A study conducted by The Diffusion Group found that “short-term demand for 4K/Ultra HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets.”
If you’re considering whether or not to buy an Ultra HD TV, your decision wasn’t made any easier after the half-day Your Next TV conference, which was held this week during the growing industry-only event called CE Week in New York. Basically, the aggregate, conflicting message that emerged from the numerous panels was, “Ultra HD TV is awesome. You should buy it now! But wait, Ultra HD TV has a long ways to go until it’s mature. It’s too early to dive in.”
Onkyo today unveiled three new AV components that feature Dolby Atmos “multidimensional sound”: the THX Select2 Plus-certified 9.2-channel TX-NR1030 Network A/V Receiver, the 11.2-channel TX-NR3030 Network A/V Receiver, and the THX Ultra2 Plus-certified PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller. The products, targeted at medium to large listening spaces, will ship in August.
The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) will demo a wireless high-resolution audio system at CE Week, to be held June 25 and 26 in New York, and frankly, we can’t wait to hear it. We’ve been listening to a lot of low-res streaming lately, like the rest of the world is.
The familiar brand Maxell will show its entry into a unexpected category — soundbars — at CE Week 2014, to be held June 25 and 26 in New York. Featuring a wooden enclosure, the Maxell SSB-4W Digital Soundbar offers Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones and music players.