We didn't have to wait long to hear more
about Mark Levinson's partnership with LG
, resulting in two new home theater systems to launch at CES 2008. No longer limited to audiophiles searching eBay auctions for discontinued equipment, the AP3133 and LHT888 promise a high end AV experience at "astonishing" -- albeit to-be-announced -- prices. The AP3133 HTIB puts LG's Super Blu BH200
dual-format player at the heart of a 7.1-channel system with 150 watts x 7 ICEpower
output, multi-input HDMI switching, Burr-Brown PCM and Audessey Auto Room Multi EQ adjustment. The LHT888 fulfills our needs for a champagne-glass styled HT system, with each speaker in a tapered, integrated pedestal, to math the 1080p upscaling, DivX / MP3 / JPEG / DVD playing 700W 5.1-channel receiver. Prices (and pics) are due at LG's press conference on January 6th.