"Home Entertainment 2002": What's your bet for announcements?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin C Brown, May 24, 2002.

  1. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    I agree Kevin, its about time for that DVD-A/SACD player. I don't care to wait for all the legal stuff to be figured out for a digital connection, analog may be messy but it still works.
    Unfortunately probably a lot more dvi, ugh. I am hoping for some more DLP projectors with sub 3K prices. The DLP technology seems to get cheaper by the minute.
     
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    There is the Pioneer DV-47a, which is at the top of my list now (I have a DV-05 that I mostly like), but I hear a Marantz 8300 (?) is coming too...
     
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    I've been looking at the DV-47a also but I will probably wait to see what the competition will look like. I did not know about the Marantz, do you know what the pricing will be?
     
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    Since they're returning to the New York Hilton where last year's show was held, the most likely announcement will be: "The elevators are working again!" [​IMG]
    M.
     
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    H/K next line (appears everyone is trying to move the 520 and 8000 recently)... probably see more of a push to EX and/or various genres of THX.

    Lexicon coming out with something between the MC-1 and MC-12.

    Anthem is ripe for something juicy as well, what with Paradigm taking them over and having essentially one product that is out of the price range of most (albeit a damn nice pre/pro).

    Marantz maybe... they were pretty busy last year addressing quirks in the x200 line, R/D may have had timelines pushed back.

    Onkyo, must be coming up with something, perhaps additional firewire support for next generation of receivers below the 989, and perhaps something new with the 989.

    Denon, not sure, I doesn't look like they have been holding their cards and waiting for a big announcement. Besides, I heard (rumour alert!) that they and Marantz are each owned by the same parent company now (for what that means).

    Outlaw has had time to digest consumer input on their 950, and I would not be surprised to see them suggest what is in the works for a 2003 release.

    The Sonys, Yamahas, Pioneers are top heavy multinational corporations. They will live by their own timelines, and predicting here is difficult.

    Upgradeability is the big demand these days by consumers... that is likely to be the theme in years to come as convergence between digital formats continues (Video, Audio, Computer Media).
     
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    Yeah, I think there is a ripe, fat market there for pre/pros in the $1500 to $2500 range...
     

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