Integra MZA 4.7 Multizone A/V Controller

Integra is set to introduce the MZA 4.7 Multizone A/V Controller to HA enthusiasts everywhere. The MZA is a 8 source 4 Zone controller and can be controlled via PC or an optional keypad. Powerwise you can expect 50 watts per channel with stability down to 4 ohms. Each zone has independent controls including bass treble and volume. From the […]

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Sooloos spreads your music around, for a price


If you really want to take the work out of audio distribution, take a gander at the Sooloos. Not only do they supply the box, they supply all of your music pre-loaded. This includes albumn art, liner notes, and suscritpions are available to fill the holes in your music collection. Starting prices for this unit is $12,000, but you can […]

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Super Audio CD catalogue tops 4000 titles

If nothing else comes out of the article, it is interesting to note that you will be able to play a SACD in a PS3. Not much else to report excpet for the fact there are now 4000 SACD's available for purchase. From the article: You still might not be able to find them readily in stores, but the SACD […]

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Pioneer unveiled the next generation of PDP HDTV

With all of the talk about high contrast ratios from LCDs and SEDs these days, Plasma was starting to get a bad rap. Pioneer fired back today with an announcement of a plamsa that will offer a 20000:1 contrast ratio. A pretty big improvement considering this gen of plasmas are in the 3000:1 range. Don't expect them to hit BB […]

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Swanni’s 10 HDTV Predictions for 2007

Will the Nostradamus of TV predictions be right in 2007? A few obvious ones like further HD price drops, more broadcast HDTV and HD commercials make the list. A couple of his statements seem to conflict. One point he mentions that the PS3 and 360 will generate more interest in next gen DVDs and then he mentions Toshiba and Sony […]

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DirecTV, HDTV, and the Resolution Question


If you all don't remember way back in 2004 a DirecTV customer filed lawsuit saying that he had signed up for HDTV service and was soon getting sub-par results. He claims DirecTV is engaged in unlawful or fraudulent business practices by not delivering actual high definition signals. As most of us in the audio/videophille world know DirecTV started cutting bit […]

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Hybrid Solar Lighting

Automated Home, a site for great HA news, has the scoop on a hybrid solar lighting system. The panels collect the sunlight and transport it through optical fiber to various lights containing optical elements to dispurse the light and blend it with artificial light. A photsensor maintains light level at nighttime by adjusting the artificial light levels. From the article: […]

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Three Drivers for Home Automation’s Growth

I have talked about the Home Automation market and how it has not made it to the mainstream a few times since starting this site. My general opinion is that, until you make it as easy to run as a DVD player you can expect low penetration among the masses. Appliance magazine has a few of their thoughts posted up […]

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