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The First Ever In Dash BluRay Player – The Audiovox AVDBR1

Think You’re Hi Tech Eh?

So you’re cool, you’re hip, you’re savvy… You’re down with the tech and the lingo and know what’s up so you’ve obviously got the most awesome home entertainment system ever and the Hi Def stuff is in even higher def. You’re the person to go to when it comes to watching movies and games but what happens when you want to watch your Hi Def BluRays when you’re in your car? Uh oh… Feeling a little helpless now are we? Well don’t. We’ve got you covered at Sonic Electronix with the Audiovox AVDBR1In-dash BluRay player. Yes, you read that right. A dash mounted BluRay player. It’s the first of it’s kind and as of right now the only one of its kind on the market and is a 2011 CEA award winning product so you know it’s good.

The Facts 

yeah… you know you want it

Fact: This thing is awesome. You can mount it any which way you want; horizontal, vertical, under a seat, it doesn’t matter. Do whatever you want with it. With a sleek look that just screams “Pay attention to me!” you might want to put it where you can show it off though. It comes with a conveniently located front panel USB port so you can play your digitally stored movies or music and can even be Wi-Fi capable with an additional accessory. It also comes with a remote control so you can handle your media like a boss from the comfort of wherever you might be.

But Why?!?

Because it’s cool! And if you’re up to date on electronics you’ll know that HDMI in dash head units, overhead monitors and headrest monitors are the new hotness. Like the CFD-105 or the CLD-703 from Concept or the Parrot Asteroid Smart and the upcoming DNN series of headunits from Kenwood. The tech is here already but are you adapting quick enough? Ok fine, so you don’t have the newest coolest head unit or video screen. Yet. But it doesn’t take a tech guru to know that a better quality source unit is going to get you a better quality picture even if you’re using a standard RCA connection, which Audiovox conveniently provides you with 16 feet of. And a BluRay player has a much better lens and output than a standard DVD player and a BluRay disk is better than a DVD disk so… You can put the two together. But alright, even that isn’t good enough for you, you’ve gotta have the best right? Well BluRay disks have all their fun features and extras that DVD’s just don’t have.  Or how about connecting your Smartphone to it to play some Netflix or something like that? Betcha didn’t think of that. Not to mention, how jealous are your friends or better yet, your rival neighbors next door, going to be when you tell them you can play BluRays in your car? At that point, who even cares about anything else. that’s just pure bragging rights right there! Put their in car media systems to shame with the ARDBR1!

To Wrap It Up…

The technology is already here. It’s only a matter of time until HDMI outputs on your beloved in dash headunits and other vehicle video products becomes the status quo. There are already early adopters and we’ve already been over all the other reasons that this thing is awesome. So why would you settle for less? Get the best you can get with the Audiovox AVDBR1 from Sonic today!


5 Reasons to Go Blu-Ray

LG BD 570 Blu-ray Disc Player

By Kyle Duffy – Product Specialist

Most people have heard the name Blu-Ray and commonly misspell it Blue-Ray or Blueray. No worries though, that is not the most important aspect of Blu-Ray technology. What is Blu-ray? Blu-ray disc format offers more than five times the storage capacity of DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc or 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This means you get unprecedented high definition audio and video from a single disc provided you have an HDTV and Blu-ray disc player. So, why should you upgrade to Blu-ray from your massive DVD collection? Here are a few good reasons:

1. Prices for Blu-Ray discs, Blu-ray players and HDTVs will drop
If you go into your local movie store and browse the selection you will find DVDs and Blu-ray discs. In most cases the Blu-ray discs are more expensive but sometimes you will find their high-quality goodness for the same price as DVDs. This also applies to Blu-ray players. Their price will continue to drop as Blu-ray technology improves and it becomes cheaper to produce the units. This is how business works after all. And finally HDTVs are becoming larger and their prices are becoming smaller. No worries, your old DVDs will still work on your new Blu-ray player.

2. Digital downloads can’t compete with Blu-Ray discs
Netflix is everywhere slowly taking over your electronic devices. You can find Netflix support on your Xbox or PS3 and even some DVD/Blu-ray players and HDTVs. Netflix allows you to download a movie on demand and watch it instantly. Despite the convenience of Netflix you won’t see it trump Blu-ray any time soon. Downloading 25GB for one single Blu-ray movie would take most people days of waiting or you could go out and rent or buy the movie and watch it a half hour later. Blu-ray simply looks too pretty, which is a result of its huge storage capacity, which current internet technology cannot handle very well.

3. Blu-ray isn’t going anywhere anytime soon
Lets face it; no one has the money to upgrade to something more advanced. Blu-ray technology is great and will be for the next 4-6 years. It ties well into the advancements in HDTV technology so the two are advancing hand in hand. While such things as holographic storage or crystal chips are really awesome, they have maturing and price dropping to do.

4. Blu-ray plays 1080p high definition video
This reason is a no brainer. Blu-ray gives you that delicious looking picture on your HDTV that you thought only movie theaters could produce. Stunning HD picture allows you to see details you never thought you could see from your HDTV such as sweat dripping off basketball players or that freshly cut dew smothered grass. HD is kind of like opening your eyes for the first time.

5. More features crammed onto one disc
Your DVD might have special commentary or behind the scenes footage, but let’s face it, it’s time to grow up. BD-Live allows you to utilize your internet connection to download addition content for your BD-Live compatible Blu-ray movie. For example, some movies allow you to record your own commentary track for the movie while others allow you to download snippets about the movie or facts relating to it while you watch. It will only become more interactive as time goes by. Let’s see your DVD do that! HA!

So there you have it. If you have been shy or fearful about taking the plunge into Blu-ray infested waters, don’t worry, you will come out with a purified high definition view of the world around you. And best of all, your DVD collection is not obsolete so there is no need to throw it out which means no hard feelings. Blu-ray, it’s like getting new prescription glasses.


Samsung HT-BD1250


By Chelsey P. – Sonic Electronix Writer

Have you purchased a new flat panel television, but the sound just isn’t what you are looking for?  Samsung has just what you need in an all-in-one home theater setup. The Samsung HT-BD1250, a 5.1 Channel surround sound system is perfect for upgrading your home theater system. The 5.1 Channel design consists of 2 front speakers, 2 surround speakers, a slim center channel speaker, and a subwoofer. Now, this isn’t your regular home theater system with just speakers and a receiver, it also has a built-in Blu-Ray player. This is a big advantage as it offers full compatibility with the latest features such as BD-Live, Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio decoding. The Blu-ray receiver also features streaming content from Netflix and Pandora. Add the optional Samsung WIS09ABGN wireless adapter and you can have all the online capabilities without having to run cables.

The design of the Blu-Ray player and receiver combo is unique in itself. It features a glossy black finish with the “Red Touch of Color” Samsung is known for, making this system the perfect companion for select Samsung LCD Televisions. The unit has touch sensitive control buttons on the top of the player giving it a sleek, minimalistic look.  The volume control, a flat, spinnable disc, on the top of the player is similar to that of an iPod. Speaking of the iPod, this home theater system includes an iPod dock for music and video playback.

Expand your entertainment options by adding a surround sound system to your home theater.  The HT-BD1250 system included a full-featured receiver with built-in Blu-Ray, 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer. This provides excellent image quality and great sound on all your favorite movies and shows. So sit back, relax and enjoy full HD picture and sound night after night.