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Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 17, 2023  |  1 comments
The volume of AV news and product announcements is picking up as summer winds down and home entertainment companies set their sights on Labor Day specials, CEDIA Expo 2023 (watch for our preview in early September), and, ultimately, a holiday selling season that can make or break a brand’s financial standing for the year. Let’s have a look…
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 15, 2023  |  2 comments
Technics has updated the entry-level model in its line of high-performance wireless earbuds with the addition of noise cancellation and new features to improve connectivity and fit.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 10, 2023  |  3 comments
Before summer slips away, EPV Screens, the custom-installation brand of Elite Screens, is taking backyard movie nights to the next level with a new line of wireless, motorized projection screens.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 09, 2023  |  1 comments
LG is extending wireless technology previewed in a 97-inch OLED TV at CES 2023 to smaller, more affordable screen sizes.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 08, 2023  |  11 comments
For adherents of Blu-ray and DVD, the headlines were devastating:

“Disney Is Exiting Physical Media in Australia…”
“Fans Begin Hoarding DVDs and Blu-ray Discs as Disney Stops Selling Them”
“Disney Strikes Major Blow Against Physical Media, Stops DVD & Blu-Ray In Australia”

And this coming just months after Netflix announced that it would end its iconic red-envelope disc delivery service on September 29th.

Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 04, 2023  |  First Published: Aug 03, 2023  |  1 comments
With the summer in full swing and Labor Day a mere month away, it’s the perfect time to take stock of Sound & Vision’s Top Picks for 2023. Whether you’re in the market for a TV or projector, a streaming device or speaker, or a full-on home theater speaker system, we’ve got you covered with multiple recommendations. Or maybe you’re looking for a good set of wireless earbuds to get you through the Dog Days of Summer. Whatever it is, we can pretty much guarantee that at least one of the 30 award-winning products we’ve cataloged here will strike your fancy.
SV Staff  |  Aug 02, 2023  |  1 comments
The sound of PlayStation 5 is about to get better. Sony has announced that Dolby Atmos support is included in the latest beta software release.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 01, 2023  |  3 comments
Hisense today announced that the U8K series of mini-LED TVs it previewed earlier this year is now shipping. And for anyone who’s been waiting, there’s a surprise bonus: the Chinese company is sweetening the deal with substantial discounts right out of the gate.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 27, 2023  |  2 comments
From crazy colorful speakers to help you get through a scorching summer to a Class A headphone amp aimed squarely at audiophiles, here’s the latest news from around the A/V world.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 25, 2023  |  0 comments
Denon today announced the addition of two budget models to its S Series of entry-level AV receivers.
SV Staff  |  Jul 24, 2023  |  3 comments
In one of the more unusual press statements we’ve seen from an AV company, Nakamichi today announced that pre-orders for the highly anticipated Dragon 11.4.6 Home Surround System it previewed at CES 2023 will open next week but that the system will carry a higher price tag than originally announced.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 20, 2023  |  1 comments
ATSC’s Madeleine Noland and Pearl TV’s Anne Schelle provide an update on the ATSC 3.0 broadcast system rolling out across the country

Terrestrial television broadcasting may seem quaint in the age of streaming and artificial intelligence but the age-old practice of pulling TV signals out of thin air is alive and well in 2023 and continuing to make strides.

Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  3 comments
Wrensilva, the San Diego-based audio company specializing in self-contained audio systems reminiscent of the classic stereo console that was a fixture in living rooms across America in the 1960s and ’70s, has announced a limited-edition version of The Standard, its most popular model.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  2 comments
Epson has prevailed in a lawsuit charging Wemax, maker of portable and ultra-short-throw (UST) video projectors, with deceptive advertising practices that grossly overstated the brightness of the company’s Nova series of UST projectors.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  2 comments
California-based headphone specialist Audeze has partnered with Microsoft to develop a limited-edition “Ultraviolet” version of its popular Maxwell “ultra-low-latency” gaming headset.