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SV Staff Posted: Jan 21, 2016 0 comments
The videocassette recorder (VCR) seems quaint today but 32 years ago this week the Supreme Court handed down a landmark 5-4 decision that supported innovation (try to imagine home entertainment without it) and essentially legalized time-shifting—which in those days meant recording a TV show on tape for later viewing. (Consider for a moment what clarifying that right means today.)

SV Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2016 3 comments
England’s Naim Audio has introduced Mu-so Qb, a smaller version of the Top Pick winning Mu-so wireless audio system Sound & Vision reviewed in December.
SV Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2016 1 comments
Acoustic Research, a brand with a storied history dating back to the early days of home stereo, has carved out a niche out for itself in wireless speakers since Voxx International acquired the brand more than a decade ago. More specifically, Bluetooth speakers that masquerade as lights.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2016 1 comments
Klipsch, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary, introduced its first powered monitor, the Reference Premiere R-15PM, at the CES 2016. The speaker is unusual in that it has an onboard phono preamp for direct turntable hookups along with Bluetooth wireless streaming.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2016 0 comments
Stereo Exchange, one of New York City’s oldest audio/video and home theater retailers, is hosting a vinyl listening event/record release party and live in-store performance on Friday, January 29th at 7 p.m.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2016 0 comments
The year has not gotten off to a good start in the world of entertainment and rock and roll. We just learned that Glenn Frey, founding member and guitarist of The Eagles, died today. He was 67.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2016 0 comments
David Bowie's Blackstar, the album released on January 8 just two days before his death, has made history as the artist's first album to reach No. 1 in the U.S.
SV Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2016 1 comments
If you travel, here’s a neat little gadget with a name you won’t forget that might be of interest.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2016 0 comments
St. Louis-based startup Blipcast demonstrated a product/app of the same name at CES 2016 that lets one or more person listen to audio from their TV via headphones connected to a smartphone.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2016 9 comments
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that its initial slate of 4K Ultra HD discs will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks. The previously announced titles, slated for release in “early 2016,” are The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Express, and The Smurfs 2 with additional titles expected to follow later in the year.
SV Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2016 1 comments
Audio icon McIntosh introduced an AV processor, streaming audio player, and wireless speaker at CES 2016 in Las Vegas last week, all sporting the brand’s signature retro styling.
Tom Norton Posted: Jan 12, 2016 2 comments
Another year, another CES. I’ve been doing them for so long you think they’d become second nature, or even boring. But they always surprise, and there’s always too much of interest to see in the show’s four short days, jostling through 175,000 of my closest friends.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2016 1 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), issued a statement today honoring the innovative spirit of artist and technology enthusiast David Bowie.


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