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Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 27, 2023  |  1 comments
Three admired brands in home audio are hosting live listening experiences around the country this fall. McIntosh has set up a listening space in New York City while SVS and NAD and taking the show on the road and making stops in a handful of cities.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  14 comments
Taiwanese projection specialist BenQ previewed three new 4K gaming projectors at the 2023 Tokyo Game Show that ended over the weekend.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 25, 2023  |  3 comments
Klipsch today introduced improved versions of two popular tabletop Bluetooth music systems it introduced several years ago, both Sound & Vision Top Picks: The One and The Three.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  8 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.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  3 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  |  2 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.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  3 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.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  3 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  |  3 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.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2023  |  6 comments
TCL has announced that its first 4K QLED TVs to feature Amazon’s Fire TV streaming platform are now available at budget prices ranging from $250 for a 43-inch S4 series model to $800 for a 75-inch Q6 series set.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 15, 2023  |  0 comments
Focal today became the latest company to embrace the sound personalization trend with an updated version of the Bathys noise-canceling wireless headphones that now includes a compelling hearing test feature.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 14, 2023  |  7 comments
Platin Audio previewed a first-of-its-kind 10-channel soundbar system at last week’s CEDIA Expo 2023 that uses WiSA Discrete System (DS) technology to wirelessly connect a subwoofer and four height channels in a Dolby Atmos surround-sound setup.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 14, 2023  |  4 comments
It’s surprising that it has taken this long but Sony is finally leveraging its crown jewel — the $26 billion PlayStation business — in the high-performance Bravia XR A95L series of QD-OLED TVs announced in March.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 07, 2023  |  3 comments
CEDIA Expo 2023, North America’s largest showcase of smart home and AV entertainment technology, is underway at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. With an estimated attendance north of 18,000, the expo is the place where custom integrators and professionals engaged in the home technology test drive the latest products and services from more than 350 brands spanning 150,000 square feet of exhibit space. Here’s a peek at some of the products AV-focused exhibitors are introducing at this year’s gathering. More show coverage can be found here.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 06, 2023  |  2 comments
The stunning new T66 tower speaker will be front and center in the GoldenEar exhibit when CEDIA Expo 2023 opens its doors tomorrow morning. (Watch these pages for coverage from the show floor.)