Alpine Electronics' new amplified PLV-7 subwoofer system separates itself from the competition by introducing several new technologies. The system includes two 12-inch Linear Array Transducer woofers designed by the Tymphany Corp. and is powered by a 500-watt PDX amplifier.
The use of IPTV to deliver TV programming away from home in cafes, train stations and parks is gaining traction outside the U.S., but faces several obstacles to building an American audience: IPTV is available in just a dozen U.S. markets, and Hollywood studios may be reluctant to allow their content to be viewed outside the home.
Circuit City has begun offering previously owned video games on its Web site, an attempt to cash in on the lucrative industry, although some industry analysts foresee trouble for the retailer because of insufficient game supplies.
The Media Oriented System Transport network is gaining popularity with automakers who wish to provide communications between audio devices and the vehicle. The Consumer Electronics Association has announced its efforts to develop a new standard connection for vehicles that have the MOST network.