Mitsubishi’s L65A90 LaserVue 65-inch Rear Projection HDTV is the world’s first laser-powered television, and the company claims that its laser-lit DLP delivers twice as many colors as the now stupid and old LCD and plasma HDTVs.
Sony unveiled three new “DVD-integrated home theater solutions” this week, the DAV-HDX587WC, the DAV-HDX589W and the DAV-HDX285. No, I did not make those names up. Now I’m sitting here, going back and forth between the 587WC’s and the 589W’s product spec sheets, truly, deeply, sincerely wishing that I made this mess up, because for the life of me I cannot tell the difference between the two.
It’s been a while since the guys over at Geneva Labs wowed us with their stylish room-filling iPod stereo systems. Now, Geneva is back with an all-in-one home theater sound system that’s sure to look great in any high-end living space.
Alienware is showing off their latest high-end server, designed for use in home theaters and media rooms. The system contains everything you need for controlling your digital media in one slick aluminum box.
The Alienware HD Media Server (HDMS) comes in a dramatic brushed aluminum, rack-mountable enclosure, and provides a powerful HTPC under the hood.
I was over on the mStation website recently, when I stumbled across this interesting new sound system buried under “coming soon”. It looks like the mStation TheaterBar will soon join the ranks of one-box home theater sound systems, designed to mesh beautifully with today’s flat-screen televisions.
Shuttle is well known for their small-form-factor PCs. Their latest models are perfect for a high-end home theater, and can be loaded up with everything you’d need in a single, compact box.
The top-of-the-line Shuttle D’VO SG33G5M Deluxe features 1080p high-definition video output via an HDMI output.
The latest in Yamaha’s series of “Digital Sound Projectors” takes the critically-acclaimed virtual surround technology found in their larger YSP series and shrinks it down to a box that’s just 24-inches wide. (The full-sized models are around 40-inches wide).
Building out that ultimate home theater, but can’t deal with wires running all over the place? Sure, there are plenty of virtual surround systems which consolidate the front, rear and center satellite channels. But all of those really require a subwoofer if you want any meaningful low-end.
This upcoming remote control from Philips’ embraces the whole “bigger is better” concept with a vengeance.
To me, it looks like the Prestigo SR-M8015 is about the size of three small remote controls smashed together into one larger device.
Soundmatters is best known for their all-in-one surround sound systems which cram an entire 5.1 home theater into a single small box. Up until now, their designs were still a bit too unwieldy for placement anywhere but on a shelf or on top of rear-projection set.
This stereo system from Japan’s Amadana may look like something out of the 1970s, but it’s actually quite contemporary under the hood.
Amadana’s DDA-134 compact stereo system has decidedly retro-looking walnut wood enclosures for the speakers, receiver and DVD player, but on the inside, the system is reasonably modern (although certainly not cutting edge).
This new home theater system from Sony offers an immersive 3-dimensional surround sound effect using just two satellite speakers and a subwoofer. The system has a striking industrial design that’s very sleek and modern. It even has a cool touch-sensitive control panel hidden in its glass top.
Projector maker Optoma today announced a new high definition projector which makes full 1080p resolution more affordable than any of their previous models.
Optoma’s new HD80 projector will retail for just $2999 when it’s released this July, but will pack in video quality usually reserved for much more expensive projectors.
Denon Electronics and Boston Acoustics have announced a contest which gives you a chance to dump your crappy old home theater and replace it with a brand-spankin’ new system.
The Makeshifters contest asks entrants to submit videos, photos and an explanation of why their current home theater setup sucks.
Shipping this July, Sony’s latest home theater system distinguishes itself by having some of the smallest satellite speakers I’ve ever seen.
Amazingly the $800 DAV-IS10’s five tiny little speakers can crank out 50-watts each, which should be more than enough for producing decent levels.
Bearing more than a passing resemblance to Yamaha’s YSP line of home theater surround systems, this new Marantz ES7001 Sound Bar is designed to produce a fully-immersive home theater experience with a single box.
Like the Yamaha, the ES7001 crams all the amplifiers, speakers and surround processing gear into the same box.