SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  0 comments
Still reeling from last month’s data-privacy scandal, Facebook has decided not to preview the smart speaker it has been working on at the upcoming annual Facebook Developer Conference, according to a Bloomberg report.
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  0 comments
Monitor Audio has announced a lifetime warranty for several dozen of its custom install speakers.
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  3 comments
Pangea Audio has introduced a $30 record clamp it says improves turntable performance by reducing LP slippage and unwanted resonances.
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  2 comments
Cambridge Audio has announced that the Tidal music streaming platform is now available on a half dozen of its network players and AV receivers.
Al Griffin  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  2 comments

PRICE $10,000

Bright picture with excellent uniformity
Crisp detail with 4K sources
Powerful built-in audio system
So-so contrast ratio
Occasional banding artifacts
No extended color gamut coverage

Hisense’s Laser TV strikes a good balance between performance and price for a 4K-res ultra-short-throw projector-and-screen package.

Hisense has been slowly making headway in the U.S. TV market over the past few years, mostly through its lineup of affordable big-screen LCD sets. Another product that the company has teased at trade shows, and is now actively selling, is Laser TV, a flat-screen alternative that consists of an ultra-short-throw (UST) laser-driven DLP projector paired with a 100-inch screen. While other companies including Sony and Epson offer their own UST solutions, Hisense seems especially bullish on the category: At last CES, the company announced a second Laser TV offering that incorporates a dual-laser DLP light engine and comes with a 150-inch screen, and there’s also an 88-inch version in the works.

SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments
BDI has introduced three stylish AV cabinets that let you hide your gear away while keeping it well ventilated and allowing sound to emanate clearly and evenly from within.
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  26 comments
Oppo Digital, the Silicon Valley-based maker of award-winning Blu-ray players AV enthusiasts have relied on as the gold standard for more than a decade, announced late yesterday that it is winding down operations.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments
When you buy a fine automobile such as a Rolls Royce, you have a chauffeur drive you around. When you buy a fine automatic Rolex, you store it in a watch winder so it winds itself. And now, when you buy a fine piano such as a Steinway, it plays itself.

SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Tivoli Audio is sprucing up the look of its most popular portable radio in time for Summer.
SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Polk Audio has announced that the voice-controlled soundbar it demonstrated in January at CES 2018 is now available for pre-order.