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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2016 2 comments
LG announced plans to bring cloud-based gaming to its smart TVs starting in late April when the GameFly Streaming App becomes available on its webOS 2.0 (2015) and 3.0 (2016) smart TV platforms. The app will be added as part of a software update.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2016 1 comments
March is shaping up to be a good month for Ultra HD Blu-ray and Dolby Atmos with the release of seven new 4K titles, which brings the total to 13 with more on the way.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 01, 2016 1 comments
Binge On is the name of T-Mobile’s new streaming service for mobile devices, which delivers major channels and platforms with no data caps or overage fees.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2016 1 comments
AudioControl is now shipping the Dolby Atmos-enabled 7.1.4-channel Concert AVR-7 and Concert AVR-9 receivers the company previewed at CEDIA last fall.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 29, 2016 0 comments
RSL has announced plans to introduce the Speedwoofer 10S, a more affordable version of its popular Speedwoofer 10.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Mar 01, 2016 Published: Feb 29, 2016 1 comments
Few have done more to advance the state of the art in audio reproduction than J. Robert Stuart, co-founder, chairman, and technical director of England’s prestigious Meridian Group, Life Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and recipient of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. In a recent video commemorating the honor, Meridian co-founder and long-time collaborator, Allen Boothroyd—the man responsible for the brand’s elegant designs—observed: “I never realized when I set up business with Bob that the guy’s a genius.” Genius, indeed...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 26, 2016 1 comments
The latest item in the never ending flow of Beatle’s memorabilia to go up for auction is an exceptionally rare 1962 recording of “Till There Was You” and “Hello Little Girl,” which is thought to be the first song written by John Lennon, according to Mashable.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 26, 2016 0 comments
Doppler Labs announced that it has started shipping its Kickstarter-funded Here Active Listening system, a set of unique wireless earbuds controlled by a smartphone app that lets users “instantly control and personalize their live audio environment.”
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2016 1 comments
Sandy Gross, audio innovator and founder of GoldenEar Technology, will demonstrate the company’s latest speakers at Electronics Expo in Wayne, New Jersey on Saturday, February 27. The store is located at 491 US 46 West, Wayne, NJ 07470.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2016 1 comments
Vintage radio repairman Allen Chiang appreciates the sound and design of long-forgotten radios. Models dating back to the pre-TV era when families gathered ’round the “talking box” to listen to the news and iconic serials like The Shadow or Buck Rogers. Sixties-era radios that conjure images of The Jetsons and a quaint vision of the future.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2016 1 comments
The global market for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs grew nearly sevenfold in 2015, topping the $1 billion mark for the first time, according to a report from Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 24, 2016 3 comments
Ultra HDTVs and associated technologies are the next chapter in video history. But they also use an average of 30 percent more energy than regular HDTVs. According to a report from the National Resources Defense Council, this may add $1 billion to U.S. consumers’ energy bills.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2016 3 comments
Vinyl is cool but cassettes are cooler. Apparently the cassette tape revival—oh, you hadn’t heard?—is greatly exaggerated.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2016 0 comments
Triad has added two Dolby Atmos-enabled height modules to its InRoom Bronze and InRoom Silver speaker series.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2016 1 comments
With the Academy Awards just a few days away, Dolby has been quick to point out that three of the eight films nominated for Best Picture were mixed in Dolby Atmos sound and two use Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range imaging technology. The two technologies appear in other categories as well with Atmos garnering nine of the ten nominations for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.