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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2015 3 comments
Samsung announced at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin that it will launch a 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray player early next year at a price of less than $500, according to press reports.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2015 1 comments
CBS Sports announced plans to stream NFL games in October and November, marking the first time regular season games will be streamed live.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2015 17 comments
Panasonic may have a follow-up to the legendary Kuro plasma TV technology that it acquired from Pioneer in 2009. The company introduced a 65-inch “4K Pro” OLED TV at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin said to deliver its most accurate picture quality ever.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2015 0 comments
Bose today introduced the SoundLink II full-size wireless headphone featuring 15 hours of battery life, NFC Bluetooth pairing, and a foldable, lightweight and impact-resistant design for use on-the-go.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2015 0 comments
Polk Audio has introduced the T Series, a mix and match collection of entry-level home theater speakers of modeled after the Monitor Series that launched the company 43 years ago.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 01, 2015 0 comments
HDMI 2.0a is almost upon us. But why? Didn’t A/V manufacturers just assimilate HDMI 2.0?

The answer is that HDMI 2.0a will further improve picture quality, firming up 2.0’s Ultra HD support with complementary HDR (high dynamic range) technology. Does that mean 2.0a will transmit video in a new way?

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2015 0 comments
It should come as no surprise that nearly three quarters (73%) of Americans age 12 and up are “actively consuming movies and TV shows for home viewing,” according to Nielsen statistics. What may surprise you is that only 12% of consumers are “digital-only consumers of entertainment.”
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2015 0 comments
The global audio market is being profoundly reshaped by smartphones and tablets as they become go-to devices for wirelessly streaming music, according to a new study from IHS Technology.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2015 1 comments
Pirates have found a way around the High-Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection (HDCP) scheme used by Netflix and other content providers to prevent copyrighted 4K content from being copied, according to a post on Torrent Freak.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 28, 2015 3 comments
The average cable subscriber is staggering under constant rate hikes. But don’t expect any help from the Federal Communications Commission. It has just issued a ruling saying cable operators are presumed to face “effective competition.” That will make it harder for local governments to petition for regulation of skyrocketing cable rates.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments
It looks as if Apple’s iconic white earbuds are heading for an overhaul.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments
As high dynamic range (HDR) compatible TVs begin to trickle into stores, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced an industry definition for HDR to help retailers and consumers identify TVs, monitors, and projectors equipped to properly display HDR-encoded content.
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Rob Sabin Posted: Aug 27, 2015 2 comments
With pomp embodied by New York City’s famous art deco Edison Ballroom, NBC autosports commentator Leigh Diffey as master of ceremonies, actors dressed as moving sculptures, an urban artist-in-residence creating a canvas for the occasion, and a confetti canon being fired off, China’s largest TV maker Hisense ushered in its new generation ULED Ultra HDTVs this week.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2015 3 comments
Automakers are spending billions to put technology in their cars that’s being ignored by many of the owners of those vehicles, according to a new J.D. Power survey.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2015 0 comments
Half of America’s Internet-connected homes now own a connected TV device that provides direct access to online entertainment from streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, according to a new national survey from The NPD Group.

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