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Joe Palenchar  |  Mar 29, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung is serving up more 4K and 8K UHD TVs this year than last year, many with features not available before from the Korean electronics giant.
SV Staff  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments
Headphone specialist beyerdynamic has expanded its Byrd family of in-ear headphones with wireless earbuds that incorporate the company’s app-based MOSAYC sound personalization technology.
SV Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments
As spring gets underway, it’s the perfect time to stop and smell the AV roses and reassess the best gear we’ve laid our hands on so far this year — all recipients of Sound & Vision’s prestigious Top Pick designation. From a $179 wireless smart speaker and value-packed surround-sound speaker system that can be had for $1,500 to a $35,000 projector that may well put your local movie theater to shame, there’s something for everyone. We’ll be posting our monthly recap of Top Picks in just a few days, so here we present only products that made the cut through the end of February. For a deeper dive into our list of recommended AV products, click here.
SV Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments
So much to watch, so little time. HBO has announced its lineup for April, an eclectic mix of TV series with a movie, a couple documentaries, and a newsmagazine series thrown in for good measure. All of the releases are digital downloads except for My Brilliant Friend and Icebox, which are being released on DVD. Guess someone thinks DVD is good enough for those titles — at least for now.
SV Staff  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments
Audioengine, the Austin-based company specializing in powered desktop speaker systems, has stepped out of its comfort zone with a battery-powered wireless model it describes as “not just another portable speaker.”
SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments
Netflix has released another teaser for fans of its hit series Stranger Things, which has been delayed for the better part of a year.
SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  3 comments
Connecticut-based AV furniture specialist Salamander Designs has introduced a line of custom wall cabinets designed specifically for Hisense “Laser TV” short-throw 4K projectors, including the 100-inch model we reviewed a year ago, which made our 2018 Top Picks of the Year list.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  1 comments
“Attend first-run movies in theaters...FREE!” That’s the Kickstarter headline that caught my eye. Who doesn’t love free movies? However, what lengths will you go through to get those free movie theater tickets? PreShow is a new app launching on Kickstarter by the founder of MoviePass. If funded and launched, the PreShow app will play 15-20 minutes of advertisements in exchange for one free movie ticket credit. How they ensure that you watch the ads is completely freaking me out.

SV Staff  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments
Puro Sound Labs, the San Diego-based maker of kid-safe headphones, has partnered with autism advocate KultureCity to help bring awareness to sensory sensitivity and offer hearing protection for autistic children at more than 150 entertainment venues around the country.
SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2019  |  0 comments
Apple has introduced a second-generation version of its popular Airpod wireless earphones that outperforms its predecessor in several key areas.
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Streaming video on mobile devices continues to surge worldwide but the convenience of watching your favorite shows anywhere is increasingly besieged with frustration, according to a new study from Penthera, a New York-based software company that specializes in mobile streaming.
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Mixcder, a California-based company that prides itself on delivering audio bargains, has introduced full-size wireless noise canceling headphones that sell for $80 on Amazon.
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Bryston today announced plans to formally unveil a new active speaker system at the Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest, which opens Friday and runs through Sunday, March 24 at Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal.
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  0 comments
LG today announced a collaboration with the Denver-based home-automation company Josh.ai that will enable owners of multiple LG TVs to control those displays using voice commands as they walk from room to room.
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  2 comments
Scarsdale, NY-based retailer Value Electronics is hosting the world’s first public demonstration of a unique technology collaboration between JVC and Panasonic that pairs JVC’s new NX9 4K HDR projector with Panasonic’s new UB9000 4K HDR Blu-ray player to deliver the “best possible” high dynamic range (HDR) performance.

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