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SV Staff  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  1 comments
GoldenEar Technology’s Top Pick-designated Triton Reference speaker has shipped to more than 100 of the brand’s authorized dealers in North America and pre-order customers, announced Sandy Gross, company president and co-founder.

SV Staff  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  1 comments
Dirac Research, the Swedish technology company best known among S&V readers for its Dirac Live speaker setup/room-correction system, today announced a strategic partnership with Oppo Electronics to equip Oppo smartphones with its mobile audio optimization solutions.
SV Staff  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments
Headphones are hot. So hot that news releases touting “latest and greatest” models seem to hit our inbox every other day. The most recent press announcement is from Brainwavz Audio, a Hong Kong-based brand specializing in headphones.
SV Staff  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Thinking about hiring a custom installation professional? CEDIA, a.k.a. the Custom Electronics Design and Industry Association, has announced the finalists for its Home Technology Professional Awards competition honoring the “best projects” completed by members in the past year.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  1 comments
We’ve lived with wall-mounted TVs long enough that they’ve become a cliché—or worse, a visual intrusion. Samsung addresses that problem with a TV called The Frame. This wooden-framed TV imitates a framed picture with an “art mode” that lets you select from 100 different still images in 10 categories, including landscape, architecture, wildlife, action, and drawing.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Delta flyers in first and business classes are in for a treat. The airline has upgraded their headphones to a version of the LSTN Sound Co.’s Troubadour, a full-size over-the-ear model with wooden earcups and noise cancellation. Similar (but not identical) products sell on the LSTN website starting at $149. The partnership will support the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which has provided ear care and hearing aids to 22,000 people around the world.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  3 comments
15 Minutes with ATSC President Mark Richer

ATSC 3.0 is hailed by its proponents as a revolution in technology that will transform TV broadcasting by bringing together internet and over-the-air signals with a common IP backbone. We reached out to Mark Richer, president of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, to learn more.

SV Staff  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments
House of Marley, the company co-founded by the son of the late reggae icon Bob Marley, has introduced a Bluetooth-enabled wireless version of its top-selling Smile Jamaica earphones.
SV Staff  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments
Audio-Technica today announced that the all-digital wireless headphones it previewed seven months ago at CES 2017 are now available.
SV Staff  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Harman International, the legendary audio brand recently acquired by Samsung, today announced its acquisition of U.K-based A&R Cambridge Ltd., a.k.a. Arcam, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jam Industries.
SV Staff  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Hisense USA has announced that the Sharp Aquos TVs previewed seven months ago at CES 2017 are now available in screen sizes from 32 to 65 inches at prices ranging from $230 for a 32-inch HD model to $1,300 for a 65-inch 4K/HDR-capable set.
SV Staff  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Denon today introduced a “fully-loaded” 7.2-channel AV receiver that supports passthrough of all three high dynamic range (HDR) formats—HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma).
Rob Sabin  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  6 comments
Photo by Matt Murray, Courtesy Value Electronics

In what appears to be an ongoing trend, LG took top honors Thursday at this year's TV Shootout at CE Week in New York. This marks the 4th consecutive year that LG's current top OLED model, this time the 65-inch E7, was declared the annual "King of TV" — a title even more deserving than in year's past thanks to the set sweeping all three of the judging categories.

But despite what by now seems like a familiar or expected result, this year's event was more competitive and interesting than in recent years, with at least one set that very nearly equaled the LG, and others that failed to come as close as we'd have expected.

SV Staff  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  4 comments
Projectors, which have been a staple of movie theaters since the silent film era of Charlie Chaplin, are headed for extinction.
SV Staff  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments
If you work in an open space—and hate it—rest assured a Ukrainian company is working on a solution they say will isolate you from inevitable distraction and help you get a little peace and quiet.

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