Pioneer has introduced a range of five new Blu-ray Home Theatre Systems which incorporate the Virtual 3D Sound Technology.
Developed by Pioneer, this technology creates a virtual sound field behind the screen that takes 3D audio to a whole new level. Based around a main system unit combined with various speaker options, all five models are capable of playing back Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CDs, and SACDs, and offer compatibility with the most widespread formats, including DivX Plus HD, FLV, MKV, and FLAC files from both disc and USB. Users will also be able to stream YouTube videos and digital photos stored on Picasa directly from their internet-connected Blu-ray system to their HDTV without requiring any additional device.
The main differentiating points between the systems are iPod and iPhone connectivity (using a cradle) and WiFi: both features are found on the “advanced” line, while not on the “regular” models. All offerings feature high power output, up to 1100W in a 5.1 configuration and 550 W in a 2.1 set-up. Each system is Bluetooth ready and supports DLNA connectivity, and house two HDMI inputs, a microphone input, a mini-jack audio connector, and USB connector with CD ripping function.
HTZ-HW929BD - 2.1 channel with bar-style Sound Wing speaker and a slim subwoofer
Measuring a mere 25.5mm, this bar-style Sound Wing speaker complements any flat screen TV. It integrates two 57 x 30mm double sided drivers with HVT technology and two soft dome tweeters, one set pointing forwards and one set backwards, at either side of the wing.
HTZ-828BD - 5.1 channel with 4 tall speakers, a center speaker and a slim subwoofer
Including four sophisticated tall speakers, this system is perfect for those wishing to make home cinema core to their living space.
HTZ-626BD - 5.1 channel with 4 satellite speakers, a center speaker and a subwoofer.
Combining performance and a stylish finish in a more compact design, this system is a great option for those who enjoy 5.1 channel surround sound, but prefer smaller speakers that blend into the environment.
HTZ-322BD - 5.1 channel with 2 slim speakers, a center speaker and a subwoofer.
This system’s powerful yet slim front speakers feature a metal punched grill and can be set either vertically or horizontally.
HTZ-222BD - 5.1 channel with 4 compact satellite speakers, center speaker and a subwoofer.
This system’s compact satellite speakers are small enough to be mounted unobtrusively in the living room.