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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2016 4 comments
Not to be outdone by Samsung’s “SUHD” TVs, LG announced that it will introduce a new line “Super UHD” TVs at CES 2016, which opens Wednesday in Las Vegas.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2016 0 comments
Samsung announced plans to introduce a Dolby Atmos-enabled 5.1.4-channel soundbar system and a new smart TV interface at CES, which opens Wednesday in Las Vegas.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 31, 2015 0 comments
A decade ago TVs were getting slimmer but they still had a ways to go by today’s standards. The Samsung HL-R6168W rear-projection DLP set we reviewed in December 2005 boasted 1080p resolution, weighed 99 pounds, and was “only” 18 inches deep...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 31, 2015 0 comments
A partial list of filmmakers, actors, musicians, and AV innovators we lost in 2015...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2015 0 comments
The decade-long “battle for the living room” will enter a new phase next week at CES when Samsung previews a 2016 smart TV lineup featuring SmartThings sensors and an Internet of Things (IoT) hub for linking all connected devices in a home, according to a report in VentureBeat.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 30, 2015 2 comments
I’ve met enough top speaker designers over the years to know that they’re all obsessive. And I mean that in a good way. To design a great speaker, you have to be obsessive. You have to be prepared to spend countless hours in the lab and in listening rooms evaluating and tweaking every conceivable variable to isolate that elusive mix of art and science that yields a speaker capable of fooling listeners into thinking they’re experiencing a live performance. A tall order, to be sure. Geoff Martin is not a designer, but as Bang & Olufsen’s tonmeister, he plays a critical role in the development of every speaker the Danish company makes. What’s a tonmeister? Read on.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2015 1 comments
SVS announced plans to unveil a multipurpose speaker at CES designed to convey height information in Atmos and DTS:X “immersive surround sound” setups or serve as a surround-channel or center speaker in setups where conventional placement is not possible.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 29, 2015 4 comments
One in seven American adults (15 percent) are “cord cutters” who have abandoned cable or satellite TV service, while another 9 percent have never subscribed to traditional pay TV, according to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 28, 2015 5 comments
Image-enhancement specialist DarbeeVision is replacing its award-winning Darblet DVP-5000 Visual Presence real-time video enhancer with a new and improved “mass market” processor.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 28, 2015 0 comments
The Chicago-based ensemble Spektral Quarter has recorded its third ablum—Serious Business—in Auro-3D on the Sono Luminus label.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 24, 2015 0 comments
Music of The Beatles is available for streaming here, there and everywhere starting today, Christmas Eve 2015.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 24, 2015 0 comments
Our assessment of Digital TV’s first year was not all rosy as you can see from the Digital TV Report Card published in the December 1999 issue.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments
Marantz has announced that free DTS:X firmware updates for the SR7010 and SR6010 AV receivers and AV8802(A) and AV7702mkII surround processors will be available early next year.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments
LG has announced that its 2016 smart TV lineup will have an updated webOS 3.0 Smart TV platform designed to make it "simple and fast" to find and switch between content from broadcast TV, streaming services, and external devices.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2015 6 comments
If you saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the weekend, your hard-earned dollars contributed to an estimated domestic take of $238 million in its first there days, shattering the $208.8 million opening weekend record of set by Jurassic World in June. Add in foreign box office receipts—except China, where it has yet to open—and you’re at a half billion ($517 million), according to Box Office Mojo, which on a global basis is actually slightly less than Jurrasic’s opening.

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