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SV Staff  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  17 comments
Gayle Sanders, renowned speaker designer and cofounder of MartinLogan, today announced the launch of a new speaker company, Gayle Sanders Eikon.
SV Staff  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  0 comments
Vizio today added three HDR-capable 4K models featuring upgraded picture quality to its mid-priced M-Series line of smart TVs.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  25 comments
The recent departure of Oppo from the new disc player landscape* has produced a flurry of “packaged media is dead” vs. “I want my video discs” chatter on the Web. It has also prompted me to ponder once again both sides of the question.

I don’t believe that Oppo’s decision has much to do with any sign that packaged media is likely to imminently disappear. Check the release schedules shown on a number of disc review sites (such as thedigitalbits.com) and you’ll see that dozens of titles are released each week. Some are new, some are re-releases, and many are unreleased movie titles dumped directly to video...

SV Staff  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  0 comments
Yamaha is targeting budding home theater buyers with a $300 AV receiver that hits stores at the end of the month.
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  0 comments
New research from Dallas-based Parks Associates reveals that the number of U.S. pay-TV households that subscribe to online video services through their pay-TV provider has more than doubled over the past year, going from 10 percent to 21 percent.
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  1 comments
MQA Ltd. has announced that the original recording of Fairytales, a 1982 musical collaboration between Scandinavian singer Radka Toneff and American-born pianist Steve Dobrogosz, has been meticulously restored from the master tapes using Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology.
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Artificial intelligence continues creeping into our daily lives as the popularity of smart speakers and smart-home automation devices continues to grow.
Chris Chiarella  |  Apr 06, 2018  |  1 comments
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England’s super-secret civilian intelligence agency, Kingsman, is dealt a devastating blow by a mysterious new enemy. It’s been one year since ballsy-yetcompassionate Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and his crew saved the world from an eccentric criminal mastermind, but with their resources and personnel all but eliminated, they must now seek the help of Statesman, their American counterpart. Together, this unlikely team travels the globe to uncover the truth behind the recent attack, as well as the details of another ruthless plot that could soon kill millions.
Josef Krebs  |  Apr 06, 2018  |  0 comments
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Young Mr. Lincoln is a biography that avoids dramatizing any major achievements or historical events that make up a person’s destiny. Instead, they are alluded to by visual metaphor, audio clues, or pieces of Civil War music. At a local fair, we see Lincoln judging a pie contest, having to choose between a Georgia peach and an American apple pie, winning a logsplitting competition by dividing the body in two, and helping a tugof-war team succeed by hitching their end of the rope to a wagon; all subtly stand in for Lincoln’s moral struggles with slavery, justice and rule of law, and the coming Civil War.
SV Staff  |  Apr 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), which plans to start regular satellite broadcasting of 4K/8K content in December, will showcase its latest 8K technologies and new 8K content at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, which opens tomorrow (April 7) in Las Vegas.

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