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SV Staff  |  Jun 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Sonos has been in the news a lot lately with the recent announcement of its Alexa-enabled Beam soundbar and the introduction of a couple dozen Sonos-certified AV receivers. Now the company that created the market for wireless speakers more than a decade ago is teaming with Swedish furniture king IKEA to create a speaker “aimed at coordinating sound and design in the home.”
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jun 12, 2018  |  2 comments
I covered the pros and cons of choosing a projector or a flat screen set in a blog late last year. But a new candidate makes it worth a second look. That technology is the short throw projector, currently being heavily promoted by several manufacturers. Many of these devices are still pricey, but a few models that are at least competitive with premium flat screen sets are now available, with more sure to come...
SV Staff  |  Jun 12, 2018  |  0 comments
HiFiMan is at it again, this time expanding its line with open-back planar-magnetic headphones designed to bring out the best of smartphones and other portable devices.
SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  1 comments
Pioneer has pulled the wraps off a mid-priced AV receiver that targets cinephiles and gamers with the lure of an “ultimate” surround sound experience.
SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  2 comments
French start-up Prizm today announced the worldwide launch of a smart internet radio that plays the kind of music you want to hear when you walk into the room and hit Play.
Al Griffin  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  3 comments
For me, a thrill that comes with the arrival of spring and summer months is jumping in my car and traveling in pursuit of music. Two months back, I saluted the warm weather, loaded up my Impreza, and drove a few hundred miles south to Takoma Park, Maryland to attend The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, A Festival of American Primitive Guitar.
SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Salamander Designs, the Connecticut-based maker of quality AV furniture, is addressing the growing interest in ultra-short-throw (UST) projectors with a line of cabinets custom-built for video projection systems designed to sit mere inches from the wall.
SV Staff  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments
Onkyo USA has announced that the “Works with Sonos” firmware update for more than two dozen AV receivers from Onkyo, Pioneer, and Integra is now available.
SV Staff  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments
Amazon has expanded its popular Fire TV family of streaming media players with a new 4K/HDR-ready model featuring Alexa voice control.
Brandon A. DuHamel  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments
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The 2014 wuxia film Brotherhood of Blades established the story of three members of an elite palace guard unit during the Ming Dynasty who must abandon their brotherhood and apprehend one of their own after he goes rogue, only to find themselves caught up in an even larger conspiracy. The Infernal Battlefield continues the story of these best-of-the-best guardsmen. It brings back much of the cast, but this is a standalone film that doesn’t require viewing the first to be understood.

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