Home Theater

Envivio shows off 1080p MVC encoding for 3D TV at NAB

Envivio shows off 1080p MVC encoding for 3D TV at NAB

There are lots of 3D TVs and other home entertainment gear on the market today for 3D in the home. The big catch so far is that there is very little 3D content on TV. That will be changing this year as satellite and cable providers ramp up 3D programming options.

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Roundtable Concepts launches licensed collegiate LCD and LED HDTVs

Roundtable Concepts launches licensed collegiate LCD and LED HDTVs

Last month a new line of HDTVs launched that was licensed by Marvel and offered with lots of different comic book superheroes on the sets. The TVs were interesting, but most folks probably weren't interested in a set with Spiderman on it. A very similar set of HDTVs was announced today that are adorned with school mascots from some of the big Florida universities.

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Integra debuts 9-channel DTA-70.1 THX-Ultra2 home theater amplifier

Integra debuts 9-channel DTA-70.1 THX-Ultra2 home theater amplifier

Home theater enthusiasts will spend some big bucks on their hardware in an effort to get the best and most immersive sound possible. If you are a home theater fan that has been looking for an amplifier that supports new 9-channel sound Integra's new DTA-70.1 will do the trick.

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Gluvi remote control sanitary solution

Gluvi remote control sanitary solution

I am not a big fan of staying in hotels. You never know what the sicko's that were in your room did in there before they left. One of the places that germs tend to collect that most of us don’t think about is on the remote control. Any parent will tell you that the remote gets dirty fast with kids around. I know I have had to clean chocolate off my remote more than once.

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Harman Kardon launches new HKTS 20 and HKTS 30 5.1 speaker systems

Harman Kardon launches new HKTS 20 and HKTS 30 5.1 speaker systems

When it comes time to watch a movie I bet lots of you are like me. We want to hear and feel the explosions during those cool action scenes. Harman Kardon has announced a couple new home theater speaker systems that promise impressive sound for the home theater fan.

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Mvix offers 1 x 4 Powered HDMI splitter

Mvix offers 1 x 4 Powered HDMI splitter

Mvix has all sorts of gear for AV applications in the home and businesses. The latest product from the firm is a new powered 4-port HDMI splitter called the Mvix 1 x 4. The new splitter might not be as cool as the Mvix Ultio Pro home theater box, but if you want multiple screens with the same content, the splitter is the trick for you.

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AUO set to produce 65-inch 3D panels in 2H 2010

AUO set to produce 65-inch 3D panels in 2H 2010

Just about every major TV maker in the industry is getting 3D TVs ready. Many of the largest electronics companies are counting on 3D TV to drive significant sales and profits in 2010. Right now, all the 3D TVs that have been unveiled officially use active 3D glasses. For instance, the Panasonic 3D Home theater system that went on sale in select Best Buy stores last week uses active glasses.

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Samsung offers pricing and availability on new Blu-ray home theater systems

Samsung offers pricing and availability on new Blu-ray home theater systems

Samsung is into home theater in a big way with all sorts of products including some of the most popular HDTVs around. Samsung is set to start selling its 3D TVs and will offer product demos in Sears stores this summer. Samsung has unveiled the pricing and availability on some of its new home theater systems that were on display at CES to go along with its new TVs.

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Onkyo drops HT-S3300, HT-S5300, and HTX-22HDX Home Theater in a Box systems

Onkyo drops HT-S3300, HT-S5300, and HTX-22HDX Home Theater in a Box systems

I just mentioned the cool new Onkyo TX-SR608 3D ready AV receiver that Onkyo has debuted. The company is also offering up three new home theater in a box or HTiB systems at Onkyo calls them. Among the new HTiB systems is one that is 3D-ready called the HTX-22HDX (pictured).

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Onkyo TX-SR608 AV receiver is THX certified and 3D-ready

Onkyo TX-SR608 AV receiver is THX certified and 3D-ready

Onkyo has some of the best AV gear in the business and sits right at the top of my personal home theater wish list. Onkyo offers a wide range of gear including AV receivers and home theater in a box systems. Onkyo has debuted its latest AV receiver called the TX-SR608.

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Panasonic to cut 3D TV prices by 50% in the US to push adoption

Panasonic to cut 3D TV prices by 50% in the US to push adoption

We have already heard the details of some of the Panasonic line of 3D TVs between CES and other announcements. Panasonic has offered up more details of its 3D TV push that is ready to start this year with the Wall Street Journal reporting that Panasonic will offer US consumers big discounts on its sets to push adoption.

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Pendolo speaker concept perfect for Pit and the Pendulum fans

Pendolo speaker concept perfect for Pit and the Pendulum fans

Every speaker I have ever owned have been in square or rectangle boxes that looked basically the same on the outside whether they were $20 Walmart specials or multi thousand dollar high-end speakers with tweeters made from unicorn horns and fairy dust. You can get speakers that are as much sculpture as they are for music and home theater on one of the cooler looking concept designs I have seen is the Pendolo.

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