The Visual Grand Prix was launched to promote the home entertainment industry, which primarily involves sound and images. The selections function as guidelines for users, helping them to select superior products. Major shops and makers consider Visual Grand Prix to be highly influential at the actual point of sale.
Among domestically marketed audio and digital audiovisual products manufactured in Japan and abroad, the Visual Grand Prix focuses on those designed for home entertainment purposes and selects products that embody superior performance, technologies and concepts.
Any product that satisfies each of the following criteria is included in the screening process.
●Displays Projection TVs, plasma display panel TVs, liquid crystal display TVs, etc. ●Home theaters Front projectors, screens, home theater systems, etc. ●Digital players/- Digital recorders DVD players, BD players, CD players, SACD players,DVD recorders, HDD recorders, BD recorders, ●Digital video cameras digital camcorders, digital still cameras, etc. ●Media Tapes, discs, etc. ●Hometheater Sound Products Speaker systems, subwoofers, audiovisual amplifiers, audiovisual processors, surround amplifiers, audio amplifiers, etc. ●Home theater accessories Cables, boards, racks, stands, antennas, etc.
●Digital players CD players, SACD players, D/A converters, etc. ●Digital recorders PCM recorders,Media etc. ●Analog players Players, cartridges, etc. ●Audio systems ●Speaker systems ●Audio amplifiers Vacuum tube amplifiers, premain amplifiers, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, etc. ●Headphones
●Cables ●Cable peripherals ●Accessories
After the winner of Grand Prix is selected in each of the above genres, products winning the following prizes will also be selected.
●Grand Gold Prize
●Extra Award from Judges
●Extra Awards for Product Development, for Product Planning and for Technology
Products of choice in each genre will be determined by a poll of leading distributors nationwide and by the consensus or the general view of the judges. Thereafter, prizewinners will be selected from the resulting shortlist.
<A. Visual Grand Prix>
Chairman: Tomohiro Kaiyama
Judges: Hirotsugu Saito, Ryoichi Matsuyama, Tadashi Yamanouchi, Masanori Hayashi, Takaya Murase, Shintaro Ohashi, Kazuya Orihara, Makoto Fujioka, Takashi Iwai and Mitsuharu Nagai
Wednesday, 17th June 2009
On the July issue of AV Review and Senka21, Visual Grand Prix Shopping Guide and Phile-web as well as on yodobashi.com, biccamera.com and the websites of other leading distributors nationwide