CES 2017

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Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
LG brings new features to their premium smart TVs that includes a newly designed remote control. The remote control brings fast access to your favorite streaming services and includes a button to bring up info about the current show you are watching. It also makes it possible to view 360 photos and video and record a zoomed-in image.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Known for their flat, hang on the wall antennas, Mohu has again innovated a new antenna, streaming combo device that shows that the company understands what cord cutters want—free live TV along with their streaming services. The AirWave is a wireless antenna. It is connected to your home wifi network and streams the live TV to an AirWave app on your Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, iPhone, iPad, Android, or over the web.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  1 comments
The first few Ultra HD Blu-ray players to arrive in 2016 had one thing in common: no support for the Dolby Vision high dynamic range format. No surprise there, since Dolby Vision-format movies aren’t yet available on Ultra HD Blu-ray disc.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Among the better Dolby Atmos surround demos at the Venetian was one featuring Arcam and KEF products.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
NAD is now shipping several products previously announced at CEDIA. Here's a quick rundown.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Bluesound's Pulse soundbar raises an intriguing question: Sub or no sub?

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  3 comments
Emotiva, the champion of value-packed audio products, will release 37 of them this year. The RMC-1 surround pre-pro is among them.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Two new subwoofers from SVS include 16-inch drivers backed with eight-inch voice coils. They definitely moved some air.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Where wireless options are concerned, Onkyo asks: Why limit yourself?

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Damson Audio's small and affordable S Series Home Theatre System is one of the few to win THX certification.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
"When Harman, Datasat, BMW, Volvo, Pioneer, Arcam, Emotiva, Xiaomi, Oppo, and OnePlus want digital audio optimization solutions, they turn to Dirac," boasted a sign at the Dirac exhibit. But the demo was not of the Swedish company's world-beating room correction systems but of a newly developed system to enhance headphone listening for virtual reality and gaming.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
And you thought that headphones were all the same – just two cans with magnetics and stuff inside. Audio-Technica politely, but urgently, wants to update that notion with a plethora of new headphones. Two in particular caught my attention with their innovative conversion technology, and support of 24-bit/48-kHz wireless.

Al Griffin  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Best known for its affordable TVs with built-in Roku streaming capability, TCL is showing three new UHDTV lineups at CES, including the company’s top-of-the-line P Series sets.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  1 comments
The Hi-Res Audio Initiative just announced two exciting items at their Update press conference. The first was the new “Stream The Studio” awareness campaign. Second was the announcement that Napster will be streaming Hi-Res audio by this spring. In addition, Pandora and HD Tracks will be involved in Hi-Res streaming, along with Tidal.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
First Alert expanded the potential of its air-monitoring solutions by demonstrating two new Onelink products which both feature Amazon Alexa voice integration. The new devices include the Smoke + CO Alarm and the Environment Monitor.