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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2016 0 comments
The Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray player demonstrated at CES in January will be available for sale in June, according to P&F USA, the exclusive North American licensee for Philips TVs and video products.
SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2016 0 comments
Denon has added two richly-featured budget models to the fourth generation of its X Series line of AV receivers.

SV Staff Posted: May 17, 2016 2 comments
Yamaha today announced the Aventage RX-A 60 Series of AV receivers, comprising six models that will hit stores between May and July.
SV Staff Posted: May 17, 2016 0 comments
If you’ve ever wished you had a way to prop up your portable Bluetooth speaker when you relaxing out on the patio or at the park or beach, your prayers may be answered in the form of GorillaPod, a small, flexible speaker stand you can take with you.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments
Don’t you just hate it when Netflix freezes? Acutely aware of how Internet speeds affect perception of its service, Netflix regularly ranks ISPs. In the November 2015 ranking, Grande Communications was the winner at 3.90 Mbps. The small outfit outpaced a bunch of big guys including Verizon (3.86), Cox (3.76), Bright House/Cablevision (3.74), Comcast (3.69), and Time Warner (3.65). These numbers are for Netflix performance only, not overall data performance.
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SV Staff Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments
The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has certified that the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player to be released in the U.S.—Samsung’s UBD-K8500—meets the rigorous performance standards required for Ultra HD Premium certification.
SV Staff Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments
If you’ve been thinking about getting an antenna to see how many local HDTV channels you can pull in over the air for free, Mohu has a unique product it hopes you will consider: An indoor antenna made from recycled paper…and cable boxes.
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2016 0 comments
The Hi-Res Music logo adopted by music industry in 2015 as a way to help music enthusiasts identify the highest quality digital audio files and the retailers that sell them will be available for adoption by streaming services on June 1, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its member companies, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2016 Published: May 06, 2016 1 comments
One week from today diehard Klipsch fans will descend upon the small town of Hope, Arkansas to pay homage to Paul W. Klipsch who founded Klipsch Audio 70 years ago and to celebrate their collective passion for the special brand of speakers he created.
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2016 4 comments
How long before music subscription services completely overshadow downloading? Sooner than you might think. Digital Music News is reporting that unnamed sources with strong ties to Apple say the tech giant is preparing to abandon iTunes music downloads.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments
In case you missed it, the Dish Network has a channel devoted to dogs and the canine-inclined...
SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments
The last piece to Pioneer’s 2016 AV puzzle is the 5.1-channel VSX-531 AV receiver, which is now available for $250.
SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments
Silicon Valley-based Ignition Design Labs has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new Wi-Fi router designed to “thrive” in congested environments with multiple bandwidth-hungry activities going on simultaneously.
SV Staff Posted: May 10, 2016 0 comments
Definitive Technology today announced a redesigned fourth-generation version of the front/rear-radiating BP10 bipolar tower speaker it introduced 25 years ago.
SV Staff Posted: May 09, 2016 0 comments
NAD Electronics has announced plans to expand its Masters Series product line. The M32 digital integrated amplifier ($3,499) will join the line in June, followed by the M50.2 digital music player ($3,999) in August.