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SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  1 comments
When Sony launched the first videocassette recorder in 1975, it was just a matter of time before movies would become available on tape for viewing at home — a foreign concept at the time — but Andre Blay got the ball rolling and started a business that would forever change the way Americans enjoy entertainment at home. Blay passed away August 24 in Bonita Springs, FL at age 81.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments
Vizio today announced the availability and pricing of three Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar systems, ranging in price from $500 to $1,000 and featuring upward firing drivers to support 3.1.2-, 5.1.2-, and 5.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos configurations.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  1 comments
Two years ago, I stumbled across a display booth with an overly energetic dude eager to convince me that he'd invented something akin to the home-theater version of sliced bread — a DVR for the streaming age. It appears that the Modulus M1 is about ready to ship.
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Google has introduced a “faster, more accurate” version of its Sound Search music identification tool and integrated it into the Now Playing feature introduced last year on its Pixel 2 smartphone.
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  1 comments
We were pumped when NASA did the first 4K live stream from the International Space Station a year and a half ago, and now we can hardly contain our enthusiasm with the news that spectacular views of space from NASA are now available on the Roku streaming platform.
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Source: Adobe Analytics survey “State of Voice Assistants” (September 2018)

Like it or not, smart speakers are on a roll. A serious roll.

Chris Chiarella  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments
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How many more movies and TV shows will simulate virtual reality to tell a “thought-provoking” story about the fate of society? I gave up on Netflix’s Black Mirror because I could not bear another tale of VR gone awry, but Ready Player One brings the pedigree of Steven Spielberg, plus Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel. How could it miss?
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  1 comments
The buzz from CEDIA 2018 may be fading, but a few show highlights are likely to live on in the memory of attendees. One is Paradigm/Anthem’s 7.2.4-speaker home theater demo, which gave viewers an immersive, high-intensity sampling of Ready Player One and Blade Runner 2049 on Ultra HD Blu-ray with Dolby Atmos sound.
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments
Organizers of the Audio Expo North America (a.k.a. AXPONA) have announced that the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in metro Chicago is the show’s new permanent home and that in 2020 the three-day show will move from its usual mid-April time frame to late October/early November.
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments
Revel previewed two new Performa3 Series subwoofers at last week’s CEDIA Expo that feature updated amplifiers and a new high-performance driver.

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