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SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  1 comments
Adoption of newer connected home solutions is still at the early adopter phase, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. The survey, of nearly 10,000 online respondents in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia during the second half of 2016, found that only about 10 percent of households currently have connected home solutions.
SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  2 comments
Avenel, NJ-based startup Tidal Force has announced the launch of HDMI cables and planar-magnetic headphones at “disruptive prices.”
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  2 comments
New research from New Hampshire-based Leichtman Research Group (LRG) found that the number of Netflix households has outstripped those with DVRs for the first time.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Sony Projectors got firmware updates to add HDR contrast to the picture menu, add an HDR indicator to the information menu, and automatically select the BT2020 color gamut. Affected models include the VPL-VW5000, VPL-VW665, and VPL-VW365; the VPL-VW675 already has these features...

Dish Network’s NBA Team Pass lets you follow your favorite team for $119 per season. The NBA League Pass, which covers the whole league, is still available for $199...

SV Staff  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on a proposal announced last year that would allow TV broadcasters to use the “next generation” ATSC 3.0 transmission standard on a voluntary, market-driven basis.
SV Staff  |  Mar 03, 2017  |  1 comments
Kickstarter has been a successful crowdfunding platform, raising almost $2.9 billion in project pledges since 2009. But for every Kickstarter campaign that reaches its funding goal, two flop.

Rob Sabin  |  Mar 01, 2017  |  First Published: Mar 02, 2017  |  0 comments
If something seems off-kilter in your life—for example, you've been feeling alienated and isolated from your family, or you're wondering why you're not having enough sex—Sonos thinks it may have found the answer.

SV Staff  |  Mar 01, 2017  |  0 comments
February may be the shortest month of the year but it was long on noteworthy product recommendations from your favorite magazine, including three that made our Top Picks of the Year list. Among these most recent picks is a cinema-caliber projector, an affordable yet powerful home automation system, a killer subwoofer, and a speaker system that is striking sonically and visually.
SV Staff  |  Mar 01, 2017  |  0 comments
Sound United today announced its acquisition of the D+M Group, a move that unites five venerable brands in one of the biggest brand consolidations in the history of audio.
SV Staff  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  0 comments
Vizio today unveiled the new SmartCast E-Series of video displays featuring built-in Chromecast streaming, full-array LED backlighting in screen sizes from 32 to 80 inches, and high dynamic range (HDR) capability in models with screens 55 inches and larger.
SV Staff  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  0 comments
Yamaha today announced that a free firmware update due out this fall will bring Amazon Alexa voice control to its MusicCast series of wireless multiroom products.
SV Staff  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  1 comments
Audio ended 2016 on a high note with global sales growing 28 percent to $10.2 billion in the last three months of the year, according to new google research from U.K.-based Futuresource Consulting.
SV Staff  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  0 comments
Waves Audio, developer of audio processing technologies, today announced an integrated circuit said to enable any device to “faithfully reproduce” 5.1 and 7.1 surround and virtual reality (VR) audio content over ordinary stereo headphones.
SV Staff  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  2 comments
Apple is testing a fifth-generation Apple TV capable of streaming in 4K/Ultra HD (UHD), according to a recent BloombergTechnology report. The news comes weeks after Apple hired away the executive who had been running Amazon’s Fire TV division.
SV Staff  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  1 comments
LG today announced pricing and availability for many of the OLED and Super UHD TVs unveiled at CES in January.