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SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2008  |  1 comments
Studies from ABI Research are perfect for making us feel embarrassed about Americans' home theater habits. And after we feel ashamed, we just feel angry. Earlier this month, the research firm reminded us of how bad we are at slinging video around...
SV Staff  |  Jul 07, 2008  |  0 comments
The 4K revolution has begun, led by none other than Hollywood heavy-hitter Will Smith as Hancock. Yup, the much advertised movie is finally here (don't you love this time of year with all the summer blockbusters?) In a style befitting a big-budget...
SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2017  |  0 comments
Back in February rumors circulated that Apple was testing a 4K-capable fifth-generation Apple TV. Multiple sources are now reporting that Apple will introduce an updated 4K version of its streaming media player next month when it introduces the new iPhone and Apple Watch.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Apr 13, 2009  |  0 comments

At the recent Showest trade show for the commercial-cinema industry, one the most important announcements was a $315M deal between Sony and AMC, one of the country's largest movie-theater chains, to install Sony 4K SXRD digital-cinema projectors for all 4628 screens in its 309 theaters over the next few years. Currently, AMC has 150 Sony 4K projectors in 11 theaters.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Jun 25, 2009  |  0 comments

Following on the heels of recent agreements between Sony and two theater chains—<A href="">AMC</A> and Regal—to deploy Sony's 4K SXRD projectors, Texas Instruments has announced it will provide 4K DLP imaging engines to its three projection customers—Christie, Barco, and NEC—for their next-generation digital-cinema projectors. No indication of a rollout timetable was given in the announcement.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 17, 2005  |  0 comments

This week at ShoWest 2005 in Las Vegas&mdash;the premier gathering for commercial-cinema owners and operators&mdash;HD entrepreneur Mark Cuban and partner Todd Wagner announced at they are taking a big step toward the digital future with the purchase of six Sony SRX-R110 digital-cinema projectors for their Landmark Theatres, the nation's largest "art-house" theater chain, currently with 209 screens in 22 markets. The SRX-R110 provides 4K (4096x2160) resolution and 10,000 ANSI lumens of light output using SXRD (Silicon Crystal [X-tal] Reflective Display) technology, Sony's version of LCoS. The projectors will be installed in six Landmark Theatres&mdash;two each in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco&mdash;with the eventual goal of converting all Landmark locations to 4K SXRD projection.

SV Staff  |  Nov 10, 2016  |  0 comments
Spending on home entertainment products is up about 4 percent over the same period in 2015, according to the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG).
SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2016  |  0 comments
Recent success with streaming trials of live 4K sporting events, including the first live North American soccer broadcast in 4K by Univision Deportes on February 10, will lead to more live 4K streaming events through the summer, according to Sony. The game/test event, which took place at Marlins Park in Miami, was streamed live to audiences in Florida, New York, and California via late model Sony HDR-capable 4K Ultra HD TVs, which have NeuLion’s 4K streaming platform integrated.
SV Staff  |  Feb 27, 2009  |  0 comments
3-D has been making a pretty big resurgence lately, especially in movie theaters. From My Bloody Valentine to Coraline, moviegoers have been lining up to put on some silly-looking glasses and watch the special effects jump out at them. While...
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  3 comments
Upwards of half of all U.S. households will own a 4K/Ultra HD TV over the next three years, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, which begs the question: How much 4K content will be available?
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2015  |  0 comments
Dolby Cinema infographic

Dolby announced that five new Hollywood features, including the first two titles from Twentieth Century Fox, will be released in Dolby Cinema bringing the total number of movies that combine high-dynamic range (HDR) images and Dolby Atmos surround sound to 13.

SV Staff  |  Oct 08, 2009  |  0 comments
Deciding what speakers are best for you depends on your room size, budget, and listening requirements. Consider the following: Room Size Are you in a small apartment or room, or are you building a large-scale custom home theater? For the...
SV Staff  |  Jun 04, 2009  |  0 comments
In a recent story on Daily Finance, newly appointed CDO at News Corp, Jonathan Miller, was quote saying he thought it was logical for Hulu to have some content that's only available to paying subscribers. The Internet conjured up images of...
Mark Fleischmann  |  May 14, 2010  |  0 comments
Alfred Hitchcock fans will get a special treat this fall: Psycho is going to be released on Blu-ray in a new 5.1-channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.
SV Staff  |  Nov 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Just when you finally got your 5.1 speaker system dialed in, Iosono comes out with a system that will totally blow away your old system. Introduced at the 2008 SMPTE Conference, this new system can use from 200 - 500 speakers, completely ringing...