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Michael Antonoff Posted: Sep 28, 2016 0 comments
With time- and place-shifting now entitlements of our on-demand culture, it’s no surprise that cable companies have been countering cord-cutters by extending the viewing rights of subscribers to their phones and tablets.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 28, 2016 0 comments
Oppo has boosted the performance of its Top Pick winning HA-2 headphone amp/DAC in the HA-2SE, which features an upgraded digital-to-analog converter (DAC) chip.
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Rob Sabin Posted: Sep 27, 2016 3 comments
Nestled among the rolling estates of northcentral New Jersey is a recently completed 22,000-square-foot mansion on 11 acres that represents the height of luxury. Among the usual features associated with such homes—the large and well-appointed kitchen with industrial-grade appliances, the sprawling master suite with grand bath and giant hisand-hers walk-in closets, the fully equipped gym area, the climate-controlled wine cellar, the multi-bay garage complex stocked with one or more exotic cars, the attached pool and cabana, and, of course, the dedicated home theater—is the extraordinary media/entertainment space you see here. Dubbed the Sports Room by the homeowner, it’s one of the still rare examples of a commercial video wall used in a residential application, and it is indeed the ultimate game day oasis.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 27, 2016 0 comments
Roku yesterday introduced five new streaming media players, the biggest product launch in the company’s history, and said more than 100 channels are now available through its search feature.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 27, 2016 1 comments
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QI’m looking for a playback system that can rip, convert, and store my Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CDs, and SACD/DVD-Audio discs in a format that preserves their high resolution and multichannel sound. I’ve looked at HTPCs and multi-bay drives but am having trouble finding a solution that’s affordable. Do you have any suggestions? —Stephen Romanelli / via e-mail

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Sep 27, 2016 0 comments
It’s a presidential election year in the United States (did you catch the debate last night?), and some of us are unhappy with our electoral choices. But things could be worse—much worse. Take the old Soviet Union, for example. Choices in this totalitarian state were extremely limited, to say the least. During elections, there was one name on the ballot, and the candidate received 99 percent of the vote. On the bright side, the comrades, at least the subversive ones, had bone records.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments
Voice integration and what it means for the future of home automation was a hot topic at CEDIA 2016, which attracted more than 500 exhibitors and almost 19,000 attendees.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments
Infographic published by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) accused LG, Samsung, and Vizio of exploiting flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) method for testing TV energy use by designing TVs that disable energy-saving features when the viewer changes picture settings, significantly boosting the set’s energy consumption.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments
Whether you’re into politics or pigskins, Sling TV is offering a free 18-hour preview of its Sling Orange service just in time for tonight’s Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the pro football faceoff between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons.
Leslie Shapiro Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments
As more and more devices become wireless, it seems that it should be easier to connect together all the TVs in the house without the mess of cables. Truth is that it’s not as simple as it seems. The new Nyrius WS54 (MSRP: $170) makes it about as simple as it can be. Plus, it works in a challenging situation where many other systems have failed.