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Yamaha unveils the future of MusicCast multiroom wireless audio amid Moto GP bikes

July 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on Yamaha unveils the future of MusicCast multiroom wireless audio amid Moto GP bikes

I recently went to the Yamaha Motor HQ in Milan. Not to look at motorbikes mind,  although there was a lot of Moto GP machinery there, but to get a preview of Yamaha’s AV and hi-fi range for the rest of 2016. It was a flying visit – a 6-am Heathrow check-in, returning the next […]

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Tags: Home cinema · Multiroom · Trade

Yamaha UK creates new AV Division, appoints industry veteran Ian Galloway

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Yamaha Music UK has opened the doors of a dedicated Audio Visual Division and has appointed industry veteran (and my good chum) Ian Galloway as Divisional Director. Galloway (pictured above, left) played a pivotal role in the 1981 UK re-launch of Yamaha Hi-Fi, and helped form Yamaha Electronics UK in 1986. He went on to lead […]

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Tags: Corporate · Home cinema · Trade

Panasonic fine-tunes Blu-ray codec for movies on SD card

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Panasonic fine-tunes Blu-ray codec for movies on SD card

An interesting snippet emerged while I was having lunch with Masayuki Kozuka, who heads up R&D for Panasonic’s Media and Content Alliance office. He confided that PHL (aka Panasonic Hollywood Laboratories), the power house behind the development of the Blu-ray 3D specification was currently working on an optimized version of the MPEG4 AVC High Profile […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Home cinema · Trade

Legendary US AV chain Ken Cranes calls it quits

June 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Legendary US AV chain Ken Cranes goes down – Technology Forum | TechRadar UK. I was sad to hear about the demise of Ken Cranes AV stores in the US. The name will be very familiar to long in the tooth AV enthusiasts. Canes was a popular source of laser discs for UK and European […]

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Tags: Home cinema · Trade

Samsung and Panasonic rush to launch first BD Live player

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Samsung is to challenge old rival Panasonic in the race to launch the first dedicated BD Live Blu-ray player. The two companies first went head-to-head in the global rush to release a dedicated player, and now they’re competing again to introduce players compatible with both Bonus View (Profile 1.1) and BD Live (profile 2). Panasonic […]

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Tags: Corporate · HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Trade

How big will your Blu-ray library be in 2011

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Not very, if a new report from Bernstein Research is to be believed. The company says that Blu-ray will achieve 25 per cent penetration in US homes in just three years, predictably fueled by a drop in the cost of individual Blu-ray discs and a reduction in dedicated player prices. Yet while Bernstein calculates that […]

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Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Trade

TV dominates yearly gear spend, number of gadgets down

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

According to data released by the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American has spent just over 1,400 dollars on consumer electronics over the past 12 months. Its annual Household CE Ownership and Market Potential Study reveals that the money has mainly been spent on flatscreen TVs. The average number of CE products owned per American […]

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Tags: High definition TV · Miscellaneous items · Trade

Philips sells set-top business to Pace, but still tuned into digital TV future

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Philips may have divested itself of its set-top business, selling its STB and Connected Solutions divisions to Pace Micro Technology, but it’s still got a vested interest in the sector. As part of the deal, Philips has acquired 64.5 million Pace shares, giving it a 21.6 per cent stake in the company. The deal makes […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Corporate · High definition TV · Trade