Home Theater

Epic Star Wars home theater designed by TPM master

Epic Star Wars home theater designed by TPM master

Behold, the ultimate Star Wars home theater. This beast was designed by The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones lead designer Doug Chiang, and resembles several different bits of the Star Wars Universe.

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Casio XJ-UT310WN LampFree projector boasts 3100 lumens

Casio XJ-UT310WN LampFree projector boasts 3100 lumens

Casio has rolled out a new projector that is aimed at the education market where short throw projectors are the standard. Casio's new offering can certainly be used in other markets if desired. The projector is called the XJ-UT301WN and it is billed as the world's brightest LampFree Ultra Short Throw projector. Native resolution is 1280 x 800 and it has an aspect ratio of 16:10.

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Pioneer VSX-80 home theater receiver aims at custom installers

Pioneer VSX-80 home theater receiver aims at custom installers

Pioneer makes a lot of home theater gear covering a range of prices and feature sets. The company makes its Elite line, which are high-end receivers that are aimed at custom installers typically. Pioneer has announced two new entry-level Elite receivers for customer installers called the VSX-44 and the VSX-80.

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NEC launches M332XS and M352WS short throw projectors

NEC launches M332XS and M352WS short throw projectors

NEC has rolled out a pair of new projectors that fall into the M Series short throw projector range. Short throw projectors are able to provide a large viewable image from closer to the projection wall or surface. The two new projectors include the M332XS and the M352WS models.

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Yamaha YAS-103 sound bar supports Bluetooth streaming and smartphone app control

Yamaha YAS-103 sound bar supports Bluetooth streaming and smartphone app control

Yamaha has been making sound bars and other audio products for a number of years. The last audio gear we talked about that wore the Yamaha a brand were the YSP-1400 and YAS-152 sound bars last September. Yamaha is back with another new sound bar called the YAS-103.

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LG’s new Sound Plate brings big sound in a slim package

LG’s new Sound Plate brings big sound in a slim package

LG has a few interesting sound bars here at CES, or should we say sound plates. LG’s Sound Plates offers robust sound to go along with the minimalist design. A bit deeper than some sound bars, the LG Sound Plate brings a much smarter design than we’ve seen in a long time, and can even be offered up with a DVD player.

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Samsung home theater gear to debut at CES 2014

Samsung home theater gear to debut at CES 2014

Samsung is at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in force each year. Samsung traditionally has one of the largest booths at CES packed with TVs, home theater gear, and lots more. Samsung is teasing some of its new home theater and home entertainment gear that will be unveiled at the show kicking off next week.

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Vizio S5430w 54-inch 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar rocks 103dB of sound

Vizio S5430w 54-inch 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar rocks 103dB of sound

Vizio has announced a new addition to its home theater sound line. The new audio product is called the Vizio 54-inch 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar and it is designed specifically to work with larger screen HDTVs. The sound bar is designed to pair with TVs using screens 55-inches or larger.

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Samsung Shape M7 brings wireless smartphone-ready audio to the home

Samsung Shape M7 brings wireless smartphone-ready audio to the home

The wireless speaker system universe has seen another high-powered member born this week in the Samsung Shape M7 Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker system. This system works in collaboration with the Samsung Hub to connect a multi-room audio experience. The Samsung Shape model M7 works with the Samsung Hub for one-stop-shop connectivity or with Bluetooth and NFC for quick-touch control from your smartphone.

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Yamaha YSP-1400 and YAS-152 sound bars rock built-in subwoofers and Bluetooth connectivity

Yamaha YSP-1400 and YAS-152 sound bars rock built-in subwoofers and Bluetooth connectivity

Yamaha has announced two new sound bar audio systems designed to go along with flatscreen TVs called the YSP-1400 and YAS-152. Both of the sound bars have all-in-one designs featuring built-in subwoofers and integrated Bluetooth wireless technology. Yamaha uses that Bluetooth technology to add a couple of important features the sound bars.

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Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema 6030UB and Home Cinema 5030UB/UBe support 2-D and 3-D content

Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema 6030UB and Home Cinema 5030UB/UBe support 2-D and 3-D content

Epson has unveiled several new projectors aimed at home theater users. The new projectors include the PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB, Pro Cinema 4030, and Home Cinema 5030UB/UBe. The Pro Cinema projectors are sold through custom installers while the Home Cinema will be sold through traditional channels. All the projectors offer 2400 lm of color and white brightness.

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Samsung HT-F9730W 7.1 Home Theater System uses analog vacuum tubes

Samsung HT-F9730W 7.1 Home Theater System uses analog vacuum tubes

Samsung has announced a new high-end home theater audio system called the 7.1 Channel Home Theater System HT-F9730W. This is a very interesting home theater system because in addition to using digital components it also brings old-fashioned analog vacuum tubes to the mix. The combination of digital and analog sound technologies should make for a very interesting home theater device.

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