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Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 21, 2021  |  0 comments
We’re seeing a welcome uptick in new A/V products as the holiday season approaches. Most notable is the arrival of four A/V receivers, a category that has been relatively quiet for much of 2021, and a new $2,500 ultra-short-throw projector. Click on to the next page for a peek at some of the latest gear.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 18, 2021  |  0 comments
Bowers & Wilkins has refreshed Zeppelin, the sleek, retro-modern “iPod dock” it introduced way back in 2007 and updated a few times over the years.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 11, 2021  |  0 comments
Trinnov Audio, the French designer and manufacturer of high-end A/V processors, has announced upgrades for its award-winning Altitude16 surround processor and plans to ship a new 16-channel power amplifier to go with it.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Ready for a high-end, THX certified speaker you can mount in the wall or a portable video projector with built-in streaming capability? Or how about a turntable shelf designed to mount on the wall? These are a few of the more interesting new products we’ve learned about in recent weeks.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 05, 2021  |  2 comments
NAD has announced plans to ship a new, moderately priced streaming amplifier by the end of the month.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 30, 2021  |  2 comments
The death of channel surfing is greatly exaggerated and commercials aren't really that bad after all. These are just two of the many findings of TiVo's latest Video Trends Report. Find out how your TV viewing habits stack up.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 28, 2021  |  0 comments
Pro Audio Technology (PRO), the Lake Forest, CA-based company specializing in professional-grade high-end speaker systems, has developed a super speaker that can fill the roles of three speakers at once.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 23, 2021  |  0 comments
With the holidays fast approaching and only three months to go before we ring in 2022, it’s a great time to take stock of Sound & Vision’s Top Picks in 2021. We’ve categorized three dozen exemplary A/V products, a third of which can be had for $1,000 or less. Whether you’re in the market for a budget soundbar or a state-of-the-art surround processor, we’ve got you covered. Every A/V category is represented.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments
Dirac Live, the sophisticated speaker setup/room correction system developed by Swedish technology company Dirac, is for the first time making its way into the mainstream AV receiver (AVR) brands Onkyo, Integra, and Pioneer Elite.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments
The world’s largest online retailer just keeps getting bigger and is now seeking to expand its stake in one of America’s favorite pastimes: watching TV.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 14, 2021  |  0 comments
Wireless speaker pioneer Sonos today announced an upgraded version of its popular Beam soundbar, recipient of a Sound & Vision Top Pick in 2018.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Concern over the rapidly spreading Covid-19 Delta variant has wreaked havoc on CEDIA Expo 2021 but the show is soldiering on. Here’s some of the CEDIA-related news that has crossed our desk.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 30, 2021  |  0 comments
In its first major move since being acquired by home-audio powerhouse Sound United last October, Bowers & Wilkins (a.k.a. B&W) has introduced “evolved” versions of its iconic 800 Series Diamond speakers.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 26, 2021  |  0 comments
Supply disruptions and the ever-lingering effects of the COVID-now-Delta pandemic have made it a challenging year for getting new A/V products to market. Despite the slowdowns, we’ve managed to corral enough gear to keep our reviewers busy even though we would have preferred having more options in some product categories. Our test reports have focused on TV and video projection in recent weeks so we decided to broaden the scope of this roundup to include all TV- and video-related products that have been awarded Top Pick status so far in 2021.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Looking ahead to the rapidly approaching 2021 holiday season, Polk Audio today introduced not one but two full-line home theater speaker series.

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