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SV Staff Posted: 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.

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SV Staff Posted: 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 Posted: 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.”
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SV Staff Posted: 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 Posted: 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 Posted: 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.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: 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...

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SV Staff Posted: 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.
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SV Staff Posted: 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.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2017 3 comments
Taiwan-based CyberLink today released the latest version of its popular PowerDVD movie and media player for Windows PCs.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2017 1 comments
Zvox has introduced an advanced version of its popular AccuVoice TV Speaker that uses patent-pending algorithms to “lift dialogue out of a soundtrack” so it’s easier to understand.
SV Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2017 0 comments
House of Marley, the company co-founded by the son of the late reggae icon Bob Marley, today announced its entry into the turntable market with the “eco-conscious” Stir It Up record player featuring a bamboo plinth, slip mat made of recycled silicone rubber, and fabric dust cover made from “up-cycled” hemp, cotton, and recycled plastic bottles.
SV Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2017 1 comments
Epson says its new portable 1080p LCD projector is up to three times brighter than competitive models, making it suitable for watching movies and sports or playing video games in a large room with the lights on.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2017 0 comments
Indianapolis-based electronics/appliance retailer hhgregg announced on Friday that it will close its doors by early June, making it the latest brick-and-mortar retail casualty.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2017 0 comments
Season 1 of the HBO limited series The Young Pope, starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton, is available for download today, with Blu-ray and DVD releases to follow June 6.

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