SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Amazon and Google have rolled out security updates for their Echo and Home smart speakers to prevent a flaw in Bluetooth known as BlueBorne from making the speakers vulnerable to malicious attacks, according to press reports.
John Sciacca  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  2 comments
In my last blog I listed some essential tools for tackling various DIY custom install projects around the house. This time, we’ll put that toolkit to work mounting a flat-panel TV! I’ll cover running the wiring to your new TV, and in my next blog we’ll tackle the physical mounting of the set.
SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
The consumer electronics industry mourns the loss of Harry Elias, Consumer Technology Hall of Famer and former JVC executive vice president and Akai chairman, who died on November 12. He was in his late 80s.
SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
LG today unveiled “best ever” Black Friday pricing for 55- and 65-inch 4K OLED TVs in its B7A series.
SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Classically trained electronic/instrumental composer/producer Emancipator (Doug Appling) — known for creating a unique blend of jazz, electronic, bossa nova, chillwave, hip-hop, world and classical music with his five-piece ensemble — today announced the release of his fifth album, Baralku.
SV Staff  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  1 comments
Forty years ago today Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a tale about UFOs and the ultimate alien encounter, opened in a limited number of theaters before hitting “theaters everywhere” in December 1977.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments
British researchers have found a security vulnerability in Amazon Echo speakers that would allow hackers to install malicious software and listen in on your conversations.
SV Staff  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch today introduced a new line of space-efficient on-wall speakers designed to complement wall-mounted TVs.
Al Griffin  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments
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Thomas J. Norton  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  1 comments
PRICE $2,500

Superb resolution in HD and UHD
Effective HDR for a projector
Affordable price
Poor contrast and black level
HDR color banding

If pure picture quality with 1080p standard dynamic range will dominate your viewing there are better options out there at this price and lower. But none of them will do what the Optoma can: accept a 4K input, provide a reasonable facsimile of high dynamic range, and offer picture detail challenged only by native 4K projectors costing many times its price.

Optoma has been in the projector business for years. Go to the company’s website, and you’ll see a bewildering array of models. But the UHD65 is one of the first models to make use of a new 4K DMD (Digital Micromirror Device), the core of Texas Instruments’ Digital Light Processing technology. And along with its sister model, the UHD60, it’s one of the cheapest.