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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2016 7 comments
Optoma has announced two innovative single-chip DLP laser phosphor projectors: A first-of-its-kind 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) ultra short throw model and a WUGXA model with a rated brightness of 5,500 lumens.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2016 0 comments
The traditional notion of the family gathering around the TV during “prime time” hours is quaint in the Age of the Internet. The same far-reaching Cisco study that predicts a tripling of Internet traffic over the next few years refers to an “Internet prime time” that occurs between 9 p.m. and midnight across all time zones.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 09, 2016 0 comments
News from around the world of mobile/home entertainment: THX Live! debuts, YouTube offers subscription TV, researchers discover an easier way to do 8K video, and more.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2016 6 comments
In its latest global networking forecast, Cisco predicts Internet traffic will triple by 2020, which is really no surprise when you consider the Internet is still in its infancy.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2016 0 comments
You gotta love the ingenuity behind today’s technology. One of the more interesting examples hails from India where LG has launched a TV that emits ultrasonic sound waves intended to repel mosquitoes.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2016 0 comments
Bose has introduced four wireless headphones: two featuring noise-cancellation, one with a noise control, and two designed for exercise workouts, one of which has a built-in heart-rate monitor.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 07, 2016 4 comments
Sony today introduced the VPL-HW45ES 1080p home theater projector, which comes on the heels of the VPL-HW65ES, a 2016 Sound & Vision Top Pick.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 07, 2016 1 comments
Vizio today introduced the SmartCast line of soundbars featuring Google Cast, making it possible to “cast” video content from a mobile device to a connected TV or stream music from a Google Cast-enabled audio app to the soundbar over Wi-Fi.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2016 1 comments
Noting that today’s cars have the ability to process up to 25GB of data in an hour, Janakiram MSV asks how consumers will benefit from connected cars in a recent post on and goes on to point out a number of ways.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2016 1 comments
The hardest of hard-core AV enthusiasts live in a world of perpetual upgrades. They love tinkering and being the first on the block with a shiny new piece of gear. They also love showing off those prize possessions, wowing friends, relatives, neighbors—anyone they can get to sit down with their new 4K OLED screen, full-tilt Dolby Atmos surround sound setup—you-name-it.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments
The Internet has had a profound impact on literally every aspect of our lives and it continues to transform the mobile/home entertainment space we know and love in ways we couldn’t have imagined 30 years. (Who could have envisioned streaming from “the cloud” or playing music wirelessly from a phone at a time when cassettes and LPs were being rapidly replaced with CDs?) We’re connected to and rely on the Internet every day, yet we take it for granted. It’s just there. It’s a routine part of daily life.

SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2016 0 comments
Integra has announced that its new DRX series of “advanced” 7.2 channel receivers is now shipping.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2016 2 comments
Awareness of and interest in 4K/Ultra HD TV is growing among the general public, according to a new report from the NPD Group
SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2016 0 comments
Meridian Audio will stage the first public demonstration of a high-performance digital-to-analog converter at The Home Entertainment Show (T.H.E.) in Newport Beach, CA, which opens tomorrow and runs through Sunday, June 5.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2016 1 comments
Ricoh has introduced its first home theater projector, a 3D-capable single-chip DLP model offering 1920 x 1080 resolution that sells for $1,165.