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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
Twenty years ago today, Apple launched the iconic “Think Different” ad campaign, which still resonates today, 15 years after it ended.
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.
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  |  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.
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 22, 2017  |  0 comments
CEDIA has announced that CEDIA Certification exams will now be available through Kryterion Global Testing Solutions, which has more than 1,000 testing centers worldwide.