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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2016 1 comments
AT&T and its new subsidiary DirecTV are putting golf fans “on the green” at the 2016 Masters Tournament with the first live 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcast in the United States.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2016 6 comments
LG today announced pricing and availability for the Super UHD TV series it previewed at CES 2016 and said all models will support the HDR10 and Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) formats. Dolby Vision will be added via a firmware update in Early April.

The 2016 lineup, featuring IPS 4K Quantum display technology, 10-bit color processing, and LG’s webOS smart TV platform, comprises nine models with 55- to 86-inch screen sizes. Models with 55-, 60- and 65-inch screens from the UH7700 and UH8500 series will be available later this month at prices ranging from $1,800 for the 55UD7700 to $3,000 for the 65UH8500.

LG said 65- and 86-inch models in the flagship UH9500 series will be available later this spring at $4,000 and $10,000, respectively. The 75-inch 75UH8500 is also slated for later introduction at $5,000.

The company said it is working with Amazon Video, Netflix, and VUDU to offer HDR content streaming via its webOS interface.

Most major studios have announced support for Dolby Vision and Dolby estimates as many as 100 titles could be available by the end of 2016.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2016 1 comments
Magnasonic today introduced what it’s calling the world’s smallest portable DLP projector, the LED Pocket Pico Video Projector.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2016 0 comments
Just over half (52 percent) of all U.S. Internet homes have at least one TV connected to the Internet, representing an increase of 6 million homes over the past year, according to a new report from NPD
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2016 8 comments
Sam Runco, the founder and driving force behind Runco International, with the Emmy Award he received in 2013 for his pioneering development of aspect ratio control.

Remember Runco? The brand founded by larger-than-life personality Sam Runco, who built a company that became synonymous with high-end video projection, is being quietly laid to rest, according to a recent report in the trade magazine CEPro.

SV Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2016 0 comments
Germany's Ceratec has introduced a new polished chrome version of the stylish, wall-mountable effeqt speaker we covered in January New Gear.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2016 1 comments
Expect to see more Hisense and Sharp brand TVs hit store shelves this year. Models from both of those brands began moving through the production line last week at a 1.3 million square-foot facility in Rosarito, Mexico.

SV Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2016 1 comments
ATC Loudspeakers of Britain has announced that its new SCM19AT powered loudspeaker is now available in the U.S. consumer.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2016 1 comments
Dismissing the notion of product development shrouded in secrecy in an isolated corner of a remote R&D lab, Sony’s new Future Lab Program plans to share early prototypes to get real-world feedback on what’s good and not so good about work-in-progress technology.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2016 0 comments
As of late February, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had raked in more than $2 billion at box office, a monumental success due in large part to an incredible behind-the-scenes effort from some of the film industry’s most talented audio and visual professionals.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2016 2 comments
John Strohbeen is an audiophile through and through. In 1964, he founded the legendary Boston-born retailer Tech Hifi and after serving as president for 14 years, went to work for Ohm Acoustics where he has served as president and chief designer since 1978.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2016 2 comments
LG announced plans to bring cloud-based gaming to its smart TVs starting in late April when the GameFly Streaming App becomes available on its webOS 2.0 (2015) and 3.0 (2016) smart TV platforms. The app will be added as part of a software update.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2016 8 comments
Pivotal Research analysis of Nielsen data.

Forget cord cutting. “Cord shaving”—the practice of paring back cable subscriptions to a bare-bones bundle offering only a handful of network channels—is apparently the latest threat keeping cable TV execs up at night.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2016 1 comments
March is shaping up to be a good month for Ultra HD Blu-ray and Dolby Atmos with the release of seven new 4K titles, which brings the total to 13 with more on the way.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 01, 2016 1 comments
Binge On is the name of T-Mobile’s new streaming service for mobile devices, which delivers major channels and platforms with no data caps or overage fees.

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