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Hi-tech home entertainment isn't just for homes - get your car or yacht kitted out too

Andy Clough Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 2:42pm

I spent a fascinating day at the CEDIA custom install exhibition in London's Docklands yesterday, writes Andy Clough. The world of custom installation is big business these days, and I've seen the annual CEDIA show grow from its early ...

NEWS: CEDIA announces 2007 Award winners

Andy Clough Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 2:03pm

One of the most unusual entries for the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) Awards this year, especially in the new 'special project' category, was a £40m yacht, Lady Anne, fitted out with all the latest ...

NEWS: An affordable projector from SIM2

Andy Clough Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 1:40pm

Italian manufacturer SIM2 is well known for its high-quality DLP projectors, and we've long been fans of many models in its range. But - how can we put this delicately? - their products aren't exactly cheap. However, for those who want ...

NEWS: LG adds chunk of Chocolate Phone styling to latest home cinema system

Clare Newsome Mon, 25 Jun 2007, 12:52pm

Continuing an apparent quest for people to think its initials stand for "Lacquer Gloss", LG Electronics has unveiled the latest of its products to follow the glossy design lead of its 'Chocolate' Phone. The LG J10HD home ...

NEWS: No, wait... HD DVD is winning (says HD DVD PR campaign)!

Joe Cox Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 12:53pm

If you're after the latest on HD DVD and an overview of the 'format war' as it now stands, then who better to ask than the people in power at Toshiba, Microsoft and Universal, right? Well, sort of... Joe Cox went to find out what ...

NEWS: Surround sound via a Crystal wireless set

Andrew Everard Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 12:34pm

Fancy a complete THX-certified surround speaker system, only without the clutter of cables? Greek loudspeaker company Crystal Audio has developed its THX-3D12 Wireless system to cut the cables to the rear speakers without compromising on sound ...

NEWS: SIM2 refines its HT3000 projector

Andrew Everard Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 11:19am

SIM2 has reworked its HT3000 projector, with internal changes bringing greatly increased brightness, definition and colour rendering. And best of all, the price of the new Grand Cinema HT3000E is 20% less than that of the old model. At the ...

NEWS: DVD player and receiver updates - but no HD - from Cambridge Audio

Clare Newsome Thu, 21 Jun 2007, 10:36am

Cambridge Audio is to roll out a new range of DVD players and surround sound receivers into Richer Sounds stores, but has no immediate plans for a high-definition disc player. "We're waiting to see whether Blu-ray or HD DVD becomes the ...

NEWS: 'Blu-ray has won' - Panasonic

Andrew Everard Wed, 20 Jun 2007, 5:12pm

The HD disc format war is over - and Blu-ray has won. That's the view of Panasonic North America, given by its Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Joseph Taylor in an interview with US consumer electronics trade magazine ...

NEWS: Thiel hits the ceiling with PowerPoint home cinema speakers

Andrew Everard Mon, 18 Jun 2007, 12:57pm

US speaker company Thiel is heading for the home cinema high-end with its compact PowerPoint 1.2 speakers, designed for mounting on ceilings or walls. Selling for £995 each, the 1.2s use a coaxial driver arrangement for optimum integration, ...