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SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Streaming video on mobile devices continues to surge worldwide but the convenience of watching your favorite shows anywhere is increasingly besieged with frustration, according to a new study from Penthera, a New York-based software company that specializes in mobile streaming.
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Mixcder, a California-based company that prides itself on delivering audio bargains, has introduced full-size wireless noise canceling headphones that sell for $80 on Amazon.
Michael Trei  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

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PRICE $996 (as tested)

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Dynamic and lively sound
Good stereo and surround sound imaging
Minus
Requires careful setup for best performance
Basic black finish only

THE VERDICT
Klipsch’s R-41M speaker system amply demonstrates how a 5.1 surround package can outperform a same-priced soundbar. Enthusiastically recommended for both movies and music.

Putting together a home theater system on a limited budget can be a daunting task. That's why so many people instead take the easy route and buy a soundbar to handle audio. Sure, a one- or two-box (with subwoofer) solution is simple to shop for and a snap to hook up, but what about the sound quality? With soundbars, the amplifiers, speakers, and signal processing are all designed to work together in an integrated unit, so it's often possible to squeeze surprisingly big and powerful sound out of the bar's tiny drivers.

Mike Mettler  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Keyboard maestro Reese Wynans called us from his homebase in Nashville to discuss how he and producer/partner Joe Bonamassa decided where his organ should appear in the final mixes of his first ever solo album Sweet Release, why he began listening to vinyl again, and how he had to instantly be on his A-game when he first joined up with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Bryston today announced plans to formally unveil a new active speaker system at the Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest, which opens Friday and runs through Sunday, March 24 at Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal.
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  0 comments
LG today announced a collaboration with the Denver-based home-automation company Josh.ai that will enable owners of multiple LG TVs to control those displays using voice commands as they walk from room to room.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Has this ever happened to you? You are surfing on your laptop and suddenly a scary screen appears, demanding ransomware payable with your credit card info, and 3 bottles of vodka. The same thing happened to me, except I was watching TV and instead of demanding that I send money, a pop-up on the TV screen offered to send money to me.

SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Scarsdale, NY-based retailer Value Electronics is hosting the world’s first public demonstration of a unique technology collaboration between JVC and Panasonic that pairs JVC’s new NX9 4K HDR projector with Panasonic’s new UB9000 4K HDR Blu-ray player to deliver the “best possible” high dynamic range (HDR) performance.
SV Staff  |  Mar 18, 2019  |  1 comments
4K Blu-ray is once again taking a back seat to standard Blu-ray and DVD in the most recent crop of disc announcements. All five of the movies listed below will be released on standard Blu-ray and DVD but only one is slated for release on 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray. Cause for concern? Guess that will depend on what you think about these flicks…
SV Staff  |  Mar 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Austin, Texas-based projection-screen specialist Screen Innovations (SI) has announced a “ground up redesign” of its popular Solo motorized screen.

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