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SV Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2016 0 comments
Marantz is kicking off its 2016 home theater line-up with an affordable, low-profile 7.2-channel network AV receiver aimed at design- and space-conscious enthusiasts who don’t want to compromise on performance.
SV Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2016 0 comments
And you thought home theater in a box was dead… Not only is HTiB not dead, Onkyo has announced plans to introduce a Dolby Atmos-equipped 5.1.2-channel home theater box system in May.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 26, 2016 4 comments
Seventy-nine percent of U.S. consumers still subscribe to pay TV, but that number is dwindling as cord-trimmers, cord-cutters, and cord-nevers cut into the base. That’s the news from PricewaterhouseCoopers in its report “Videoquake 3.0: The Evolution of TV’s Revolution.”
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2016 0 comments
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced plans to progressively roll out a “broad selection” of films on 4K Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-ray and in UHD digital formats beginning this summer, helping to push the total number of UHD titles expected to be released in 2016 to more than 100.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2016 1 comments
Frodo—yes, Frodo as in the famous Hobbit—looks like a watch but it’s actually a wearable camera. And not just any camera.
SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2016 0 comments
B&O Play, a division of Denmark’s Bang & Olufsen that focuses on portable products, has introduced a sleek take-anywhere Bluetooth speaker designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2016 0 comments
The flamboyant rock performer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince was found dead this morning at his suburban Minnesota home, his publicist confirmed in a statement earlier today. He was 57.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2016 0 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recently filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to let broadcasters and TV companies voluntarily switch to the next-gen ATSC 3.0 TV standard for delivering Ultra HD (UHD) TV and immersive audio via formats such as Dolby Atmos.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 21, 2016 2 comments
Your PC isn’t the only connected device to be targeted by malware malefactors.
SV Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2016 0 comments
Pioneer today announced the addition of two AV receivers to its 2016 lineup: the 7.2-channel VSX-1131 ($600) and 5.2-channel VSX-831 ($450).
SV Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2016 3 comments
Emotiva Audio has announced a line of amplifiers and stereo preamp/tuners designed to deliver “audiophile power and performance at price points that allow a far larger segment of the market to enjoy high-end audio.”
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 19, 2016 19 comments
Denon today announced that it is adding Bluetooth and Hi-Res Audio capability to its Heos wireless multiroom music system. Moving forward the updated Heos models will carry the designation HS2; previous generation Heos models are being discontinued but are fully compatible with their updated counterparts.
SV Staff Posted: Apr 19, 2016 2 comments
Vizio today introduced the SmartCast E-Series and M-Series 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) TVs, featuring app control, built-in Google Cast plus Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) capability in the case of the more upscale M-Series.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 18, 2016 3 comments
Upwards of half of all U.S. households will own a 4K/Ultra HD TV over the next three years, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, which begs the question: How much 4K content will be available?
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments
Amazon is dropping the requirement that you have to sign up for a year to access its Prime membership services and taking aim at Netflix by adding a subscription option that will offer Prime Video as a standalone service at $8.99 a month, according to a CNN Money report.

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