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SV Staff  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments
Developers of The Cinema Designer (TCD), a cloud-based tool for home cinema professionals, has announced an update that’s said to greatly simplify the design of highly sophisticated home theaters.
Chris Chiarella  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments
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Chief among Lego Batman’s extraordinary feats is its ability to remain true to the dark essence of its enduring hero while weaving a family-friendly and wildly funny animated adventure. The backgrounds are littered with inside jokes and subtle bits of Batmania culled from the past eight decades.
Corey Gunnestad  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments
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For centuries, the Order of the Knights Templar has searched for the mythical Apple of Eden. They believe it contains not only the seeds of man’s first disobedience, but the key to free will itself. If they find the relic and decode its secrets, they will have the power to control freedom of thought. Only the brotherhood of the Assassins stands in their way…
John Sciacca  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments
Without a doubt, one of the most impressive and important speakers in your home theater system is the subwoofer. The sub lays down the bedrock foundation of a good system, producing deep, tactile bass that makes music more dynamic, movies more visceral, and raises the overall performance of any speaker system. When I’m working with clients on designing their surround systems, my recommendation is almost always that they buy the biggest and best subwoofer they can afford.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

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PRICE $500

AT A GLANCE
Plus
11 drivers in system, including side tweeters
Separate surround speakers
8-inch wireless sub
Minus
Cabinet resonance in sub and sats
No stereo mode
Odd remote volume-key positioning

THE VERDICT
The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 is a beautifully designed soundbar that delivers solid surround performance, especially with movies.

Founded in 1948, Nakamichi became best known in the 1970s for building the booming audio industry’s highest-end cassette decks, both under the company’s own name and for other brands. Nakamichi pioneered three-head decks, which used the extra head to read and monitor a recording in progress. The company has also dabbled in CD changers, A/V receivers, and even TVs, and they provided audio systems for the Toyota Lexus from 1989 to 2001.

Al Griffin  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments
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A I want to upgrade my AV receiver but plan to wait until high-end brands like Anthem and Cambridge Audio provide support for HDMI passthrough of the HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) high dynamic range formats. Am I making the right decision? / via e-mail—Estuardo / via e-mail

SV Staff  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Three momentous occasions in the history of technology and entertainment occurred this week, one dating all the way back to 1877.
SV Staff  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments
Monster Products today announced plans to deliver its first voice-powered headphones later this month.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  1 comments
The television broadcast spectrum, the oldest source of programming, is getting a spiffy new broadcast standard but may suffer from regulatory changes that would consolidate ownership and dilute local programming.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments
Fidget spinners, the latest way to distract the human mind through the wonder of ball bearings, are now available for smartphones.

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