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SV Staff Posted: Sep 20, 2016 0 comments
Pioneer introduced its first 11.2-channel AV receiver last week at CEDIA 2016.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments
A recent post by outdoor speaker specialist Terra addresses the question of whether you should install surge suppressors in an outdoor AV installation.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2016 1 comments
Four AV technology companies have announced the formation of the Emerging Technology Alliance (ETechA) to facilitate development, innovation, and collaboration within the audio video integration industry.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2016 0 comments
All Things Must Pass, the must-see documentary that chronicles the rise and fall of the once mighty Tower Records chain, debuts on Blu-ray today ($21.99 on
Bob Ankosko Posted: Sep 13, 2016 2 comments
Predicting the future is a risky business, but in his role as senior director of emerging technologies for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Industry Association (CEDIA), Dave Pedigo is paid to keep a watchful eye on what’s coming down the pike and ferret out the products and trends most likely to impact the tech landscape in 5, 10, 15 years. We recently sat down with Pedigo to find out where he sees technology heading over the next five years.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2016 0 comments
Vizio has expanded its Google Cast-enabled line of SmartCast audio products, which launched in early June with nine soundbars.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1 comments
Bose sets its sights on kids eight years and older with the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube. The 4.75-inch cube comes as a kit with eight silhouette covers, side panels, speaker panel, control panel, power supply, speaker magnet, voice coil, and 40 clips.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2 comments
In what may be the quickest comeback in tech history, Kaleidescape CEO Cheena Srinivasan announced on Friday that the company has secured funding and restructured its operations, making it possible to restart the business and keep its 4K movie store up and running.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments
It’s impossible to escape headphones. New product announcements turn up in our inboxes every few days and some are even launched via crowdfunding campaigns—like Sharkk’s Bravo electrostatic headphone.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments
DTS has announced that Pioneer and Onkyo will upgrade select soundbars, AV receivers, lifestyle products, and home theaters-in-a-box with the DTS Play-Fi streaming platform via firmware updates.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2016 0 comments
A new report from IBM and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation—a public, national foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives—reveals that meeting the needs of a growing aging population will require new technologies, partnerships, ideas, and business models. The report also discusses how technology such as cognitive computing will empower seniors to live longer, healthier, and more independently by preventing fraud and abuse, providing greater social connectivity, and improving access to vital information and services.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 08, 2016 0 comments
The Netflix Binge Scale measures series likely to be consumed in a single week. At the top end are thrillers like Breaking Bad and Dexter, while political dramas like House of Cards and The West Wing are watched over a longer period.

UltraFlix brings UHD and HD streaming to partnering smart TVs (from Hisense, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Vizio) and media players (Roku 4). It offers more than 1,000 hours of movies, shows, sports, concerts, and documentaries...

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments
After a six-year hiatus, the venerable B&K audio brand will return this fall under new ownership.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 07, 2016 1 comments
It seems like a dream come true. After decades of sabotaging efforts to create a cable-ready standard for television sets, the cable industry appears to have come to its senses. The NCTA (National Cable & Telecommunications Association) has proposed a “ditch the box” initiative that embraces several necessary components of a scheme to replace the ailing 14-year-old CableCARD standard.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 0 comments
Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled a refined version of its P7 wireless headphone.