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Finally SV670 LED TV and ZV650 LCD TV have been launched by Toshiba

Today, Toshiba have released news of the new SV670 LED TV and ZV650 LCD TV with new innovative technology to deliver the ultimate and best viewing experience and ‘best-in-class picture performance’.

 

The Toshiba SV670 LED TV uses ‘new FocaLight LED Backlight with Local Dimming for superlative picture contrast, ClearScan 240 motion enhancement with Backlight scanning for amazing picture clarity with fast motion video, and the enhanced REGZA Engine with PixelPure 5G 14-bit video processing, Resolution+ super resolution technology and AutoView histogram controlled, automatic picture adjustment’. Phew, to name just a few of the new features.

 

 

The Toshiba SV670 LED TV

 

Along with such immense and impressive picture quality enhancements, connectivity has been highly concentrated on too with 4 HDMI inputs with InstaPort and Regza Link, a USB card slot, SD card slot, IR Pass-Through Port and high resolution PC input.

And sound has received the same treatment too, with Toshiba’s new Audyssey EQ and new Dolby Volume and Sound Levelling system. Toshiba describes this new system as ‘a technology that solves a real-world problem by utilizing human psycho-acoustic algorithms, to ensure a consistent volume level, even during commercials or when changing channels’. Clever.

The SV670 promises to deliver an outstanding stylish design with a new Deep Lagoon Design with an Infinity Flush Front and matching performance with deep blacks and 2M:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

The SV670 will be available in 46″ and 55″ screen sizes and will be available from June 2009.

The Toshiba ZV650 LCD TV has some amazing technology too with ClearScan 240 technology which combines 120 fps with Backlight technology to create a 240Hz effect. This also ensures that the SV650 can deliver a dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000:1. Connectivity has also been upgraded with four HDMI inputs with InstaPort for faster switching and Regza Link for two way device control, an IR pass-through Port to control devices that maybe out of sight, a high-res PC port, USB port and Sd card slot.

 

The Toshiba ZV650 LCD TV

 

The ZV650 will be available in 42″, 47″ and 52″ screen sizes from June 2009.

There is also a Toshiba XV648 Cinema LCD TV model added to the line-up which will display deep contrast in all lighting conditions due to Toshiba’s newCrystalCoat Technology which stops reflections and has enhanced sound for a true cinematic experience. Available in August 2009.

Models:
Toshiba 40XV648U
Toshiba 46XV648U
Toshiba 52XV648U

Toshiba 42ZV650U
Toshiba 47ZV650U
Toshiba 55ZV650U

Toshiba 46SV670U
Toshiba 55SV670U

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DXG Submerges High Definition Video With the New DXG-579VS Underwater Camcorder

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA–(Marketwire – June 26, 2009) – DXG, one of the fastest growing camcorder manufacturers in the U.S., today announced the first underwater video camera priced under $150 with the new DXG-579VS Underwater Value Pack. Perfect for summer vacations, beach outings and swim parties, the DXG-579VS snaps securely into the underwater housing for swimming, snorkeling or diving. The DXG-579VS underwater camcorder offers full video features and functionality, letting consumers illuminate objects underwater, zoom in and out, take still photos, and capture video in color, black and white, or sepia tones.

Known for affordable high definition video cameras, DXG also introduces a new Web site and online store featuring its complete product line. Customers can access detailed product specifications, download photos, read reviews, and purchase cameras and accessories directly from the DXG store. The company celebrates its new Web site and online store opening with a 10% discount on all products purchased at www.dxgusa.com through July 5 (use code DXG10).

“DXG designs products around the lifestyles of everyday consumers — with high quality HD video at affordable prices, underwater and action-oriented devices, and stylish designs for the fashion conscious,” said Paul Goldberg, DXG senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Our customers are having fun with our products and capturing everyday life wherever they go. Our cameras fit in their pockets, look great, work easily, and are in the $100 price range — all important factors for consumers today.”

High Definition Video at 15 Feet Under
The DXG-579VS Underwater Value Pack lets consumers record HD video in and out of the water. Using the underwater casing, consumers can snorkel, swim and dive 15 feet below water for up to 30 minutes. Rubberized controls provide options for record, stop, play, zoom, still image or video mode, and illumination to light up underwater objects.

