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SV Staff  |  Aug 09, 2019  |  0 comments
In the face of declining subscriptions, Comcast has upped its pay TV game with the launch of Amazon Music on its Xfinity X1 platform, marking the first time ad-free, on-demand streaming is available via cable TV.
SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2019  |  0 comments
U.K.-based hi-fi specialist Naim Audio today announced the second generation of its compact Mu-So Qb wireless music system, one of Sound & Vision’s Top Pick of the Year in 2017.
SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2019  |  0 comments
On the eve of its six-month anniversary, Paris-based music streaming and download service Qobuz says it's laser-focused on amassing "more hi-res content than anybody else and delivering the best sound experience possible" by providing access to a vast collection of music at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz for streaming or download
SV Staff  |  Aug 07, 2019  |  2 comments
In a matter of days kids around the country will be heading back to school, many with fancy new duds and (hopefully) fancy new electronics to help transform drab college dorms into lively entertainment spaces (when studies are done, of course). Whether you’re an undergrad or just looking for a great deal, we’ve culled through Sound & Vision’s Top Picks to find AV gems that can be had for reasonable prices. Here’s what we found.
SV Staff  |  Aug 07, 2019  |  0 comments
If there's one TV that really captured the imagination of showgoers at CES 2019, it was LG's rollup OLED TV — an impossibly thin flexible screen that magically appears and disappears into a svelte aluminum enclosure the company calls Zero View.
SV Staff  |  Aug 06, 2019  |  0 comments
Rocketman, the story of Elton John’s transformation from child prodigy to one of pop music’s most iconic figures, is available in digital release starting today and slated to arrive on 4K Blu-ray August 27 in high dynamic range (HDR) with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
SV Staff  |  Aug 06, 2019  |  3 comments
Samsung and Korean satellite broadcaster KT SkyLife teamed up last week to demonstrate the commercial viability of broadcasting 8K video via satellite and over the air at 100 megabits per second (Mbps), according to news reports out of Korea.
SV Staff  |  Aug 05, 2019  |  2 comments
Anthem Electronics, sister company of Canadian speaker powerhouse Paradigm, is targeting audiophiles with two hi-res-capable audio distribution systems.
SV Staff  |  Aug 02, 2019  |  1 comments
U.K.-based iFi Audio has introduced an eight-outlet power conditioner that uses active noise cancellation to ensure a “clean, consistent” flow of power to an AV system.
SV Staff  |  Aug 01, 2019  |  2 comments
Thirty-eight years ago today, MTV changed the face of music when it cued up its first music video — Video Killed the Radio Star by an unknown British new wave band called The Buggles.
SV Staff  |  Aug 01, 2019  |  1 comments
Marantz today announced a feature-packed stereo receiver with 4K-capable HDMI inputs that supports high-resolution (hi-res) audio playback, wireless streaming, and voice control.
SV Staff  |  Aug 01, 2019  |  0 comments
Kanto, maker of the Top Pick-designated SYD speaker, is now taking pre-orders for TUK, a new Bluetooth speaker it describes as its “most advanced speaker system ever.”
SV Staff  |  Jul 31, 2019  |  0 comments
Sound & Vision’s Top Picks for July share an admirable trait: They deliver what most of us are looking for: excellent performance at reasonable prices. How reasonable? Prices range from four hundred bucks for a surprisingly refined subwoofer to a full-featured projector with impressive brightness and contrast that can be had for just under $3,000.
SV Staff  |  Jul 31, 2019  |  0 comments
Vizio has joined LG and NAD as one of the latest brands to support Apple’s AirPlay 2 platform, enabling wireless streaming from Apple iPhones, iPads, and Macs.