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John Sciacca Posted: Dec 09, 2015 9 comments
Will You Buy an Ultra HD Blu-ray Player?
Yes! I’m an early adopter! I buy all of the newest technologies!
6% (141 votes)
I will…but only if the players are between $500-1,000
8% (167 votes)
I will…but only if the players are between $250 and $499
17% (374 votes)
I will…but only if the players are less than $250
10% (220 votes)
I will…but I’m going to wait until there is more content available and the price drops
29% (648 votes)
I will only buy if the Ultra HD movies sell for the same or less than current Blu-rays
12% (265 votes)
I’m done buying discs and will wait until streaming takes off
7% (145 votes)
I don’t care about Ultra High Def or 4K
11% (238 votes)
Total votes: 2198
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 30, 2015 5 comments
What Did You Buy on Black Friday?
HDTV
4% (14 votes)
4K/Ultra HD TV
24% (76 votes)
OLED TV
8% (25 votes)
AV receiver
5% (16 votes)
Dolby Atmos-capable AV receiver
6% (20 votes)
Home theater speakers
10% (32 votes)
Soundbar
3% (8 votes)
Wireless (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) speaker(s)
4% (13 votes)
Blu-ray player
5% (16 votes)
Headphones/earphones
14% (45 votes)
Portable music player (iPod, etc.)
2% (5 votes)
Streaming media player (Roku, etc.)
10% (33 votes)
Turntable
5% (15 votes)
Total votes: 318
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2015 12 comments
How Much of Your Home Entertainment Viewing Is Disc-Based?
25% or less
33% (380 votes)
Between 25% and 50%
18% (204 votes)
Between 50% and 75%
29% (328 votes)
All of it (100%)
20% (224 votes)
Total votes: 1136
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2015 6 comments
Do You Own a Portable Bluetooth Speaker?
Yes, I use it in or around the house a few times a week.
36% (270 votes)
Yes, I use it in or around the house almost every day.
13% (98 votes)
No, I do not own a Bluetooth speaker but plan to buy one.
12% (88 votes)
No, I do not own a Bluetooth speaker and have no plans to get one.
39% (287 votes)
Total votes: 743
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2015 12 comments
Is the Resurgence of Vinyl a Fad?
Yes
56% (733 votes)
No
44% (572 votes)
Total votes: 1305
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2015 5 comments
How Are AV Buying Decisions Made in Your Household?
I make all AV buying decisions on my own without consulting my spouse/significant other. I am male.
40% (390 votes)
I make all AV buying decisions on my own without consulting my spouse/significant other. I am female.
1% (7 votes)
I make most AV buying decisions on my own but consult my spouse/significant other on big-ticket purchases. I am male.
42% (402 votes)
I make most AV buying decisions on my own but consult my spouse/significant other on big-ticket purchases. I am female.
0% (3 votes)
I consult my spouse/significant other before purchasing any new AV gear. I am male.
17% (162 votes)
I consult my spouse/significant other before purchasing any new AV gear. I am female.
0% (3 votes)
Total votes: 967
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2015 10 comments
What Type of Home Theater Speakers Do You Have?
Subwoofer/satellite setup with five (or more) freestanding compact speakers and a subwoofer(s)
30% (488 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range passive speakers in the front L/R positions plus a standalone subwoofer(s)
46% (741 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range passive speakers in the front L/R positions and no standalone subwoofer
6% (99 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range power towers (with built-in powered sub) in the front L/R positions plus a dedicated sub(s)
7% (116 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range “power towers” (with built-in powered subs) in the front L/R positions and no dedicated sub
6% (90 votes)
In-wall/ceiling speakers plus a freestanding subwoofer
3% (54 votes)
In-wall/ceiling speakers, including an in-wall/ceiling subwoofer
1% (14 votes)
Total votes: 1602
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Apr 10, 2015 4 comments
Have You Heard Dolby Atmos Yet?
Yes, I’ve heard Atmos in action and loved it.
