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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?
SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2015 Published: Sep 07, 2015 3 comments
Pioneer has added three Dolby Atmos-equipped, 9.2-channel receivers to its Elite Series: the SC-99 ($2,500), SC-97 ($2,000), and SC-95 ($1,600).
SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2015 0 comments
Definitive Technology has taken a minimalist approach in the design of its new W Studio Micro soundbar/wireless streaming system, which squeezes seven drivers into an enclosure that’s 43 inches wide and only 1.75 inches tall.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2015 0 comments
Owners of LG’s EG9600 and EF9500 series 4K OLED televisions will be able to stream high dynamic range (HDR)-encoded content via the Amazon Video app available through LG’s webOS Smart TV platform
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2015 0 comments
Earlier this week we asked how much of your home entertainment viewing is disc-based as opposed to streaming from a subscription service such as Netflix, buying/renting digital content online, or video on demand via cable or satellite. Turns out that discs play an important role for about half of survey respondents...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2015 17 comments
Panasonic may have a follow-up to the legendary Kuro plasma TV technology that it acquired from Pioneer in 2009. The company introduced a 65-inch “4K Pro” OLED TV at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin said to deliver its most accurate picture quality ever.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2015 1 comments
CBS Sports announced plans to stream NFL games in October and November, marking the first time regular season games will be streamed live.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2015 3 comments
Samsung announced at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin that it will launch a 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray player early next year at a price of less than $500, according to press reports.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2015 0 comments
Polk Audio has introduced the T Series, a mix and match collection of entry-level home theater speakers of modeled after the Monitor Series that launched the company 43 years ago.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2015 0 comments
Bose today introduced the SoundLink II full-size wireless headphone featuring 15 hours of battery life, NFC Bluetooth pairing, and a foldable, lightweight and impact-resistant design for use on-the-go.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 01, 2015 0 comments
HDMI 2.0a is almost upon us. But why? Didn’t A/V manufacturers just assimilate HDMI 2.0?

The answer is that HDMI 2.0a will further improve picture quality, firming up 2.0’s Ultra HD support with complementary HDR (high dynamic range) technology. Does that mean 2.0a will transmit video in a new way?

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2015 0 comments
It should come as no surprise that nearly three quarters (73%) of Americans age 12 and up are “actively consuming movies and TV shows for home viewing,” according to Nielsen statistics. What may surprise you is that only 12% of consumers are “digital-only consumers of entertainment.”
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2015 1 comments
Pirates have found a way around the High-Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection (HDCP) scheme used by Netflix and other content providers to prevent copyrighted 4K content from being copied, according to a post on Torrent Freak.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2015 0 comments
The global audio market is being profoundly reshaped by smartphones and tablets as they become go-to devices for wirelessly streaming music, according to a new study from IHS Technology.

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