Audio News for May 18, 2012

by | May 18, 2012 | Audio News

Ultra-D 3D Without Glasses Technology – Stream TV Networks has announced a manufacturing partnership with Unihan Corp. to manufacture a 3D without glasses device. The glasses will be equipped with Stream TV’s proprietary Ultra-D technology, which can be ported to displays of almost any size with noticeable loss of brightness or resolution. The initial unit will be a 42-inch 3D display with accompanying Ultra-D Seecube converter box which autoconverts 2D, 3D animation and stereoscopic 3D into 3D without glasses in real time. Other products in the partnership are to include tablets, smart phones, laptops, PCs, digital communicators and various size HDTVs. The two firms will collaborate to create a worldwide 3D without glasses format based on the technology. The system is the result of years of research and development in optical delivery. It introduces a layer of lenses on the display panel that directs light at an optimal angle to create 3D images for the human eye. The amount of depth may be user-defined or computer-generated. Autoconversion happens in microseconds. The Seecube converts any content—including standard video, home video, still pictures, even Skype—to 3D without glasses.
Free Streaming of Tanglewood Concerts – In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Tanglewood summer concert series in Massachusetts, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering 75 free digital music streams—one per day—during the season of June 20th thru September 2nd. The collection will provide the story of the festival’s birth in 1937 thru the present day with many memorable performances. Performances conducted by Serge Koussevitzky, Erich Leinsdorf, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Arthur Fiedler and even Danny Kaye will be included. Guest performers will include Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Joshua Bell, Wynton Marsalis, Bernadette Peters, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Van Cliburn and Frederica von Stade. The 256kbps MP3 streams will be available starting at 8 AM EST on the day of release, for 24 hours, at www.bso.org/mediacenter. Most of the recordings in the project are being digitized, remastered and made available to the public for the first time ever. The schedule for all 75 streams will be announced early next month.
Denon’s Networked AVR Trio – Denon’s new three IN-Command AV receivers (AVRs) all feature networking capabilities, and for the first time, 4K by 2K passthru and upscaling on video. Like their predecessors, they also have Apple AirPlay, Internet radio and custom installation features. The new models have larger character displays and redesigned GUI interfaces with improved graphics. In addition to standard Internet radio, other content sources are now Pandora, Flickr and SiriusXM Internet Radio.

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