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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2015 0 comments
WeatherNation made its debut on the Dish Network. However, Dish is also renewing the beloved Weather Channel and streaming it via Sling TV...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2015 0 comments
Italy’s Sonus Faber is expanding its three-year-old Venere line of speakers with a new flagship tower model, the Venere S, slated to arrive in here in October.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 0 comments
Microsoft Will Use DRM on UHD streaming with PlayReady 3.0. This might embolden studios to stream UHD through Windows 10...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 2 comments
Emotiva Audio announced that its new Airmotiv 3b Bluetooth speaker is now available on emotiva.com and authorized dealers for $199 a pair.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 0 comments
Netflix streaming is projected to double and then some in the next three years, increasing from 8.6 billion hours in the first quarter of 2015 to between 14.3 billion and 21.8 billion hours by 2019, according to a report by MediaPost. This would catapult the popular streaming service from its current 6 percent share of “linear TV viewing” in the U.S. to between 12 and 22 percent based on estimates by MoffettNathanson Research.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 0 comments
To celebrate the bond between technology and music, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has launched a competition to find original music that will be featured in the opening video for the keynote address at CES 2016. In addition to getting recognition, the winner will receive $5,000.

John Sciacca Posted: Jul 21, 2015 1 comments
Custom Theater and Audio's Atmos-equipped demo room.

A lot has been written over the past few months about Dolby’s new home theater surround format, Atmos. Virtually every receiver manufacturer and many speaker companies have embraced Atmos-capable systems, both with in-ceiling and Atmos-enabled module speakers.

One of the perks of working at a custom installation firm with a showroom is having a playground to install and experience the latest technologies firsthand before installing them into someone’s home...

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2015 0 comments
John Sciacca and Leslie Shapiro have both written about the Pronto Peel, an IR (infrared) hub/app that turns your iPhone into a personalized smart remote control. Pronto announced that the device/app is now available at Best Buy and bestbuy.com for $50.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2015 0 comments
A limited edition Tone version of Sonos’ popular Play:1 wireless speaker goes on sale today for $250 at sonos.com. The company built 5,000 black and 5,000 white units for distribution globally; shipping is free and there’s a limit of two per household.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2015 0 comments
Prima Cinema announced today that Jurassic World became the 200th theatrical film to be released to its network of home theaters for private viewing while the movie is still in theaters.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2015 0 comments
Denon has announced a partnership with SoundCloud that makes original music from around the world accessible on its Heos wireless multiroom sound system.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2015 0 comments
Denon has announced that it will deliver two new AV receivers in August. The 9.2-channel AVR-X4200W ($1,499) and 7.2-channel AVR-X3200W ($999) feature onboard Dolby Atmos processing and can be upgraded for DTS:X processing via a free firmware update that will be available “later this year.”

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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 17, 2015 8 comments
To coincide with the release of the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina on Blu-ray, DTS has posted clips featuring a DTS Headphone:X sound mix. Pull out your best headphones, jack them into your computer, and enter into the world of artificial intelligence...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2015 1 comments
Venture Beat magazine has reported that Samsung and Skybound Entertainment have started production on the first virtual reality movie made for Samsung’s $200 Gear VR headset.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2015 0 comments
Klipsch today announced the addition of two Atmos-ready speakers to its recently updated Reference Premiere series of speakers.

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