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SV Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2017 2 comments
Apple is testing a fifth-generation Apple TV capable of streaming in 4K/Ultra HD (UHD), according to a recent BloombergTechnology report. The news comes weeks after Apple hired away the executive who had been running Amazon’s Fire TV division.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2017 2 comments
LG today announced pricing and availability for many of the OLED and Super UHD TVs unveiled at CES in January.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 22, 2017 2 comments
Bryston today announced a digital music player/entertainment hub that supports “virtually all” digital file formats and resolutions including DSD 128 and high-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 22, 2017 0 comments
LG’s webOS has become the first smart TV platform to be cybersecurity-certified by UL, the independent safety testing company.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 21, 2017 0 comments
Como Audio has expanded its line of wireless music systems with a two-way speaker that converts its entry-level Solo into a stereo system.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 21, 2017 0 comments
The thought of watching video on a smartphone might have seemed crazy a decade ago, yet nearly six in 10 consumers (57 percent) around the world watch videos on their phones every day, according AOL’s annual advertising study—virtually the same as the number of people (58 percent) who watch videos on a laptop or desktop every day.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 21, 2017 1 comments
Elite Prime Vision (EPV) has introduced an ambient-light-rejecting projection screen designed for use with ultra-short-throw projectors that sit against the wall at the base of the screen.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 20, 2017 4 comments
Sometimes a product name says it all. Like the recently introduced Grandioso K1 SACD player from Toyko-based Esoteric, which sells for a cool 27 grand.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 20, 2017 0 comments
Facebook has announced plans to launch a free app in the coming weeks that will let owners of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TVs watch Facebook videos on the big screen.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2017 4 comments
FM radio in my phone? Are you crazy? In one of those little-know (or at least little discussed) facts, today’s smartphones have an FM receiver built-in. The thing is, the receiver is not activated in most phones. As of last fall, FM was working in only 44 percent of the top-selling smartphones in the U.S.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 16, 2017 1 comments
MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG) today announced a multi-year agreement under which UMG will use MQA’s encoding technology to make its extensive catalog of master recordings available for high-resolution streaming.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 15, 2017 6 comments
Forty-one percent of cable and satellite subscribers are planning to trim or sever their pay-TV subscriptions, according to a survey of 1,000 customers by FocusVision and Zanthus.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2017 2 comments
The honeymoon is over. Best Buy is closing 200 of its Oculus Rift demo stations less than six months after announcing plans to feature the virtual reality headset in 500 stores in time for the 2016 holiday season.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 14, 2017 2 comments
Amid the usual flurry of TV-related news at last month's CES—including word that Sony is getting back into the OLED game—almost everyone missed a potentially big part of Sony’s TV announcement: That its 2017 Android-powered 4K TVs will be the first televisions to support Google Assistant, Google’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa.

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