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SV Staff  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  7 comments
If you’ve spent any time in a Best Buy store in recent years you’ve no doubt noticed the incredible shrinking music section, which has gone from multiple disc-filled aisles to a small section devoted to new releases and a limited selection of top selling classic albums.
SV Staff  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  1 comments
NBCUniversal has announced that as part of its coverage of 2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea it will make 4K high dynamic range (HDR) broadcasts of Friday’s opening ceremony and several high-profile events available to cable, satellite, telco providers, and other partners, marking the first time an Olympics event will be broadcast with color and contrast enhancing HDR technology.
SV Staff  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Whether or not Ultra HD Blu-ray is the last physical format for high-quality entertainment remains an open question, but one thing is certain: The format has gained favor among enthusiasts and continues to build momentum around the world.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments
News briefs from the world of home and mobile entertainment.
SV Staff  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments
If you’ve been paying attention you will notice something about January’s batch of top-rated AV products: All were deemed worthy of Sound & Vision’s Top Pick of the Year accolades. So here you have it: The return of an iconic turntable, two exemplary Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker systems at compelling price points, a set of in-ear monitors designed by the guy who invented the category for a price that will surprise you, and an ambient-light-rejecting screen made for the new breed of ultra-short-throw projectors that are giving big-screen TVs a run for their money.
SV Staff  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments
DTS has announced a free software update for more than a dozen Play-Fi products that enables real-time audio streaming from any connected source, such as a TV, to Play-Fi speakers throughout the home.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA Expo, the annual trade show of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, has been steadily shrinking, and its management has been turned over to an outside company. So it’s curious to see InfoComm, the trade show devoted to pro AV, moving into consumer territory.

SV Staff  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  0 comments
Have you seen Burger King’s ‘Whopper Neutrality’ ad? It’s hilarious — and ingenious.
SV Staff  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  2 comments
Integra yesterday announced plans to add an AV controller and AV receiver to its reference-grade Research Series.
SV Staff  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments
James Loudspeaker, the Napa, California-based speaker designer and manufacturer, has introduced a new series of 2.1-channel soundbars that team speakers for left- and right-channel audio with a built-in subwoofer in a low-profile enclosure.
SV Staff  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments
20th Century Fox has announced that the season six of the award-winning series Homeland will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD February 6.
SV Staff  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments
Sonos closed its store in New York City’s trendy Soho district yesterday and blacked out its windows to protest the FCC’s December ruling lifting “net neutrality” regulations enacted to ensure equal access to the internet. Repeal of the regulations gives internet service providers greater control over the internet “pipe.”
SV Staff  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments
American adults are expected to spend a whopping $15.3 billion on purchases related to 2018 Super Bowl, a significant part of which will be earmarked for new TVs, according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 28, 2018  |  19 comments

15 Minutes with Apple’s Phil Schiller

On Friday, Apple announced that it will begin taking pre-orders for the HomePod. We reached out to Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, for an inside look at the company’s entry into the burgeoning smart speaker space.

SV Staff  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  1 comments
Are you ready for Super Bowl LII? How about your TV? Is it of suitable size and quality? 4K? Ready to put you on the field as the Patriots and Eagles fight for pigskin supremacy?