CES 2020

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SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2020  |  0 comments
Panasonic has introduced a compact speaker designed for serious gamers that has sound modes tailored to specific types of games.
Joe Palenchar  |  Jan 08, 2020  |  0 comments
TV manufacturers are stepping up their efforts to fatten up the sound of thin TVs.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments
When a company looks to refresh its most popular, best-selling subwoofer series ever, you can imagine they would do so with a bit of care to ensure that the legacy and goodwill built over the years isn’t lost on some rev. 2 cash grab. Rest assured, SVS put a ton of thought and design into the new 2000 Pro Series subwoofers to ensure that the performance legacy of past subs is not only respected, but kicked up to the next level.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments
If there is one thing you can count on at CES, it is to expand the world of smart, connected, Internet of Things devices. From smart salt shakers, to smart toothbrushes, to connected sex toys, to every kind of fitness/health tracker imaginable, CES has it all. To that list you can now add Robbox Tools’ world’s first Digital Smart Drill.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  1 comments
One of the more intriguing items in our earlier Samsung CES TV overview was the company’s new Q950TS Series 8K sets, which feature a “virtually-no-bezel” design. If you thought we were kidding, take a look at the picture above—seriously, these TVs have virtually no bezel.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments
I stopped into the Elite Screens suite in the Venetian to check out whether the company was offering any new video projection screens at CES (spoiler: there were! Two, in fact!). But the coolest thing in the suite turned out to not be one of the two new video screens on display, but rather the complete MosicGo outdoor theater entertainment system under the new Elite Projector brand!
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments
LG’s massive OLED TV rollout at CES 2020 includes the company’s smallest OLED yet: the 48-inch CX series model. And while the new baby OLED is packed with all the other features found in other models from the company, including 4K resolution, a9 Gen 3 AI processor, Dolby Vision HDR, and HDMI 2.1 connectivity, its gaming features are what the company chose to highlight in its CES booth.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  2 comments
Sound & Vision’s earlier post on Hisense’s CES product lineup included detailed info on the company’s 65XD9G 65-inch 4K LCD TV. What’s most notable about that model, shown above, is a dual-cell design that uses a 2K black-and-white panel as a backlight for a 4K full-color LCD panel, effectively giving the display two million local dimming zones.
SV Staff  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments
HDR10+, the enhanced version of the HDR10 high-dynamic-range (HDR) format that leverages dynamic metadata to maximize a TV’s black level and peak brightness frame by frame, is kicking off the New Year with an expanded roster of supporters and technical updates.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments
For years, the THX logo on a product meant you were buying something that was a cut above the rest, with the company’s demanding certification process guaranteeing that a component met a certain performance level criterion that ensured buyers they were getting the goods, especially when it came to home theater electronics or speakers. However, the certification became diluted over the years as THX seemed to start certifying products and systems well outside of their key areas, and the THX badge seemed to nearly become extinct. But the company is back at CES and has several new technologies, including the launch of Drop + THX Panda, the first audiophile wireless headphone to receive the THX badge.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments
TiVo is going to take on low-priced streamers like Roku and Fire TV with the introduction of its new streamer, the TiVo Stream 4K. Unlike all previous TiVo products, the Stream 4K will not have any traditional TiVo DVR functionality, but rather will be entirely dedicated to streaming.
SV Staff  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments
Definitive Technology kicked off CES 2020 by expanding its popular Demand Series of bookshelf speakers with two floor-standing models and a center-channel speaker.
Joe Palenchar  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  1 comments
Sony is bringing new audio- and video-enhancements to its lineup of 8K and 4K TVs, including a feature that optimizes audio and video playback for individual room environments, 4K/120fps high-frame-rate (HFR) playback, and reception of Next Gen TV (ATSC 3.0) over-the-air TV broadcasts.
Joe Palenchar  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  1 comments
Chinese TV brand Hisense came to CES to burnish its technology and performance credentials with more premium offerings, including TVs with proprietary Dual Cell LCD technology that delivers pixel-level dimming, an expanded selection of 4K LCD TVs with wide-color-gamut quantum-dot panels, and demonstrations of 8K TVs that might launch in the second half depending on demand.
SV Staff  |  Jan 06, 2020  |  0 comments
Epson today unveiled a wireless three-chip laser projector with built-in streaming capability that’s designed to project a 150-inch (diagonal) image on a wall or dedicated screen whether it’s lying flat or standing on its side.