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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 28, 2015 1 comments
The average cable subscriber is staggering under constant rate hikes. But don’t expect any help from the Federal Communications Commission. It has just issued a ruling saying cable operators are presumed to face “effective competition.” That will make it harder for local governments to petition for regulation of skyrocketing cable rates.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments
It looks as if Apple’s iconic white earbuds are heading for an overhaul.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments
As high dynamic range (HDR) compatible TVs begin to trickle into stores, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced an industry definition for HDR to help retailers and consumers identify TVs, monitors, and projectors equipped to properly display HDR-encoded content.
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Rob Sabin Posted: Aug 27, 2015 2 comments
With pomp embodied by New York City’s famous art deco Edison Ballroom, NBC autosports commentator Leigh Diffey as master of ceremonies, actors dressed as moving sculptures, an urban artist-in-residence creating a canvas for the occasion, and a confetti canon being fired off, China’s largest TV maker Hisense ushered in its new generation ULED Ultra HDTVs this week.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2015 2 comments
Automakers are spending billions to put technology in their cars that’s being ignored by many of the owners of those vehicles, according to a new J.D. Power survey.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2015 0 comments
Half of America’s Internet-connected homes now own a connected TV device that provides direct access to online entertainment from streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, according to a new national survey from The NPD Group.

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Rob Sabin Posted: Aug 26, 2015 1 comments
Bluesound, the high-performance, hi-res audio-centric multiroom audio system, introduced its Gen 2 model line in New York this week and included something budget-minded audiophiles can rally around: a $299 standalone speaker designed by PSB celebrity speaker designer Paul Barton.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2015 0 comments
Neil Young is remarkably upbeat and remarkably candid in a recent Facebook post about the problems facing his Kickstarter-funded company, PonoMusic.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2015 Published: Aug 25, 2015 4 comments
LG today announced that its first high-dynamic-range (HDR)-enabled OLED 4K television series will be available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes when it arrives at retailers nationwide next month with respective prices of $5,500 and $7,000. The models have flat screens, making them the first non-curved 4K OLED models
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2015 0 comments
Netflix is adding exclusive movies and TV series aimed at teenagers and “tweens” to its streaming roster in an effort to win over the post-millennial generation, according to a report by Advanced Television.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2015 1 comments
Anxious to hear DTS:X surround sound? Lionsgate Films today announced plans to release three films in the new object-based immersive audio format.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2015 0 comments
Epson today announced the addition of two 1080p projectors to its popular Home Cinema series. The three-chip LCD models 1040 and 1440, said to feature up to 3,000/4,400 lumens of color brightness and 3,000/4,400 lumens of white brightness, respectively, will be available at select retailers nationwide next month at $799 and $1,699.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Aug 24, 2015 0 comments
Amid the flurry of MusicCast products announced at last week’s press event were two upcoming Atmos-ready products—the YSP-5600 soundbar the CX-A5100 preamp/processor.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2015 3 comments
Recent studies by Nielsen and others reveal that the audience for AM/FM radio greatly exceeds listening via streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify, according to a report by Advanced Television.
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Rob Sabin Posted: Aug 21, 2015 0 comments
With what amounts to a massive introduction covering more than 20 products, Yamaha has launched a new MusicCast multiroom digital audio music system.

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