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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes time to get control over numerous components within your home theater system, there are a number of universal remote controls to choose from. Some the most popular come from Logitech, such as the Harmony Touch and others. Philips has announced some new remote control designs from its Philips Home Control division at IBC 2013.
Whether you're shopping for speakers, comparing laptops, heading to the cinema, or deciding on a home theater system, you'll likely see Dolby audio of some variety. All stems from Dolby Labs, which was founded by Ray Dolby back in 1964. Unfortunately, Mr. Dolby passed away today in his home city of San Francisco at 80 years of age.
Harman Kardon is an old name in the audio industry and has been making gear for home theater users for a long time. The company has announced a pair of new sound bar systems for home theater use including the Harman Kardon Saber SB 35 and the SB 26 sound bar promising to massively enhance the audio performance of any TV they're paired with.