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SV Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2017 2 comments
Sony has announced that pre-sales of the 4K OLED TVs it previewed at CES 2017 begin today at Amazon and BestBuy.com.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2017 1 comments
To commemorate three decades of innovation and success in OLED technology in advance of Display Week 2017, the Society for Information Display (SID) has shared an infographic that traces OLED’s evolution from early R&D through its present day status as a major display technology.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2017 0 comments
The newest addition to Denon’s Heos line of wireless multiroom products is a high-style AV receiver that pushes traditional AVR design in a new direction—one that exudes simplicity.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2017 0 comments
For the first time ever, the percentage of free or paid streaming video subscribers in the U.S. has nudged past the number of paid TV subscribers at 68 percent vs. 67 percent, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2017 0 comments
Sling TV owners who use Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire tablet devices are being offered an “exclusive” opportunity to buy into Sling’s Cloud DVR service under the company’s First Look “early access” program.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2017 1 comments
RadioShack, the 96-year-old retail chain that for decades was the go-to store for electronics hobbyists, filed for bankruptcy this week, marking the second time in just over two years that it has sought protection under bankruptcy laws.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2017 0 comments
Fluance, the internet-based Canadian speaker company that offers a lifetime warranty on its products, has introduced a new flagship subwoofer that sells for $300.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2017 1 comments
Sanus has announced a swiveling TV mount/stand for the Playbase TV sound system Sonos recently introduced.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Mar 09, 2017 0 comments

15 Minutes with Dirac Founder Mathias Johansson

Mathias Johansson, CEO and co-founder of Sweden’s Dirac Research, has devoted his professional life to developing technologies that improve sound quality—whether that sound is music heard over headphones or car speakers, or an intricate Dolby Atmos soundtrack played over a high-end home theater system. “Our passion is to invent new sound technologies that offer a better sound experience regardless of the sound system,” he says. “We want to be a quality seal for good sound, and we want to achieve this through scientific methods.” If the accolades the Dirac Live room-correction system has garnered among enthusiasts is any measure, Johansson is not only on the right path to elevating sound quality but making tangible progress.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2017 1 comments
Sonos yesterday announced a $699 wireless TV sound system designed for placement under the TV instead sitting in front of it like a soundbar.
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SV Staff Posted: 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 Posted: 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.”
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SV Staff Posted: 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.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: 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...

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SV Staff Posted: 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.

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