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SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  1 comments
Millennials watch more time-shifted programs (55 percent) than live TV (45 percent) compared with older viewers who prefer watching live TV over time-shifted content by a three to two margin, according to a new study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  0 comments
Epson Home Cinema 4000 LCD Projector
Although it’s been almost six years since the intro- duction of the first native 4K projectors for the consumer market, 4K prices still remain beyond the means of many enthusiasts. Which is why Epson is attempting to make its “4K-enhanced” 1080p technology even more affordable, this time in the new Home Cinema 4000 3LCD projector.
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  0 comments
In September 2005 Apple unveiled the iPod nano as a replacement for the popular iPod mini. Considered super sleek at the time, the player was pivotal in the evolution of the world’s most famous music player...
Al Griffin  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  2 comments
Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com

Q I'm a big proponent of physical media and was an earlier adopter of the Ultra HD Blu-ray format. I understand that certain movies may have been shot in 4K or higher resolution (or on 35mm film, which provides enough detail to scan at 4K), but then mastered for release from a 2K digital intermediate. I’ve been able to appreciate the benefits of the Ultra HD format almost immediately thanks in large part to high dynamic range, but am bothered that some disc titles are mastered at less than Ultra HD resolution. It seems like we’ll soon be seeing "New 4K Remaster" versions of movies previously released in Ultra HD. What’s the issue here? —Jason Acosta

Barb Gonzalez  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  0 comments
The new Apple TV with 4K HDR capabilities will be released September 22nd. Learn the details and what content will be available.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  2 comments
Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $25,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Crisp 4K image
Projects 120-inch picture from 10-inch distance
Can be used in average room-lighting conditions
Minus
Below-average picture uniformity
So-so contrast
Pricey

THE VERDICT
Sony’s ultra-short-throw projector can dazzle for daytime viewing and fulfills its promise as a big-screen panel TV alternative, but dark-room home theater enthusiasts may be less impressed.

When it comes to setting up a home theater, the main goal should be to get the largest image that your space and budget will allow. In many cases, that’s going to mean hanging a projector from a ceiling mount at the back of the room and attaching a screen to the wall up front. Next come the light dimmers and blackout shades—both necessities if you want to get the best picture possible from your projection rig.

SV Staff  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  1 comments
One in four consumers who have subscribed to pay TV for less than 12 months are “extremely likely” to cut or shave the cord in the next six months, according to a survey released today by DVR pioneer TiVo.
Mike Mettler  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  First Published: Sep 13, 2017  |  0 comments
When Can began releasing their structurally challenging, progressive/electronic music out of Cologne, West Germany in 1968, they essentially ushering in the movement that came to be known as Krautrock, and their far-reaching influence has been cited by such convention-defying artists as David Bowie, the Talking Heads, and Radiohead. Can keyboardist Irmin Schmidt called me to discuss the band’s new The Singles collection and their singular improv-compositional style, when surround sound mixes are (and aren’t) options for their catalog, and what Can song avant-garde German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen gave his rarely handed out seal of approval.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  1 comments
917applebow.jpgApple will take the wraps off a new version of AirPlay in December as part of the forthcoming iOS 11. AirPlay 2 goes multi-room by including a multiple-speaker function that enables you to pick speakers throughout the home. You might send different songs to different rooms. Multiple users can contribute songs to a playlist. AirPlay 2 can also reach Apple TV devices, thanks to the tvOS 11 update, and it integrates with Apple HomeKit smart home devices.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  0 comments
CEDIA 2017 was a great place to be if you have a penchant for video projection, especially short-throw projectors.

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