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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2014 1 comments
John Sciacca offered a number of great suggestions for what to do with old equipment in his recent Old Electronics Get New Life column, which inspired us to pose this question to Sound & Vision readers: How do you get rid of old AV gear that’s past its prime.

Well, the results are in and 60 percent of the tally was a near toss up between 1) moving gear to another room, 2) giving it to a friend or relative, and 3) selling it at a garage sale or online through a site like eBay—all excellent ways to keep good used gear in circulation. Here’s the complete breakdown:

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 19, 2014 0 comments
Sound & Vision readers who participated in last week’s poll are not exactly falling over themselves to smarten up their homes with the sort of automated amenities Darryl Wilkinson wrote about in his recent blog, “Affordable New Home Automation Systems Put the Smart in Your Home.” Four in ten respondents...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2014 0 comments
Having music on or around a patio or deck for barbecues, pool parties and just lounging around is important to S&V readers who responded to last week’s poll question: “What kind of outdoor music setup do you have?” It turns out more than a third of the respondents have hard-wired weatherproof speakers but beyond that it’s very much a mixed bag. Here’s the breakdown...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2013 1 comments
We asked you to take a moment out of your busy (shopping) schedule to vote for your ultimate holiday gift. The results are in and spread out among the 16 categories. Surprisingly, there were no break-out categories...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2014 3 comments
The results of last week’s survey are in. We asked if you have a wireless music system at home and a full one third of the respondents reported having—and loving— a Sonos system, followed by one quarter who have yet to venture into wireless audio. Apple AirPlay was the second most favored wireless setup, followed by Bluetooth, which came in a distant third. The complete breakdown is as follows…
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 23, 2013 0 comments
Soundbars may be one of the top selling categories in consumer electronics today, offering a simple and inexpensive path to (faux) surround sound, but many hardcore enthusiasts who read Sound & Vision wouldn’t dream of using one for their main AV setup, according to the findings of our soundbar poll. We asked “do you own a soundbar" and offered several yes/no choices, but the vote wasn’t as overwhelming against soundbars as you might think. Although half of the respondents “would never consider a soundbar,” four in ten acknowledged using one for different reasons. Here’s the breakdown…
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2014 2 comments
With the new Dolby Atmos surround format on the immediate horizon we wondered how many Sound & Vision readers’ are using special surround processing to derive height channels in their current home theater setups. Turns out that nearly a quarter of respondents have setups with height channels—a respectable showing considering the effort involved in installing extra speakers.

Here’s the complete breakdown of answers to the question we posed: Is Your Home Theater Configured with Height Channels?

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2014 0 comments
With Dolby Atmos looming on the horizon we asked how Sound & Vision readers do surround and learned that nine out of 10 of those who responded have either a 5.1/5.2 (59%) or 7.1/7.2 (30%) setup. The complete breakdown is below.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2013 0 comments

The mobile age has created more video viewing options than ever before. Do you watch movies or TV shows on a smartphone or tablet? Take the poll here.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 03, 2015 0 comments
The results of last week’s poll are in. We asked if you own a portable Bluetooth speaker and, if so, how often you use it. As you can see from the results below, the scales tip in favor of owning and using a Bluetooth speaker...

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