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  • Paul Erickson | October 08, 2015
    Beats recently announced an update to its original Pill wireless Bluetooth speaker, the new Pill+. The new model incorporates a revised 2-way design, with a separate midbass and tweeter for each channel, driven through an active crossover system. The Pill+ is charged via Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector, and is also equipped with a USB port to serve as a portable charger for any USB-powered device. Whereas the prior model allowed the pairing of two Pills for dedicated left and right stereo playback via NFC-based tap-to-pair, the new models are pairable via the Beats Pill+ mobile app. The Pill+ will be available at US retail in November at $229. Bowers & Wilkins recently launched a new version of its iconic Zeppelin Air speaker, the new Zeppelin Wireless. Priced at $699 compared to $599 for the prior model, the new version eliminates the Apple Lightning physical dock from the prior version and adds both Bluetooth and Spotify Connect compatibility. For enhanced audio fidelity, the new Zeppelin Wireless now supports AAC streaming over Bluetooth, CSR’s aptX codec, and 24-bit up-sampling of all audio input. The new device incorporates a 3-way design with two tweeters, two midbass drivers, and a 6.5 inch subwoofer, with 150 watts of total power output. Retail availability is expected mid-October in the US.
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  • Paul Erickson | October 07, 2015
    Roku recently announced the Roku 4, along with updates to the user experience for its current-model players, and updates to its mobile app. The new Roku 4 supports 4K content and output, at a $129.99 price, and also features a remote-finding feature. Roku’s interface now supports more in-depth functionality for following and discovering content, via a deeper Feeds function. The company also continues to lead in implementation of cross-source content search, with 20 compatible content providers and growing. The mobile app’s experience has been slightly refreshed, with a tweaked look and feel and more in-depth support for the Feeds function. Most notably, the mobile app no longer needs to be on the same network as the actual Roku player, content search and flagging of content for the Feed can take place over the Internet.
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  • Paul Erickson | October 02, 2015
    Amazon recently announced that it would be dropping Google’s Chromecast and the Apple TV from its online store due to both players offering a sub-optimal experience for watching Amazon content, according to statements by the company. Specifically, the company cited the lack of support for watching Amazon Prime Video. No new listings for either product would be allowed, and listings for existing inventory would be removed by October 29th, 2015.
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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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  • Analyst photo placeholder Senior Analyst, Consumer Devices & Professional Video
    Andrew joined IHS in February 2008 and works as a senior analyst researching professional video technology. He has co-authored a major report on the global broadcast and media technology industry for the IABM and has worked on many bespoke consultancy projects covering broadcast and media technology all over the world.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices
    Jusy Hong is the principal analyst for TV set research at IHS. He is responsible for leading TV research team and PDP panel research as well as large area LCD. Jusy also coordinates wider consumer electronics research in Asia.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Consumer Devices
    Kathleen Zhang is responsible for research in the Chinese and Taiwanese TV markets and vendors, including creating and implementing industry surveys, market sizing and forecasting and evaluating the impact of broad market factors on television demands.
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