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SV Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2016 499 comments
Register to win a Denon AVR X4300H AV Receiver (MSRP $1499) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"Discover a whole new world of thrilling 3D surround sound with the Denon AVR-X4300H Network AV receiver, a premium 9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with built-in HEOS wireless technology, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDCP2.2/HDR, MultEQ XT32 HDMI IN/Out and AL24 Plus."

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Click on the picture above for details on how to enter.

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David Vaughn Posted: Oct 27, 2016 0 comments

Audio Performance
PRICE $3,499

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support
Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
11 amp channels in one box
ARC doesn’t calibrate dual subwoofers individually

One of the finest-sounding AVRs I’ve had the pleasure to audition, though it’ll cost ya.

Much like a luxury sports car, the flagship AVR is expected to have every bell and whistle under the hood in order to appeal to the well-heeled crowd that’s willing to drop a few thousand dollars on a piece of electronics. The real bummer is that even if you spend the extra cash on a flagship, there’s no such thing as totally future-proofing your investment, due to the rapidly changing landscape of the home theater business.

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Al Griffin Posted: Oct 27, 2016 0 comments
Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com

Q The rock group Genesis and several other bands have released albums in 5.1 surround. Is it true there’s no way to listen to these recordings without losing detail when using a soundbar for playback? Or would you have to use an actual five-speaker surround sound system? —Robert Hadley Jr. / via e-mail

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2016 0 comments
Twenty-six years ago this month, English computer programmer and obsessive movie fan Colin (Col) Needham launched the Internet Movie Database, now known as IMDb.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2016 1 comments
If you’re looking for different spin on football, beyond the usual Sunday/Monday/Thursday night games, Season 2 of HBO’s hit comedy series Ballers is now available for download and streaming.
Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments
There are supergroups, and then there are The Traveling Wilburys. The wink/nudge humor behind the band name and the multiple nicknames of its five members is all George Harrison, the late Monty Python–loving Beatle, who put together a cream-of-the-crop collective for a pair of fabulously harmonious albums, 1988’s Vol. 1 and 1990’s Vol. 3. Harrison coined the word “Wilbury” in reference to in-studio recording gaffes attributed to faulty equipment, of which he told producer Jeff Lynne: “We’ll bury ’em in the mix.”
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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 26, 2016 3 comments
For many, going out to the movies is the perfect excuse to escape from the house. Get away from the kids. Unwind from work. Enjoy a date night. Whatever. Many people love the shared, communal experience of the local Cineplex. And, for the longest time, that has been the only way for law abiding, non-Hollywood types to watch a first room movie without waiting months for it to release to the home market whether on disc, on demand rental, or streaming.

But what if there were a way to watch movies at home, day-and-date when they were released in the theater? Would this be worth something to you? And if so, how much…?

SV Staff Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments
Klipsch has introduced four headphones, including two wireless models, at prices ranging from $199 to $299.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments
Wal-Mart has added a free, ad-supported service to its Vudu streaming platform.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Oct 25, 2016 11 comments
HDMI is a boon to videophiles. It can carry both audio and video using one cable, in contrast to the 9 (!) required for a totally analog A/V connection (R, G, B, and 5.1 audio). It can also pass all the features offered by current HD and Ultra HD formats.

HDMI is a nightmare. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it works but limits the information it transports from the source to the display. And sometimes it doesn’t work at all.

Take your pick, but the truth sits somewhere between these two statements.