DXG-579VS Underwater Value Pack Features

  • SRP: $149.99
  • Colors: Silver camera, clear and yellow casing
  • Video Resolution: High Definition, 1280 x 720, 30 frames per second
  • Records: Up to 4 hours using external 8GB SD card
  • Memory: Up to 8GB using SD card (sold separately), built-in 32MB flash memory
  • Screen: 2.4 inch TFT
  • Batteries: 4-AAA batteries
  • Zoom: 4 x Digital
  • Included in Box: DXG-579VS, underwater casing, 4-AAA batteries, USB/AV cable, camera pouch, wrist strap, photo editing software CD, user’s manual, quick-start guide
  • Options: Casing can be sold separately (SRP: $49.99) and used with any DXG-579V camera, available in silver, black, blue, red and pink

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Pioneer releases their ’3D’ Blu-ray LX01BD

The Pioneer LX01BD system is the ideal counterpart for Full 1080P HD ‘HD ready 1080p’ devices, due to its distinctive and compact three-dimensional speaker design. Through precision, dynamics and great attention to detail, the LX01BD brings the HD cinema experience into the living room.

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A high level audio&video experience

The LX01BD incorporates a profile 1.1, BonusView Blu-ray Disc player that opens up a wide range of high definition entertainmentoptions. By offering video playback at the ‘native’ 1080p resolution, the LX01BD delivers a true to the original cinema performance.

Also contributing to lifelike motion picture is HDMI Deep Colour support, which enables a wide range of colour tones and smooth transitions. With two-in, one-out HDMI connections – the must-have interface for multimedia data transfer in flawless quality – the LX01BD is completely future ready.

The remarkable sound

Designed to offer a sound quality that equals its exceptional pictures, the LX01BD has an integrated 5.1 channel amplifier and comes with compact dodecahedron – a geometric shape with 12 sides – satellite speakers that generate sound fields in all directions.

The system features two combined front/centre speakers and two rear speakers, which can also be positioned in the front for a minimalist and discreet viewing environment. In addition, a uniquely designed subwoofer-receiver with dual-drive subs enables more powerful handling of lower frequencies.

The LX01BD is capable of processing the latest audio formats DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD and will reproduce every note in high definition studio qualityLX01BD_3DSpeakersSmall

A perfect match

Pioneer LX series is the perfect visual complement for high definition displaying devices. And that’s no different for the LX01BD, which shares the KURO plasma’s minimalist aesthetics, elegant lines and characteristic piano black finish. The system’s aluminium top plate makes a high-end statement and provides great durability.

An intuitive LCD touch screen remote makes it extremely easy to control the system, while a separate display allows for flexibility in placement. Additionally, the LX01BD features an optimised Graphical User Interface for straightforward operation and supports the connectivity feature KURO LINK, which allows consumers to use the remote control of their KURO flat screen TV to operate the system’s main functions.

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Anchor Bay VRS Processing Enables 1080p Output and Video Enhancement in New Denon Products

Anchor Bay, a leading supplier of video-processing semiconductors (ASICs) and systems, announced today that Denon Electronics has chosen to incorporate Anchor Bay video processing chips, with the latest proprietary Video Reference Series (VRS) technologies including Precision Video Deinterlacing and Precision Video Scaling, across their newly introduced product line. Seven AVRs and one Blu-ray player, scheduled for release in June and July, will use Anchor Bay chips to provide video format conversion and enhancement functions.

Anchor Bay’s flagship ABT2010 chip powers the video processing in the $1,999 AVR-4310CI, the $1,499 AVR-3310CI, and the $849 AVR-2310CI receivers, all from Denon’s Custom Integration product line. The ABT2010 also processes video in two receivers from the premium brand’s Retail Home Theater Series line, the $1,499 AVR-990 and the $799 AVR 890. For the $549 AVF-1910 and the $499 AVR-790 receivers, Denon has selected the versatile ABT1030 chip.

In these receivers, the ABT2010 and ABT1030 are used to convert all standard and high-definition analog and digital video sources, up to 1080p. Both chips also feature Anchor Bay’s unique Progressive ReProcessing technology that can undo the effects of poor deinterlacing and allow Anchor Bay’s award-winning deinterlacing technology to output a much improved progressive signal.

The ABT2010’s frame rate conversion technology is used to output 1080p24 for the best image quality in today’s displays, and its Mosquito Noise Reduction and Detail and Edge Enhancement functions provide users with additional options for image improvement. All receivers are expected to ship in June 2009.

