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Mark Fleischmann  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  2 comments
Republicans and Democrats may not agree on much, but at least one member of each party would like to see musicians get paid royalties on musical works produced before 1972.
SV Staff  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Let the deals begin. Amazon has announced that its Black Friday Deals Store is now open, marking the official (or unofficial?) start of the holiday shopping season.
SV Staff  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Comcast has announced the availability of “seamless access” to Netflix Ultra HD (UHD) 4K programming for its Xfinity X1 TV/Internet platform.
SV Staff  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments
October may be gone but it’s not forgotten, having yielded a small but distinguished batch of Top Pick-designated products. Among them a high performing stereo receiver with distinctive retro styling, Sony’s impressive reentry into the vibrant world of OLED TV, a reference-caliber home theater speaker system that is surprisingly affordable, and a budget AV receiver that’s bustling with features. All are presented here in summary form for your reading pleasure.
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments
KEF has announced the addition of Spotify Connect to the LS50W wireless speaker ($2,200/pair) introduced in January at CES 2017 as part of the brand’s 55th anniversary celebration.
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch is offering a new 5.1-channel Reference Theater Pack for enthusiasts who want big sound from speakers with a small footprint and small price tag.
SV Staff  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments
James Loudspeaker has added a high-output in-ceiling speaker to its Small Aperture (SA) line of architectural speakers.
SV Staff  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Courtesy of Parks Associates

New research from Parks Associates shows that 53 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribe to both a pay-TV service and at least one OTT (over the top) video streaming service, chosen from a field with more than 200 active services.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Dolby Laboratories wants to know exactly how viewers respond to its HDR, surround sound, or color palette technologies while watching a movie. So Dolby’s chief scientist and neurophysiologist Poppy Crum has been running 15 to 20 experiments per day in which volunteers sit on a couch attached to brain monitors, heart rate monitors, galvanic skin response sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and lie detectors.
SV Staff  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments
Sennheiser has announced that the unique Ambeo Smart Headset it previewed at CES 2017 is now available.
SV Staff  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments
Ovation Audio + Video is celebrating its 30th anniversary with four days of special events at its Indianapolis showroom.
SV Staff  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  First Published: Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments
The 2017 edition of the annual Burning Amp Festival (BAF) will take place at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on Sunday, November 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SV Staff  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday released the Final Draft Version 8.0 of the Energy Star specification for comment and the Consumer Technology Association immediately chimed in.
SV Staff  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments
Hisense, the multinational consumer electronics manufacturer and TV market share leader in China, today announced the availability of what it is touting as a 100-inch 4K “Laser TV.” The thing is, it’s not really a TV in the traditional sense.
SV Staff  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments
DTS has announced that the first DTS Play-Fi-enabled speaker to incorporate Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service is now available.