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SV Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2017 0 comments
Hong Kong-based Sota Acoustics and specialty driver manufacturer Markaudio today announced the U.S. launch of Markaudio-Sota, a “joint cooperation” between the firms that designs and builds speakers for the audiophile market.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 20, 2017 0 comments
Back in the days before Blu-ray, companies like ClearPlay and TV Guardian offered parents a way to filter their children’s DVD viewing to screen out material deemed offensive. Some may call it censorship; others, a necessary tool for parents.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2017 1 comments
Denon has announced plans to add three budget models to its S-Series line of AV receivers in April.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2017 1 comments
LG today announced that 2017 4K Ultra HDTVs based on its webOS 3.5 smart TV platform have been designated as “Netflix Recommended TVs” for the third consecutive year.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2017 0 comments
Sony has announced rollout plans and pricing for two soundbars and an AV receiver previewed at CES 2017.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 17, 2017 0 comments
With 20 days to go, Los Angeles-based startup Alienology Audio has raised $1,322 of its modest $2,500 goal to help fund the launch of its T3TRA speakers on Kickstarter.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 17, 2017 0 comments
The Japanese music label Ottava today released the first MQA-encoded CD, A. Piazzolla by Strings and Oboe—recorded by Unamas Piazzolla Septet.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 16, 2017 0 comments
Amazon’s Alexa, the voice controlled personal assistant that made its first appearance in the Echo smart speaker a couple years ago, is now showing up in dozens of consumer electronics products, including more speakers, TVs, lamps, refrigerators—you name it.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2017 2 comments
Left to right, the team responsible for creating a 360-degree mix of Pink Floyd's historic Live 8 performance: Recording engineer Andy Jackson, Andreas Sennheiser, producer Simon Franglen, co-curator Aubrey Powell, producer Simon Rhodes, and Daniel Sennheiser

Sennheiser and Pink Floyd have partnered to produce a new immersive mix of “Comfortably Numb” and other songs from 2015’s Live 8 concert—the last time David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright played onstage with former band member Roger Waters.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2017 1 comments
Dave Rodgers is on a mission to ensure owners of video projection systems, and professionals who set up these systems, get it right. As marketing manager for Garden Grove, California-based Elite Screens, he travels the world promoting the virtues of bringing the movie theater home or, as he likes to say, the larger-than-life experience that only a huge video projection screen can deliver.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2017 0 comments
Samsung today announced that the 4K QLED televisions it previewed at CES 2017 are now available at Samsung.com and retailers nationwide.

The company also announced that its new UBD-M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player will be available in April for $399, followed by...

SV Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2017 2 comments
Sony has announced that pre-sales of the 4K OLED TVs it previewed at CES 2017 begin today at Amazon and BestBuy.com.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2017 1 comments
To commemorate three decades of innovation and success in OLED technology in advance of Display Week 2017, the Society for Information Display (SID) has shared an infographic that traces OLED’s evolution from early R&D through its present day status as a major display technology.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2017 0 comments
The newest addition to Denon’s Heos line of wireless multiroom products is a high-style AV receiver that pushes traditional AVR design in a new direction—one that exudes simplicity.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2017 0 comments
For the first time ever, the percentage of free or paid streaming video subscribers in the U.S. has nudged past the number of paid TV subscribers at 68 percent vs. 67 percent, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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