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Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Sixteen years ago today I was sitting in my office in midtown at the north end of Times Square working on my editorial for the November 2001 issue...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  1 comments
The Federal Trade Commission may reconsider its rules on how TV screen size must be specified in ads. It is now seeking comment on whether to ax the Picture Tube Rule—or in its full bureaucratic splendor, the Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets Rule. It dates back to 1966, the heart of the direct-view TV era, and requires screen sizes to be quoted by viewable area unless clearly and conspicuously stated otherwise.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  4 comments
HDR improves picture quality but also makes content more tempting to steal. Writes a Fox studio executive in Multichannel News: “Fox’s experience is that the moment a high-quality pirate source becomes available, it immediately becomes much more popular than lower-quality sources such as theater camcorders or ‘ordinary’ HD sources, and is therefore a bigger threat to our legitimate business.”
SV Staff  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  0 comments
The Yamaha YAS-207 ($299) is the first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X, which simulates a 7.1.4 configuration with height effects but without using height speakers. It sounded better than we’d expected. Look for our review in an upcoming issue...
SV Staff  |  Sep 01, 2017  |  0 comments
Dirac Research, the Swedish developer of the digital sound optimization technology, has announced a mobile app for optimizing home theater audio.
SV Staff  |  Sep 01, 2017  |  0 comments
MQA announced yesterday at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin that LG’s new V30 will be the first smartphone to support high-resolution Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio encoding when it becomes available in the coming weeks and that the technology has been integrated into Sony’s latest Walkman music players.
SV Staff  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  0 comments
DTS today announced that the first DTS Play-Fi-enabled multiroom wireless speakers to incorporate Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service are slated to hit the market in the coming weeks.
SV Staff  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  1 comments
LG and Bang & Olufsen today unveiled an OLED TV at IFA in Berlin that is the result of a new collaborative effort between the companies.
SV Staff  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Parasound will unveil a revamped version of its popular five-channel A 52 amplifier next week in San Diego at CEDIA 2017.
SV Staff  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  0 comments
Smart speakers, the product category Amazon created a couple years ago with its voice-enabled Echo, is abuzz on Wall Street.
SV Staff  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  3 comments
A Howell, New Jersey man who lives less than 200 feet from the back of the Xscape Theatres that opened last year has had it with the “rumbling thunder” that can happen any time between 11 a.m. when the Cineplex opens to 1 a.m. when it closes.
SV Staff  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  0 comments
Near, the Maine-based company known for its indestructible outdoor speakers, has introduced a weatherproof subwoofer designed to be installed in or on the ground.
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.
SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2017  |  0 comments
While tradeshows are always full of surprises, here’s a bit of pre-show news that really stood out: Monoprice, the company known for its value pricing, will unveil a line of THX-certified subwoofers at CEDIA 2017, which opens in San Diego next week.
SV Staff  |  Aug 25, 2017  |  0 comments
Nearly Four in 10 (37%) of Internet-connected homes in the U.S. own a Roku streaming media player, according to new research from Dallas-based Parks Associates.

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