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It looks like Samsung might be trying to spread things out a bit before the torrent of releases atCES 2012 next week. Today the company has announced two new audio docks and three home theater in-a-box systems. Both of the docks work with iOS and Galaxy S devices (apparently at least one Samsung division is willing to support the Galaxy S), with support for flash drives and Bluetooth audio as well. The DA-E670 dock has 40W of power while the higher-end DA-E750(above) has 100W of power and adds Samsung’s new vacuum tube hybrid amplifier technology.
Samsung claims its vacuum tube setup offers “the best of both worlds,” giving it the benefits of both digital and vacuum tube amplifiers. Samsung says that the system is of its own making, and is able to maintain the clarity of digital with the more natural sound of a vacuum tube. The company also says that the tech “offers an extra octave of sound without distortion.” We’ll have to see at CES if actual performance matches up to Samsung’s lofty claims.
Samsung is bringing the vacuum tube hybrid to one of its new home theater systems as well. The 7.1-channel, six speaker HT-E6730W Blu-ray HTIB offers wireless rear satellite speakers in addition to the hybrid amplifier. Meanwhile, the HT-E5500W six-speaker 5.1-channel system offers Blu-ray playback and has an iPod dock. Like the HT-E6730W, it has Wi-Fi, and uses it to register eligible discs and give users digital copies in a new Disc to Digital feature that we hope to hear more about soon. Lastly, the HW-E550 surround sound bar offers 3D sound and has a trick up its sleeve — the bar can be split into two, giving you a more “traditional-looking” 2.1-channel system if you so choose. We don’t have pricing or availability info on any of these products yet — but you can be sure that we’ll let you know if we hear more next week.
PC manufacturer Tranquil has launched its latest HTPC, the super-skinny MMC-12, a mere 1.5-inches high so as to take up minimal space in your kit rack. Fashioned in satin finish aerospace-grade aluminum, the MMC-12 is fanless and packs an Intel Core i3-2100T processor, 4GB of RAM and an 80GB mSATA OS drive, as well as a spare bay for your primary data drive and a DVD burner.
Unfortunately you don’t get room for an internal TV tuner, which means you’re stuck using external USB tuners if you want to play or record broadcast video. Options include a Blu-ray drive and a Core i5 processor. Tranquil is positioning the MMC-12 as a good option for network streaming and IPTV, using services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and iPlayer.
Ports, meanwhile, include two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0, ethernet, HDMI and DVI, along with audio input/outputs.
Pricing kicks off at £649 ($1,005) for the entry-level model with a Media Center remote and a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; you can also get the barebones chassis, with no CPU, RAM, drives or OS, for £278 ($430). If storage is a deal-breaker, there’s the matching SU0 external drive unit for up to four HDDs, priced at £279 ($432).
If you’re in the market for somewhat affordable soundbar systems, ZVOX has recently announced the release of three new soundbar systems under their Z-Base model series. This includes the Z-Base 220, Z-Base 320 and the Z-Base 420, with the 220 being the cheapest out of the three while the 420 will be the most expensive.
Starting with the Z-Base 220, it packs three full range speakers, a 5.25” subwoofer and a 35-watt amplifier that’s built about the size of a DVD player. It will set you back $200. The Z-Base 320 will be slightly large and measures in a 24” and will cost you an extra $50. As far as its specs are concerned, it appears to be similar to the 220 except slightly larger.
Last but not least is the Z-Base 420 which measures in at 28”, features five speakers, a 5.25” subwoofer and a 45-watt amplifier and will set you back $300. All three soundbar systems will also feature ZVOX’s proprietary PhaseCue II virtual surround sound system. If you’d like to get your hands on ZVOX’s new range of affordable soundbar systems, you will be able to place your order via their website.
