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SV Staff  |  Jul 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Sound & Vision’s Top Pick designation is reserved for the very best home entertainment has to offer — that is, gear we can recommend without reservation. Among our June Picks is a 4K laser projector that delivers a bright picture with powerful contrast, a high-performance Dolby Vision-compatible 4K Blu-ray player, two uncompromising sets of headphones, and a $350 soundbase (not soundbar) that is so good it’ll blow your mind. Read on but don’t just stop here. Check out our Top Picks page for many more recommendations.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jul 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Along with a few other changes in categories, the Recording Academy just announced that Surround Sound is out, Immersive Audio is in.

SV Staff  |  Jun 29, 2018  |  0 comments
As the July 4th holiday nears, we decided to cruise our own Shop Sound & Vision site to see what kind of deals we could rustle up. Here are 10 — five AV receivers and five speaker systems — that are worth a look. All are Sound & Vision Top Picks. Yes, some are older models and a couple are even discontinued, so they won’t be of great interest to those who live on the cutting edge…but it’s hard to ignore those prices. If not for your main system, there might be something here for that second system down the hall or the one in the basement. Or maybe your vacation home. Happy hunting.
SV Staff  |  Jun 29, 2018  |  0 comments
London-based startup Sensible Object has announced the world’s first voice-augmented board game.
SV Staff  |  Jun 28, 2018  |  0 comments
Elite Screens is kicking off summer with a creative if not unusual outdoor product: a projection screen that attaches to a freestanding awning.
SV Staff  |  Jun 27, 2018  |  1 comments
With almost half of 2018 behind us, now is the perfect time to reflect on the good AV fortune that has come our way over the past 147 days. We’ve reviewed dozens of products so far this year, including six shining examples of what a speaker system can and should be. Whether you’re just starting out or in the market for an upgrade, each of these systems — presented from least to most expensive — deserves serious consideration.
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2018  |  0 comments
House of Marley, the company co-founded by the son of the late reggae icon Bob Marley, has introduced a new “earth-friendly” set of Bluetooth earbuds designed with vacation travel and outdoor workouts in mind.
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2018  |  1 comments
Rhino Entertainment today announced that it will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Door’s classic Waiting For The Sun with a special package featuring a remastered version of the original stereo mix on CD and 180-gram vinyl LP plus a second CD with 14 previously unreleased tracks.
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2018  |  0 comments
After years of promises, false starts, and slow growth, the smart home might finally be starting to gel. Market research company IDC is forecasting that some 550 million smart home devices will ship worldwide this year...
SV Staff  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  2 comments
Apple is reportedly looking to step up its audio game in 2019 with plans for new in- and over-ear headphones and a follow-up to the HomePod smart speaker it introduced earlier this year.
SV Staff  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments
Elite Screens has announced that the materials used for its Cinegray 3D and 5D ambient-light-rejecting projection screens have received UL 2818 Greenguard and Greengard Gold certifications.
SV Staff  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments
DTS has announced a free app that enables content playing on DTS Play-Fi gear to be streamed via Wi-Fi to headphones connected to a phone or tablet.
SV Staff  |  Jun 22, 2018  |  0 comments
Bose is rolling out a new set of wireless earbuds that are both unusual and innovative.
SV Staff  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  1 comments
AT&T today announced the WatchTV streaming video package that will let wireless subscribers stream more than 30 live channels through a new app in addition to providing access to more than 15,000 TV shows and movies on demand.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  10 comments
15 Minutes with David Solomon

Move over Tidal. Qobuz (pronounced “ko-buzz”) is coming to the States this fall, armed with a 2-million-track arsenal of hi-res music and a web portal that makes Tidal’s slick homepage seem confined. We checked in with AV industry veteran David Solomon, newly appointed Chief High-Res Evangelist for Qobuz, to learn more about the music service and its unusual name.