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SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Artificial intelligence continues creeping into our daily lives as the popularity of smart speakers and smart-home automation devices continues to grow.
Chris Chiarella  |  Apr 06, 2018  |  1 comments
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England’s super-secret civilian intelligence agency, Kingsman, is dealt a devastating blow by a mysterious new enemy. It’s been one year since ballsy-yetcompassionate Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and his crew saved the world from an eccentric criminal mastermind, but with their resources and personnel all but eliminated, they must now seek the help of Statesman, their American counterpart. Together, this unlikely team travels the globe to uncover the truth behind the recent attack, as well as the details of another ruthless plot that could soon kill millions.
Josef Krebs  |  Apr 06, 2018  |  0 comments
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Young Mr. Lincoln is a biography that avoids dramatizing any major achievements or historical events that make up a person’s destiny. Instead, they are alluded to by visual metaphor, audio clues, or pieces of Civil War music. At a local fair, we see Lincoln judging a pie contest, having to choose between a Georgia peach and an American apple pie, winning a logsplitting competition by dividing the body in two, and helping a tugof-war team succeed by hitching their end of the rope to a wagon; all subtly stand in for Lincoln’s moral struggles with slavery, justice and rule of law, and the coming Civil War.
SV Staff  |  Apr 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), which plans to start regular satellite broadcasting of 4K/8K content in December, will showcase its latest 8K technologies and new 8K content at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, which opens tomorrow (April 7) in Las Vegas.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 06, 2018  |  5 comments
The cobbler's kids always go unshod. I know nearly as much about video as I do about audio, but for a Sound & Vision editor—even a mere Audio Editor—I have been subsisting on a shockingly old and small TV. My 10-year-old Sharp LCD set was only a 32-inch because it was originally intended to supplement a front-projection display. But since then it has become my only video display. For that and a long list of other reasons, it was due for replacement.

SV Staff  |  Apr 06, 2018  |  0 comments
LG has announced that it will provide ATSC 3.0 receivers for the “Model Market” test project in Phoenix, the first collaborative single-market effort to plan for and implement a transition to next-generation over-the-air broadcasting.
SV Staff  |  Apr 05, 2018  |  0 comments
JVC has announced a mainstream-priced 4K HDR projector based on DLP technology instead of its own D-ILA technology.
SV Staff  |  Apr 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Australia-based Audeara today launched a novel set of Kickstarter-funded wireless headphones with active noise-canceling that tailor sound to the wearer’s unique hearing characteristics in an effort to “improve the way people listen to music.”
Stewart Wolpin  |  Apr 05, 2018  |  2 comments
Our modern AV world arguably all stems from a single product: the Ampex 200A, the first successful commercial magnetic audiotape recorder, which debuted 70 years ago this month.
Al Griffin  |  Apr 05, 2018  |  1 comments
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Q I recently bought an Epson Home Cinema 3700 LCD projector after reading a review of it in Sound & Vision. The projector remains boxed up as I decide on a screen to install in my light-controlled basement. While I plan to watch regular 2D content with the projector, my main interest is viewing my Blu-ray 3D movie collection, which I continue to add to as new titles become available.  

I understand from reading your magazine that active 3D glasses considerably reduce image brightness. Another Sound & Vision review of Da-Lite’s 2.8 gain High Power screen , led me to believe it would be a perfect screen option, but Da-Lite has discontinued that model. As an alternative, Da-Lite recommends its HD Progressive screen, which has a gain of 1.3. Will the HD Progressive provide a bright enough image for 3D viewing? I feel that I should look for a higher gain screen, but don’t want to spend more than $2,000. —Mitchell Ulrich

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