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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2016 2 comments
With Memorial Day Weekend just days away, LG has announced discounts on a few of its 4K and 1080p OLED TVs.
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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2016 0 comments
It seems there are no creative boundaries in the rough and ready world of crowdfunding. What will they think of next?
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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2016 0 comments
Amazon created a whole new product category with Echo, the immensely popular voice-controlled speaker/personal assistant. Its success has Sonos scrambling to stay relevant and prompted Denon to accelerate the development of a voice interface for its products.
SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2016 3 comments
If the perpetual pursuit of sonic perfection is in your DNA, here’s a wall treatment you might consider.
SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2016 0 comments
Denon has added two richly-featured budget models to the fourth generation of its X Series line of AV receivers.

SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2016 0 comments
The Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray player demonstrated at CES in January will be available for sale in June, according to P&F USA, the exclusive North American licensee for Philips TVs and video products.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 18, 2016 10 comments
If you groan every time you pay your pay-TV bill, consider that the most expensive item bundled into it is Disney’s ESPN, which adds $8/month to the average bill. Can ESPN survive in the dawning age of skinnier cable bundles? Most pay-TV viewers would dump it like a sack of dirt, according to a study by marketing company Civic Service commissioned by financial services company BTIG.
SV Staff Posted: May 17, 2016 0 comments
If you’ve ever wished you had a way to prop up your portable Bluetooth speaker when you relaxing out on the patio or at the park or beach, your prayers may be answered in the form of GorillaPod, a small, flexible speaker stand you can take with you.
SV Staff Posted: May 17, 2016 2 comments
Yamaha today announced the Aventage RX-A 60 Series of AV receivers, comprising six models that will hit stores between May and July.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments
Don’t you just hate it when Netflix freezes? Acutely aware of how Internet speeds affect perception of its service, Netflix regularly ranks ISPs. In the November 2015 ranking, Grande Communications was the winner at 3.90 Mbps. The small outfit outpaced a bunch of big guys including Verizon (3.86), Cox (3.76), Bright House/Cablevision (3.74), Comcast (3.69), and Time Warner (3.65). These numbers are for Netflix performance only, not overall data performance.
SV Staff Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments
If you’ve been thinking about getting an antenna to see how many local HDTV channels you can pull in over the air for free, Mohu has a unique product it hopes you will consider: An indoor antenna made from recycled paper…and cable boxes.
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SV Staff Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments
The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has certified that the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player to be released in the U.S.—Samsung’s UBD-K8500—meets the rigorous performance standards required for Ultra HD Premium certification.
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2016 0 comments
The Hi-Res Music logo adopted by music industry in 2015 as a way to help music enthusiasts identify the highest quality digital audio files and the retailers that sell them will be available for adoption by streaming services on June 1, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its member companies, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2016 3 comments
How long before music subscription services completely overshadow downloading? Sooner than you might think. Digital Music News is reporting that unnamed sources with strong ties to Apple say the tech giant is preparing to abandon iTunes music downloads.
SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments
Silicon Valley-based Ignition Design Labs has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new Wi-Fi router designed to “thrive” in congested environments with multiple bandwidth-hungry activities going on simultaneously.

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