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SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  3 comments
What Product Tops Your Holiday Wish List?
4K LCD HDTV
11% (83 votes)
4K OLED TV
28% (225 votes)
AV receiver (< $1,000)
5% (40 votes)
AV receiver (> $1,000)
14% (108 votes)
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player
7% (55 votes)
Streaming media player
5% (38 votes)
Turntable
5% (39 votes)
Portable hi-res-capable audio player
2% (14 votes)
Digital network preamp or amp/DAC (digital-to-analog converter)
4% (31 votes)
Home theater speaker system (5.1 or higher)
4% (33 votes)
Soundbar (with or without wireless subwoofer)
1% (9 votes)
Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-capable soundbar (with upward firing speakers)
2% (17 votes)
Wireless multiroom speaker (designed for Wi-Fi networking)
2% (15 votes)
Bluetooth speaker (designed for streaming from a mobile device)
0% (3 votes)
Full-size headphones (on-ear or over-ear)
7% (52 votes)
Earbuds (a.k.a. in-ear headphones)
4% (28 votes)
Total votes: 790
SV Staff  |  Jul 08, 2019  |  2 comments
Are You Watching Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’?
Are you kidding? I binged through all eight episodes the day they were released.
34% (158 votes)
Are you crazy? I couldn’t be bothered watching that over-hyped show.
24% (109 votes)
I watched the first episode.
8% (38 votes)
I watched the first few episodes.
23% (107 votes)
I watched all but the last one (or two) episodes.
11% (49 votes)
Total votes: 461
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2019  |  9 comments
Poll: How Often Do You Watch HDR Content?
Never. My TV doesn’t support HDR and that’s fine with me.
13% (121 votes)
Never. My TV doesn’t support HDR but I wish it did.
21% (192 votes)
Every now and then but not very often.
15% (142 votes)
Once or twice a week.
13% (121 votes)
Three or four times a week.
9% (88 votes)
I watch as much HDR content as I can find.
29% (271 votes)
Total votes: 935
SV Staff  |  May 08, 2019  |  4 comments
S&V Survey: How Often Do You Watch 4K Content?
Never. I love my 4K/ Ultra HD TV but…
17% (157 votes)
Every now and then but not very often.
25% (224 votes)
Once or twice a week.
18% (163 votes)
Three or four times a week.
21% (193 votes)
Once a day and sometimes more. I love 4K!
19% (173 votes)
Total votes: 910
SV Staff  |  Feb 22, 2019  |  11 comments
How Long Will You Continue to Buy Discs?
I’ll continue buying 4K discs for their superior performance as long as Hollywood makes them.
75% (1717 votes)
I’m thinking about cutting back on disc purchases as I start to stream more content.
4% (83 votes)
I’m already throttling back my disc purchases as I start to stream more content.
5% (117 votes)
My disc purchases are few and far between these days as I morph into a bona fide streamaholic.
8% (187 votes)
Discs are so 20th Century. It’s full stream ahead.
8% (175 votes)
Total votes: 2279
SV Staff  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  2 comments
What Was the Best AV Gift You Received?
AV Receiver
11% (33 votes)
Separates (preamp or power amplifier)
6% (18 votes)
Speakers (home theater or a stereo pair)
13% (39 votes)
Subwoofer
8% (25 votes)
Soundbar
5% (15 votes)
Multiroom-capable wireless speaker system
0% (1 vote)
Portable wireless speaker
2% (7 votes)
Smart speaker with built-in voice assistant (Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.)
7% (22 votes)
Amp/DAC (digital-to-analog converter)
6% (17 votes)
Portable hi-res audio player
2% (6 votes)
Blu-ray player
6% (17 votes)
Turntable
8% (24 votes)
Headphones (full-size or earbuds)
12% (38 votes)
Something else entirely (check out my comments!)
14% (43 votes)
Total votes: 305
SV Staff  |  Nov 25, 2018  |  3 comments
What Did You Do on Black Friday?
I wasn’t about to wait until Friday so I skipped the pumpkin pie and hit the stores Thursday evening.
4% (18 votes)
I got up insanely early and made the retail rounds, hit list in hand.
1% (6 votes)
I got up insanely early and made the retail rounds with no particular plan in mind.
1% (3 votes)
I stayed home but searched out the best Black Friday deals online.
25% (107 votes)
I stayed home with the intention of seeking out the best online deals on (Cyber) Monday.
5% (23 votes)
To hell with Black Friday…I stayed home, watched college football, and ate leftovers.
