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SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 0 comments
Sony UHP-H1 Hi-Res-Certified Blu-ray Player
Video is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think Blu-ray, but Sony has gone out of its way to build a player that puts audio and video performance on equal footing—and maybe even gives audio an edge. The Hi-Res Audio–certified UHP-H1 is built to withstand vibration and equipped to play just about any file or disc you throw at it—including SACDs and DSD or 192-kilohertz/24-bit music files. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth streaming via Sony’s LDAC codec for “higher-than-typical” bit rates. And it’s no slouch in the video department, either, offering 4K upscaling at up to 60 hertz (though no compatibility with the new UHD Blu-ray Discs). Get Connected: When you’re not connected wirelessly, you can choose between optical and analog inputs or play Hi-Res files via the front-panel USB port. Price: $350
SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 0 comments
Focal today introduced a new flagship home theater series configured as a 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos setup with two height speakers.

SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 1 comments
There’s no shortage of weather resistant/waterproof outdoor speakers to choose from but Monitor Audio offers a twist on the theme with its CWT all-weather in-wall/ceiling speaker series.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2016 1 comments
If you’re still spinning CDs you might as well do it in style. On Friday, Marantz announced a compact CD player to go with its HD-AMP1 integrated amplifier.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2016 0 comments
Crowdfunding is one of the 21st Century’s great innovations (it actually started late in the 20th Century…we know), providing a way for anyone to take a shot at funding their Next Big Thing product.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2016 4 comments
Leave it an entrepreneur to find an innovative (and ostentatious) way to capitalize on the launch of a popular tech product—in this case, the forthcoming iPhone 7.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2016 2 comments
DirecTV plans to target the estimated 20 million U.S. households that don’t subscribe to pay TV with its forthcoming DirecTV Now “over-the-top” (OTT) Internet TV service, according to the cable industry news site FierceCable.com.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 11, 2016 4 comments
When Music Television, better known as MTV, launched 35 years ago this month—12:01am on August 1, 1981 to be precise—the idea of a 24-hour video music channel was foreign (as it is again today) yet fascinating as we got to see beloved pop heroes “playing” music against often outlandish video sets.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 11, 2016 1 comments
Dolby Cinema theaters equipped with the latest video and surround sound technologies have been so successful that Dolby Labs and AMC Theatres have announced an accelerated schedule to complete 100 new installations by the end of 2017, seven years ahead of the original plan.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2016 4 comments
Vizio today announced the availability of a firmware update that enables playback of HDR10 high dynamic range (HDR) content on its M- and P-Series SmartCast TVs.

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