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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2015 3 comments
If you haven’t yet embraced streaming and still order discs through the mail from Netflix, you may be worried that your disc days are numbered. But even as streaming booms with continued aggressive expansion and more than 65 million customers worldwide, Netflix is not ready to back away from its disc rental business, according to a recent New York Times report.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2015 0 comments
Waves Audio is webcasting the third episode of Everything Audio this Friday (July 31, 2015) at 1 p.m. PT, 4 p.m. ET on waves.com.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 29, 2015 0 comments
You’ve heard it on THX-certified DVDs and Blu-ray Discs and in THX theaters. It’s the perfect crescendo, that indescribably fantastic swell of sound that’s been wowing movie-goers for more than three decades. We recently spoke with Dr. James “Andy” Moorer, composer of the “THX Logo Theme,” to get the story behind the iconic flourish, which debuted in the THX trailer Wings, shown before the 1983 premiere of a movie you might remember—Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2015 3 comments
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have linked musical taste to cognitive style, or the way you think.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2015 0 comments
Rega was approached by the legendary rock band Queen to produce a limited edition turntable to coincide with the September release of Queen: The Studio Collection, an 18-piece 180g vinyl LP box set from Virgin EMI Records, according to Sound Organisation, which distributes Rega and other European audio brands in the U.S.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2015 1 comments
More than half (55 percent) of the people who own a soundbar use it for listening to music, podcasts, and other audio-related content in addition to watching TV, according to a new survey from The NPD Group.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2015 0 comments
Are you stuck in the past, musically speaking? Blogger Ajay Kalia studied listener data from Spotify and rankings of the most popular music artists and found that people—especially males—tend to “age out” of mainstream music in their early to mid 30s because they stop liking or discovering new music.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2015 0 comments
Chesky Records recently introduced the Binaural+ Series of recordings said to capture music as if you were sitting in front of the band.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2015 0 comments
WeatherNation made its debut on the Dish Network. However, Dish is also renewing the beloved Weather Channel and streaming it via Sling TV...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2015 0 comments
Italy’s Sonus Faber is expanding its three-year-old Venere line of speakers with a new flagship tower model, the Venere S, slated to arrive in here in October.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 0 comments
Microsoft Will Use DRM on UHD streaming with PlayReady 3.0. This might embolden studios to stream UHD through Windows 10...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 2 comments
Emotiva Audio announced that its new Airmotiv 3b Bluetooth speaker is now available on emotiva.com and authorized dealers for $199 a pair.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 0 comments
Netflix streaming is projected to double and then some in the next three years, increasing from 8.6 billion hours in the first quarter of 2015 to between 14.3 billion and 21.8 billion hours by 2019, according to a report by MediaPost. This would catapult the popular streaming service from its current 6 percent share of “linear TV viewing” in the U.S. to between 12 and 22 percent based on estimates by MoffettNathanson Research.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 0 comments
To celebrate the bond between technology and music, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has launched a competition to find original music that will be featured in the opening video for the keynote address at CES 2016. In addition to getting recognition, the winner will receive $5,000.

John Sciacca Posted: Jul 21, 2015 1 comments
Custom Theater and Audio's Atmos-equipped demo room.

A lot has been written over the past few months about Dolby’s new home theater surround format, Atmos. Virtually every receiver manufacturer and many speaker companies have embraced Atmos-capable systems, both with in-ceiling and Atmos-enabled module speakers.

One of the perks of working at a custom installation firm with a showroom is having a playground to install and experience the latest technologies firsthand before installing them into someone’s home...

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