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Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jul 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Amazon will rule the world. Bricks-and-mortar is ancient history. Shop on your phone, click the button, and the drone will drop off your new TV within the hour. Right? Well, maybe. But apparently Best Buy didn't get that memo. The company has come roaring back.

SV Staff  |  Jul 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Klipsch today introduced a high-performance soundbar that can be customized to match the width of most TVs.
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2018  |  1 comments
CEDIA today announced that Joel Silver has been chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2018  |  0 comments
Today is Prime Day, Amazon’s (successful) attempt at creating Black Friday-like sales mania in the middle of the summer.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jul 16, 2018  |  0 comments
And then there was one. Once as ubiquitous as McDonalds, with seemingly one on every block, the once-mighty Blockbuster has been reduced to a solitary store. Our heart goes out to the millions of high-school kids who lost their jobs. If only we had done as they asked, and rewound our tapes.

Brandon A. DuHamel  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments
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Kenneth Branagh has spent his career as an actor and director tackling the classics, from Shakespeare to Mary Shelley, and this time out he dives into Agatha Christie’s famous mystery Murder on the Orient Express, playing the author’s beloved Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments
Home audio has a prominent place among the 14 people being inducted into the 2018 Consumer Technology Hall of Fame.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments
LG has partnered with Danish furniture brand BoConcept and interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel to create a custom living room space featuring its 65-inch E8 “picture on glass” OLED TV.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments
Following up on a promise it made last fall, Sonos has announced that its newer speakers now support Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless streaming platform.
Al Griffin  |  Jul 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Performance
Build Quality
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $900 ($1,200 as tested)

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Atmos and DTS:X sound from a compact package
Easy setup
Minus
Limited overhead effects capability
Performance with music less impressive than movies

THE VERDICT
Sony’s soundbar offers an easy way to get Atmos, but you’ll need the optional wireless surround speakers for best performance.

Soundbars designed to deliver Dolby Atmos sound in an all-in-one package offer a convenient alternative to complicated—and pricey—setups that require in-ceiling speakers or “elevation” modules. We’ve checked out a few such specimens in Sound & Vision, including Sony’s HT-ST5000 ($1,500). Now, the company’s new HT-Z9F ($900), aims to deliver the same object- based Atmos—and DTS:X—experience from a more compact and notably less costly soundbar.

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