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Daniel Kumin Posted: Aug 31, 2015 4 comments
It's what's inside that counts.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2015 0 comments
The global audio market is being profoundly reshaped by smartphones and tablets as they become go-to devices for wirelessly streaming music, according to a new study from IHS Technology.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2015 1 comments
Pirates have found a way around the High-Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection (HDCP) scheme used by Netflix and other content providers to prevent copyrighted 4K content from being copied, according to a post on Torrent Freak.
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Rob Sabin Posted: Aug 31, 2015 3 comments
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X may not be enough.

We are finally starting to see the new 2015 model year AV receivers trickle in, the first generation to more or less universally include HDMI 2.0 connections along with HDCP 2.2 copyright management.

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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Aug 29, 2015 2 comments
For as long as there have been movies, there have been movie critics. I’m sure 100 years ago there was some proto-Ebert giving a thumbs up to A Fool There Was and a thumbs down to The Cheat, angering fans of both in equal measure.

Art, especially when offered for sale, begets criticism. Such is the nature of the world. As much as I eschew, and actively dislike, traditional movie reviews, I can see their place.

But what you can’t do, as a creator, is attack your critics. Trust me, you want to, but you can’t.

It’s especially bad when your spouse does it. Which is exactly what happened between a fellow reviewer and the spouse of the writer of, I’m not kidding, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

Let the fireworks begin. This will be amusing.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 28, 2015 3 comments
The average cable subscriber is staggering under constant rate hikes. But don’t expect any help from the Federal Communications Commission. It has just issued a ruling saying cable operators are presumed to face “effective competition.” That will make it harder for local governments to petition for regulation of skyrocketing cable rates.
Corey Gunnestad Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments
Spongebob Squarepants is a fry cook at a popular fast-food diner called The Krusty Krab in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom. The Krusty Krab is famous for a particular burger-type delicacy called The Krabby Patty. They’re insanely popular, and the secret formula is kept under lock and key. Unbeknownst to Spongebob and his compatriots, an enterprising surface-dweller pirate named Burger Beard, played with delightful relish and gusto by Antonio Banderas, has found an ancient text that essentially tells the story of the movie you’re currently watching. This gives Burger Beard the ability to rewrite the story as it progresses.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments
It looks as if Apple’s iconic white earbuds are heading for an overhaul.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments
As high dynamic range (HDR) compatible TVs begin to trickle into stores, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced an industry definition for HDR to help retailers and consumers identify TVs, monitors, and projectors equipped to properly display HDR-encoded content.
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Rob Sabin Posted: Aug 27, 2015 2 comments
With pomp embodied by New York City’s famous art deco Edison Ballroom, NBC autosports commentator Leigh Diffey as master of ceremonies, actors dressed as moving sculptures, an urban artist-in-residence creating a canvas for the occasion, and a confetti canon being fired off, China’s largest TV maker Hisense ushered in its new generation ULED Ultra HDTVs this week.


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