“Our customers expect superior image quality and flexible video processing in their receivers and Blu-ray players,” said Jeff Talmadge, Denon Director of Product Development & Systems Integration. “In planning our new product lineup, it became clear that Anchor Bay’s range of semiconductor products was ideal for Denon’s array of products. Their cost-effective solutions and hands-on support have enabled us to deliver unsurpassed performance on schedule.”

“Denon is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of home theater equipment with a passion for best audio and video performance” said C.H. Chee, V.P. of Technology Marketing at Anchor Bay. “Working closely with them and providing support to meet their requirements has been a rewarding experience. Denon’s unsurpassed commitment to image quality is recognized not only by the industry, but also by audio and video enthusiasts worldwide. As the industry leader in delivering state of the art video processing semiconductor products, we are pleased to receive Denon’s endorsement in selecting our VRS technologies as the ideal engine for advancing the optimum home theater experience.”

ABT Video Reference Series Processors
The ABT2010 video processing chip features Anchor Bay’s Video Reference Series (VRS) 10-bit Precision Video Scaling and Precision Deinterlacing, as well as Anchor Bay’s patented Progressive Re-Processing (PReP), a breakthrough technology that improves poor picture quality caused by other deinterlacers. The chip also provides Mosquito Noise Reduction, Detail and Edge Enhancement, AutoCUE-C, Precision AV LipSync, and supports HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color and xvYCC colorimetry capabilities, and allows all formats to be passed-through for maximum system design flexibility.

The lower-cost ABT1030 also features Precision Video Scaling and Precision Deinterlacing, as well as PReP technology.  It fully supports HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color (36-bit inputs and outputs) and xvYCC colorimetry capabilities, featuring 12-bit input and output resolutions.

New Denon Receivers
With this new receiver lineup, Denon focuses on ease of operation while providing an array of features, including advanced networking and connectivity options. The flagship AVR-4310CI is the first receiver to offer Audyssey DSX with front height or expanded width channels, and all models include Dolby Pro Logic IIz height channel decoding.  In addition, all models feature HDMI 1.3a repeater inputs with Deep Color, xv-Color and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), analog to HDMI conversion, and high resolution audio decoding for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master formats.

Denon DBP-2010CI Blu-ray Player
The DBP-2010CI Blu-ray player, part of Denon’s Custom Integration line, incorporates the ABT1030 chip to provide upconversion and IP scaling up to 1080p 50/60/24 rates. This Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player includes both BD Live and Bonus View functionality plus high-definition Dolby and DTS audio decoding at a price of $699, and is scheduled for July 2009 availability.

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Yamaha: Controller Simplifies A/V-System Operation

Yamaha_NeoHD_ControllersYamaha is shipping a new type of home audio component said to simplify the operation of connected music sources and home-theater components.

The launch coincides with the launch of Yamaha’s revamped MusicCAST wireless multi-room-audio system.

The new component is the $599-suggested YMC-500 NeoHD media controller, which is loosely based on an A/V

receiver, but its front panel sports only an on/off button and one large control wheel. It lacks AM/FM tuner but incorporates five-channel amp, surround decoders, virtual surround technology, HDMI and IR-repeater connections, USB port, and connections to an optional iPod dock and Bluetooth transceiver. A second version, the $799 YMC-700, adds Ethernet port and embedded Wi-Fi to stream music from the Internet and networked PCs. A third version, the $799 NeoHD System 2.1, bundles the YMC-500 with a 2.1-speaker system to deliver virtual 5.1 surround.

All three models serve up a simplified onscreen icon-based user interface to a connected TV. All come with embedded database of IR codes to control connected TVs and sources from a handheld IR remote, also with a minimal number of control buttons. IR codes not embedded in the Media Controller can be learned by the device.

Here’s how the controllers’ interface works:

After a consumer hits the remote’s power button, the Media Controller and connected TV power up. The TV screen presents the user with three choices: watch, listen or play. After selecting one of the choices, the display then prompts the user to choose among more specific activities, such as watch live TV, watch a movie, listen to a CD, and the like. Next, icons for the requisite A/V components appear on the screen, including icons for a Blu-ray player, CD player, cable box, iPod and game console. Once the user selects a component, the component automatically powers on.

