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SV Staff  |  Aug 13, 2018  |  1 comments
Samsung teased its long-anticipated entry into the smart speaker arena with a peek at Galaxy Home.
SV Staff  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  9 comments
Florida will get its own audio show when the Florida Audio Expo opens in Tampa next February.
SV Staff  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  0 comments
We’re on a roll. In the past month we’ve reviewed three top-performing TVs from three top brands. You might call it a TV trifecta. All have 65-inch screens and all earned Sound & Vision’s prestigious Top Pick designation, reserved for the very best home entertainment has to offer. And with prices ranging from $2,300 to $3,499, each model — one OLED and two state-of-the-art LCDs — more than holds its own on the value scale. Read on and get your credit card ready.
SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments
The chart, excerpted from the just-released “TV Services: Pay TV in a Data-Driven World” report, shows consumer perceptions of data collection and use among U.S broadband households. Courtesy of Parks Associates.

One in five internet households report being “highly sensitive” to how TV content providers collect and use data about family members and their activities, according to the latest research from Parks Associates.

SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments
WndrCo, the startup founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, announced yesterday that it has secured $1 billion in seed money to launch a TV company that caters to mobile viewers.
SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments
Onkyo USA has acquired exclusive distribution rights to market and distribute TEAC home entertainment products in the U.S.
SV Staff  |  Aug 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that Deadpool 2, sequel to 2016’s Deadpool is now available for streaming with the 4K Blu-ray Disc to follow August 21.
SV Staff  |  Aug 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Yamaha today announced a new soundbar that will be its first to feature a wireless surround speaker option in addition to supporting the company’s MusicCast multiroom platform.
SV Staff  |  Aug 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Denon today announced the addition of a feature-rich 7.2-channel AVR-X3500H to its X-Series line of AV receivers.
SV Staff  |  Aug 06, 2018  |  10 comments
U.S. Recorded Music Sales Volume by Format, 1983-2017. The orange segments represent CD. Source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

When we heard back in February that Best Buy was planning to drop CDs, we weren’t surprised. It’s now official: Best Buy has removed CDs altogether from its website and “de-emphasized” the category in its stores. In other words, CDs have been relegated to those chaotic bargain bins.

SV Staff  |  Aug 06, 2018  |  1 comments
Apple was late to the burgeoning smart speaker space when it launched the HomePod in early February, following a delay that caused it to miss the big holiday season.
SV Staff  |  Aug 03, 2018  |  1 comments
It’s official: Sonos is now a public company, having made its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange yesterday under the symbol “SONO.”
SV Staff  |  Aug 03, 2018  |  0 comments
Klipsch has announced a round of updates for its popular Reference Series of speakers that it says improve sound quality and appearance.
SV Staff  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Dirac Research, the Swedish technology company best known among S&V readers for its Dirac Live speaker setup/room-correction system, has announced that the patented processing is now available for hi-res audio streaming.
SV Staff  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  0 comments
LG has announced the establishment of the LG Electronics AI Research Lab in Canada as part of its effort to define the future of artificial intelligence (AI), which it sees as a key growth engine.