Latest Audio/Video News and Updates

Cedia Expo, September 5-7, 2024 Denver, CO

CEDIA Expo 2024 is gearing up to be an exciting event! HT-Press will be on-site streaming the latest technologies directly into viewers' homes. What a great way to engage with those who can’t attend in person. Cedia Expo provides a fantastic…

No more “Blu-Ray” Is this the end of Home Theater?

"Sony To Ditch Physical Media" The home theater industry is indeed facing significant changes due to the rise of streaming services. Here are some key factors and potential outcomes: Quality Concerns with Streaming: Streaming often involves…

Sony Pictures Entertainment Acquires Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Press Release: June 12, 2024 – Culver City, CA – Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema today announced that SPE has acquired Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the unique and fastest growing theatrical exhibitor. The company…

JVC announces new third-generation 4k Home Theater projectors.

New JVC D-ILA Home Theater Projectors Deliver Increased Brightness and Contrast LONG BEACH, CA, May 1, 2024 – JVC Kenwood Corporation is proud to announce four new high-end D-ILA home projectors DLA-NZ900/DLA-RS4200 and DLA-NZ800/DLA-RS3200,…

2024 Movie Trailers, 4k UHD

2024 Movie Trailers, 4k UHD https://youtu.be/16TqpaRYTd8?si=cTN1YpVPzTC0GkgB

Barco to bring HDR to select high-profile theaters, AMC Theatres, B&B Theatres, and Regal Cinemas in the US

Barco announces first locations for HDR by Barco in the US The pilot program brings groundbreaking HDR lightsteering laser projection to select major US markets for the 2024 holiday season in partnership with top US exhibitors LAS VEGAS…

Barco Light Steering Technology Projector Pictures, CinemaCon 24

Barcos HDR Projector Featuring Proprietary Light Steering Technology Taking Orders End Of 2024 Official Release early 2025

Russound debuts Next Generation of Multi-Channel Amplifiers

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — April 9, 2024 — Russound, an internationally renowned leader in premium, multiroom audio, continues its aggressive product launches set for 2024 with the new D-Series Multichannel Digital Amplifiers. Building upon Russound's…

CinemaCon 2024, Register for a High Frame Rate “Now Looks Cinematic” demo in Christies Booth.

Latest TrueCut Motion Titles to be Demonstrated at CinemaCon 2024 In partnership with Christie, demos of the latest films to utilize Pixelworks' unique motion grading technology to be shown at CinemaCon 2024 LAS VEGAS, April…

Home Theater

Panamorph Releases Alpha Cinema Lens For Sony Laser Projectors

Panamorph has just announced the company’s brand-new Alpha series cinema-format conversion lens for Sony’s latest VPL-XW5000ES, VPL-XW6000ES and VPL-XW7000ES home theater projectors! Realize the full potential of your Sony laser projector by adding this high-performance anamorphic lens. Get a brighter, more impactful image with HDR video all thanks to the new Alpha lens’ sealed, precision […]

Lumagen: World Wide Reference Video Processor Keeps Getting Better!

Lumagens latest software update has increased the allowed dynamic range for scenes to allow for scenes that get a lot brighter later in the scene when compared to the first frame. This is a significant improvement from previous releases. Unbiased observers agree, the latest Beta provides the best quality in any home cinema. Please find […]

Tektronx PQA500: Reference Picture Quality Measurement Analyzer For Video Processing Systems.

Objective versus Subjective picture quality measurements are vital to efficient and repeatable video processing design and evaluation. Picture Quality Any Time, Any Place In the past, viewers were constrained to watch television in front of a receiver in their home. Today, people watch video at any time and in any place. A viewer can now […]

D-Box shutting their door on consumer products.

While D-Box will continue in the commercial market they are no longer selling products into the consumer division. They will however offer support for the next 7 years. Do you already have a D-Box system in your home theater? Tell us your thoughts below, let us know what you think about this decision.

Russound Releases New AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers.

The following press release was issued today by Russound. Click here to view in browser. Russound Releases New AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers Russound Packs Power and Flexibility Into the Industry’s First Ultra-Compact AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs Featuring HDMI With CEC; Earned a Residential Systems Best of Show Award at ISE 2024 PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Feb. 14, 2024 […]

Here are the studio announced US BR releases and 4K releases for January & February 2024.

