LG 4K OLED TVs Now Support HDR Streaming
Owners of LG’s EG9600 and EF9500
series 4K OLED televisions will be able to stream high dynamic range (HDR)-encoded content via the Amazon Video
app available through LG’s webOS Smart TV platform
Def Tech Announces Super Slim Soundbar
Definitive Technology has taken a minimalist approach in the design of its new W Studio Micro soundbar/wireless streaming system, which squeezes seven drivers into an enclosure that’s 43 inches wide and only 1.75 inches tall.
Sony STR-DN1060 A/V Receiver Review Wrap Up
Sony STR-DN1060 A/V Receiver Review Test Bench
Sony STR-DN1060 A/V Receiver Review Specs
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Sony STR-DN1060 A/V Receiver Review
AT A GLANCE
Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth
MHL on front and rear
Google Cast, Spotify
Confusing A.F.D., HD-D.C.S. terminology
If you can do without Dolby Atmos in this seven-channel AVR, Sony’s well-thought-out wireless functionality and sweet, golden sound are an unbeatable combination.
Let me say this up front: The Sony STR-DN1060 doesn’t do Dolby Atmos. Whether this is a serious omission in a seven-channel receiver today is debatable—but I’d say not. Most of the first-generation Atmos receivers have shortcomings of their own. For one thing, they lack the forthcoming DTS:X, the other flavor of object-oriented, height-enabled surround sound. More critically, seven-channel models can offer only Atmos 5.1.2, with two height channels in front or directly above the listener but none in back. That is at best a limited version of the Atmos experience because it doesn’t create the full dome-shaped soundfield of 5.1.4.
Samsung Announces Ultra HD Blu-ray Player at IFA
Samsung announced at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin that it will launch a 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray player early next year at a price of less than $500, according to press reports.
CBS to Live Stream Regular Season NFL Games for First Time
CBS Sports announced plans to stream NFL games in October and November, marking the first time regular season games will be streamed live.
Kuro, Redux? Panasonic Launches “4K Pro” OLED TV at European Show
Panasonic may have a follow-up to the legendary Kuro plasma TV technology that it acquired from Pioneer in 2009. The company introduced a 65-inch “4K Pro” OLED TV at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin said to deliver its most accurate picture quality ever.