To connect with A/V components in the home, all three devices feature one HDMI output to a TV, three HDMI inputs and three IR outputs to control up to six IR-controlled sources in the A/V equipment stack, the company said. Also to connect to source components, the controllers feature two component-video inputs, one composite-video input, one analog-audio input, one digital coaxial input and one digital optical input. A proprietary dock output connects to an optional $99-suggested Yamaha iPod dock or to an optional $129 Yamaha Bluetooth transceiver. A USB port connects to USB-equipped sources such as non-iPod MP3 players and USB drives.

The YMC-700 adds Ethernet port and embedded Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g to connect directly to the Internet to stream free Internet radio stations and the Rhapsody subscription streaming service. This DLNA-certified controller also connects to networked PCs to stream PC-stored music and photos. It also plays iTunes AAC files via TwonkyMedia Server Software.

For surround-sound playback, the YMC-500 and YMC-700 features five speaker-level outputs and a preamp-level subwoofer output. Embedded surround decoders, according to supplied literature, are Dolby TrueHD and DTS Digital Surround. The controller in System 2.1, though featuring five speaker outputs, connects to a bundled 2.1-speaker system and uses Yamaha’s AirSurround Xtreme technology to deliver a virtual 5.1 surround field.

To simplify setup, the controllers feature Yamaha’s automatic YPAO surround-sound calibration.

Other features include Adaptive Dynamic Range Control to make low-volume sounds audible during low-volume passages in a movie or song. Compressed music enhancer restores high frequencies lost when music is compressed.

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Sony releases Wireless HD technology in BRAVIA LCD TV

Free your HD cabling

BRAVIA gets a new edge by Wireless HD

Say goodbye to messy wires with BRAVIA 1080 Wireless, a stunning new technology that connects up your HD devices with no wires and no fuss.

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Get wires out of the picture

Take control

Wires can get out of control when you plug in lots of different devices to your BRAVIA home cinema set up, whether it’s our hero Blu-ray Disc™ player or a PLAYSTATION®3.

We know you want to get the most out of your home entertainment, which is why our latest technology BRAVIA 1080 Wireless now comes built-in to select BRAVIA TV models.2

No clutter

BRAVIA 1080 Wireless lets you play all your HD content back with no cables and in stunning 1080i HD picture quality.

 

 Wires from HD devices simply connect up to the Media Receiver that comes with your BRAVIA LCD TV screen.

Using BRAVIA 1080 Wireless – a high speed wireless connection – and RF (Radio Frequency) technology, the receiver transmits 1080i HD audio visual signals to the screen from anywhere in your room.

The result? No cables running down from your wall mounted set or sitting in a tangled mess on the floor, just 1080i picture quality for the most realistic cinematic experience around.3

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Connecting your Mac directly to your HDTV

First, it’s best to go over some background, so that you understand the different cables involved here. All the MacBooks, including the newest white model, have mini-DVI ports on the side that can be used to plug in an adapter that can be connected to a DVI (Digital Video Interface) cable. Both the PowerBook G4 and older iMacs running on Intel’s Core Duo processor also have mini-DVI ports.

While older MacBook Pro models had a DVI output built-in, the newer ones, especially the unibody models, have Mini DisplayPort ports, which are different from mini-DVI. The MacBook Air, new iMacs and even the Mac Pro have Mini DisplayPort ports as well. The Mac Mini is the only one in Apple’s lineup that actually has both mini-DVI and Mini DisplayPort ports on the back.

These two ports aren’t exactly proprietary to Apple, but they’re close enough. Apple has licensed out the Mini DisplayPort for free back in January, so it’s expected that it may catch on with other computer manufacturers as well. The key difference that makes Mini DisplayPort stand out is that it can handle resolutions up to 2560×1600, whereas Mini-DVI can only support resolutions of up to 1920×1200.

The good news is that both resolutions are good enough to display your Mac’s screen in high-definition quality. The bad news is that you’ll need to spend money on both an adapter and a video cable to enable the connection between your Mac and HDTV.

Apple offers Mini-DVI-to-DVI and Mini DisplayPort-to-DVI adapters that you can purchase at Apple Store locations, Apple Resellers or on Apple Canada’s website. But Apple’s adapters are too pricey. The Mini-DVI-to-DVI adapter is $25, while the Mini DisplayPort-to-DVI costs £12.99. Electronics retailers like Best Buy and Future Shop also sell Apple’s adapters, but at inflated prices, which makes it even more uninspiring to spend the money. Alternatively, there is third-party adapters like one from Cablesson  that is half the price.

