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SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Verizon is quietly testing a Netflix-like game streaming service, according to report from The Verge.
SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced that Bohemian Rhapsody, the smash-hit biographical movie about the British rock band Queen and its flamboyant singer Freddie Mercury, is coming to digital on January 22 and 4K Blu-ray on February 12.
SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Vana, the Lake Grove, NY-based importer of audio products, today announced the arrival of a new “affordable high-performance turntable” from European Audio Team (E.A.T) of Austria.
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Domestic sales of consumer technology are fast approaching a milestone of almost $400 billion in annual revenues, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 2019 Consumer Tech Forecast released last week at CES 2019.
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments
KLH Audio, the legendary speaker brand re-launched last year by ex-Klipsch global sales president David P. Kelley, unveiled its first headphones and earphones at CES 2019 last week in Las Vegas.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  1 comments
Xperi, the parent company behind DTS, and IMAX announced at CES 2019 that the IMAX Enhanced program announced in September is gaining momentum. The program combines hardware and digitally re-mastered 4K HDR content for a new standard in high-end home theater.

SV Staff  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  3 comments
The press releases are flowing as companies gear up for the biggest trade exhibition of the year — CES 2019 — which opens Tuesday in Las Vegas. Here’s a preview of some of the introductions and demonstrations planned for the show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.
SV Staff  |  Jan 03, 2019  |  0 comments
Companies across the AV landscape are gearing up for CES 2019, which opens Tuesday in Las Vegas. Here’s a quick peek at some of the announcements and demonstrations planned for big show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.
SV  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  4 comments
It’s no secret that there are a lot of fans of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones who watch the show religiously. But for some, simply watching the show is not enough. We’re talking superfans who want to be transported directly into the world of Westeros, surrounded by the excitement and consumed by the atmosphere — every sound, every visual, and every emotion. Just ask Jacob Abbott, president of Nashville, TN-based custom-electronics design firm Visual Concepts, who worked with a GoT superfan to bring his dreams to life through one truly unique home theater.
SV Staff  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments
LG has announced plans to unveil three “advanced” soundbars at CES 2019, which opens Tuesday in Las Vegas.
SV Staff  |  Jan 01, 2019  |  0 comments
The editors of Sound & Vision would like to extend a heart-felt Happy New Year to all readers as we kick off 2019 by stepping back into 2018 briefly to revisit a handful of gems that may have gotten lost in all the holiday hullabaloo. Among them, a gift of sorts from the speaker connoisseurs at GoldenEar Technology, a no-holds-barred stereo integrated amp that looks as dazzling as it sounds, a super-sophisticated subwoofer that will delight inveterate tweakers, and a pixel-shifting 4K projector that delivers gigantic images with near perfect color for less than two-grand. May 2019 be prosperous and filled with the latest and greatest AV has to offer!
SV Staff  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  0 comments
The popularity of voice-assisted smart speakers will continue in 2019 but the balance of power will begin to shift as Amazon’s leading two-thirds (66.6%) market share declines to just over 63%, while Google’s inches up from 29.5% to 31%, according to the latest forecast from the market research firm eMarketer.
Stewart Wolpin  |  Dec 30, 2018  |  0 comments
The RCA CT-100 and Admiral C1617A were the first color TVs offer for sale on December 30, 1953. Both had a 15-inch screen.

Even though 4K TVs have been on the market for less than five years, numerous companies will announce they’ll start selling 8K TVs at CES next week. This despite the fact that less than half of U.S. homes own a 4K TV, and there’s no 4K programming available yet on U.S. broadcast TV networ

SV Staff  |  Dec 28, 2018  |  0 comments
Elite Screens has introduced a versatile “two-in-one” portable projection screen that can be hung on a wall or set up anywhere with a lightweight tripod stand.
SV Staff  |  Dec 28, 2018  |  0 comments
For those who worry about the demise of local retail stores and malls turning into ghost towns, here’s a bit of good news: U.S. retail sales grew 5.1 percent to more than $8.5 billion during the 2018 holiday season, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks in-store and online spending.

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