LATEST ADDITIONS

Barb Gonzalez  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Netflix has a whole new look as its new media player menus have been rolling out over the past couple months. The Netflix app has been updated for all major platforms. Most recently the system updates to the NVIDIA Shield and to the Apple TV included the new Netflix update that makes it easier to quickly access what you want to watch. You may have seen it already, or perhaps you haven’t noticed it as you can miss the new menus if you are fast to scroll through titles when you open Netflix. While the new navigation is not innovative, it’s a much-needed and welcome improvement and is uniform across all platforms from Roku to Apple TV.
Daniel Kumin  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $7,499

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Reference-grade sonics
Outstanding digital audio performance up to 32-bit/384kHz
Gorgeous fit and finish and industrial design
Minus
Basic user interface
Comparatively limited onboard music streaming options
Ethernet connection can be finicky

THE VERDICT
The Micromega M-150 is a pricey, somewhat limited, but fine-sounding integrated amp with a super-slim form factor and surprising power.

Nominally, French firm Micromega would seem a deeply conflicted organization. Is it micro, or is it mega? We may never know. (For the record, “Micomégas” is an 18th-century, ur-science-fiction novella by that most French of Enlightenment figures, Voltaire.)

Either way, the south-of-Paris firm has an established record of filling niches in the ever-shifting digital-audiophile world, beginning with several notable high-end CD players. Today, like most such manufacturers, Micromega is redefining itself for the post-physical media age: Witness its latest M-One duo of streaming- capable, digital-input integrated amplifiers—streamplifiers, as I like to call them.

SV Staff  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Porsche Design, the lifestyle brand started in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, today announced the Porsche Design 911 Soundbar Black Edition, which “transforms the exhilaration of Porsche’s 911 GT3 racecar into an intense musical experience, delivering crisp mids, powerful bass, and visual-excitement to any space.”
SV Staff  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Klipsch today kicked off its new “Keepers of the Sound” video series, which spotlights pioneers of all crafts who’ve “stayed true to a vision of preserving their rich heritage, while adapting to today’s tech-driven world.”
SV Staff  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Epson has introduced “advanced” pixel-shifting technology in the Home Cinema 4010 LCD projector it unveiled yesterday.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  1 comments
When Sony launched the first videocassette recorder in 1975, it was just a matter of time before movies would become available on tape for viewing at home — a foreign concept at the time — but Andre Blay got the ball rolling and started a business that would forever change the way Americans enjoy entertainment at home. Blay passed away August 24 in Bonita Springs, FL at age 81.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments
Vizio today announced the availability and pricing of three Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar systems, ranging in price from $500 to $1,000 and featuring upward firing drivers to support 3.1.2-, 5.1.2-, and 5.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos configurations.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  2 comments
Two years ago, I stumbled across a display booth with an overly energetic dude eager to convince me that he'd invented something akin to the home-theater version of sliced bread — a DVR for the streaming age. It appears that the Modulus M1 is about ready to ship.
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Google has introduced a “faster, more accurate” version of its Sound Search music identification tool and integrated it into the Now Playing feature introduced last year on its Pixel 2 smartphone.
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  1 comments
We were pumped when NASA did the first 4K live stream from the International Space Station a year and a half ago, and now we can hardly contain our enthusiasm with the news that spectacular views of space from NASA are now available on the Roku streaming platform.

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