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.
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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.
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Klipsch today introduced a new line of space-efficient on-wall speakers designed to complement wall-mounted TVs.
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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.

SV Staff  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments
Triad Speakers has expanded its R Series of in-ceiling speakers with six models, ranging in price from $225/pair to $325 apiece.
SV Staff  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments
San Jose-based Synaptics has announced the availability a THX Certified audio codec that supports high-resolution playback on headphones.
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The Detroit-based industrial design and manufacturing company Shinola is expanding its audio offerings with a line of precision-built headphones.