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SV Staff Posted: Oct 04, 2016 2 comments
Star Trek Beyond, released theatrically in July as the thirteen film in the 50-year-old Star Trek franchise, is available to purchase digitally today for $29.99 in 4K/Ultra HD high dynamic range (HDR) with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack or $19.99 in HD from iTunes and Amazon are offering only the HD version.

SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2016 2 comments
Denon has introduced three new in-ear models ranging in price from $99 to $199, including a model that uses two drivers per ear for enhanced bass.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2016 0 comments
RME Premium Recordings, a label owned by Synthax Japan that specializes in live hi-res recordings, is the latest label to embrace the MQA music format invented by Meridian founder Bob Stuart.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2016 2 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 7 comments
My how times have changed. Fifteen years ago in the September 2001 issue we reviewed Samsung’s Tantus 32-inch HDTV Monitor. It was the early days of high-def and, yes, those clunky vacuum tube TVs that dominated TV for half a century were still around.
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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 1 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.