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SV Staff  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Sling TV today announced that its live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service is now available on most 2016 webOS 3.0-enabled LG smart TVs and is coming to webOS 3.5-enabled 2017 models later this year.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  6 comments
15 Minutes with HDMI Forum Chairman Chris Pasqualino

When HDMI hit the scene in 2003 it was welcomed as a godsend, enabling enthusiasts to replace a rat’s nest of audio and video cables with a single connection. The specification has evolved steadily over the years to keep pace with the ever-changing AV landscape and encountered a few bumps along the way. In January, the HDMI Forum announced Version 2.1, a forward-looking upgrade of the current HDMI 2.0b spec. We recently caught up with HDMI Forum Chairman Chris Pasqualino to learn about the implications of HDMI 2.1 now and in the future.

SV Staff  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Don’t be fooled by the ’60s-vibe of Teac’s AI-503, introduced on the eve of the Axpona Audio Expo in Chicago.
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  0 comments
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands have figured out how to use infrared rays to dramatically increase the speed of Wi-Fi while eliminating network congestion.
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  0 comments
A growing number of consumers are planning to buy smart home devices in the future as they gain a clearer understanding of how these devices can benefit their lives, according to a consumer survey released today.
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments
THX, the company founded in 1983 by filmmaker George Lucas to deliver best-in-class entertainment experiences through technical certification, has joined the Streaming Video Alliance where it will use its experience benchmarking and setting quality standards to advance the quality of streaming.

SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  1 comments
How fast is your internet? If you live in Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, or Utah, congratulations! Your state is home to some of the country’s fastest internet speeds in the country, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s Innovation Scorecard.
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Next Level Acoustics, a Boston-based startup specializing in custom speaker systems, also offers a unique line of custom soundbar enclosures designed to provide “the perfect balance between aesthetics and integration.”
SV Staff  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  0 comments
San Francisco startup SmartBeings is getting ready to ship WooHoo, the “world’s first” voice-controlled, AI-based smart home hub, a Kickstarter project that beat its $30,000 funding goal by $24,000 in February.
SV Staff  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  1 comments
BDI Furniture’s new Elements Collection of media and storage consoles can be configured 24 different ways, making it one of the company’s most customizable offerings to date.
SV Staff  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Essence For Hi Res Audio is shipping its new second-generation digital-to-analog converters (DACs) for owners of late-model AV receivers and preamp/processors who want to upgrade to HDMI 2.0a instead of replacing the gear.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Sinclair’s TBD is a digital multicast network aimed at millennials. Multicast means TV stations will carry it as a secondary channel, allowing broadcasters to seek new revenue while leaving traditional network and independent channels intact...

Smart TV Platforms are consolidating. Ten TV makers are using Roku and Chromecast in lieu of rolling their own...

SV Staff  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  0 comments
If you’re a fan of space exploration, add a reminder to your calendar: Two weeks from today (April 26) NASA will live stream from the International Space Station 250 miles above Earth in 4K—the highest resolution video ever broadcast live from space.
SV Staff  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  0 comments
LeEco, the China-based online video and internet TV content provider, has abandoned plans to acquire Vizio in a $2 billion deal announced last summer.
SV Staff  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  3 comments
Taiwan-based CyberLink today released the latest version of its popular PowerDVD movie and media player for Windows PCs.