Apple TV users (the hockey puck, not the pie in the sky rumored flat panel with magic fairy dust inside and an extra unaired season of Firefly) in Canada, Australia and the UK were gifted a download today, bringing iCloud-streamed TV show purchases (which debuted back in August Stateside) out to their box. The shows had been available but only via iTunes on a computer. We haven’t heard anything official from Apple yet, but the usual per-episode price structure price structure of a couple bucks per episode still applies, so while entire groups of people that use the word “holiday” to describe a vacation browse the catalog, we’ll keep an eye out for any official word from Apple or word of other areas suddenly turned on.
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You might remember back in February this year we featured the JetStreamHD iPad Media Streamer that was under development.Well this week the JetStreamHD has now arrived in stores and is available to purchase for $199.The JetStreamHD enables iPad users to instantly access and stream any video, song, or photo from their home network while out and about.Watch a promotional video of the new JetStreamHD iPad Media Streamer in action after the jump.
To setup the iPad Media Streamer simply plug the JetStreamHD box into your home network and download the freeiPad app and you area ready to view your movies from anywhere over wi-Fi or 3G.
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As well as announcing pricing for their new 3D Headset Sony have also this week released details of their new 4K home projector. The Sony VPL-VW1000ES, which has a resolution of 4096 x 2160, four times that of a 1080p projector, and takes top spot as Sony’s flagship home projector.
The VPL-VW1000ES is capable of projecting a 200 inch image and is equipped with 2,000 ANSI lumens providing twice the brightness of Sony’s other 1080p projectors currently on the market.
Sony’s VW1000ES is also fitted with an entirely new SXRD 4K panel, providing outstanding deep black levels, that when combined with Sony’s Iris3 technology, create an incredible 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast.
Its also equipped with an exclusive 4K “upscaler” designed to dramatically enhance all content – SD or HD, 2D or 3D – allowing viewers to see 4K playback even from non 4K media. Unfortunately Sony has not released any details on shipping or pricing at the current time.
LG today announced the availability of a new flagship TV, called the 55-inch Nano Full LED Cinema LW9800 3D HDTV, that’s the first to offer passive 3D technology along with THX certification. The 55LW9800 features a full-array LED local dimming backlight with a new “Nano” backlighting technology to ensure uniform light distribution.
The 55LW9800 features a unique film-pattern retarder that makes it the first 3D TV to utilize flicker-free passive 3D technology to achieve both 2D and 3D THX Display Cerfitication. Attaining the THX certification is no simple feat and requires more than 400 THX tests to evaluate both left- and right-eye images for color accuracy, viewing angles, and video processing performance.
The TV also comes with the LG Smart TV internet hub that provides access to various on-demand content, web browsing, and apps. New services available to LG Smart TV include Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, MOG, and Skype. The 55LW9800 is priced at $3,799.99.
Announced for an November launch in Japan at around 60,000 Yen the HMZ-T1 is Sony’s latest Head mounted display that comes for the first time with 1280×720 Organic EL panels and with 3D Video support, offering the equivalent of a 750” display!
Fitter with a newly develop optical Lens, the HMZ-T1 also comes with virtual 5.1Ch audio headphones (Virtualphones Technology) that, with its stunning screen resolution will give you the sensation and experience of enjoy 3D movies like you may do at the theater.
An interesting product but that comes with some limitation! Indeed, according to Sony the HMZ-T1 is strictly not recommended to children below fifteen years old!
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If you’re a faithful Time Warner Cable customer, your next Slingbox purchase could be on the house. Yesterday, the provider announced that it will offer full rebates to any Wideband internet subscribers who buy the $300 set-top box, as part of a promotion due to launch sometime in September. Jeffrey A. Hirsch, TWC’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, told the New York Times that the offer is geared solely toward promoting his company’s $99 Wideband service, though it’s hard to ignore the move’s larger symbolism — especially in light of that ongoing legal battle with Viacom over live streaming content to the iPad. Time Warner has yet to pinpoint a launch date for its new promotion, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get word.
Via – engadget