Mike Mettler  |  Jul 17, 2019  |  0 comments
Bob Dylan has long seen the value in releasing extensive historical collections befitting his anointed artistic legacy. The latest entry in the Dylan archival canon is a massive 14-CD box set via Columbia/Legacy, The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings, a 148-song, 10-hour collection that focuses on the first, late-1975 leg of the touring Revue. The box contains all five of Dylan’s full first-leg sets that were professionally recorded between November 19 and December 4, 1975 as spread over 10 discs…
Kris Deering  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments
My recent article, High Dynamic Range Explained, covered what HDR is and how it gets implemented in different types of displays. The focus was movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray disc and on streaming services, but another topic worth discussing — one regularly overlooked — is HDR gaming.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  1 comments
We've all encountered the problem: Guests who haven't yet seen or heard your home theater setup are coming over for a movie night. But which movie to choose? If you know the guests' tastes the choice should be easy. But that isn't always the case.
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  1 comments
Como Audio, the Boston-based maker of the Top Pick-designated Solo and Duetto music systems, today unveiled its first streaming turntable and announced plans to ship a new voice controllable smart speaker in the fall.
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Mitchell Klein, a 30-plus-year industry veteran who helped shape the custom installation business in its early days, is the recipient of CEDIA’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments
China-based headphone specialist 1More has knocked 50% off its wired and wireless Dual-Dynamic Driver earphones for Amazon’s Prime Day sale extravaganza, which began yesterday and runs through midnight tonight (July 16).
SV Staff  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments
The growing popularity of streaming services, emerging technologies built around artificial intelligence (AI), and in-vehicle technology will help propel the U.S. consumer technology industry to a record-breaking $401 billion in retail revenues in 2019 — a 2.2% increase over last year, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) midyear forecast.
SV Staff  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Amazon’s super hyped “Prime Day” sale extravaganza begins today and ends tomorrow (Tuesday, July 16) at midnight. Yep, last year’s event was so successful that the online retail king decided to extend it to a second day this time around.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments
As a long-time subscriber to SiriusXM, I tend to ignore emails and notices from them. I pay and renew every six months and forget about them in between payment dates. So I’m glad I spotted the latest email from them because they’ve announced a host of new features, stations, and exciting new ways to listen to SiriusXM outside of the car.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 12, 2019  |  1 comments
The village of Berk is now the overcrowded home not only of our favorite Viking clan, now led by a grown-up Hiccup, but also a huge and motley assortment of friendly dragons. After they encounter a revived gang of dragon-hunters led by the ruthless Grimmel, Hiccup decides that their only solution is to evacuate Berk, where they're an obvious target, and search for a new home where they'll be safe.