January 2nd: The Marsh King’s Daughter – Lionsgate (Added xx) The Holdovers – Universal Studio (Added xx)   January 9th: Varsity Blues (4K) – Paramount   January 16th: Billions: The Final Season – Showtime Journey to Bethlehem – Sony The Raid: Redemption (4K) – Sony   January 23rd: Lawmen: Bass Reeves – Paramount Special Ops: […]

Commercial Cinema

Christie Digital To Debut Next Gen 0.75 MicroTiles at ISE 2024

At ISE 2024, Christie Digital, a leading provider of AV solutions, content management, and image processing technologies, unveiled a diverse array of groundbreaking products and immersive experiences. This showcase underscores Christie’s steadfast dedication to advancing the frontiers of AV technology.

Congratulations to Barco for winning an Oscar!

Fantastic news for Barco! The Scientific and Engineering Academy Award is a prestigious recognition, and it’s great to see their contributions to the design and development of laser projection in cinema being acknowledged. The fact that Barco’s team, including Wouter D’Oosterlinck, Goran Stojmenovik, Peter Janssens, and Gerwin Damberg, will be honored at the 96th Academy […]

Y2k24 BUG. Theaters shut down worldwide, movies would not play due to content encryption issues.

In a commercial cinema, the movie theater receives a digital key along with each movie allowing the projector and movie to handshake for proper playback. Each piece of equipment in the video chain has a serial number which becomes part of that encryption and key. In this case, a large portion of certificates in the […]

Critical Updates Needed for Dolby/Doremi Cinema Servers:

12/04/23 Critical Updates Needed for Dolby/Doremi Cinema Servers: DCP-2000, DPCP-2K4, ShowVault/IMB, IMS1000, & IMS2000 Dolby has identified an issue that will prevent some models of their cinema server product, specifically the DCP-2000/DP-2K4, ShowVault/IMB, IMS1000, and IMS2000, from playing content beginning January 2024. Furthermore, these servers’ encryption certificates are set to expire in November 2025. Software […]

Christie introduces new RGB pure laser projectors

CYPRESS, Calif. – Christie® is pleased to introduce two new RGB pure laser projectors: the M 4K15 RGB and M 4K+15 RGB. Part of our award-winning M 4K RGB Series, they deliver 15,750 lumens and are designed for the most demanding applications, including staging and live events, projection mapping spectacles, and theme park attractions. “Our original M Series projectors, first introduced in 2007, were our most successful […]

Elevate your vision. Barco UniSee II again sets a new standard for LCD video walls

Elevate your vision. Barco UniSee II again sets a new standard for LCD video walls Kortrijk, Belgium, 7 September 2023 – Barco, a world leader in video wall solutions, proudly announces its new LCD video wall Barco UniSee II. This new generation of the successful and innovative Barco UniSee platform significantly boosts the viewing experience […]

Everything Else

Laser cinema projectors are turning its beams on electric vehicle manufactures.

China’s top maker of laser cinema projectors is turning its beams on electric vehicles, as cut-throat competition among domestic carmakers creates demand for advanced displays and new kinds of in-car entertainment to make their models stand out. Appotronics — laser display tech provider to more than 30 per cent of China’s cinemas and with a […]

CinemaCon – 8-11 April 2024 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

About CinemaCon Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries. On behalf of CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre […]

Lionsgate acquired “eOne” from Hasbro, expanding its content library by 6500 titles.

Lionsgate officially completed its acquisition of Entertainment One (eOne) from Hasbro on December 27, with a total transaction value of $375 million. As part of the deal, Lionsgate also took on the responsibility of production financing loans. It’s worth noting that Hasbro had originally acquired eOne in 2019 for a substantial amount of $4 billion. […]

“Die Hard” Re-Release, Just In Time For Christmas.

The film was re-released this weekend just in time for Christmas. Die Hard has become a classic holiday movie for many, despite its unconventional choice for a Christmas film. The return of such iconic movies to theaters is always a treat for fans. Bruce Willis’s portrayal of John McClane, combined with the film’s action-packed sequences […]

“Wish” The disappointing performance of Disney’s latest film.

“Wish,” adds to a string of underperforming tentpoles in 2023, including “The Marvels,” “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” “The Haunted Mansion,” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” While “The Little Mermaid” managed to swim to $569 million worldwide, it falls short of Disney’s prior live-action adaptations, like “The Lion King” and “Beauty and […]

JVC and Sony b-stock projectors, ready to ship.

The following is provided by AV Science, an affiliated sponsor.   Just in, JVC and Sony b-stock, ready to ship. JVC RS1000 b – $3,599.00 JVC RS1100 b – $4,899.00 with a free lamp coupon JVC RS2000 b – $4,899.00 JVC RS3000 b – $6,999.00 Sony XW7000 b – $12,599.00 Sony XW5000 b – $3,999.00 […]