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Los Angeles — Kaleidescape, the high-end home entertainment server company that employs a controversial disc-to-hard drive transfer system, has joined the multi-industry Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the group said Thursday.
Founded in 2001, Kaleidescape established the movie server category. Their systems have been installed in more than 11,000 homes and are sold by more than 1,750 premium A/V integrators worldwide, the company said.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Atlanta — High-performance projector manufacturer Digital Projection International (DPI), unveiled Thursday a Lamp Freedom Program, offering purchasers of new DPI projectors free replacement lamps in years two and three of product warranty.
DPI said the program is targeting both professional and residential end users and will be applied to projectors purchased between May 1 and June 30.
Santa Clara, Calif. — Rovi and Toshiba are teaming up to launch a range of DTVs certified for DivX Plus Streaming content, the companies said Tuesday.
The new agreement is expected to increase the reach of Rovi's advanced adaptive streaming format and enable Toshiba DTVs to support high-quality entertainment services from such over-the-top (OTT) content providers as Knowhow Movies by Dixons Retail in the U.K.
Fremont, Calif. — Video projector resource Optoma launched Monday its TW610STi+ 3D-ready HD DLP projector with remote command and control via Crestron RoomView technology.
The Optoma TW610STi+, which is available now at a $999 suggested retail, features PointBlank 3.0 interactive technology and delivers 3,200 ANSI lumens of brightness.
Los Angeles — Warner Home Entertainment this week clarified some misleading information circulating on its new subscription-based Warner Archive Instant streaming service.
Warner Archive Instant (WAI), is designed to offer legacy movie and TV buffs access to titles kept deep within the studio’s massive film libraries, is billed as a $9.99 per month specialized video-streaming service dedicated to making available rare and hard-to-find content from the Warner Bros. catalog.
Calabasas, Calif. – Advanced home theater technologies developer DTS, CE maker Samsung Electronics and the Best Buy-owned media streaming service CinemaNow have partnered to deliver the first multi-channel DTS-HD audio soundtracks to accompany streaming HD media titles, company executives said Tuesday.
Under the plan Best Buy’s CinemaNow, which is enabled by Rovi’s cloud streaming technology, will begin offering the DTS-Express encoded movies in its menu system along with the versions available today for other equipment brands and capabilities.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung Electronics America launched Wednesday a new global brand campaign targeting the retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and SMB industries.
The campaign, called the “New Business Experience,” leverages the company’s popularity among consumers and shows its technology solving everyday challenges in a seamless fashion for the enterprise.
Los Angeles – The first quarter of 2013 may not have been a growth bonanza for many consumer electronics categories, but it appears to have treated the content industry well.
The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reported increases in both digital and physical home entertainment media sales during the period.
Port Washington, N.Y. — The NPD Group reported that almost half of all home entertainment devices in U.S. homes are connected to the Internet.
The research firm’s recent “Connected Intelligence Connected Home Report” noted that 47 percent of connected home entertainment products were actually hooked to the web.
Laguna Niguel, Calif. — Panasonic said Monday it is sponsoring, participating in and supporting an international exchange of the latest ideas on sustainability through a dialog among the environmental community and enterprise leaders at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013 running through May 1, here.