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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2014 0 comments
Dolby Releases Atmos Testimonial Video

Three Blu-ray titles featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks were announced this week. Paramount Pictures will release Hercules on November 4 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on December 16. Lionsgate announced the November 4 release of Step Up All In on Blu-ray.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2014 0 comments
Pioneer has announced that a free firmware update enabling Dolby Atmos surround sound on three Elite SC receivers is now available for download at pioneerelectronics.com. The update applies to the SC-85 ($1,600), SC-87 ($2,000), and SC-89 ($3,000) 9.2-channel AV receivers.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2014 0 comments
Onkyo today announced that the firmware update enabling Dolby Atmos sound on three of its network AV receivers is now available. The free update is available via a network connection or USB download for the TX-NR636 ($699), TX-NR737 ($899), and TX-NR838 ($1,199) receivers. The NR636 and NR838 models are Sound & Vision 2014 Top Picks.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2014 0 comments
Acoustic Sounds has announced plans to record the 17th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads festival in high-resolution Direct Stream Digital (DSD) and make the recordings available on the company’s Super HiRez digital download platform in time for the holidays.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2014 0 comments
Extra Long Version of Popular 3D Array Soundbar Made for Screens 65 Inches and Up

GoldenEar Technology announced that the new SuperCinema 3D Array XL soundbar will be available in early October at a suggested retail price of $1,599. The XL is a larger version of the SuperCinema 3D Array soundbar—an S&V Top Pick in 2012—intended for TVs with screens sizes 65 inches and up.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2014 0 comments
“Cheek to Cheek” Special Hailed as First Concert Streamed in 4K

LG today announced that this past summer’s “Cheek to Cheek LIVE!” concert, featuring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, will be the first concert to be streamed in 4K/Ultra HD when it becomes available on Amazon Instant Video in October. LG is the official Ultra HD sponsor of the event.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2014 0 comments
Samsung today unveiled the Ryder Cup TV App, which provides a new way for golf lovers to interact with this year’s Ryder Cup at home or on-the-go. Developed in collaboration with Turner Sports and the PGA of America, the app provides live scores, access to behind-the-scenes video footage, and “virtual hole flyovers” with details about course.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2014 0 comments
A new 4K/Ultra HD TV, killer outdoor speakers, Bluetooth speakers from Bose, and more.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2014 0 comments
Marking the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the world’s first digital loudspeaker, Meridian will demonstrate its Special Edition DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers at live events in Torrance, CA and Memphis, TN. The details are as follows:
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2014 0 comments
…who you might run into at a trade show but there he was—Buddy Valastro (aka The Cake Boss), surrounded by throngs of camera-crazed showgoers. America’s favorite baker delivered the massive cake shown above to help home automation powerhouse Elan celebrate its 25th anniversary. The base of the cake is modeled after the company’s next-gen g1 system controller. The globe…well, we’re not sure what it signifies—perhaps the desire for world domination? (Actually, it’s probably a nod to Elan’s tagline: “Your World Made Simple.”) Valastro is no stranger to Elan. His 7,000 square foot New Jersey home (next door to Tony Soprano) and state-of-the-art bakery production center are both equipped with an Elan g! system.

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