SV Staff  |  Feb 29, 2024  |  3 comments
LG has announced pricing and availability for the “QNED” series of mini-LED- and LED-backlit LCD TVs it previewed at CES 2024.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 29, 2024  |  2 comments
Have you seen any or all of the 10 films nominated for Best Picture? Or any of the films nominated in one of the other six categories? The 96th Academy Awards ceremony commences on Sunday, March 10 so there’s still time to catch any (or all) of the flicks you haven’t seen. To save you time, we put together a list of movies in the major nominating categories with details on where you can watch them.
Dennis Young  |  Feb 28, 2024  |  1 comments

Build Quality
PRICE $200/pair

Best speaker of any size, shape or configuration I've heard for the money
Small, easy to place

Needs wall power and a signal wire feed

My ears and wallet give the OSD Nero AB5 two big thumbs up.

Have you ever wondered why something good usually costs so much? Of course, we all have.

Outdoor Speaker Depot is a little-known—but celebrating a 20-year anniversary—Internet Direct site based out of Brea, CA, with quite a large array of goods to offer at prices that will make your jaw drop. The OSD Nero AB 5 is a case in point, utilizing active crossovers, bi-amped Class D amplifiers, digital signal processing, and quality drivers that rise above those typically seen at this price point. That's just scratching the surface of what is to be found.

Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 28, 2024  |  2 comments
LG today announced that the opening of pre-orders with perks for the 2024 OLED evo G4 and C4 series TVs previewed last month at CES 2024 and expected to ship in late March.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  0 comments
Emotiva, the Tennessee-based company that prides itself on delivering high-quality speakers and audio gear at prices that don’t break the bank, today introduced a new eight-model series of timbre-matched speakers built around the same 1 x 1.25-inch folded-ribbon tweeter.
Mike Mettler  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  1 comments
How The Moody Blues co-created the hybrid music genre known as orchestral rock by going all-in on making their groundbreaking audiophile-favorite masterpiece, November 1967’s Days of Future Passed.
Tom Norton  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  7 comments
Just in case you've been living under a rock somewhere, you need to know that the film Dune: Part Two will arrive at a theater near you this coming Friday, March 1, 2024. That would place its story about 10,000 years into a future envisioned by writer Frank Herbert in his famous 1965 science fiction novel, directed in this latest film incarnation, by Denis Villeneuve.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  0 comments
PSB is now shipping an updated and improved version of the M4U TWM wireless earbuds it announced last year.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 26, 2024  |  3 comments
California-based value TV maker Vizio will soon be part of the $650 billion Walmart empire and become the mega-retailer’s official TV brand, once a $2.3 billion acquisition deal announced last week is finalized.
Mike Mettler  |  Feb 23, 2024  |  3 comments

Whenever the calendar turns over to a new year, there’s a pretty good chance a new Steve Hackett solo album will also be in tow and ready to greet our collective ears. And lo, what do you know—early 2024 has indeed blessed us with the presence of the onetime Genesis guitarist/vocalist’s (yes) 30th solo album, The Circus and the Nightwhale (InsideOut Music). Naturally, the 1CD/1BD mediabook version of the genre-straddling Circus includes a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix of its 13 tracks done by Hackett’s longtime keyboardist, Roger King. During a recent Zoom interview, music editor Mike Mettler and Hackett discussed the importance of sound placement in the Nightwhale surround mix, what his favorite Genesis song in 5.1 is, and what Genesis track they’d both like to hear most in Atmos.. . .