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SV Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2016 3 comments
September’s Top Picks may be small in number but they make an impression. In audio, we present an intriguing modular soundbar-based system designed for in-wall mounting, the latest take on PSB’s exceptional Imagine speaker series, and two AV receivers that assume very different roles in home entertainment. In video, Samsung’s state-of-the-art 4k/Ultra HDTV speaks for itself as does Epson’s “trickle down” projector.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2016 1 comments
DTS announced yesterday it’s working with Amazon to bring the Alexa Voice Service to its Play-Fi whole-home wireless audio ecosystem, which is now supported by 16 audio brands speakers.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 28, 2016 0 comments
Oppo has boosted the performance of its Top Pick winning HA-2 headphone amp/DAC in the HA-2SE, which features an upgraded digital-to-analog converter (DAC) chip.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 27, 2016 0 comments
Roku yesterday introduced five new streaming media players, the biggest product launch in the company’s history, and said more than 100 channels are now available through its search feature.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments
Infographic published by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) accused LG, Samsung, and Vizio of exploiting flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) method for testing TV energy use by designing TVs that disable energy-saving features when the viewer changes picture settings, significantly boosting the set’s energy consumption.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments
Whether you’re into politics or pigskins, Sling TV is offering a free 18-hour preview of its Sling Orange service just in time for tonight’s Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the pro football faceoff between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments
The HBO limited series The Night Of starring John Turturro is available for download today and hits DVD and Blu-ray October 18.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2016 0 comments
You’ve probably never heard of Phazon but the Montreal-based startup is getting ready to launch its first product—an Indiegogo-funded one-size-fits-all wireless earbud aimed at athletes and people with active lifestyles.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2016 0 comments
We’ve seen Bluetooth speakers in many different shapes, sizes, and styles but the football helmet design from NiMA Sports gets the prize for originality.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 22, 2016 5 comments
SVS announced today that the versatile Prime Elevation speaker it previewed at CES back in January is now available.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments
All signs point to voice control playing an increasingly greater role in AV gear in the future. Denon is the latest company to embrace voice control...
SV Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2016 1 comments
Back in April we reported on the return of two iconic brands—Hafler and Dynaco under the aegis of Radial Engineering. The Canadian company is making good on its promise to reintroduce the legendary Dynaco ST70 tube amplifier.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 20, 2016 1 comments
Pioneer introduced its first 11.2-channel AV receiver last week at CEDIA 2016.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 20, 2016 0 comments
Yamaha has expanded its lineup of products that support its MusicCast wireless multiroom-audio platform, bringing the total number of models to 36.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments
A recent post by outdoor speaker specialist Terra addresses the question of whether you should install surge suppressors in an outdoor AV installation.