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HT Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2001 0 comments
Audiophiles and musicians have long relied on vacuum tubes as a way to add some sweetness to the sound of their equipment. Home theater fans seeking the same benefit have had to resort to multiple amplifiers, an expensive and space-intensive solution.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Jun 18, 2000 0 comments

Surround formats are coming on the market fast and furious, which means yet more buttons on equipment. Last week, <A HREF="http://www.del.denon.com">Denon Electronics</A> announced the introduction of its new $3,800 flagship AVR-5800 A/V Surround Receiver, which the company claims is the world's first audio component to offer DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS Neo:6 surround sound decoding. The receiver also boasts THX Surround EX decoding, 24-bit/192kHz D/A conversion, FireWire capability and seven channels, each capable of 170 watts output power.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2015 7 comments
Not to bash Gen Y but a recent online quiz measuring how responsible (or not) people are when it comes to their tech devices found Millennials to be “America’s most irresponsible people,” according to insurance provider Protect Your Bubble, organizer of the survey.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2017 1 comments
Adoption of newer connected home solutions is still at the early adopter phase, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. The survey, of nearly 10,000 online respondents in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia during the second half of 2016, found that only about 10 percent of households currently have connected home solutions.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
I took a statistics class in college, but maybe things have changed. I was taught that to have statistical significance, a survey had to pull from a broad spectrum of the population. Would you poll on the popularity of smoking in the smoking lounge...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
While LCD televisions are seeming to reign supreme in the marketplace, a surprising figure was revealed in a recent survey conducted by DisplaySearch, a North American research firm, about the number two spot. Picture-tube CRT TVs, in all their...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2008 0 comments
This one seems to be a no-brainer. According to a new study by ABI Research, age plays a part in how viewers access their video content. “The willingness to adopt new forms of entertainment delivery is in many cases determined by the age of...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
We love market surveys.  No, really, we like knowing where our households fit into the average, and whether we're up on the latest trends. Who doesn't want to appear "normal," right? A new study by market research company The NPD...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 27, 2014 0 comments
Americans are well educated on the benefits of recycling bottles, cans, and paper but when it comes to electronics devices all bets are off. The proliferation of cell phones and tablets has led to a growing glut of "e-waste" piling up in people's homes, as well as a lack of understanding about what to do with broken, unwanted, or outdated devices.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
Studios: Your Blu-ray pricing is making the discs unsaleable! I love home theater. And I own a Blu-ray player. So, when Pixar's Wall-E came out on disc, I headed down to Wal-Mart on launch day to pick up the movie on Blu-ray. But when I saw the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2015 2 comments
U.S. broadband households likely to buy a flat-panel TV in the next 12 months but not looking to purchase a 4K/UHD TV. Source: Parks Associates.

A lack of familiarity and high prices are two key factors holding back sales of 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) TVs, according to new research from Parks Associates.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2013 1 comments
For last week’s SV Poll we asked you to pick your ultimate AVR Deal breaker from a list of nine choices. The number one deal breaker? “Not enough power,” which claimed more than a third of the votes. Finishing strong in the number two and three spots were “ineffective room correction/EQ” and “overly complicated operation” with 21 and 18 percent, respectively. Combine low power and lackluster room correction/EQ with complicated operation and you have three super AVR dealbreakers that together account for three quarters of the votes. Trailing at number four and five were “too few features” and “too many features.” Wireless features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth were met with a shrug. Here’s the complete breakdown…
SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2016 2 comments
SVS today announced its “largest and most powerful subwoofer line ever.”
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Rob Sabin Posted: Sep 17, 2015 2 comments
Audio manufacturer SVS, which first made its name with high-performance subwoofers and now sells a mix of high-value, full-range speakers that have been favorably reviewed by Sound & Vision and others, made two key moves recently that should please enthusiasts and SVS fans—and neither involves a new product announcement.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2016 0 comments
SVS is celebrating Black Friday early with a limited production run of its Top Pick-winning SB12-NSD subwoofer and a blowout sale...

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