Al Griffin  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments
Looking back on 2021, I can honestly state that it represented an improvement over 2020, though it didn't end up being the full-scale return-to-normal everybody was looking for. A/V consumer and trade shows such as CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis were gutted. Supply chain logjams delayed the arrival of new gear, particularly in core categories like speakers and A/V receivers, both of which ended up underrepresented in our 2021 Top Picks of the Year list compared with previous years. But even with all the challenges, the wheels of industry continued to grind, with much fantastic gear coming in for us to test and recommend.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments
Though Harman Luxury Audio bowed out of the show in the eleventh hour, the company embraced the spirit of CES by announcing a slate of new products for 2022, including a wireless subwoofer and studio monitor from its flagship JBL brand.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  2 comments
JVC is making a concerted effort to reach a broader audience with an entry-level addition to its acclaimed line of D-ILA video projectors.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  1 comments
Sony released details of its Bravia XR TVs for 2022 one day prior to the official start of CES. The new lineup features the company’s first 4K and 8K LCD TVs to use Mini-LED backlight technology, along with a new 4K OLED model featuring QD (Quantum Dot) OLED tech. All of Sony’s new premium TVs are equipped with Cognitive Processor XR, the company’s next-gen video processor which works in the background to intelligently optimize color, contrast, and image depth.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments
Samsung is first out of the gate with new TV news for CES 2022. The company’s announcements cover ultra-bigscreen MicroLED models with a new form factor and pre-configured screen size option, Neo QLED 8K and 4K TVs with refined backlight control and gaming features, plus enhancements to the company’s lifestyle-oriented The Frame TVs that significantly reduce screen glare and add more lifelike canvas and paper texture to displayed art.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments
On Wednesday, CES 2022 returns to the live, in-person format that has defined the seminal event for 55 years but, make no mistake, it’s a smaller show this time around. Much smaller.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments
Back in the day when they served economy-class meals on airplanes, I actually thought the food tasted pretty good. That is a sad commentary on the quality of the cuisine I cooked for myself at home. Now, you're lucky to get a 0.7-oz bag of delicious Party Mix. On the other hand, the on-board video quality will soon be looking good.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Dec 31, 2021  |  0 comments
Guy is an NPC (non-player character) in the hit video game, Free City. He "lives" a happy but chaotic life as the game's active player characters, identifiable by their sunglasses, ravage the city. The NPCs simply go about their business as best they can in the only world they know.
SV Staff  |  Dec 30, 2021  |  173 comments
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Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 30, 2021  |  0 comments
Top Picks for the holiday month of December include an advanced wireless speaker system, 12-terabyte movie server, and spectacular 8K video projector at prices ranging from $2,000 to $25,000. But don’t despair, we’re also highlighting a trio of audio products that can be had for considerably less, including an outstanding Bluetooth speaker system that sells for $250 and a versatile hi-res streamer you can pick up for $600.