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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2015 0 comments
Polk Boom, the spinoff lifestyle brand targeting adventure-oriented consumers, today introduced two compact Bluetooth speakers designed for rugged, on-the-go use.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2015 0 comments
Sony announced an imminent update that will add high dynamic range (HDR) capability to its X850C, X900C, and X910C 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) TVs. The update was previously announced for X930C and X940C model TVs.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 15, 2015 0 comments
Pay-TV bundles bulging with never-watched channels have been the bane of consumer groups. They’ve long supported the concept of à la carte cable, which would let subscribers buy just the channels they want. Verizon’s FiOS Custom TV package isn’t exactly à la carte—but it does put the typical pay-TV bundle on a drastic diet. And that “skinny” package, as some call it, is making some networks very unhappy.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2015 1 comments
Are you old enough to remember portable record players? Maybe you owned one as a kid and played 45s on it. Now you can share vinyl nostalgia with your children and grandchildren.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2015 0 comments
Dolby Cinema infographic

Dolby announced that five new Hollywood features, including the first two titles from Twentieth Century Fox, will be released in Dolby Cinema bringing the total number of movies that combine high-dynamic range (HDR) images and Dolby Atmos surround sound to 13.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2015 2 comments
Image from the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA has announced plans to launch North America’s first commercial-free 4K/Ultra HD TV channel and streaming service on November 1.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2015 0 comments
That was the question facing attendees of the recent IFA 2015 trade show in Berlin as they ogled over a massive two-sided OLED display shown by LG. Apart from displaying a different image on each side, the 111-inch prototype also put a new spin on curved screens with its ultra-thin wave-like screen.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2015 0 comments
“I know who I am but I realize that people still think Keith Richards is, you know, smoking a joint, a bottle in his hand, cursing the fact that the liquor store’s closed.”
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2015 0 comments
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) has announced plans to use the Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range mastering process for upcoming 4K/Ultra HD titles slated for release by a variety of distribution partners.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2015 0 comments
Pioneer announced the industry’s first portable music player to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology at the recent IFA 2015 show in Berlin.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2015 0 comments
If you listen to free Pandora but have wondered what the ad-free Pandora One subscription version is like, today is the day to find out what you get for $4.99 a month.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2015 2 comments
From the annals of You Can’t Make This Stuff Up comes Rinshu, a “therapeutic speaker” in the form of a miniature sail boat.
Rob Sabin Posted: Sep 09, 2015 1 comments
Oh boy, the times, they are a changin’. With the explosion of integrated soundbar offerings—including some pretentious premium models—it would be easy to dismiss the audio/video receiver, once the great ruler of the home theater world, as an aging relic. Enthusiasts know better...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2015 1 comments
Samsung has announced a free firmware update for its 2015 SUHD and UHD TVs that adds support for the new HDMI 2.0a specification.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2015 Published: Sep 07, 2015 0 comments
Ever wonder how music apps like Songza and Rdio figure out what music to recommend to listeners—especially listeners with unpredictably eclectic tastes that run from metal to Mozart?

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