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SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2017  |  0 comments
Ultimate Ears, the company known for making professional in-ear monitors worn by live performers, has introduced a playful take-anywhere Bluetooth speaker.
SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2017  |  4 comments
Oppo Digital today announced an audiophile version of the S&V Top Pick-designated UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player introduced last December.
SV Staff  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  2 comments
Samsung and Amazon have announced a new standard for high dynamic range (HDR) content that “leverages dynamic metadata to produce enhanced contrast and colors on an expanded range of televisions.”
SV Staff  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  0 comments
With 10 days to go, Symphonica is facing an uphill battle to meet the $35,000 Kickstarter funding goal for a hand-crafted acoustic horn designed to naturally amplify sound from smartphones. To date, the startup has 73 backers who have pledged just over $9,500—less than a third of its goal.
SV Staff  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  2 comments
Emotiva Audio has announced a new three-channel amplifier based on three of the company’s 600-watt balanced monoblock modules.
SV Staff  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  0 comments
Screen Innovations (SI) has upgraded the cables used to suspend its Zero-G “levitating” projection screen and added new color options for the cables.
SV Staff  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Don’t be fooled by the ’60s-vibe of Teac’s AI-503, introduced on the eve of the Axpona Audio Expo in Chicago.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  6 comments
15 Minutes with HDMI Forum Chairman Chris Pasqualino

When HDMI hit the scene in 2003 it was welcomed as a godsend, enabling enthusiasts to replace a rat’s nest of audio and video cables with a single connection. The specification has evolved steadily over the years to keep pace with the ever-changing AV landscape and encountered a few bumps along the way. In January, the HDMI Forum announced Version 2.1, a forward-looking upgrade of the current HDMI 2.0b spec. We recently caught up with HDMI Forum Chairman Chris Pasqualino to learn about the implications of HDMI 2.1 now and in the future.

SV Staff  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Sling TV today announced that its live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service is now available on most 2016 webOS 3.0-enabled LG smart TVs and is coming to webOS 3.5-enabled 2017 models later this year.
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  0 comments
A growing number of consumers are planning to buy smart home devices in the future as they gain a clearer understanding of how these devices can benefit their lives, according to a consumer survey released today.
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  0 comments
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands have figured out how to use infrared rays to dramatically increase the speed of Wi-Fi while eliminating network congestion.
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments
THX, the company founded in 1983 by filmmaker George Lucas to deliver best-in-class entertainment experiences through technical certification, has joined the Streaming Video Alliance where it will use its experience benchmarking and setting quality standards to advance the quality of streaming.

SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Next Level Acoustics, a Boston-based startup specializing in custom speaker systems, also offers a unique line of custom soundbar enclosures designed to provide “the perfect balance between aesthetics and integration.”
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  1 comments
How fast is your internet? If you live in Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, or Utah, congratulations! Your state is home to some of the country’s fastest internet speeds in the country, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s Innovation Scorecard.
SV Staff  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  0 comments
San Francisco startup SmartBeings is getting ready to ship WooHoo, the “world’s first” voice-controlled, AI-based smart home hub, a Kickstarter project that beat its $30,000 funding goal by $24,000 in February.