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SV Staff  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments
You know Dolby Labs as a long-time provider (licensor) of technologies that enhance home audio and home theater experiences, including most recently Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos surround sound. In the ‘60s and ‘70s it was Dolby noise reduction and, of course, Dolby technology extends to movie theaters and pro audio. But did you know Dolby also makes home entertainment products?
SV Staff  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments
Riva Audio today announced that its new Alexa voice-enabled Riva Concert Smart Speaker is now available on amazon.com for $199.
SV Staff  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments
Nakamichi has announced plans to add three new Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-enabled soundbar systems to its popular Shockwafe series, which includes the Top Pick-designated Pro 7.1 soundbar system Sound & Vision reviewed in 2017.
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2018  |  0 comments
McIntosh today introduced an “equally impressive but more accessibly sized” version of its 7-foot XRT2.1K flagship speaker.
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2018  |  0 comments
SVS today introduced a mid-priced line of app-controlled subwoofers that borrows technology from its flagship 16-Ultra series to “set performance benchmarks at their price range and well beyond.”
SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments
Black Friday used to be a big deal. Die-hard shoppers waited with great anticipation to see what kind of crazy deals retailers would come up with the day after Thanksgiving. These days you have to wonder about the fate of The Big Sale Day considering how retailers have been invoking Black Friday” in their advertising for months now. Black Friday is certainly not what it used to be.
SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments
New data from IHS Markit, the London-based information services company, shows the global TV market moving rapidly toward larger screen sizes, which will help boost adoption of 4K and 8K TVs.
SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments
Naim Audio has announced a software update that adds Apple AirPlay 2 multiroom streaming and Siri voice control to its award-winning Mu-so and Uniti wireless music systems.
SV Staff  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced the winners of the annual CES 2019 Innovation Awards program that celebrates outstanding design and engineering in 28 wide-ranging consumer electronics categories.
SV Staff  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Hegel Music Systems of Norway has unveiled a series of high-performance modular amplifiers based on 150-watt high-current Class AB monoblock modules.
Joe Palenchar  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  7 comments
Enhanced audio return channel (eARC), a key HDMI 2.1 feature that supports high-bandwidth audio formats, has begun rolling out in select 4K TVs, AV receivers, and soundbars as a firmware update, but the HDMI 2.1 feature supporting high-bandwidth video formats such as native 8K won’t appear in TVs and audio products until late 2019 or 2020, says the organization that licenses HDMI technology.
Michael Antonoff  |  Nov 08, 2018  |  4 comments
The first thing to fade from my bloated cable bill when I dropped all sports channels was a line item called the Regional Sports Network Fee. It was a monthly tax that cost me $5.89 just for the ability to tune into channels I never watched. And it was a fraction of the more than $30 that instantly vanished from my cable bill once I customized my lineup minus the sports channels I'd been force-fed for years.
SV Staff  |  Nov 08, 2018  |  1 comments
Shinola, the Detroit-based industrial design and manufacturing company, today expanded its audio lineup with wireless earphones developed in collaboration with Portland, Oregon-based earphone specialist Campfire Audio.
SV Staff  |  Nov 08, 2018  |  0 comments
The Hi-Fi Show Live 2018, a high-end audio event organized by the editors of Sound & Vision sister publication Hi-Fi News & Record Review, will take place this Saturday and Sunday at the historic De Vere Beaumont Estate in the village of Old Windsor in Berkshire, England.
SV Staff  |  Nov 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Vizio today announced a partnership with (RED), the organization created by U2’s Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to raise awareness and money to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa.

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