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SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2016 4 comments
LG today announced pricing and availability for the Super UHD TV series it previewed at CES 2016 and said all models will support the HDR10 and Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) formats. Dolby Vision will be added via a firmware update in Early April.

The 2016 lineup, featuring IPS 4K Quantum display technology, 10-bit color processing, and LG’s webOS smart TV platform, comprises nine models with 55- to 86-inch screen sizes. Models with 55-, 60- and 65-inch screens from the UH7700 and UH8500 series will be available later this month at prices ranging from $1,800 for the 55UD7700 to $3,000 for the 65UH8500.

LG said 65- and 86-inch models in the flagship UH9500 series will be available later this spring at $4,000 and $10,000, respectively. The 75-inch 75UH8500 is also slated for later introduction at $5,000.

The company said it is working with Amazon Video, Netflix, and VUDU to offer HDR content streaming via its webOS interface.

Most major studios have announced support for Dolby Vision and Dolby estimates as many as 100 titles could be available by the end of 2016.

SV Staff Posted: Feb 12, 2016 0 comments
LH Labs—short for Light Harmonic—which designed premium sound options for the Tesla S, will start taking preorders for two versions of its Inspire 5 soundbar system on Monday, February 15.
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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 22, 2002 0 comments

Warner Home Video president and DVD pioneer Warren Lieberfarb abruptly departed from the company Friday, December 20. No official reason for his resignation was given, but some industry insiders alluded to his dissatisfaction with upper management at media conglomerate AOL TimeWarner.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2000 0 comments
Despite their excellent capabilities, bulky video projectors haven't achieved huge market penetration because many homeowners object to their size. Toshiba has two solutions: lightweight, portable LCD projectors offering amazing brightness and resolution.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
Listening to music is boring, right? I mean, it's just sound. There's nothing to look at or anything. That's why you'll gladly spend $2,000 on a TV, but balk at paying $200 for speakers. Right? Well, maybe. Clearly, flat screens are all the rage,...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 19, 1999 0 comments

Planet Hollywood in New York hosted the world premiere of <I><A HREF="http://www.shootyoudown.com">underdogs</A></I> at the New York International Independent Film Video and Arts Festival this past weekend, but, in an effort to get the film from the launch party into the market, the writer-director has listed the rights to the romantic comedy on <A HREF="http://www.ebay.com">eBay</A>.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Apr 02, 2006 0 comments
Atlantic Technology's newest subwoofer is a piece of gear you'll want to hide away in a corner of your home theater - but not because it looks ugly. (I've seen it, and it doesn't.) The 10 CSB is specifically designed to be placed in corner for two very good reasons.
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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2008 0 comments
Sunfire's built a rep for teensy-tinsy speakers that sound like towering megaspeakers. Only problem was, the tiny transducers carried a giant price tag: about $6,000 to $8,000 for a full system. With the new HRS speaker system, the company's headed...
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3 comments
Hailed as a sleek “zero-glare” alternative to flat-panel TVs, the Black Diamond Motorized projection screen is ideal for minimalist décors and spaces that simply don’t have room for a huge screen. Hit a wall switch and, like magic, a slender tube descends from the ceiling and the screen unfurls, suspended from ultra-slim aircraft cable.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2015 0 comments
Rega was approached by the legendary rock band Queen to produce a limited edition turntable to coincide with the September release of Queen: The Studio Collection, an 18-piece 180g vinyl LP box set from Virgin EMI Records, according to Sound Organisation, which distributes Rega and other European audio brands in the U.S.
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Aug 18, 2005 0 comments

Lions Gate Home Entertainment (LGHE), a division of Lions Gate Entertainment, announced last Wednesday that it will release content on the Blu-ray Disc format. As part of its cooperation with the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), LGHE will begin releasing new films, TV programming, and other titles from the company's vast library when Blu-ray hardware launches in North America.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2015 1 comments
Anxious to hear DTS:X surround sound? Lionsgate Films today announced plans to release three films in the new object-based immersive audio format.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Microsoft lets you channel your inner idol with their new singing game, "Lips." Exclusively for the Xbox 360, "Lips" is a singing game that comes complete with motion-sensing bedazzled microphones, wireless of course, that lets...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2009 0 comments
It's now been over a month since Circuit City began its liquidation. We've covered the liquidation to death; you probably won't get any real deal at these stores unless you're both canny and lucky. They jack up prices to MSRP, then start shaving...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 24, 2005 0 comments
Pity those poor manufacturers of portable audio and video devices whose names don't begin with an "A" and who don't make gadgets with a model numbers starting with a lower-case "i". HandHeld Entertainment, makers of one of those "not an iPod audio/video" portables, sees an avenue to fame and success in offering a handheld portable player that costs significantly less than an iPod from Apple. Prior to Apple's much ballyhooed introduction earlier this month, HandHeld Entertainment announced plans for the next generation of their digital video/audio/photo media players.

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