By Lisa Johnston
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Arlington, Va. — Repercussions from CNET parent CBS Corp. disqualifying Dish’s Hopper with Sling continues, with International CES naming the device as co-winner of Best of Show under the Best of CES Awards, along with the Razer Edge gaming tablet.
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San Rafael, Calif. - THX revealed Tuesday its first mobile app -- called THX tune-up – is now available to let iOS device users adjust their TVs, projectors and speakers for top performance.
THX tuneup being offered in the iTunes App Store, and will be available for free for a one-week period prior to the Super Bowl game on Sunday. After that, THX will ask the regular $1.99 purchase fee.
Osaka, Japan – Funai Electric said Tuesday that is has signed an agreement with Royal Philips Electronics to transfer the Philips audio, video, multimedia and accessories businesses to Funai.
Under the terms the new agreement, Funai will pay Philips $201.6 million and a brand license fee for an initial period of five and a half years, with an optional renewal of five years.
The deal for the audio, multimedia and accessories businesses is expected to close in the second half of 2013.
Geneva, Switzerland – The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an international video codec standards setting body, officially approved the next generation video compression codec High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).
The codec, also known as H.265, is expected to make possible delivery of Ultra High Definition content at low bit rates.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Display Development, distributor and manufacturer of custom-engineered projection display systems, is expanding its international presence.
The company is accomplishing this by using multiple locations at ISE 2013, here Jan. 29-31, including booth placements at partners, Home Cinema Europe and Stewart Filmscreen.
Among the products being featured, are Display Development’s new in-wall video projection systems.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reported that along with the Computer and Communications Industry Association and the Internet Association they filed a joint amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of Dish Networks over its Hopper product.
Dish is being sued by broadcasters who claim the Hopper, a DVR with ad-skipping technology, violates copyright law because it allows recording and playback of programming 24 hours later without commercials.
Las Vegas – Portable electronics device manufacturer Archos introduced Thursday its Archos TV Connect which enables basic TVs with a host of smart TV features and functions, including a multi-gesture TV Touch remote with game control mapping and an HD camera for video calls.
The company will be showing the device at its International CES booth (Central Hall 15322) Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS – QP Optoelectronics of Suzhou, China, said it will travel International CES, held here Jan. 8-11, 2013, to unveil its breakthrough short-throw CloudView pico projector.
QP, which will be located in South Hall booth 35786, called the tiny display device “the world’s first ultra-short throw pico projector.”
The DLP-based CloudView can project an image five to 10 times larger than other pico-class projectors from a closer distance.
QP said it uses a patent-pending short-throw light engine technology to achieve the feat.