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SV Staff  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments
HT Video and Audio Products of the Year

EISA, or the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, is an organization representing 53 special interest magazines from 25 countries covering the categories of Hi-Fi, Home Theater Video, Home Theater Audio, Photography, Mobile Devices, and In-Car Electronics. Each year, EISA expert group members gather at the Kasteel (castle) den Brandt in Antwerp, Belgium to preview the latest products in their respective categories, and to cast ballots on which products are worthy of the prestigious EISA award.

SV Staff  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments
Los Angeles-based Jam Audio has introduced a new line of inexpensive Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones/earbuds aimed at young consumers as part of a rebranding campaign built around the “Just Add Music” tag line.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments
Look at you! All sleek and cool, speeding down the road! A beautiful sunny day! Nothing can hold you back now! You are unstoppable!

Then you hit the wall. A brick wall. No, better yet, a massive Machu Picchu-style wall. An immovable wall. Then you remember — you forgot to put "unstoppable" in quotes.

SV Staff  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments
Nintendo has announced that its Switch Online game service will launch in the second half of September.
SV Staff  |  Aug 13, 2018  |  2 comments
Netflix has confirmed that Season 3 of the smash hit show Stranger Things that was teased for a release this summer has been delayed until 2019.
SV Staff  |  Aug 13, 2018  |  1 comments
Samsung teased its long-anticipated entry into the smart speaker arena with a peek at Galaxy Home.
David Vaughn  |  Aug 10, 2018  |  1 comments
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Thomas Anderson leads a double life. During the day, he is a computer drone for a big corporation; by night, he’s Neo, hacker extraordinaire. Morpheus opens Neo’s eyes to the real world, a vast wasteland where most of humanity has been enslaved by machines that use our bodies as a power source. To reclaim the Earth, Neo must reenter the Matrix in order to overthrow the machines and discover his true destiny in life.
SV Staff  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  9 comments
Florida will get its own audio show when the Florida Audio Expo opens in Tampa next February.
SV Staff  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  0 comments
We’re on a roll. In the past month we’ve reviewed three top-performing TVs from three top brands. You might call it a TV trifecta. All have 65-inch screens and all earned Sound & Vision’s prestigious Top Pick designation, reserved for the very best home entertainment has to offer. And with prices ranging from $2,300 to $3,499, each model — one OLED and two state-of-the-art LCDs — more than holds its own on the value scale. Read on and get your credit card ready.
Al Griffin  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  1 comments
Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com

QWhen researching DACs, I ran across the Cambridge Audio CXN, a network audio player that upsamples all inputs to a 24-bit/384kHz hi-res format using “polynomial curve fitting interpolation.” This seems to be the only DAC that offers that kind of feature. Most Ultra HDTVs and Blu-ray players also provide upscaling, but for video. In my experience, this is a very effective feature that improves the experience of watching a regular DVD. Here’s my question: Does audio upsampling have the same effect as video upscaling? —Mike Yang / via e-mail

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