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Pioneer announces DVD-only HTZ-373DV HTIB in Japan

Steven Kim

Lest you think everyone in Japan comes home to a fancy Blu-ray recorder the likes of which can't be had in the US, Pioneer's HTZ-373DV HTIB system provides a sobering dose of reality. Just announced in Japan, the DVD-only system boasts five 60-Watt satellites, a 60-Watt subwoofer, and a mysterious 30-Watt 'central speaker' that we're not sure where to place. This 5.1+1 system covers a range of about 82Hz - 20kHz, which might be just fine for the smaller settings typical in Japan, but probably rules it out for release in the US market. Even in Japan, it seems, there's plenty of buyers who are willing to stick with DVD.

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