New Wadia Digital Audio Decoder Does DSD

The digital wizards at Wadia have announced that their latest digital audio decoder, the di322, supports the playback of DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 music files via its USB input along with PCM files with sampling rates up to 32-bit/384kHz, including DXD 352.8kHz and DXD 384kHz formats.

Workers and Peasants HiFi, Ltd.

In a perfect world there would be fewer headphones. And I would be King.

Owners of Defective Mitsubishi LaserVue TVs May Be Entitled to Repair Refund

Owners of Mitsubishi LaserVue rear-projection TVs who experienced problems and paid to have work done may be entitled to a refund, according to the terms of a recently settled class-action lawsuit brought by consumers over picture problems that appeared after 8,000 to 10,000 hours of use.

Sharp to Launch 8K TV in Japan

Sharp has announced that it will begin limited sales in Japan of the 85-inch“Super Hi-Vision” 8K TV it demonstrated at CES in January.

Is There a Dolby Atmos Add-On Processor?

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Julia Nunes “Some Feelings” Review

I can’t stop listening to it. I’m listening to it again as I write this.

James Guthrie on Mixing Roger Waters and Pink Floyd in 5.1

Good things come to those who wait, as the saying goes. But when it comes to finally getting producer/engineer James Guthrie’s long-awaited 96kHz/24-bit mix of Roger Waters’ 1992 solo album Amused to Death in 5.1 on Blu-ray in hand, well… the word “good” isn’t quite good enough. “Great” is certainly a step up, but I’m going to have to go with a superlative along the lines of “stellar,” “outstanding,” and/or “stunning,” for Guthrie’s surround-sound treatment of Amused catapults an oft-overlooked entry in Waters’ storied canon of work into a new sonic stratosphere. Recently, Guthrie and I spent a fair amount of time going over his goals for bringing Amused into the surround universe and sharing his favorite moments from The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here in 5.1, plus he reveals exclusively what Floyd-related project he’ll next tackle in 5.1. It’s a miracle — another miracle.

TV Makers Collaborate on Next Digital Broadcast Standard

Major TV manufacturers are collaborating in field tests that would bring a new ATSC 3.0 television broadcast standard, which would include a new IP-based Ultra HD video standard and a broadcast- and streaming-friendly surround standard.

The Fisher King

In this witty and pithy examination of modern New York living circa 1991, director Terry Gilliam posits the absolute necessity to abandon cynicism in order to believe in something and someone. Jeff Bridges is wonderfully arrogant and nasty as stretch-limo-riding radio shock-jock, Jack, who accidentally provokes a desperate caller into entering a restaurant and slaughtering its yuppie patrons. Jack bails on his life, climbing into a bottle of whiskey and a chasm of sarcasm, self-loathing, and self-pity. Parry (another wonderfully manic Robin Williams performance), still traumatized by having seen his beloved blown away in the massacre, has gotten out of a mental institution only to become a crazed homeless person. After a chance meeting, Jack is drawn by his guilt to help Parry on a quest to steal the Holy Grail in the hope of healing both their damaged souls.

Movies to Watch on Netflix (Before They Expire)

Courtesy of Wired, here are a few movies to watch on Netflix over the weekend before they expire early next week.


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