June 04, 2007
| by Jason Unger
Sony has unveiled a multiroom HD video solution, the CAV-CVS12ES HD video distribution system, which is a 12-zone system that distributes HD video via one Cat5e wire per zone, hooking in eight component inputs and four upscaling composite inputs. The component inputs can handle up to a 1080p HD signal. The CAV-CVS12ES also features IR and RS-232 control.
The Cat5e wiring will connect to a component adapter in the room’s display. Sony will be selling the CAV-CVB1, a Cat5e to component box, for $129 is September.
The CAV-CVS12ES will be available in September for $2,700.
Sony is also introducing an updated line of the company’s NHS rack systems, targeted to the new home construction market. The NHS-3040 handles up to 13 zones of HD video distribution as well as one Blu-ray player.
The other two products in the NHS 40 series, the NHS-1040 and NHS-2040, can support six HD zones in addition to the 7.1 HDMI home theater system. The NHS-2040 and NHS-3040 products feature a 400 disc DVD changer and management system.
The entire line includes an 80 GB music server, XM Satellite Radio support, a single-disc Blu-ray player, three additional auxiliary inputs, support for an additional HD cable or satellite receiver, and room for a three zone expansion.
“Integrated home entertainment is becoming a more important factor for new home buyers in the custom and semi-custom market,” says Neal Manowitz, director of marketing for Sony Electronics’ consumer systems and applications division, in a statement. “These new systems are ideal for builders and installers because they reduce time spent on procurement and integrating individual components, and offer the consumer a whole house HD solution with all the features of custom installation without the custom price tag.”
Visit www.sony.com for more details.