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No matter how you slice it, there will come a day when you'll be forced (or coaxed) into watching a Blu-ray flick with just two speakers or a set of cans. For those using ArcSoft's TotalMedia Theater, however, the audio playback should be pretty darn close to 5.1. Said Blu-ray playback application...

August 24th 2008 at 6:14am 0 Comments
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Once again, Onkyo is teasing us with a Japanese-market HTIB designed with an upgrade path in mind. This really looks like a multichannel version of the company's 2.1-channel HTX-22D, and that's not a bad start. The WAVIO GXW-2.1HD features 5 x 30-Watts for the speakers, with 60-Watts set aside for...

June 16th 2008 at 12:54pm 0 Comments
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Seriously, Onkyo's recent flurry of HT-related releases should be able to satisfy most anyone's requirements. But greedy gadget-hounds that we are, we'd like to see the BASE-V20HD system announced for Japan arrive here in the US. It's a HTIB starter system with an upgrade path already planned out....

April 29th 2008 at 8:28am 0 Comments
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Not content with dropping a few new HTIB systems and an all new receiver, Onkyo is apparently delivering a 2.1-channel home audio system, too. The HTX-22D, while not adequate for surround sound purists, may be just the thing for apartment dwellers and movie lovers on a budget. It's said to be the f...

April 24th 2008 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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If your cred hangs on being up on the latest audio formats, listen up. DTS is showing off its latest tech, named Surround Sensation at CES. It's all about creating virtual surround sound for headphones. The company is also giving out Blu-ray and HD DVD demo discs at their CES booth. These discs have...

January 5th 2008 at 10:03pm 0 Comments