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SV Staff  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  1 comments
NAD today announced that it will ship an integrated amplifier in November that recalls one of the most famous amps in audio history: the NAD 3020, introduced in 1978.
SV Staff  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  0 comments
Integra has announced that a Dolby Vision update for a number of current and new AV controllers and receivers will be available by end of the year. The firmware update will enable the passthrough of high dynamic range (HDR) content encoded in the Dolby Vision format.
SV Staff  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  1 comments
As voice control technology spreads like wildfire throughout the AV world, Amazon is looking to keep its lead over the competition with redesigned Echo and Echo Plus smart speakers, new Alexa features, and a new family member, the Echo Spot.
SV Staff  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  0 comments
Tom Petty, a leader of the American rock scene for more than four decades and the voice behind some of the most memorable songs in the rock/pop catalog, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest Monday evening. He was 66.
SV Staff  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  5 comments
Onkyo and Pioneer have announced that a Dolby Vision firmware update for a number of 2016 models will be available by end of December. The update will enable the passthrough of high dynamic range (HDR) content encoded in the Dolby Vision format.
SV Staff  |  Oct 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Roku today announced five new streaming players said to offer better performance, improved wireless reception, and new convenience features at prices ranging from $30 for a more powerful Roku Express to $100 for a new Roku Ultra.
SV Staff  |  Sep 30, 2017  |  0 comments
As September gives way to October, it’s time to reflect on what the past month (or two in this case) has brought us in the way home entertainment goodness. A fair amount, as it turns out. Recapping the virtues of our eight most recent Top Picks, we find four remarkable (and remarkably different) speaker systems to meet almost any need, an AV receiver that has been boldly reinvented for the wireless age, a spectacular soundbar from a brand you forgot about, headphones that will make even the most reluctant “speakers-only” audiophile smile, and a super-capable AV processor from one of audio’s stalwart companies. Which ones will make your upgrade list?
SV Staff  |  Sep 29, 2017  |  0 comments
Sony has announced the availability of a firmware update for its high-end HT-ST5000 soundbar that adds DTS:X surround sound decoding, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Vision pass-through, and other features.
SV Staff  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments
You may have heard of in-wall soundbars but how about an in-ceiling soundbar?
SV Staff  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  2 comments
McIntosh today announced a portable decoding amplifier designed to bring quality sound to on-the-go music lovers and listeners who want to improve the sound of PC-based music libraries.
SV Staff  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Toronto-based Fabriq aims to fill what it perceives as a void for inexpensive smart speakers that offer decent sound quality with a new Alexa-enabled speaker that sells for $100.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments
The Dish Music app uses DTS Play-Fi wireless technology to endow Dish’s Hopper 2 and 3 DVRs with multiroom smarts.
SV Staff  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments
While fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones will have to wait until December 12 to get Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray or DVD, the full season is now available for download on iTunes and Google Play for $26.99 in HD or $19.99 in SD.
SV Staff  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  0 comments
Fans of Hollywood’s famous demonic doll are in for another blood-spattered adventure as Chucky continues his reign of terror behind the locked doors of an insane asylum in Cult of Chucky, due on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on demand October 3.
SV Staff  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  1 comments
Comcast and LG today announced that owners of 2017 and 2018 webOS-enabled LG smart TVs will be able to access Comcast’s Xfinity TV service through the Xfinity TV Partner app in 2018 without the need to lease a cable box.