Home Theater

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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Philips unveils new remote controls supporting gestures and voice input

Philips unveils new remote controls supporting gestures and voice input

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.

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Ray Dolby, creator of Dolby Labs, passes away at 80

Ray Dolby, creator of Dolby Labs, passes away at 80

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.

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Harman Kardon Saber SB 35 and SB 26 sound bars offer big sound in small packages

Harman Kardon Saber SB 35 and SB 26 sound bars offer big sound in small packages

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.

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Sony VPL-VW500ES projector offers 4K resolution with 1700 lumens

Sony VPL-VW500ES projector offers 4K resolution with 1700 lumens

Sony has officially unveiled a new projectors today called the VPL-VW500ES. That projector boasts native 4K resolution and slips into Sony's lineup next to the VW1000ES, which was the world's first native 4K resolution projector. The VW500ES uses a DCI based 4096 x 2160 resolution promising the highest quality 4K content possible.

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Panasonic Viera WT600 UHD TV is world’s first to support 4K 60p HDMI 2.0

Panasonic Viera WT600 UHD TV is world’s first to support 4K 60p HDMI 2.0

Panasonic has unveiled a new television called the Smart Viera WT600. The TV is billed as the world's first ultra HDTV with a 4K 60p input design that is based on HDMI 2.0 and the DisplayPort 1.2a specifications. The TV supports ultra HD resolution content at up to 60 frames per second and promises impressive image quality.

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Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard introduced as sound bar alternative

Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard introduced as sound bar alternative

Panasonic has announced a new speakerboard that it is touting as an alternative to sound bars, two of which were just introduced by LG last month. The SC-HTE80 Speakerboard is a no-nonsense looking device, being little more than a dark rectangle with a simple, mostly invisible screen. Panasonic promises that it offers strong bass, however.

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LG Gallery 55EA8800 55-inch OLED TV looks like a framed picture

LG Gallery 55EA8800 55-inch OLED TV looks like a framed picture

LG has unveiled one of the most interesting looking TVs I've seen a long time at IFA 2013. The TV is a 55-inch OLED set called the Gallery OLED TV 55EA8800. This TV certainly isn't the first OLED set we've seen from LG, but it is the first to have the cool picture frame design. The screen features a very slim bezel and is mounted inside of what appears to be a picture frame.

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector offers 1080p and 3-D capability

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector offers 1080p and 3-D capability

It wasn't so long ago that you need to spend some serious money to get a home theater projector that supports full HD resolution and the ability to view 3-D content. Epson has announced a new home theater projector called the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 that supports full HD resolution and both 2-D and 3-D content.

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VIZIO 29 and 38-inch home theater sound bars arrive with built-in Bluetooth

VIZIO 29 and 38-inch home theater sound bars arrive with built-in Bluetooth

Sound bars are a tough thing to buy these days, mostly because you have to find the right one with the best sound quality and the perfect size to fit your home theater setup. However, VIZIO thinks they can help. The company just outed three new sound bars that consist of different sizes and features in order to make it easier for one to cater to your home theater needs.

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IMAX unveils home theater option

IMAX unveils home theater option

If you have a couple million expendable dollars laying around, your days of waiting in line at the theater, getting dubiously-washed recycled glasses, and leaving with your coat reeking of eau de popcorn could be at an end. IMAX has rolled out a personal home theater option, which is currently only open to select clients who presumably own mansions and other such things.

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