12% (187 votes)
Yes, I’ve heard Atmos in action and was not all that impressed.
7% (110 votes)
Yes, I’ve heard Atmos in action and have upgraded my home theater setup.
4% (56 votes)
No, I have not heard Atmos yet but hope to soon.
43% (673 votes)
No, I have not heard Atmos and plan to stick with a traditional surround-sound setup.
34% (532 votes)
Total votes: 1558
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Mar 09, 2015 13 comments
What Kind of TV Do You Plan to Buy Next?
Ultra HD LED/LCD TV with a flat screen
28% (592 votes)
Ultra HD LED/LCD TV with a curved screen
3% (60 votes)
1080p OLED TV (curved screen)
4% (73 votes)
Ultra HD OLED (curved screen)
19% (395 votes)
1080p LED/LCD TV is good enough for me
10% (217 votes)
I love my plasma TV and plan to stick with it for the foreseeable future
36% (747 votes)
Total votes: 2084
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jan 20, 2015 3 comments
What’s the Top TV/Video Story from CES 2015?
Ultra HD Blu-ray
20% (166 votes)
Glasses-Free 3D TV
3% (28 votes)
Quantum Dot TV technology
10% (81 votes)
8K TV
5% (41 votes)
High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV technology
21% (175 votes)
4K OLED TV
41% (338 votes)
Total votes: 829
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments
Have You Finished Your AV Shopping?
All done. (Aren't you jealous?)
54% (59 votes)
Are you kidding? I’m hoping to get started this week.
19% (21 votes)
Get real. I’m planning to do my shopping this weekend.
9% (10 votes)
What’s the rush? I’m waiting ’til next week.
18% (20 votes)
Total votes: 110
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 02, 2014 0 comments
What’s Your Top AV Gift Pick for 2014?
AV receiver
14% (119 votes)
Blu-ray box set
4% (34 votes)
4K/Ultra HDTV
22% (193 votes)
Game console
7% (62 votes)
HDTV (1080p LCD/LED)
4% (38 votes)
Headphones
9% (80 votes)
Home theater speaker system
7% (56 votes)
Music box set
1% (7 votes)
OLED TV
15% (130 votes)
Portable wireless/Bluetooth speaker
3% (24 votes)
Soundbar
2% (20 votes)
Streaming media player (Roku, etc.)
5% (43 votes)
Turntable
6% (53 votes)
Total votes: 859
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 13, 2014 0 comments
Do You Have a Home Automation System?
Yes, I have a basic system that I installed myself.
20% (89 votes)
Yes, I have a basic system that was professionally installed.
3% (14 votes)
Yes, I have a full-blown system that was professionally installed. It does everything except bring me coffee in the morning.
5% (22 votes)
No, but I’m thinking about doing a DIY system.
24% (103 votes)
No, but I’m thinking about having a system professionally installed.
4% (18 votes)
No. My life is fine without home automation.
44% (191 votes)
Total votes: 437
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6 comments
Is Your Home Theater Configured with Height Channels?
Yes, I use them with Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
7% (63 votes)
Yes, I use them with DTS Neo:X.
5% (45 votes)
Yes, I use them with Audyssey DSX.
4% (42 votes)
Yes, my Yamaha receiver is set up with “presence” channels for Cinema DSP HD3.
6% (54 votes)
Yes, I use them with surround processing not listed above. (Tell us which one in Comments.)
1% (11 votes)
No, I have a conventional 5.1/7.1/etc. surround-sound configuration.
78% (745 votes)
Total votes: 960
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2014 6 comments
What Sort of Surround-Sound Setup Do You Have?
5.1/5.2 channels
59% (891 votes)
7.1/7.2 channels
30% (456 votes)
9.1/9.2 channels
3% (53 votes)
11.1/11.2 or more channels
2% (23 votes)
No surround for me. Good old-fashioned 2-channel stereo is all I need.
6% (96 votes)
Total votes: 1519

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