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Paul Erickson | August 25, 2015
LG recently launched the Music Flow HS8 Wireless Curved Sound Bar, which will be initially available in Europe, with pricing yet to be determined. The HS8 is a 360-watt, 4.1 channel system that incorporates both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and is compatible with both Google Cast and LG’s Music Flow standards for connected multi-room audio. The HS8 also incorporates LG’s i-Sound Mode functionality, automatically adjusting sound settings to match the type of content being viewed. The soundbar is also compatible with TV remotes from eight different manufacturers, aiding its utility and marketability beyond just the LG TV owner base.
Paul Erickson | August 25, 2015
Yamaha recently announced it was launching 20 products before the end of 2015 built around its new proprietary MusicCast multi-room connected audio standard. The new line includes AV receivers, a two-channel receiver, two soundbars, a TV speaker base, tabletop speaker, powered monitor speakers, and more. The two new soundbars incorporate object-based surround processing, and utilize multiple aimed drivers to bounce sound off walls and ceilings at multiple angles. Existing connected AV receivers in the company’s RX and Aventage lines will be able to be upgraded to compatibility with the new standard via firmware upgrade. Similar to other offerings, all playback is controlled via tablet- and smartphone-based app. Yamaha’s technology is able to stream high-definition 24-bit audio from networked computers, attached storage, mobile devices, and audio devices connected to a MusicCast product. Up to 10 different MusicCast devices are able to play 10 different songs simultaneously. Over wireless connections, a maximum of three devices can stream high definition audio simultaneously, and for additional devices, playback resolution is lowered to prevent network congestion. The company has stated that its target objective is to offer multi-room audio to those customers seeking high quality surround sound for their main system and entertainment area, but also wanting to add connected audio functionality to bring audio into other rooms.

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  • Merrick Kingston | August 21, 2015
    The Broadband Technology market monitor provides a holistic view of major trends across the connected device and OTT media-and-technology landscape
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  • Daniel Simmons | August 18, 2015
    Global set-top box shipments will grow 4.3% to 302.8M units in 2015. The value of the industry will grow to 20.6B (0.79%), due to market saturation mainly in pay TV and price erosion. Shipment growth will peak in 2017 in line with digitisation plans, however revenue will decline as price competition and digitisation exacerbates the slowing growth in pay TV. Connectable STBs are set to grow during the forecast period and UHD may bolster revenue more significantly beyond it.
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  • Horse Liu | August 17, 2015
    China’s white goods markets are characterized by maturity with lower or negative growth ratio in unit shipments. Domestic markets will grow slightly in unit shipments and export segments will fluctuate over the next five years. Fortunately, high-end and diversified white goods markets will grow rapidly. Makers have opportunities to increase sales revenue and to improve profit performance through expanding market share within...
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  • Sanju Khatri | August 28, 2015
    The Large Format Displays Sell-Through Tracker - US captures and analyzes US commercial sell-through data from both AV and IT reseller and distributor channels for large format LCD, PDP and OLED displays (26” and larger).
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  • Przemek Bozek | August 27, 2015
    The Media landscape is changing and equipment manufacturers must adapt to new circumstances. There is a general trend to outsource services or use cloud to cut down own cost. Many media companies are still uncertain about own needs in this fast-changing environment. IHS Professional Video Intelligence offers a product that can be used as guidance to the new world. It doesn't focus on one area but it encompasses forty separate products into one subscription. This workbook contains data on the equipment side of the industry.
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    This database answers to questions asked by most service providers within the Media & Entertainment market. It targets Transport, Processing, Storage, Rental and System Build and Consulting segments and provides an overview of currently ongoing changes. Every category is additionally divided into sub-categories to offer even deeper insight. Main metric regarding current analysis is revenue presented both in a microeconomic and a macroeconomic environment.
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  • Hisakazu Torii | August 04, 2015
    Japanese TV brands have gradually been losing market share in TV markets around the world over the few years. This has forced many to re-evaluate their business models and pursue licensing deals with other manufacturers, and move away from TV manufacturing. The latest in this line of Japanese TV brands are Toshiba and Sharp, as highlighted in this presentation.
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  • Jeff Lin | July 24, 2015
    Worldwide Mobile PC shipments are expected to be 403 million units by the end of the year, down from last quarter’s forecast of 424 million units. This was primarily due to weaker than expected demand in Q1-15, along with a downward revision of expectations for Notebook PC replacement demand from the introduction of Windows 10.
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  • Tom Morrod | July 22, 2015
    What are the key technologies and the differences in the Asian pay TV market? This presentation demonstrates the differences between developed and developing pay TV markets by exploring the future of pay TV in Asia. Operators, OTT providers and content owners are increasingly looking towards key technologies like UHD, multicast IP transmission and LTE video, edge caching and predictive analytics and content recommendation in order to drive video consumption as the number of connected devices in the region grows.
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  • Icon Director, Connected Home
    Daniel Simmons plays an integral role in developing the company’s TV Technology Intelligence service. His knowledge base is centered on customer premises equipment markets such as set-top boxes, television sets, conditional access and middleware.
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    Rhoda Alexander has been covering the displays industry for more than 20 years. She is widely regarded as being the leading, independent analyst for desktop and specialty monitors, and her clients include virtually every major company in the monitor value chain.
  • Icon Senior Director, Consumer Electronics
    Tom Morrod is the senior director for TV and broadcast technology at IHS. Tom is responsible for all research across TV sets and consumer electronics, set-top boxes, pay TV networks, professional video technology, video distribution, technical service delivery employed by service providers and video consumer electronics.
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