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Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 05, 2021  |  3 comments
NAD has announced plans to ship a new, moderately priced streaming amplifier by the end of the month.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 30, 2021  |  2 comments
The death of channel surfing is greatly exaggerated and commercials aren't really that bad after all. These are just two of the many findings of TiVo's latest Video Trends Report. Find out how your TV viewing habits stack up.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 28, 2021  |  0 comments
Pro Audio Technology (PRO), the Lake Forest, CA-based company specializing in professional-grade high-end speaker systems, has developed a super speaker that can fill the roles of three speakers at once.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 23, 2021  |  0 comments
With the holidays fast approaching and only three months to go before we ring in 2022, it’s a great time to take stock of Sound & Vision’s Top Picks in 2021. We’ve categorized three dozen exemplary A/V products, a third of which can be had for $1,000 or less. Whether you’re in the market for a budget soundbar or a state-of-the-art surround processor, we’ve got you covered. Every A/V category is represented.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments
Dirac Live, the sophisticated speaker setup/room correction system developed by Swedish technology company Dirac, is for the first time making its way into the mainstream AV receiver (AVR) brands Onkyo, Integra, and Pioneer Elite.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments
The world’s largest online retailer just keeps getting bigger and is now seeking to expand its stake in one of America’s favorite pastimes: watching TV.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 14, 2021  |  0 comments
Wireless speaker pioneer Sonos today announced an upgraded version of its popular Beam soundbar, recipient of a Sound & Vision Top Pick in 2018.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Concern over the rapidly spreading Covid-19 Delta variant has wreaked havoc on CEDIA Expo 2021 but the show is soldiering on. Here’s some of the CEDIA-related news that has crossed our desk.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 30, 2021  |  0 comments
In its first major move since being acquired by home-audio powerhouse Sound United last October, Bowers & Wilkins (a.k.a. B&W) has introduced “evolved” versions of its iconic 800 Series Diamond speakers.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 26, 2021  |  0 comments
Supply disruptions and the ever-lingering effects of the COVID-now-Delta pandemic have made it a challenging year for getting new A/V products to market. Despite the slowdowns, we’ve managed to corral enough gear to keep our reviewers busy even though we would have preferred having more options in some product categories. Our test reports have focused on TV and video projection in recent weeks so we decided to broaden the scope of this roundup to include all TV- and video-related products that have been awarded Top Pick status so far in 2021.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Looking ahead to the rapidly approaching 2021 holiday season, Polk Audio today introduced not one but two full-line home theater speaker series.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 16, 2021  |  0 comments
Monitor Audio, the British company that has been building high-quality speakers for almost a half a century, is putting the final touches on the seventh generation of the Silver Series it introduced 22 years ago.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 12, 2021  |  0 comments
NAD, JBL, LG and other top A/V brands have all announced new products in recent weeks. Here’s a look at some of the gear coming your way.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 10, 2021  |  1 comments
The speaker-meisters at Germany’s Elac are keeping busy these days. Following closely on the heels of the new Uni-Fi Reference series, the Solano series brings the brand’s signature Jet 5 folded-ribbon tweeter to more affordable price levels.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 05, 2021  |  4 comments
It’s been a long time coming but the futuristic roll-up OLED TV LG previewed at CES two-and-a-half years ago is finally here — with a catch.

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