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SV Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2016 420 comments
Register to win a Denon AVR X4300H AV Receiver (MSRP $1499) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"Discover a whole new world of thrilling 3D surround sound with the Denon AVR-X4300H Network AV receiver, a premium 9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with built-in HEOS wireless technology, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDCP2.2/HDR, MultEQ XT32 HDMI IN/Out and AL24 Plus."

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Click on the picture above for details on how to enter.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2016 0 comments
If you’re looking for different spin on football, beyond the usual Sunday/Monday/Thursday night games, Season 2 of HBO’s hit comedy series Ballers is now available for download and streaming.
Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments
There are supergroups, and then there are The Traveling Wilburys. The wink/nudge humor behind the band name and the multiple nicknames of its five members is all George Harrison, the late Monty Python–loving Beatle, who put together a cream-of-the-crop collective for a pair of fabulously harmonious albums, 1988’s Vol. 1 and 1990’s Vol. 3. Harrison coined the word “Wilbury” in reference to in-studio recording gaffes attributed to faulty equipment, of which he told producer Jeff Lynne: “We’ll bury ’em in the mix.”
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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 26, 2016 1 comments
For many, going out to the movies is the perfect excuse to escape from the house. Get away from the kids. Unwind from work. Enjoy a date night. Whatever. Many people love the shared, communal experience of the local Cineplex. And, for the longest time, that has been the only way for law abiding, non-Hollywood types to watch a first room movie without waiting months for it to release to the home market whether on disc, on demand rental, or streaming.

But what if there were a way to watch movies at home, day-and-date when they were released in the theater? Would this be worth something to you? And if so, how much…?

SV Staff Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments
Klipsch has introduced four headphones, including two wireless models, at prices ranging from $199 to $299.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments
Wal-Mart has added a free, ad-supported service to its Vudu streaming platform.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Oct 25, 2016 7 comments
HDMI is a boon to videophiles. It can carry both audio and video using one cable, in contrast to the 9 (!) required for a totally analog A/V connection (R, G, B, and 5.1 audio). It can also pass all the features offered by current HD and Ultra HD formats.

HDMI is a nightmare. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it works but limits the information it transports from the source to the display. And sometimes it doesn’t work at all.

Take your pick, but the truth sits somewhere between these two statements.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments
Dish today introduced NBA Team Pass, a $119 single-team package that allows subscribers to follow any one of the NBA’s 30 teams throughout the regular season with live access to every out-of-market game.
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Steve Guttenberg Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments
Build Quality
PRICE $309

Handsome design
Extraordinary build quality
Rich sound
Doesn’t fold for compact storage

It’s easy to be distracted by the Meze 99 Classics’ good looks, but they’re also great-sounding headphones.

Call me shallow, but I fell deeply in love with the Meze Classics 99 headphones even before I heard them. Those precision carved, hand-finished, solid wood earcups, stainless steel headband, self-adjusting headband strap, and sumptuous earpads all lend a luxury feel to the design, though the price is solidly affordable. No other headphones near the price look and feel like the 99 Classics.

SV Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments
San Diego-based Soundcast today introduced the VG1 portable Bluetooth speaker ($150) featuring an IP67 “ingress protection” rating certifying that it’s impervious to dust and submersible in 3 feet of water.