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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2016 2 comments
True, the VCR has been effectively dead for years but that didn’t stop Japan-based Funai Electric from selling more than 750,000 VHS machines last year. Where they sold ’em and who bought ’em is an interesting question but none of that matters anymore as this surprising vestige of the past comes to an end.
SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 comments
Years of rocking out to Zeppelin and any number of other now-classic rock groups has taken its toll on the hearing acuity of a generation. Of course, we’re talking about the Baby Boomer generation. Now soundbar pioneer Zvox has developed a “smart speaker” for people who have trouble discerning dialogue from movies and TV shows.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 comments
LeEco, a China-based online video and internet TV content provider, is acquiring Vizio for $2 billion, the companies announced yesterday. The acquisition could mean even lower TV pricing from Vizio in the future.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2016 1 comments
As the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association gears up for it’s the CEDIA 2016 exhibition in mid-September it has announced finalists for its 2016 Best New Product Awards.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2016 1 comments
Next year marks the 10 year anniversary of Apple TV, which was groundbreaking product at the time. Today it is overshadowed by the competition. What went wrong?
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2016 0 comments
Twitter announced yesterday that it will live stream weekly out-of-market games for free from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL).
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments
Imagine the view of Aurora Borealis from Reykjavik, Iceland, 2,600 miles northeast of New York City. It must be simply amazing. But there’s one problem: You can’t see the northern lights from the capital city between April and August—the “midnight sun” keeps the country lit almost 24 hours a day.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments
Ya gotta hand it to the marketing geniuses at Klipsch (and plenty of other companies) for coming up with out-of-the-box ways to promote their products.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2016 0 comments
Sharkk has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund Bravo by Sharkk, an affordable over-the-ear hybrid electrostatic headphone that runs on 0.1 volts of internally generated power instead of needing an external power source.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2016 0 comments
Paramount has released four Blu-ray Discs featuring the DTS:X object-based surround sound technology DTS announced more than a year ago to compete with Dolby Atmos.

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