Yamaha's latest home-theater-in-a-box systems include several features available for the first time on the company's products: automatic room-acoustics correction, music enhancer technology and video up-scaling.
The relatively new concept of home-theater-in-a-box sound bars, which can replace full 5.1-speaker technology, can add a far more minimalist look to an HTIB system. This report compares and contrasts five recently introduced HTIB sound bars.
D&H Distributing said it expected cutting-edge TV technologies such as 3-D, IP connectivity and LED backlighting to spur robust sales in the future. The company also is forecasting good things ahead for the video game and home-theater-in-a-box sectors.
Home-theater-in-a-box models being introduced at the 2010 International CES are integrating features such as Blu-ray players, movie and music streaming and surround sound bars in even their midrange models.
Onkyo has introduced an updated version of its home-theater-in-a-box concept, which the company pioneered two years ago. The HT-S9100THX -- which is THX-certified and includes an A/V receiver, seven speakers and a subwoofer -- retails for $1,099 and is compatible with a number of formats, including Blu-ray disks.
Samsung is readying its latest home theater in a box featuring Blu-ray technology. The 5.1-channel HT-BD2E, which is Samsung's third Blu-ray HTiB, is scheduled to hit store shelves in August. Samsung also is rolling out new HDTV models in its Touch of Color line.