JVC introduced the company’s first ever Blu-ray home theater in a box system. The JVC TH-SB100, a well thought out system designed to compliment virtually any HDTV with simplicity and ease in mind. How so? By providing only a 3.1. sound system. Obviously, it aims at a different target audience opposed to true audiophiles who want ideally a 5.1 or 7.1 setup. This system includes a sound bar speaker system, wireless subwoofer, and a blu-ray player.
The Blu-ray player which is BD-Live compatible and offers AVCHD playback, the popular hi-def camcorder format also offers Deep Color and x.v. Color. The simple and sleek style sound bar is packed with an internal amplifier that pumps 30 watts to each the left, right, and center channels. The eight inch wireless subwoofer is driven by 100 watts. The system offers Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, plus six mode digital signal processing.
BD-Live 2.0 allows for easy firmware updates, new movie trailers, online shopping, gaming, chat, and updated subtitles all via a LAN connection. The TH-SB100 is designed to compliment the latest sleek styled HDTV’s. The Blu-ray player is a glossy black with illuminated function keys. All in all, it’s a very nice addition to the HTiB market coming in April 2009.