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High-end video display manufacturer NuVision introduced at CEDIA Expo here its first line of DLP-based FullHD front projectors for the custom-installation market.
The company said it will offer three models in the new ProVu series.
Optoma unveiled at CEDIA Expo a 1080p DLP projector using the company’s exclusive PureMotion Technology and a second-gen Pico projector.
Optoma is billing the model HD8600 ($7,499 suggested retail) as its ultimate high-end 1080p DLP projector for the home installation market.
Longtime Toshiba America Consumer Products veteran Yoshi Uchiyama recently attended CEDIA Expo here in his new role overseeing sales and marketing efforts for both the TV and digital A/V (DAV) businesses.
He previously served as the senior VP of the DAV marketing and planning group, and in the past 30 years has held positions in manufacturing in Japan, before coming to TACP in 1990 as manager, TV Business Planning.
New York - Vivitek Corp., a manufacturer of high-performance DLP projectors that is part of Asia's $5.6 billion Delta Corp., used a media visit here Monday to announce its intentions to aggressively pursue the U.S. home-theater projector market with a line of high-value models addressing key price points.
As part of that effort, Vivitek unveiled this week its latest FullHD 1080p home-theater projector - model H1080FD FullHD - which will be introduced in August at a $999 suggested retail.
Dallas - A recently released tracking study on digital-to-analog converter boxes from Digital Tech Consulting (DTC) found that nearly 7 million units shipped during the second quarter of 2009.
The market research firm said the results were actually "healthier than expected."
An update to the study shows that nearly 45 million D/A converter boxes have shipped into retail outlets from the beginning of the coupon program through the second quarter of 2009.
Mountain View, Calif. - Verismo Networks said Tuesday it has added Sonic Solutions' Roxio CinemaNow content to the VuNow Internet TV platform.
The VuNow platform allows viewers to watch content from the Web on their televisions without having to connect a computer in between.
A palm-sized VuNow Pod facilitates the connection and service access for a wide range of online content resources, including YouTube, live global TV channels, and now CinemaNow movies and video programs.
Long Beach, Calif. - Pioneer Electronics has introduced a slim portable DVD/CD writer that targets the growing netbook market.
Model DVR-XD09 is said to offer the industry's most compact design to date, weighing 8 ounces, with an overall size that is slightly larger than a music CD case.
The writer connects to a PC via a USB 2.0 port and supports writing to dual-layer DVD-R media.
The DVR-XD09 ships in August at a $79.99 suggested retail.
Beaverton, Ore. - Runco introduced Tuesday a lineup of 1080p plasma monitors, including five CinemaWall and PlasmaWall displays featuring Runco's exclusive OPAL (Optical Path ALignment) technology, and the DHD3 high-performance video processor controller.
Sonic Solutions busily expanded its Roxio CinemaNow online video service in July, revealing plans to launch the first 3-D entertainment content offerings online, to launch CinemaNow service on the VuNow Internet TV platform, and to launch CinemaNow content on USB thumb drives through a venture with Widevine.
Chula Vista, Calif. - The business group of Hitachi Home Electronics (America) introduced Monday a 3LCD-based video projector with built-in networking capabilities and a low operating cost, targeting corporate and institutional placements.