Adapter

The adapter is only one side of this, of course, because you also need the proper cable to connect to the TV. You can go any one of two ways with this. You can opt for a DVI-to-HDMI cable, which might be a good bet if you have several HDMI inputs in the back of your TV. You can also decide to go with a DVI-to-DVI cable, if your TV has it and your HDMI ports are occupied. Both should do the job fabulously, so it’s more a matter of preference.

The unfortunate part is that these cables are on the pricey side as well. Though they will vary, you will likely see them cost between $50-$100, depending on the manufacturer and retailer. And despite the different types (gold-plated plugs vs. regular ones), performance shouldn’t be all that different.

While there are VGA adapters that work really well for doing presentations and other needs, I’m focusing squarely on DVI and HDMI here because they are the ideal connectors to get HD quality from the Mac to the TV. 

Now that you’ve connected all the cables together, and used your TV remote to go to the corresponding input, you should see the screen flicker and eventually show you a blank blue screen or the wallpaper you have on your desktop. You might also not see any of this at all, but it won’t matter since the next steps should enable you to see your Mac’s screen on your TV.

1. On your Mac, open System Preferences and go to Displays
2. You should see a list of resolutions and other options. Click Detect Displays so that the System Preferences identifies the TV. Usually, it will adjust the options and you should see the name of the TV manufacturer at the top of the window.

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3. At this point, if the image looks squished or too stretched out, you can adjust the resolution manually via the list in the Display preferences on the Mac.
4. The Mac will treat the TV as a secondary monitor, so you can literally drag anything on your Mac’s screen over so that it appears on the TV.
5. But if you’d rather not have it set up like this, then look to your menu bar and click the TV-like icon there. If you want the TV to show exactly what’s being displayed on your Mac, simply choose Turn On Mirroring and you should see the same thing on both screens.

HDMI menu options

One thing you won’t have is audio, and the reason why is because DVI only outputs a video signal. HDMI, on the other hand, can output and input both video and sound at very high qualities, which is why it’s pretty much the de facto HD standard in consumer electronics.

The workaround to this is to get a regular line-in cable with two 3.5mm jacks on either end (the same plugs you would see on a pair of earbuds, for example). Plug one end into the headphone port on your Mac and then the other on the back of the TV. Most flat-panel TVs should have a plug for this, but that’s usually only the case if there’s a DVI input, which isn’t always a guarantee. Another option is to get a line-in cable that has a 3.5mm jack on one end and the red and white audio plugs on the other. All TVs have those ports, so that shouldn’t pose a problem for you at all.

Even in this case, there may be TV models that won’t allow you to get this working properly. If you’ve opted to go with a DVI-to-DVI cable, then the audio should come through seamlessly from the Mac. However, using a DVI-to-HDMI cable might confuse the TV because it’s expecting the sound to come in via HDMI. Since DVI doesn’t carry any audio signals, there’s no sound travelling to the HDMI port. There are ways to get around this with most TVs, especially newer flat-panels, but I couldn’t make it happen with my 52″ Sharp AQUOS LC52D92U.

Connecting the audio to a receiver that powers a set of external speakers is a great option to avoid any hassles and even get 5.1 surround-sound. You can also do this through a subwoofer that powers a couple of speakers as well.

Of course, one of the best options to avoid dealing with different cables and separate video and audio connections is to go with a Mini Displayport-to-HDMI adapter. They seem to be pretty rare, and even Apple hasn’t released one yet, but you could get one for a good price from Oxford bases UKHDMI.com.

One last thing that you can consider while setting this all up. If you don’t want the Mac’s screen to be on, or you’d prefer to close the lid on your Displays tabMacBook, you can do that by going to System Preferences > Display and click the Arrangement tab. Uncheck Mirror Displays and drag the larger blue screen over to the left, along with the menu bar strip right above that. This basically “switches” the screens, so that the MacBook’s screen becomes a secondary display. Choose what you want to watch and close the lid.

The other option is to connect a wireless keyboard and/or mouse to control what you’re doing while the TV is your primary display. Microsoft’s Bluetrack Mouse proves to be good, since it works on just about any surface, but you could always try a different product. If you’re running Front Row on your Mac, you could also try the Apple remote to navigate the menus.

