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Entries Tagged as 'Hi-fi'

US in-wall speaker specialist Triad returns to UK

December 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Leading US custom install speaker brand Triad, known for its wide range of in-wall speaker solutions, has secured distribution in the UK via Pulse Marketing. Paul Scarpelli (pictured), the brand’s director of sales and marketing says: “Given Pulse Marketing’s vast UK dealer network and industry expertise, including Pulse Marketing director Kapes Patel’s previous experience marketing […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · Home cinema · Trade

Sony targets iTunes with PlayStation Network service

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Sony believes that it can take on Apple and iTunes with its upcoming PlayStation Network download service. Speaking in Tokyo, Sir Howard Stringer confirmed that the company is building a radical new back-end that would allow users to buy and download music and video for playback on PlayStation 3s, PSPs, mobile phones and possibly third […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · Internet and networking · Trade

Microsoft announces Zune with laser art option

November 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Microsoft has released two new Zune digital music players. The new models, a 4GB edition and an 8GB model, will join the original 30GB Zune and come with improved video playing support. US consumers can also purchase customized Zunes online in a choice of colours (red, pink, green and black) and opt to have one […]

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Tags: Hi-fi · Internet and networking · Trade

Samsung pulls out of Japanese market

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

In a surprise move, Samsung says it will pull out of the Japanese consumer electronics market. The only products it will still offer are computer monitors. The company has found it difficult to make a dent in the fiercely home-brand loyal market and cites low profitability as the reason for its withdrawal. The Korean giant […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · LCD TV · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Bose bigshot gets Hall Of Fame Award

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Founder of diminutive hi-fi and AV specialist Bose, Dr Amar Bose, is one of seven industry luminaries to be inducted in this year’s CEA Consumer Electronics Hall Of Fame.  Other notable AV entrants include Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, and the developers of the original MP3 codec,  Dr. Dieter Seitzer, Dr. Heinz Gerhauser and Dr. […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · Home cinema · Miscellaneous items · Trade

New PlayStation3 to snub SACD

October 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Super Audio CD, Sony’s favoured high resolution audio format, has suffered a significant blow with the news that SACD compatibility will be dropped from the new, cheaper PlayStation 3. The 299 pound console revision also has a smaller 40GB hard drive, two USB ports instead of the four and no memory card port. It also […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Hi-fi · Trade

DAB in 50 per cent of UK households by 2010

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

With more than 6 million expected to listen to DAB digital radio in 2007 (according to the latest Rajar report), the system is fast entering the UK consumer electronics mainstream. According to the Digital Radio Development Bureau, household penetration of DAB will reach 50 per cent by 2010. Around 70 per cent of the market […]

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Tags: Hi-fi · Trade

London AV and Hi-fi show starts Friday Sept 21

September 17th, 2007 · No Comments

The new and improved London Sound and Vision Show 2007 opens its doors this Friday. Sponsored for the first time by Home Cinema Choice magazine and its sister title Hi-Fi Choice, the show runs at the Park Inn Hotel, nearby London’s Heathrow Airport from 21-23rd September. Friday 21st is a trade-only day, with the show […]

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Tags: Corporate · HD DVD and Blu-ray · Hi-fi · High definition TV · Home cinema · Trade