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SV Staff  |  Dec 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Puro Sound Labs, the San Diego-based company “dedicated to fighting the growing epidemic of noise-induced hearing loss,” has expanded its line of volume-limited headphones for kids with a wireless on-ear model.
SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  3 comments
Vutec Stiletto Projection Screen
Stiletto—an alluring name for an alluring projection screen that appears to float in midair thanks to its super-thin bezel. It’s so skinny, you practically have to squint to see it. But the frame is made of extruded aluminum, so it’s anything but flimsy. Lightweight, yes. Flimsy, no.
Wide or Really Wide: A selection of ISF-certified screen materials, with gains ranging from 0.6 to 1.3, are available in standard 16:9 or ultra-wide 2.35:1. Screen sizes range from 92 to 159 inches (diagonal) in 16:9 and 115 to 189 inches (diagonal) in 2.35:1; custom sizes are also available.
SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments
New research from financial services company Raymond James shows that almost a third (31 percent) of Internet users polled in November cited streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu as their primary source of video content, up from 24 percent a year ago and just four percent behind the 35 percent of survey respondents who named cable as their primary source of video entertainment.
SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

A recent consumer survey from Parks Associates shows that ease of use is a key factor in choosing smart TVs and other connected devices.

Almost half (45 percent) of U.S. broadband households have a smart TV, making it the most commonly used platform for streaming video content among this group, according to a new Market Snapshot from Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates.

SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Texas Instruments (TI) yesterday announced an expanded family of chipsets to bring 4K Ultra HD technology to new applications, including” laser TVs, mobile smart TVs, smart home displays,” and a range of projectors, including handheld pico projectors.
SV Staff  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Headphone makers are really stepping up their game lately. A couple months ago it was Sennheiser’s Ambeo, a headset with 360-degree microphones built into its earpieces. Not to be outdone, startup Funky Sound Studio plans to introduce its take on the smart headphone next month at CES 2018.
SV Staff  |  Dec 04, 2017  |  0 comments
BestBuy kicked off a “deals of the day” page” on Friday to lure holiday shoppers to its website with the promise of the “best deals of the season on items like 4K TVs, laptops, tablets, and more.”
SV Staff  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments
As the holidays draw near, it’s time to start locking down your year-end plan. Which of the products on your upgrade list will make the cut? If a 4K/HDR TV is under consideration but your budget is getting a bit tapped out, we have two recent Top Picks to recommend, along with several other products that got the big Sound & Vision thumbs up in November. Among them an integrated amplifier/streamer audiophiles will love, a soundbar with Virtual DTS:X processing for $300 (no that’s not a typo), a wireless multiroom music system that’s inexpensive and sounds great, and a second-generation Ultra HD Blu-ray player that will take your home theater experience to the next level. All deserve serious consideration.
SV Staff  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments
P&F USA, the exclusive licensee for Philips televisions and video products in North America, has announced a new series of budget 1080p TVs built around Roku’s OS 8 operating system, which features an upgraded electronic program guide.
SV Staff  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments
Emotiva Audio has introduced a wall-mountable surround speaker that can be configured as a direct radiating bipole speaker or as a forward- or rear-oriented dipole speaker to accommodate a variety of surround-sound installations.

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