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SV Staff Posted: Mar 12, 2016 1 comments
Another icon of the rock generation has departed this world: Keith Emerson, founder and keyboardist extraordinaire of the influential progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, a.k.a. ELP, died Thursday night at his home in Santa Monica. He was 71.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2016 5 comments
Tributaries has introduced an active fiber optic HDMI cable that has been certified by DPL Labs to transport HDMI signals at data rates up to 18Gbps over cable lengths up to 98 feet. The cable is said to be the first to receive such certification.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2016 1 comments
AT&T and its new subsidiary DirecTV are putting golf fans “on the green” at the 2016 Masters Tournament with the first live 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcast in the United States.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2016 2 comments
DVD-Audio was the big story in our February/March 2000 issue, which devoted more than a dozen pages to the launch of a promising new multichannel music format hailed by Neil Young and other artists as audio’s second coming. Things didn’t quite turn out as planned.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2016 6 comments
LG today announced pricing and availability for the Super UHD TV series it previewed at CES 2016 and said all models will support the HDR10 and Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) formats. Dolby Vision will be added via a firmware update in Early April.

The 2016 lineup, featuring IPS 4K Quantum display technology, 10-bit color processing, and LG’s webOS smart TV platform, comprises nine models with 55- to 86-inch screen sizes. Models with 55-, 60- and 65-inch screens from the UH7700 and UH8500 series will be available later this month at prices ranging from $1,800 for the 55UD7700 to $3,000 for the 65UH8500.

LG said 65- and 86-inch models in the flagship UH9500 series will be available later this spring at $4,000 and $10,000, respectively. The 75-inch 75UH8500 is also slated for later introduction at $5,000.

The company said it is working with Amazon Video, Netflix, and VUDU to offer HDR content streaming via its webOS interface.

Most major studios have announced support for Dolby Vision and Dolby estimates as many as 100 titles could be available by the end of 2016.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2016 1 comments
Magnasonic today introduced what it’s calling the world’s smallest portable DLP projector, the LED Pocket Pico Video Projector.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2016 0 comments
Just over half (52 percent) of all U.S. Internet homes have at least one TV connected to the Internet, representing an increase of 6 million homes over the past year, according to a new report from NPD
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2016 7 comments
Sam Runco, the founder and driving force behind Runco International, with the Emmy Award he received in 2013 for his pioneering development of aspect ratio control.

Remember Runco? The brand founded by larger-than-life personality Sam Runco, who built a company that became synonymous with high-end video projection, is being quietly laid to rest, according to a recent report in the trade magazine CEPro.

SV Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2016 0 comments
Germany's Ceratec has introduced a new polished chrome version of the stylish, wall-mountable effeqt speaker we covered in January New Gear.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2016 1 comments
Expect to see more Hisense and Sharp brand TVs hit store shelves this year. Models from both of those brands began moving through the production line last week at a 1.3 million square-foot facility in Rosarito, Mexico.