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SV Staff  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments
Apple announced that it will begin taking pre-orders today for the HomePod, its long anticipated entry into the bustling smart speaker market.
SV Staff  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  1 comments
Sonos today announced a limited-time deal on its new Sonos One smart speaker, one of Sound & Vision’s 2017 Top Picks of the Year in the Value category.
SV Staff  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments
Nuvyyo today announced a significant expansion of recording options for its hardware-based Tablo DVRs. Aimed at cord cutters, the DVRs are built to record over-the-air (OTA) TV programming.
SV Staff  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  4 comments
SōLIS, a new audio brand “created for people who value iconic styling and exceptional sound quality in equal measure,” has introduced two reasonably priced compact stereo systems featuring a pair of speakers and a hybrid tube/solid-state amplifier that supports wireless streaming.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments
Analysts can’t seem to make up their minds about cord cutting. We’ve covered loads of studies asserting that viewers are shifting from traditional pay-TV to other viewing options. But some analysts demur, and occasionally we’ve cited them too.
SV Staff  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments
High-end home theater speaker specialist Procella Audio has announced an in-wall/ceiling speaker intended primarily for height and surround applications.
SV Staff  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  2 comments
Hundreds of press announcements crossed our desks in the weeks leading up to, and during, CES 2018. One of the many products we didn’t have a chance to investigate in person was Pioneer’s PHA-M70 Personal Sound Amplifier, which is nick-named “Nani?” (Yes, the question mark is part of the unusual moniker…)
SV Staff  |  Jan 23, 2018  |  0 comments
Tributaries has announced that it is now shipping its most advanced HDMI cables ever to meet the increasing demand for cables that can handle content with high dynamic range (HDR), wide color gamut, and 60fps at lengths that extend beyond 4 meters (13 feet).
SV Staff  |  Jan 22, 2018  |  0 comments
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized several electronics manufacturers and retailers for “making significant contributions in designing products sustainably and diverting electronics from landfills by sending them to third-party certified recyclers” as part of the agency’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge.
SV Staff  |  Jan 22, 2018  |  0 comments
U.K.-based Monitor Audio has announced a new six-model “fun” speaker series featuring a contemporary design and a compact bookshelf model with an unconventional driver layout.
SV Staff  |  Jan 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are poised for record growth in 2018, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
SV Staff  |  Jan 19, 2018  |  5 comments
Sony’s Bravia XBRA1E OLED Ultra HD TV left last week’s CES confab with an Excellence in 4K Product Award from the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), one of three awards presented.
SV Staff  |  Jan 18, 2018  |  0 comments
NuVision, a U.S.-based display company with manufacturing partners in China and Mexico that seeks to deliver a “compelling mix of quality, technology and value,” has announced plans to re-enter the U.S. TV market.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 18, 2018  |  1 comments
Left for dead at the side of the road, RadioShack is still twitching. Following its latest bankruptcy filing, it has emerged with a reorganization plan that would mix an online presence with 400 independently owned dealerships and 27 company-owned stores in Colorado, Texas, and New York. Eight new RadioShacks have recently opened, and another 18 are being considered. However, RadioShack probably will not return to the days when it lived in a $200 million HQ in Fort Worth, overseeing an empire of 7,000 stores nationwide.
SV Staff  |  Jan 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Everyone knows Amazon’s Alexa is the star of an ever growing number of smart speakers, but did you know that the popular voice service is also finding its way into aftermarket car stereo?