63% (272 votes)
Total votes: 429
John Sciacca  |  Dec 09, 2015  |  9 comments
Will You Buy an Ultra HD Blu-ray Player?
Yes! I’m an early adopter! I buy all of the newest technologies!
6% (141 votes)
I will…but only if the players are between $500-1,000
8% (167 votes)
I will…but only if the players are between $250 and $499
17% (374 votes)
I will…but only if the players are less than $250
10% (220 votes)
I will…but I’m going to wait until there is more content available and the price drops
29% (648 votes)
I will only buy if the Ultra HD movies sell for the same or less than current Blu-rays
12% (265 votes)
I’m done buying discs and will wait until streaming takes off
7% (145 votes)
I don’t care about Ultra High Def or 4K
11% (238 votes)
Total votes: 2198
SV Staff  |  Nov 30, 2015  |  5 comments
What Did You Buy on Black Friday?
HDTV
4% (14 votes)
4K/Ultra HD TV
24% (76 votes)
OLED TV
8% (25 votes)
AV receiver
5% (16 votes)
Dolby Atmos-capable AV receiver
6% (20 votes)
Home theater speakers
10% (32 votes)
Soundbar
3% (8 votes)
Wireless (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) speaker(s)
4% (13 votes)
Blu-ray player
5% (16 votes)
Headphones/earphones
14% (45 votes)
Portable music player (iPod, etc.)
2% (5 votes)
Streaming media player (Roku, etc.)
10% (33 votes)
Turntable
5% (15 votes)
Total votes: 318
SV Staff  |  Sep 01, 2015  |  12 comments
How Much of Your Home Entertainment Viewing Is Disc-Based?
25% or less
33% (380 votes)
Between 25% and 50%
18% (204 votes)
Between 50% and 75%
29% (328 votes)
All of it (100%)
20% (224 votes)
Total votes: 1136
SV Staff  |  Jul 28, 2015  |  6 comments
Do You Own a Portable Bluetooth Speaker?
Yes, I use it in or around the house a few times a week.
36% (270 votes)
Yes, I use it in or around the house almost every day.
13% (98 votes)
No, I do not own a Bluetooth speaker but plan to buy one.
12% (88 votes)
No, I do not own a Bluetooth speaker and have no plans to get one.
39% (287 votes)
Total votes: 743
SV Staff  |  Jul 07, 2015  |  12 comments
Is the Resurgence of Vinyl a Fad?
Yes
56% (733 votes)
No
44% (572 votes)
Total votes: 1305
SV Staff  |  Jun 16, 2015  |  5 comments
How Are AV Buying Decisions Made in Your Household?
I make all AV buying decisions on my own without consulting my spouse/significant other. I am male.
40% (390 votes)
I make all AV buying decisions on my own without consulting my spouse/significant other. I am female.
1% (7 votes)
I make most AV buying decisions on my own but consult my spouse/significant other on big-ticket purchases. I am male.
42% (402 votes)
I make most AV buying decisions on my own but consult my spouse/significant other on big-ticket purchases. I am female.
0% (3 votes)
I consult my spouse/significant other before purchasing any new AV gear. I am male.
17% (162 votes)
I consult my spouse/significant other before purchasing any new AV gear. I am female.
0% (3 votes)
Total votes: 967
SV Staff  |  May 12, 2015  |  10 comments
What Type of Home Theater Speakers Do You Have?
Subwoofer/satellite setup with five (or more) freestanding compact speakers and a subwoofer(s)
30% (488 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range passive speakers in the front L/R positions plus a standalone subwoofer(s)
46% (741 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range passive speakers in the front L/R positions and no standalone subwoofer
6% (99 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range power towers (with built-in powered sub) in the front L/R positions plus a dedicated sub(s)
7% (116 votes)
Tower-based setup with full-range “power towers” (with built-in powered subs) in the front L/R positions and no dedicated sub
6% (90 votes)
In-wall/ceiling speakers plus a freestanding subwoofer
3% (54 votes)
In-wall/ceiling speakers, including an in-wall/ceiling subwoofer
1% (14 votes)
Total votes: 1602
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  4 comments
Have You Heard Dolby Atmos Yet?
Yes, I’ve heard Atmos in action and loved it.
12% (187 votes)
Yes, I’ve heard Atmos in action and was not all that impressed.
7% (110 votes)
Yes, I’ve heard Atmos in action and have upgraded my home theater setup.
4% (56 votes)
No, I have not heard Atmos yet but hope to soon.
43% (673 votes)
No, I have not heard Atmos and plan to stick with a traditional surround-sound setup.
34% (532 votes)
Total votes: 1558

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