The folks over at McIntosh have a trio of new products on the way, all designed to play nicely together or to integrate into your current system. It kicks off with the MX121 AV Control Center, which includes 3D support, upconversion to 1080p, and a variety of audio features including Apple AirPlay. You can pick it up at $6,000.
Over the last year or two, mobile devices have really picked up as sources for video and audio, but until recently they've been lacking a way to get content onto a television. MHL is the solution brought forth by manufacturers and home theater companies are quickly picking up on it.
Just a week after announcing the release of the 2011 Aventage line of A/V receivers, Yahama has launched a brand new Aventage Blu-ray player complete with all the features you've come to expect from a player released in 2011. The BD-A1010 boasts Netflix and Blockbuster on Demand streaming capabilities as well as compatibility with YouTube Leanback, a new take on the YouTube experience made just for those watching on their TV.
The BD-SP809 is the newest player to come out of Onkyo and its capable of quite a bit. It can play back 3D Blu-rays, DVDs, and files on DVD or CD in DivX, MP3 and WMA encodings. It's also to play both audio and video from a USB storage device. Onkyo's new player has networking elements too. It can play music and video from your home computer as well as online services like Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, Film Fresh and Vudu.
The PlayStation 3 videogame console has officially reached the 50 million mark in sales. That's a strong number that puts them in close competition with Microsoft who reported 50 million sales just three months ago. While the numbers still put the console in third place, the numbers are very encouraging to those who want to move the home theater market forward from DVD.