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SV Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments
The great buildup to the end-of-November Black Friday is now a relic of the past. To prove the point, Samsung is unleashing “Black Friday” deals now with some serious across-the-board markdowns on its 2019 4K and 8K QLED LCD TVs. The company is also offering sharp discounts on some of its soundbar audio systems.
SV Staff  |  Nov 07, 2019  |  0 comments
You’ve read about WiSA speaker technology and how it facilitates wireless transmission of hi-res audio with super low latency and near perfect sync between speakers, but is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Now you can judge for yourself at a Best Buy near you.
SV Staff  |  Nov 06, 2019  |  0 comments
The New York Audio Show will return to Manhattan on Friday, November 8 for its fourth year at the Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South.
SV Staff  |  Nov 06, 2019  |  2 comments
Clarus, maker of high-end cables and sister company to Orlando, Florida-based cable specialist Tributaries, has taken a new approach to preventing AC line noise from contaminating audio signals in its first AC power conditioner.
SV Staff  |  Nov 05, 2019  |  0 comments
Custom installation/smart home specialist SnapAV today introduced a “highly-refined” touchscreen remote control built to harness Control4’s Smart Home OS 3 platform.
SV Staff  |  Nov 05, 2019  |  0 comments
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the blockbuster spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise starring Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock), is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos.
SV Staff  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Dan Clark Audio (formerly MrSpeakers) has introduced an upgraded version of its popular Aeon headphones, one of Sound & Vision’s 2017 Top Picks of the Year.
SV Staff  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments
To heck with Black Friday. Deals are already starting to trickle in as AV makers look to kick off the 2019 holiday selling earlier and earlier. KEF is among the first to roll out discounts.
SV Staff  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Longtime Colorado-based specialty AV retailer ListenUp has teamed up with LG and Polk Audio to host three events featuring educational workshops, a grand-prize raffle, and demonstrations of LG’s short-throw 4K laser projector and Polk’s new Legend Series speakers, including the L800 flagship tower model, a Sound & Vision Top Pick.
SV Staff  |  Nov 01, 2019  |  2 comments
LG today started rolling out a firmware update that enables Nvidia G-Sync technology for enhanced gameplay on 2019 model-year OLED TVs.
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments
In the spirit of Halloween, we’re excited to share the scary good lineup of AV gear we reviewed in October. Whether you’re looking to squeeze every last drop of performance out of a hi-res-streaming setup, find wireless headphones that don’t need to be recharged every few hours, or on the hunt for speakers that will make the hair on your neck stand up, we’ve got you covered.
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments
Starting today, Yamaha is rolling out a firmware update that brings Amazon Music and enhanced Alexa voice control to more than 15 of its MusicCast-enabled products.
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung today announced the addition of CBS News (CBSN) to its free, ad-supported video service, Samsung TV Plus.
SV Staff  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments
The streaming wars are heating up. Again. WarnerMedia has announced that it plans to launch a new streaming service called HBO Max next May.
SV Staff  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments
Apple started rolling out a series of software updates for its HomePod smart speaker that adds cool features and capabilities but put a hold on them yesterday because speakers running the new iOS 13.2 operating system stopped working.