TechRadar: LG has decided to beat the January tech crowds and give everyone a peek at what it will be showing off at CES 2011.
This week the Korean company announced that it will be offering what it is calling a ‘superior’ range of 3D AV goodies.
First up is the HX996TS home theatre system. Boasting sound that is “as deep and lifelike as any 3D image,” the system includes something called the Vertical 3D Effect Channel, which blasts out sound from the top of the included Tallboy Speakers.
This brings 7.1 sound but without the messy job of putting up brackets in your home to hold the top speakers.
LG will also show off the HB906SB Blu-ray player at CES 2011. This is another home cinema system that has 1,100 watts of output and uses LG’s new Digital Signal Processing to iron out the sound waves.
The HX996TS and HB906SB both utilise Wi-Fi, have an iPod dock cradle and USB support.
LG will also be launching the BD690, a network Blu-ray 3D player that boasts Smart TV Technology, access to the LG App Store and Wi-Fi Direct compatibility – which is a first in the market.
The LG BD690 is an update to LG’s current BD390 range.
UK release date and pricing details are to be announced but expect more information when CES 2011 begins 5 January.
AVZombie: Reports about the death of quality AV market may be exaggerated. D&M Holdings, owner of high-end AV brands Denon, Marantz, McIntosh, Boston Acoustics and Snell has reported a big jump in revenue.
Declaring an operating profit of over 36 million dollars for the nine months ending December 2006, it says this rise of 103 per cent is the biggest in its history. D&M Holdings says the high-end AV market delivered a rise of 11 per cent year on year.
Stated chairman Eric C. Evans: “We are pleased with our overall results through the nine months and were very satisfied with the market reactions to our products during the holiday season. We had a great third quarter and we continue to focus on ways to improve our gross and operating margins.”