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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments
A recent wave of cable-company consolidations is inexorably bringing the market under the dominion of ever fewer players. The latest mega-deal is the absorption of Time Warner Cable into Charter Communications in a $65.5 billion deal, which followed lengthy review by the FCC.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments
HiFiMan has made styling and “mechanical enhancements” to its flagship HE1000 and Edition X headphones to improve sound quality, appearance, durability, and comfort.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2016 1 comments
THX has partnered with Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA) to create a new high-level home theater training intended to enhance the THX Certified Professional Training Program.

SV Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments
Vava today introduced the Voom 20 portable speaker featuring a water-resistant design, wireless aptX/Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a battery life rated for 10 hours at 80 percent volume.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2016 1 comments
Puro Sound Labs has added a headphone and in-ear monitor to its “Audio Protection” (AP) line of headphones designed to combat hearing loss.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2016 0 comments
As a follow-up to the recently introduced SR5011 AV receiver, Marantz announced that the 9.2-channel SR6011 will be available in September.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2016 0 comments
Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season is available for Digital HD download starting today, three-and-a-half months before the Blu-ray becomes available on November 15.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2016 0 comments
As you savor every moment of a summer in full swing and get ready to head out for the weekend, why not take a minute to scan our Top Picks for the month of July. More than one of ’em are road worthy. Like Optoma’s awesome micro projector that weighs less than a pound and fits in the palm of your hand or the sleek music player from Questyle that puts studio sound quality in your pocket or Mass Fidelity’s outstanding battery-powered Bluetooth speaker. Need a set of killer earphones? Check out the four-star-rated Cardas A8’s. And for when you’re back at home we offer up two very different yet very special tower speakers for your consideration—both guaranteed to bring pleasure with movies and music.
SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 comments
Years of rocking out to Zeppelin and any number of other now-classic rock groups has taken its toll on the hearing acuity of a generation. Of course, we’re talking about the Baby Boomer generation. Now soundbar pioneer Zvox has developed a “smart speaker” for people who have trouble discerning dialogue from movies and TV shows.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2016 3 comments
LeEco, a China-based online video and internet TV content provider, is acquiring Vizio for $2 billion, the companies announced yesterday. The acquisition could mean even lower TV pricing from Vizio in the future.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2016 0 comments
Twitter announced yesterday that it will live stream weekly out-of-market games for free from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL).
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2016 1 comments
Next year marks the 10 year anniversary of Apple TV, which was groundbreaking product at the time. Today it is overshadowed by the competition. What went wrong?
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2016 0 comments
As the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association gears up for it’s the CEDIA 2016 exhibition in mid-September it has announced finalists for its 2016 Best New Product Awards.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments
Ya gotta hand it to the marketing geniuses at Klipsch (and plenty of other companies) for coming up with out-of-the-box ways to promote their products.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments
Imagine the view of Aurora Borealis from Reykjavik, Iceland, 2,600 miles northeast of New York City. It must be simply amazing. But there’s one problem: You can’t see the northern lights from the capital city between April and August—the “midnight sun” keeps the country lit almost 24 hours a day.

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