American Sniper in Dolby Atmos
American Sniper introduces us to Chris Kyle, on his first tour of duty in Iraq as he’s protecting an advancing Marine patrol. Through the scope of his sniper rifle, he spies an Iraqi mother as she hands a grenade to her preteen child with the intention of killing as many Americans as they can. Kyle must choose to take the life of this kid or risk losing his brothers in arms. To Kyle, the choice is clear: He must protect the troops at any cost. And so we can understand why he went on to become the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, with 160 confirmed kills during his four tours.
Taste for Music Matures in Early 30s, Study Finds
Are you stuck in the past, musically speaking? Blogger Ajay Kalia studied listener data from Spotify and rankings of the most popular music artists and found that people—especially males—tend to “age out” of mainstream music in their early to mid 30s because they stop liking or discovering new music.
Video: Chesky's Binaural+ Series Recordings for Hi-Rez Headphone Listening
Chesky Records recently introduced the Binaural+ Series of recordings said to capture music as if you were sitting in front of the band.
Sound & Vision Tech Tidbits July 23
WeatherNation made its debut on the Dish Network. However, Dish is also renewing the beloved Weather Channel and streaming it via Sling TV...
Are Pixels More Noticeable on Larger TVs?
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Q Is it true that bigger TV screens -- ones in the 65-inch and above range -- have more noticeable pixelation? --Rufino Mendoza
Sonus Faber Announces Venere S Flagship Speaker
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.
Comcast Starts Beta Testing “Stream” Online TV Service
Comcast has started beta testing the new Stream online TV service to its Internet customers. But is it enough to entice a new generation of TV viewers?
Sound & Vision Tech Tidbits July 22
Microsoft Will Use DRM on UHD streaming with PlayReady 3.0. This might embolden studios to stream UHD through Windows 10...
Samsung UN65JS9500FXZA LCD Ultra HDTV Review Settings
Samsung UN65JS9500FXZA LCD Ultra HDTV Review Test Bench