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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 07, 2015 0 comments
Mention wireless connectivity in consumer electronics and the first names that come up are Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA, Wi-Fi, and Sonos. But another player is making major inroads. That's DTS-owned Play-Fi, which spreads lossless audio through a home Wi-Fi network. Since its introduction a few years ago with a handful of modest Phorus-brand speakers, Play-Fi has expanded its partnerships to include some high-profile names in the audio industry, while expanding the functionality of its platform.
SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2015 3 comments
Vizio has launched the first two models in its highly anticipated Reference Series lineup of 4K/Ultra HD TVs.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 06, 2015 1 comments
Hate your cable company? Sick of unrelenting robocalls that seem to pop up at home and on your cell at the most inopportune moments?

A federal judge fined Time Warner Cable $229,500 for robocalling a Texas woman 153 times in an attempt to dun another customer.

SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2015 4 comments
Denmark’s Bang & Olufsen is celebrating its 90th anniversary with the ultra high-end BeoLab 90, which measures the acoustical effects of its surroundings and compensates for sound irregularities at the listening position.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 06, 2015 2 comments
Monoprice the online retailer known for its cheap AV cables, accessories, and assorted electronics is attempting to step up its audio game (and capitalize on the vinyl revival) with a hybrid tube will sell for $150 when it becomes available later this month.
SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2015 0 comments
Epson unveiled the $360 PowerLite Home Cinema 640 budget projector at last week’s Holiday Spectacular press event in New York City.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 05, 2015 0 comments
HDMI Licensing LLC today announced a Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program to give consumers peace of mind that all components in an HDMI-connected 4K/Ultra HD system are capable of delivering a reliable experience.
SV Staff Posted: Oct 05, 2015 2 comments
Yamaha is expanding its Slimline series of AV receivers, which includes the Top Pick winning RX-S600 introduced last year.
SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2015 0 comments
Offering a preview of what it will show at CEDIA Expo in Dallas in two weeks, Integra has updated the classic stereo receiver with its new DTM 40.7 network-ready stereo receiver.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2015 1 comments
Mytek Digital and AudioQuest are the latest companies to support the MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology created by Meridian founder Bob Stuart, which enables high-resolution music files to be streamed efficiently without sonic compromise. The technology has been adopted by the streaming service Tidal.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments
Nestled among the dozens of gadgets and gizmo’s at the annual Holiday Spectacular press event in New York City were a few products worth mentioning.

SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments
Denon announced plans to roll out yet another X Series AV receiver in October, the AVR-X6200W.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 30, 2015 1 comments
Music services like Pandora generate musical recommendations based on your listening habits. Will the next step be to recommend music based on your brain type? In a study called “Musical Preferences Are Linked to Cognitive Styles,” researchers at the University of Cambridge asked 4,000 participants to fill out questionnaires and rate several pieces of music. Their goal was to classify listeners according to the E-S (empathizingsystemizing) theory.
Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 30, 2015 0 comments
The demand for mass-market audio products is moving deeper into wireless territory and the smart money is moving with it. Bose, perhaps the epitome of smart money, is moving in that direction too. The key point of yesterday's press event was not so much the introduction of a new product—though there was one—but the development and extension of the Bose wireless strategy.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2015 7 comments
That’s right. Earphones made of brass—the same brass used to make trumpets to be specific. If you’re going to introduce a headphone in a market flooded with tens of thousands of models, you better be creative.

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