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Rob Sabin  |  Jul 02, 2015  |  3 comments
"Game of Thrones," HBO's award-winning and wildly popular fantasy series, is headed "overhead," courtesy of a remix in Dolby Atmos.

Rob Sabin  |  Jan 09, 2015  |  0 comments
After achieving success with 2013's passive Triton Seven mini-tower ($700 each) and last year's powered Triton One flagship ($2,500 each), GoldenEar Technology has plans to introduce another affordable passive tower, the Triton Five.

Rob Sabin  |  Aug 05, 2015  |  6 comments
Hint: It's One You Already Know...

In a recent Signals blog (“Saving Hi-Res Audio”) Ken Pohlmann spotlighted the near-rabid sniping in the audiophile community and the public at large about whether hi-res audio delivers real, discernible benefits. Ken suggested that if the music industry wants hi-res to succeed, they should drop the significant premium now attached to hi-res downloads and charge the same as for any other music file, then reap the benefit of people buying more music because they like engaging with high-quality content.

Rob Sabin  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
The message from Chinese TV maker Hisense to its competition at CES on Tuesday was muted but still clear: Duck and cover, because we’re coming for you.

In a pre-show press conference that was short on product demos but refreshingly business-like and informative, the owners of the leading TV brand in China for the last 13 years running and the number 3 brand globally laid out their plans for conquering the U.S. market.

Rob Sabin  |  Oct 22, 2008  |  0 comments
The Short Form
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Snapshot
Rob Sabin  |  Jan 13, 2010  |  0 comments
Key Features
$1,299 Hitachi.us/tv
• 5 HDMI inputs • Reel120 Motion 120-Hz processi
Rob Sabin  |  Mar 06, 2006  |  0 comments
March 7 - If your ears have been buzzing lately, I can guess your problem.
Rob Sabin  |  Dec 20, 2011  |  4 comments
Eleven years ago, in the fall of 2000, the Sunday Arts & Leisure section of The New York Times published a long freelance article I wrote announcing the birth of digital cinema. Digital projection for large venues was mostly a dream at the time, but the technology existed and had been proven to provide satisfying images for the average moviegoer. Meanwhile, digital cinema’s biggest booster, filmmaker George Lucas, had just finished shooting Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones in 1080p/24-frame-per-second digital using a cutting-edge camera developed by Sony and Panavision. It was the first major motion picture to be shot entirely in video.
Rob Sabin  |  Feb 01, 2016  |  3 comments
I’ve had almost a month to ponder CES 2016 and what strikes me most as I look back is how a show that was once strictly about audio/video has grown into an enormous and wild Mardi Gras of tech, encompassing everything from drones and hoverboards to smartphones and digital health wearables and much more.

Rob Sabin  |  Jul 24, 2013  |  Published: Jul 25, 2013  |  31 comments
Readers who follow developments in audio/video electronics might have heard back in May that Home Theater's parent company, Source Interlink Media, acquired its chief competitor Sound & Vision. These were the two biggest print magazines serving the A/V enthusiast.

It was announced on Monday that, beginning with the October issue, Home Theater and Sound & Vision will be merged, and only one magazine will go forward under the Sound & Vision brand.

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