Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  3 comments
At a time when Americans face a staggering choice of streaming options and escalating subscription fees for streaming and cable TV services, Des Moines-based ZapperBox Inc. is offering an alternative: An inexpensive TV tuner/DVR that lets you receive and record high-definition TV signals over the air without any fees.
Mike Mettler  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  0 comments
I hesitate using trendy acronyms when writing reviews — but in this case, saying I had a clear-cut case of FOMO when Eric Clapton’s slightly misnamed 24 Nights 2 CD clamshell collection first came out in October 1991 actually might be an understatement. The 15 tracks on that release — five culled from E.C.’s 18-night 1990 Royal Albert Hall residency in London, and the remainder from his 24-night 1991 stretch there — seemed more like a tease. Hence, I resigned myself to being somewhat content at the time. But now, E.C.’s 1990-91 live largesse at “The Hall” has gotten considerably fuller on The Definitive 24 Nights.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  2 comments
If you’ve ever wondered why major TV brands feature their own branded channels on the home screen of their TVs, LG has shed some light on the question. The OLED market leader announced that it intends to become a player in the media/entertainment space and is making a $750 million investment in its webOS smart TV platform over the next five years to make that happen.
SV Staff  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments
AudioQuest has expanded its PowerQuest line of power conditioners with three new models that borrow “critical DNA” from the brand’s much higher priced flagship Niagara line.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  1 comments
Long-time readers and experienced videophiles will instantly recognize the Spears and Munsil brand. Over the years S&M has released what are arguably the best video evaluation discs on the market for setting up video displays of all descriptions. At $59.95, the new Spears & Munsil Ultra HD Benchmark is the company's priciest offering to date. But it's also the most thorough.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  2 comments
Lenbrook, the privately-owned Canadian company that owns the PSB, NAD, and Bluesound brands, today announced that it has acquired the assets of MQA Ltd., the beleaguered company that filed for bankruptcy protection in April.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  0 comments
CEDIA Expo 2023 offered an opportunity to peruse a plethora of audio and AV products aimed at the CI (custom install) market. Much of what's on display is excruciatingly expensive and targeted at wealthy consumers. Case in point, one of the most popular demos involved a home theater system with a million dollars worth of gear in it. At that price point, a $12,000 video player and $16,000 video processor seem like almost trivial expenses.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  1 comments
British hi-fi icon Bowers & Wilkins today announced a refined version of the Px7 S2 wireless noise-canceling headphones it introduced last year.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2023  |  1 comments
In the latest chapter of Epson’s crusade against deceptive advertising practices in the video projection industry, Chinese portable projection specialist XGIMI today agreed to correct inaccurate brightness specs it had published for four of its projectors.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 18, 2023  |  0 comments

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