/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg" alt="" /><img src="file:///C:/Users/Dennis/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg" alt="" /><strong>Only Good Vibrations</strong></p> <p>Paradigm is showing its latest in-wall subwoofer at CES—a slick vibration-canceling beast that rattles fillings without rattling the walls (much, at least).</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Paradigm_RVC-12SQ_in-wall_subwoofer">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Paradigm_RVC-12SQ_in-wall_subwoofer#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:05:02 -0800 DennisB 20702 at http://www.hemagazine.com Triple Play from Bell'O http://www.hemagazine.com/node/bello_triple_play <p> <span style="font-weight: bold" class="Apple-style-span">Triple play or triple pleasure?</span></p> <p>Triple Play? It's more like triple pleasure. Given that I’m in the market for some new furniture, I stopped by Bell’O’s booth at CES. I was pleasantly surprised by one of their newest offerings, the Triple Play FP-4858. </p> <p>Find out more. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/bello_triple_play">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/bello_triple_play#comments CES 2009 News Whole Home/Custom Install News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:30:11 -0800 Michelle Paquette 20698 at http://www.hemagazine.com New RBH Signature Series Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/rbh_new_signature_series_speakers <p><strong>RBH embellishes its signature.</strong></p> <p>RBH Sound is showing off two new additions to its acclaimed Signature Series speaker lineup, the 8300-SE and reference 8300-SE/R.</p> <p>On the surface, the two models are quite similar. Both are floorstanding designs that weigh 115 pounds apiece, can handle up to 400 watts, and feature three 8-inch aluminum cone subwoofers, two 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers, and a 1-inch dome tweeter. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/rbh_new_signature_series_speakers">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/rbh_new_signature_series_speakers#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:17:08 -0800 adriennem 20696 at http://www.hemagazine.com Moxi HD DVR Debuts At CES 2009 http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Moxi_HDDVR <p><strong>Got HD Moxi? </strong></p> <p>From Digeo, a Paul Allen-backed company, Moxi’s new HD DVR aims to provide a superior HD DVR experience for cable customers who have little choice when selecting an HD DVR from their cable provider.</p> <p>All the info after the jump. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Moxi_HDDVR">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Moxi_HDDVR#comments CES 2009 News Video News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:46:27 -0800 David Birch-Jones 20665 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sharp XV-Z15000 1080p Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sharp_xv-z15000_1080p_dlp_projector <p><strong>Sharp goes entry-level.</strong></p> <p>It’s been awhile since we saw a new DLP projector from Sharp. The last model was 2007’s XV-Z20000, originally priced at $12,000. Given the more competitive nature of the 1080p projection market these days, it comes as no surprise that Sharp has redirected its efforts toward the entry-level arena with the new XV-Z15000, priced at just $3000.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sharp_xv-z15000_1080p_dlp_projector">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/sharp_xv-z15000_1080p_dlp_projector#comments CES 2009 News Video News Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:22:09 -0800 adriennem 20692 at http://www.hemagazine.com Aux 400 Classic from Aux Out http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Aux_Out_Classic <p><strong>Classically bold</strong></p> <p>For those of you looking for something fiery, classic and compact, then this could be for you. </p> <p>The Aux Out 400 Classic, from Aux Out, melds together bold aesthetics and powerful sound.</p> <p>All the info after the jump.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Aux_Out_Classic">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Aux_Out_Classic#comments Audio News CES 2009 Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:10:04 -0800 Michelle Paquette 20689 at http://www.hemagazine.com B&W Panorama Soundbar http://www.hemagazine.com/node/b%2526w_panorama_soundbar <p><strong>Setting the bar high.</strong></p> <p>B&amp;W is entering the soundbar arena. And, in typical B&amp;W fashion, they’re doing so with real panache. The new Panorama melds high performance with high style.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/b%2526w_panorama_soundbar">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/b%2526w_panorama_soundbar#comments Audio News CES 2009 News Fri, 09 Jan 2009 16:40:59 -0800 adriennem 20687 at http://www.hemagazine.com