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SV Staff Posted: Feb 16, 2017 1 comments
MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG) today announced a multi-year agreement under which UMG will use MQA’s encoding technology to make its extensive catalog of master recordings available for high-resolution streaming.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2017 2 comments
The honeymoon is over. Best Buy is closing 200 of its Oculus Rift demo stations less than six months after announcing plans to feature the virtual reality headset in 500 stores in time for the 2016 holiday season.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 15, 2017 6 comments
Forty-one percent of cable and satellite subscribers are planning to trim or sever their pay-TV subscriptions, according to a survey of 1,000 customers by FocusVision and Zanthus.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 14, 2017 0 comments
HBO has announced that Season 3 of the comedy series Silicon Valley is coming to Blu-ray April 11.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 14, 2017 1 comments
Sony has announced that the high dynamic range (HDR)-enabled 4K/Ultra HD TVs it introduced at CES will be available in March at prices starting at $1,000 for a 43-inch model and scaling up to $7,500 for a 75-inch set.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 14, 2017 2 comments
Amid the usual flurry of TV-related news at last month's CES—including word that Sony is getting back into the OLED game—almost everyone missed a potentially big part of Sony’s TV announcement: That its 2017 Android-powered 4K TVs will be the first televisions to support Google Assistant, Google’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2017 0 comments
Denon says the wearability, durability, and sound quality of its latest Bluetooth wireless sports earphones have been improved over previous models.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2017 0 comments
Sony has announced that its first 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray player will hit stores in March with a $300 price tag.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2017 2 comments
Vancouver, Canada-based Portmanteau Stereo Co. has successfully crowdfunded its Rockit Log line of portable speakers, exceeding its $50,000 Kickstarter goal with 11 days to go.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 09, 2017 0 comments
Why leave home to attend a live concert when you can strap on a headset and replicate the experience of being there—complete with 360° sound?
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 09, 2017 0 comments
Vizio today announced the availability of a firmware update that adds HDR10 high dynamic range (HDR) decoding capability to a half dozen of its E-Series SmartCast Ultra HD displays.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 09, 2017 0 comments
No, your TV antenna can’t pick up DTS:X just yet. But the height-enhanced surround codec did get a leg up when PBS used it in a test transmission with HDR-enriched Ultra HD video.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 08, 2017 0 comments
Inca won’t win any awards for the pedestrian name it has bestowed upon its latest TV concealment system, but the “Vertical Step Back & Rise” mechanism (900806-VSR) is sure to elicit oohs and aahs from unsuspecting bystanders.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 08, 2017 0 comments
Bowers & Wilkins is applying knowledge gleaned from nearly 40 years of refining its iconic 800 series of floorstanding speakers to a new line of in-wall speakers.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 07, 2017 1 comments
Amphion Loudspeakers of Finland has announced a replacement for its Argon 7L floorstanding speaker.

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