The setup I’ve described in this article is a popular one for the Mac Mini, which obviously doesn’t come with a monitor or any peripherals. This is partly why the Mac Mini has proven to be very popular as a media server. If this is a setup you’d like to have on your MacBook, then it might be worth a try, so you can enjoy your favourite content on a big screen TV.

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Octava releases Component/VGA to HDMI Converter switching unit

June 28, 2009 — Oxford, UK. – Octava and UKHDMI., Is one of the United Kingdoms biggest distrubutors of HDMI Cables and Accessories, announced the release of a Component /VGA to HDMI converter switch. The HDCMP31 allows users to easily connect component, VGA and up to 3 HDMI video sources to the HDTV via a single HDMI cable.

The HDCMP31 converts the Component and VGA video and audio to HDMI and includes an integrated 3 input HDMI switch so virtually all video sources can connect to the HDTV over a single HDMI. The HDCMP31 is perfect for systems with both HDMI and Component video sources such as the Wii gaming system. The VGA conversion also allows virtually any PC to be connected to the HDTV via VGA over HDMI.

Component/VGA to HDMI Converter

The HDCMP31 is full 1080P compatible.

HDMI is the latest standard for distributing High Definition Digital Video and Audio in high def displays for 2 reasons: 1) uncompressed digital format ensures the best picture quality and 2) HDMI allows content providers to ensure that their intellectual property is protected through HDCP.

The Octava HDCMP31 is one of its kind unit that has been released. For more information on Octava HDCMP31-UK 3 x 1 Component/VGA to HDMI Converter click here

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Silicon image starts to supply SiI9387 port processor and the SiI9334 transmitter

Jun 25, 2009 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) — SIMG | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — Silicon Image, a provider of semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition (HD) content, has introduced the SiI9387 port processor and the SiI9334 transmitter, which the company called the first semiconductor products to incorporate the latest HDMI 1.4 specification features for digital television (DTV) and home theatre applications.
Silicon Image stated that the new devices offer a richer, more interactive HDMI entertainment experience by enabling new connectivity applications via Ethernet, such as Silicon Image’s LiquidHD technology.

The SiI9387 port processor and the SiI9334 transmitter support the following HDMI 1.4 specification features:

- HDMI Ethernet Channel: Devices using these chips will be able to transmit and receive full duplex data at 100Mb/sec over an HDMI cable.

- Audio Return Channel: Drives a high quality S/PDIF signal through a single HDMI cable, simplifying connectivity in the home theatre.

- Content Type Bits: Optimize and enhance the HD viewing experience by automatically matching content type to video mode.

“By integrating the HDMI Ethernet Channel feature of the HDMI 1.4 specification into the SiI9387 we continue to expand our innovations in port processors for DTVs,” said Waheed Rasheed, director of marketing at Silicon Image. “The HDMI Ethernet Channel simplifies the connectivity infrastructure that enables personal entertainment technologies like LiquidHD to bring new services and applications to the home.”

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Monster Cable Scam at Cedia Expo 2009

Wednesday, 24 June 2009 (Cedia 2009, London) Monster Challenged all its competitors at the Cedia Expo 2009. Monster had lined up all kinds of brands that failed its CAT 2 test. Some of the brands that failed were BetterCables, AudioQuest, Honeywell, Chord, Qed and Black Rhodium.

The challenge was to “Bring in any manufacturers HDMI cable (10m or longer) to our stand (B12) and we will put it through it’s paces, using the industry stand Eye Pattern Test, if the cable you brought fails Monster will replace it with a FREE Monster Advanced HDMI cable of equivalent length” one of the leading manufactures representative did bring their own cable and it failed CAT 2 Test. The Monster Staff were happy to provide the manufacture a HDMI 1000hd Ultra-High Speed HDMI Cable as it failed their challenge. The manufacture asked to test the monster HDMI 1000hd Ultra-High Speed HDMI Cable on the TDR machines and surprisingly it failed on the TDR machine. It was noted by the visitors that Monster had purposely selected a sample of its NON stock HDMI Cables to pass CAT 2 HDMI Cable. Monster Staff returned the next day to the show and informed all its visitors that they had recalibrated the Machine so its cable would pass.

Our verdict says NO to Monster.

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