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SV Staff  |  Mar 06, 2019  |  0 comments
DTS has announced that more than three-dozen DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers can now be designated as the default speaker when linked with an Alexa-powered Amazon device.
SV Staff  |  Mar 06, 2019  |  0 comments
LG today announced that its 2019 “premium TV” lineup featuring the OLED and NanoCell LCD 4K/Ultra HD TVs unveiled at CES 2019, will begin rolling out this week in the U.S. and in LG’s homeland, South Korea with other countries to follow.
SV Staff  |  Mar 05, 2019  |  1 comments
Have you ever attended a concert plagued by bad sound? Or maybe the question is have you ever experienced a live show that sounded as good as your favorite recordings — where sound wasn’t muffled and favorite harmonies or guitar solos weren’t buried in the mix?
SV Staff  |  Mar 05, 2019  |  0 comments
China-based headphone specialist 1More, which claims to have sold 38 million headphones in 25 countries since 2014, has announced a bundle that pairs its $100 True Wireless (TWS) earbuds with what is being hailed as the “world's first commercially available wearable phone.”
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Vizio is back on the discount trail, this time to promote “March Madness Deals” on a handful of HDR-enabled 4K TVs and two Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar systems.
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  4 comments
Nordost has introduced an upgraded two-disc set to help set up and fine-tune any audio system.
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  0 comments
New research from Strategy Analytics reveals that concerns over security and interoperability loom large for consumers who are considering buying a smart speaker. The report also found that, apart from early adopter “techies,” usage of smart speakers has actually gone down among many owners.
SV Staff  |  Mar 01, 2019  |  0 comments
Luxman is hoping to reach a “slightly wider range of vinyl enthusiasts” with a new turntable that’s based on the highly regarded PD-171A turntable it introduced several years ago.
SV Staff  |  Mar 01, 2019  |  0 comments
Acoustic Geometry, a Minnesota-based company specializing in affordable acoustic solutions, wants audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts to know that its acoustic treatment kits are available at Best Buy’s Magnolia Home Theater locations around the country.
SV Staff  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments
The month of February yielded a short but sweet list of Sound & Vision Top Picks that run the gamut from a low price/high performance 5.1 home theater speaker system and combo amp/digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to a decidedly upscale video projector that will leave enthusiasts drooling and a super refined, seven-channel power amplifier from a brand that is synonymous with “high end.” Can you guess who it is?
SV Staff  |  Feb 27, 2019  |  0 comments
With all the recent hullabaloo over the future of physical media, here’s a look at movies slated for release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (or not) over the next couple of months. All movies scheduled for Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray are also slated for simultaneously release on DVD, and a couple of the movies will be released digitally and on DVD (no Blu-ray).
 |  Feb 26, 2019  |  0 comments
Pangea Audio has added an affordable “one-size-fits-all” speaker stand to its stable of audio accessories.
SV Staff  |  Feb 26, 2019  |  2 comments
AV enthusiasts reaffirm their love of 4K Blu-ray in a Sound & Vision poll.
SV Staff  |  Feb 25, 2019  |  2 comments
Samsung turned more than a few heads last week when it confirmed that it would no longer sell Blu-ray players in the U.S. The news was particularly striking because Samsung made headlines just three years ago when it introduced the world’s first 4K/Ultra Blu-ray player — the Top Pick-designated UBD-K8500.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Feb 25, 2019  |  0 comments
While teased last summer, a new video just released is showcasing Symfonisk, the collaboration between smart-speaker manufacturer Sonos and IKEA, maker of meatballs, build-it-yourself furniture, and all things Swedish and practical. The speakers that will come from this new venture promise to deliver the exceptional sound that Sonos is known for with the functionality and budget-friendliness of IKEA.

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