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SV Staff Posted: Jul 06, 2016 2 comments
As a follow-up to the recently introduced NR1607 slim-design AV receiver, Marantz is adding a new full-size 7.2-channel AVR to its 2016 lineup.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jul 05, 2016 1 comments
It's hard to miss the variety and depth of live entertainment streaming into the home, some you pay for, some you don't. On the last night of June I paid $9.99 to "attend" She Loves Me, an as-slick-as-they come Broadway musical performed by the Roundabout Theatre Company at Studio 54. Minutes before the 8 p.m. curtain I typed my credit card info into BroadwayHD.com and ended up having a rip-roaring time. Put in the form of a pull quote: "The best musical I ever saw in my underwear!"
SV Staff Posted: Jul 05, 2016 3 comments
Panasonic will join Samsung and Philips to become the third company to offer an Ultra HD Blu-ray player in September when it ships the DMP-UB900.
Rob Sabin Posted: Jul 05, 2016 4 comments
Last September, Bowers & Wilkins officially introduced the bulk of its new 800 Series Diamond speaker line, but held back the crown jewel flagship model. Now, in the summer of B&W's 50th anniversary year, and with the backdrop of its recent acquisition by a well-funded Silicon Valley start-up, the company has introduced the 800 D3 tower, the total embodiment of three-and-a-half years of intense R&D leading to what is said to be it's most advanced and best speaker ever.

SV Staff Posted: Jul 02, 2016 Published: Jul 01, 2016 3 comments
As we head into a long, lazy July 4th Weekend, we’ve encapsulated a formidable list of recent Top Picks. Half of our Picks are devoted to an eclectic mix of wireless speakers, including one built for use outdoors. The other half includes what may be the world’s best TV, a couple of high-end headphones, a bad-ass budget subwoofer, a crazy cool micro tube amp, and an awesome AVR. Enjoy the holiday…and the gear.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 30, 2016 0 comments
Sony says gamers and developers are ready to embrace the highly anticipated PlayStation VR (PS VR) when it becomes goes on sale in the U.S. on October 13 for $399.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2016 6 comments
Are you old enough to remember the days when electronics stores were everywhere? If you’re from the New York area you may recall Crazy Eddie’s “insane” radio and TV ads. If you’re on the West Coast you probably remember the one-time institution, Pacific Stereo. Today, the field is defined by Best Buy, which operates in every state, a handful of savvy regional players like hhgregg, and a smattering of veteran independents.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2016 2 comments
Amazon has introduced new ways to discover and enable skills for Alexa, the digital assistant that made a name for itself as the voice interface for the popular Echo Bluetooth speaker.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2016 0 comments
Sony today announced availability and pricing for four of its new 4K Ultra HD models.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2016 0 comments
Tech startup Doppler Labs today announced that it is taking pre-orders for its Here One wireless “smart bud” listening system, which is slated to ship in November.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 28, 2016 0 comments
Look out, cable ISPs. You’ve got another competitor to worry about in addition to Google Fiber: GigaMonster.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2016 0 comments
Chinese startup XGIMI, which recently shipped its crowd-funded Z4 Aurora Smart LED Projector to backers, is now offering the mini projector on Amazon.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2016 0 comments
Starting today, Amazon Video is streaming TV shows and movies encoded in the Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) format, according to Dolby Labs and Amazon.
Rob Sabin Posted: Jun 24, 2016 2 comments

ISF's Joel Silver presenting at the 12th annual Value Electronics TV Shootout.

For the third consecutive year, LG's OLED technology has found itself atop the heap at the annual TV shootout held by Scarsdale, NY-based retailer Value Electronics.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2016 0 comments
Netflix represented 35% of traffic on North American fixed networks, down slightly from 37% six months ago, according to Sandvine’s 2016 Global Internet Phenomena study.

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