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SV Staff  |  Mar 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Austin, Texas-based projection-screen specialist Screen Innovations (SI) has announced a “ground up redesign” of its popular Solo motorized screen.
SV Staff  |  Mar 18, 2019  |  1 comments
Amazon’s voice-enabled virtual assistant Alexa is continuing to find her way into an ever growing list of products. Roku is the latest company to announce Alexa compatibility for its streaming devices and Roku TVs...
SV Staff  |  Mar 15, 2019  |  6 comments
JVC and Panasonic today announced a unique collaboration intended to deliver the “best possible HDR” (high dynamic range) image quality when certain JVC projectors are paired with Panasonic’s flagship 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
SV Staff  |  Mar 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Are you ready for a new era of targeted advertising direct to your smart TV? Ready or not, Vizio has partnered with Disney, CBS, NBC Universal, and other major media/advertising companies to form an industry consortium dedicated to developing industry standards for addressable advertising on internet-connected smart TVs.
SV Staff  |  Mar 14, 2019  |  4 comments
Portrait Displays, a leader in color-calibration solutions and advanced display control, has announced plans to release a simplified, lower-cost consumer version of its forthcoming CalMAN 2019 professional video calibration software.
SV Staff  |  Mar 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Responding to a call from customers, McIntosh has announced that 11 of its integrated amps and preamps have achieved Roon Tested status, meaning they have been profiled and tested by McIntosh and Roon Labs, maker of the music management software favored by audiophiles, to ensure “maximum compatibility.”
SV Staff  |  Mar 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Subwoofers add body, depth, and excitement movies and music but they have other uses, too.
Bob Ankosko  |  Mar 13, 2019  |  0 comments
How much would you be willing to pay to improve the sound of a live concert put on by one of your all-time favorite artists? That was one of many questions I pondered as walked to my seat at Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour last week at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. And what a seat it was: left of center, 11 rows from the stage and aligned perfectly with Elton’s grand piano.
SV Staff  |  Mar 11, 2019  |  5 comments
The music streaming service TIDAL today launched an iOS app that supports the playback of high-resolution MQA-encoded music on the iPhone and other Apple devices
SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  0 comments
In January New York City’s Stereo Exchange expanded its operation to include the sale of “certified pre-owned” gear from NJ-based SkyFi Audio and continues to offer up a steady stream of vintage gems, like the ones featured here.
SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  0 comments
Hong Kong-based Helm Audio, which made its North America debut last year, has announced that it is now shipping the wireless earbuds it previewed in November.
SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  2 comments
Qobuz, the Paris-based high-resolution (hi-res) music streaming and download service that launched in the U.S. last month, is now available on Sonos wireless music systems.
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  2 comments
Vanguard Dynamics today announced that it is now shipping an in-wall docking system/stereo amplifier that converts Amazon’s little Echo Dot virtual assistant/speaker into a high-performance audio source.
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  0 comments
Sonos today began shipping an updated “Gen 2” version of its Top Pick-designated Sonos One wireless smart speaker, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at it.
SV Staff  |  Mar 06, 2019  |  0 comments
DTS has announced that more than three-dozen DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers can now be designated as the default speaker when linked with an Alexa-powered Amazon device.

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