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SV Staff  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  1 comments
Yarra 3DX, hailed as “the world’s most advanced 3D-audio platform” is off to a brisk start.
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  1 comments
Millennials watch more time-shifted programs (55 percent) than live TV (45 percent) compared with older viewers who prefer watching live TV over time-shifted content by a three to two margin, according to a new study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
SV Staff  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  1 comments
One in four consumers who have subscribed to pay TV for less than 12 months are “extremely likely” to cut or shave the cord in the next six months, according to a survey released today by DVR pioneer TiVo.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  1 comments
917applebow.jpgApple will take the wraps off a new version of AirPlay in December as part of the forthcoming iOS 11. AirPlay 2 goes multi-room by including a multiple-speaker function that enables you to pick speakers throughout the home. You might send different songs to different rooms. Multiple users can contribute songs to a playlist. AirPlay 2 can also reach Apple TV devices, thanks to the tvOS 11 update, and it integrates with Apple HomeKit smart home devices.
SV Staff  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  0 comments
Homeowner requests for smart home installation and service are on the rise, according a new survey of 1,450 smart home installation and maintenance professionals.
SV Staff  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  2 comments
RadioShack, the once powerful electronics retailer that has been beset with life-threatening financial problems in recent years, is still working to preserve part of the company.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Sixteen years ago today I was sitting in my office in midtown at the north end of Times Square working on my editorial for the November 2001 issue...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  4 comments
HDR improves picture quality but also makes content more tempting to steal. Writes a Fox studio executive in Multichannel News: “Fox’s experience is that the moment a high-quality pirate source becomes available, it immediately becomes much more popular than lower-quality sources such as theater camcorders or ‘ordinary’ HD sources, and is therefore a bigger threat to our legitimate business.”
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  1 comments
The Federal Trade Commission may reconsider its rules on how TV screen size must be specified in ads. It is now seeking comment on whether to ax the Picture Tube Rule—or in its full bureaucratic splendor, the Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets Rule. It dates back to 1966, the heart of the direct-view TV era, and requires screen sizes to be quoted by viewable area unless clearly and conspicuously stated otherwise.
SV Staff  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  0 comments
The Yamaha YAS-207 ($299) is the first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X, which simulates a 7.1.4 configuration with height effects but without using height speakers. It sounded better than we’d expected. Look for our review in an upcoming issue...
SV Staff  |  Sep 01, 2017  |  0 comments
MQA announced yesterday at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin that LG’s new V30 will be the first smartphone to support high-resolution Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio encoding when it becomes available in the coming weeks and that the technology has been integrated into Sony’s latest Walkman music players.
SV Staff  |  Sep 01, 2017  |  0 comments
Dirac Research, the Swedish developer of the digital sound optimization technology, has announced a mobile app for optimizing home theater audio.
SV Staff  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  0 comments
DTS today announced that the first DTS Play-Fi-enabled multiroom wireless speakers to incorporate Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service are slated to hit the market in the coming weeks.
SV Staff  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Parasound will unveil a revamped version of its popular five-channel A 52 amplifier next week in San Diego at CEDIA 2017.
SV Staff  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  1 comments
LG and Bang & Olufsen today unveiled an OLED TV at IFA in Berlin that is the result of a new collaborative effort between the companies.