Visual Grand Prix was launched to promote the home entertainment industry, which primarily involves sound and images. The selections made serve as guidelines for users, helping them to select excellent products. Major shops and makers consider Visual Grand Prix to be highly influential at the actual point of sale.

Among the domestically-marketed digital AV products manufactured in Japan and abroad, Visual Grand Prix focuses on those designed for home entertainment purposes and selects products that embody superior performance, technologies, and concepts.

Any products that satisfy each of the following requirements are included in the screening process:
1. Audio-Visual home theater-related consumer products sold in Japan by the manufacturer or distributor
2. All products self-appointed by the manufacturer or distributor
3. All products released until the date of the publication (17th June. 2007) on the selection
4. All products sold on the market at the date of the end of July. 2008

CRT type TVs, projection TVs, flat TVs(plasma, liquid crystal)
Projectors,screen,hometheater systems
Digital players
DVD players,BD players,CD players,SACD players,universal players
Digital recorders
Digital Hi-Vision video decks,DVD recorders(including HDD or VHS hybrid models),HDD recorders,BD recorders,digital video cameras,digital still cameras
speakers systems and subwoofers,multi-channel sound systems(AV amplifiers & processors, multichannel amplifiers, audio amplifiers etc.)
Hometheater accessories
cables,insulator,boards,racks,speaker stands,antennas etc.

After the winner of Grand Prix is selected from each of the above genres, products qualified for the following prizes will also be selected:

Visual Grand Prix Gold Prize/Silver Prize/Bronze Prize
Extra Award from Judges
Home Theater Prize
Golden Longrun Prize
Extra Award for Product Development
Extra Award for Product Planning
Extra Award for Technology
Top of genre Prize
Pure audio gurand-prix

<Visual Grand-Prix>
Chairman/Tomohiro Kaiyama
Judges/Chitake Inoue,Hirotsugu Saito,Masanori Hayashi,Ryoichi Matsuyama, Takaya Murase,Tadashi Yamanouchi,Shintaro Ohashi,Mitsuharu Nagai

<Pure Audio Grand-Prix>
Tomohiro Kaiyama,Makoto Fujioka,Tadashi Yamanouchi,Shintaro Ohashi,Syun Ishihara,Takashi Iwai

Three major prizes, special prizes and other prizes will be selected on the basis of evaluation by leading distributors nationwide and the consensus or poll of judges.


June 17,2007
the July issue of"AV Review" issued on June 17,2007
"Hometheater phile Vol.42"issued on June 20,2007
the July issue of "Senka 21" issued on June 25,2007
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