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SV Staff Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments
RSL’s new C34E in-ceiling speaker features a lateral, phase-coherent driver alignment that the company says outperforms many in-ceiling speakers on the market.
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Kris Deering Posted: Oct 29, 2015 2 comments

2D Performance
3D Performance
PRICE $8,000

Laser light engine
HDCP 2.2 compliance
Excellent contrast and accuracy
UHD color support
Not true 4K
Contrast not quite up to lofty claims

Few projectors can compete with Epson’s first salvo in the reflective LCD market, and the company’s laser engine delivers bright images with flagship-level contrast and accuracy.

Last year’s CEDIA Expo was a bit of a buzzkill for projectors. We continued to see a dropoff in the number of manufacturers, and two of the biggest names in consumer projectors, Sony and JVC, both decided to forgo new models altogether. But that didn’t stop Epson from unveiling one of the most exciting projectors I’ve seen in years, the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000. Not only is it unlike any previous Epson model, but it’s also the first laser-driven home theater projector I’ve seen—and at a sub-$10,000 price point. But can it compete with the juggernauts from Sony and JVC at these higher price levels? Let’s find out.

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Anthony Chiarella Posted: Oct 29, 2015 0 comments
After assassinating Congo’s Minister of Mining in 2006, Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) must flee the country, leaving the woman he loves (Jasmine Trinca) to his friend Felix (Javier Bardem). Eight years later, Terrier returns, only to discover that he has become a target. Searching for answers as he struggles to stay alive, Terrier manages to either murder or precipitate the death of everyone he meets, including his closest friends. In the end, with the help of a clever Interpol agent (Idris Elba), Terrier learns that his former employer is trying to eradicate all evidence of the crime—including him.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2015 0 comments
The Audio History Library is displaying select gems from its collection of vintage audio gear at the 139th International AES Convention, which runs today through Sunday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2015 1 comments
Action cam maker GoPro has posted tantalizing video recorded by a prototype camera drone the company plans to offer in 2016.
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Al Griffin Posted: Oct 28, 2015 1 comments
Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at

Q The Rec. 2020 color gamut is the future of TV—the standard was set years ago and has been included in the specification for Ultra HD Blu-ray. Even so, UHDTVs have been around for a few years yet none can display the Rec. 2020 color gamut. Why? Are we one day going to see Rec. 2020-capable LCD and OLED TVs, or is it true that only laser projectors are capable of reproducing that gamut? —Karim Genio / Algeria, North Africa

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Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 28, 2015 2 comments
Standards: Somebody has to set them. And when it came to creating the 20th-century template for how to properly sing popular music, one need look no further than Johnny Mathis, the romantic, soulful tenor whose range and control remain just as vibrant today as when he began taking lessons in the San Francisco area in the 1950s from opera singer and vocal teacher Connie Cox. And now, seven decades (!) into such a storied career, it only seems fitting that a four-disc collection called The Singles (Columbia/Legacy) brings together 87 of his best-loved songs, including such timeless, indelible classics like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” and “The Twelfth of Never” alongside rare but chart-busting gems like “Wonderful! Wonderful!” And it’s certainly no accident that the following phrase appears in the upper-right-hand corner of the cover, right underneath the gleaming old-school/vintage Columbia logo: “Guaranteed High-Fidelity.” Mathis, still quite spry at 80, called me from his residence in Los Angeles to discuss harnessing his influences to create his original vocal style, his singular microphone techniques, and the songs he still loves to sing. Chances are, you already know many of them by heart.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2015 0 comments
3D graphics startup Uraniom has unveiled a new platform that turns raw 3D scans into playable videogame avatars, giving life to the longstanding dream of millions of gamers.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2015 1 comments
Every now and then we get word about an awesome deal that’s worth passing along. Like this one, heard through the grapevine…
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Oct 28, 2015 1 comments
Techno-lust rises during the holidays, especially for action cams that take selfie-friendly video to a whole new level. Driving my hormones this season is the V.360º, a wireless camera with companion apps for Android and iOS devices. Though its manufacturer, VSN Mobil, likens the cylindrical cam to a 9-ounce can of Red Bull, the immersible camera captures a 360-degree view—8MP photos and 6480 x 1080 video—without stitching.


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