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SV Staff  |  May 16, 2017  |  0 comments
Vizio today announced a firmware update that enables support for HDR10-encoded high dynamic range (HDR) content on E-Series Ultra HD displays with screen sizes 55 inches and up.
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2017  |  0 comments
MQA, creator of the end-to-end audio encoding technology Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), has entered into a multi-year agreement with digital rights agency Merlin that paves the way for the independent music labels it represents to encode their master recordings in the MQA format.
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2017  |  0 comments
In just two years, smart speakers have found their way into one in 10 U.S. broadband households as sales continue to grow rapidly, according to a new study from Parks Associates.
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2017  |  0 comments
Onkyo has announced that the DP-X1A ($800) and DP-S1 ($450) personal audio players unveiled at CES in January are now shipping.
SV Staff  |  May 12, 2017  |  1 comments
Music technology company MQA, creator of the end-to-end audio encoding technology Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), has announced new partnerships and the availability of an MQA-enabling firmware update for AudioQuest’s popular DragonFly series of portable USB DACS.
SV Staff  |  May 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Onkyo is expanding its RZ Series of AV receivers in June with three 7.2-channel Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-equipped models, ranging in price from $900 to $1,400.
SV Staff  |  May 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Starke Sound, the Carson, California-based maker of high-end speakers, is constructing two Dolby Atmos demonstration theaters for the Los Angeles Audio Show, which is open to the public and runs Friday, June 2 through Sunday June 4 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles.
SV Staff  |  May 10, 2017  |  0 comments
Home automation company Control4 today introduced a line of all-weather landscape speakers, the first such product to be announced since it acquired Triad earlier this year.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 10, 2017  |  0 comments
Como Audio, maker of the Top Pick-designated Solo and Duetto Wi-Fi-based multiroom music systems, launched a Kickstarter campaign in New York City yesterday to unveil two new spin-off models.

Mark Fleischmann  |  May 09, 2017  |  4 comments
Pioneer has introduced the world’s first Ultra Blu-ray rewritable disc drive for computers—in Japan, anyway. They can write to four-layer Blu-ray Discs (capacity 128 gigabytes) and rewrite to three-layer discs (100 GB).
Mark Fleischmann  |  May 09, 2017  |  2 comments
The percentage of broadband-connected households using antenna-delivered broadcast TV has jumped from 9 percent to 15 percent over the past three years. And the percentage getting pay-TV service has dropped every year during the same period, to 81 percent of broadband households in 2016.
SV Staff  |  May 09, 2017  |  1 comments
Pioneer has introduced a portable hi-res digital audio player with a balanced line output and matching “hi-res earbuds.”
SV Staff  |  May 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Leon Speakers, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based maker of artfully-inspired custom speakers and entertainment centers is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.
SV Staff  |  May 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Idaho-based tech wear company SCOTTeVEST has introduced a hoodie for tech-toting gadgeteers.
SV Staff  |  May 08, 2017  |  2 comments
Sandy Gross, audio legend and co-founder of GoldenEar Technology, will be making a rare in-store appearance to demonstrate his most ambitious project to date—the flagship Triton Reference speaker, one of Sound & Vision’s recent Top Pick-designated products.

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