SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  5 comments
Epson America today announced that it has amended its lawsuit against Curtis International Ltd. for “falsely advertising the lumens of projectors manufactured and sold under the RCA brand name.”
SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  4 comments
Vizio has issued a scathing rebuttal to the results of a Consumer Reports (CR) TV reliability survey that led the magazine to remove its “recommended” designation from seven Vizio models TVs.

The report also singled out Hisense and removed the “recommended” badge from two of its TVs.

Joe Palenchar  |  Mar 29, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung is serving up more 4K and 8K UHD TVs this year than last year, many with features not available before from the Korean electronics giant.
SV Staff  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  1 comments
Skyfi Audio thinks so. The New Jersey-based vintage audio specialist recently showcased this wonderfully nostalgic rack of classic Marantz components.
Bob Ankosko  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments
Audio Performance
Build Quality
PRICE $270

Super compact
Nice build quality
Easy to set up and use
AccuVoice modes aid the hearing impaired
Sound could be fuller
Surround sound is subtle

The AV203 TV speaker just might be a godsend for viewers with hearing loss who have difficulty discerning voices and movie dialogue.

The small rectangular box sat in my foyer for days before I realized it was the Zvox soundbar I’d been waiting for. My god, this thing is small, I thought as I pulled the AccuVoice AV203 TV Speaker out of the box. I was immediately impressed with its heft and build quality and as curious as ever about how the diminutive bar would perform.

SV Staff  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments
Headphone specialist beyerdynamic has expanded its Byrd family of in-ear headphones with wireless earbuds that incorporate the company’s app-based MOSAYC sound personalization technology.
SV Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments
As spring gets underway, it’s the perfect time to stop and smell the AV roses and reassess the best gear we’ve laid our hands on so far this year — all recipients of Sound & Vision’s prestigious Top Pick designation. From a $179 wireless smart speaker and value-packed surround-sound speaker system that can be had for $1,500 to a $35,000 projector that may well put your local movie theater to shame, there’s something for everyone. We’ll be posting our monthly recap of Top Picks in just a few days, so here we present only products that made the cut through the end of February. For a deeper dive into our list of recommended AV products, click here.
Al Griffin  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments

PRICE $5,747 (as tested)

Rich, dynamic sound
Easy setup and reliable wireless performance
Uses BluOS app for streaming
Utilitarian looks
Kinda pricey

DALI’s Callisto 6 C towers provide a reliable option for high-performance wireless hi-fi, as well as high-res multiroom streaming when paired with the BluOS NPM-1 module.

Active speakers that deliver sound via wireless connections have become a hot category in the hi-fi world. Sound & Vision has reviewed a wide range of them—everything from cheap, compact cylinders that sit on your kitchen counter and respond to voice commands, to more advanced systems designed to deliver stereo or 5.1 sound in a living room or home theater environment. The new Callisto line from Denmark's DALI (Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries) belongs to the latter category. You'll find no tiny drivers or molded plastic cabinets here, let alone a built-in intelligent assistant of the Google, Alexa, or Siri stripe. Instead, the Callistos merge the convenience of wireless audio with a traditional approach to high-end speaker design.

SV Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments
So much to watch, so little time. HBO has announced its lineup for April, an eclectic mix of TV series with a movie, a couple documentaries, and a newsmagazine series thrown in for good measure. All of the releases are digital downloads except for My Brilliant Friend and Icebox, which are being released on DVD. Guess someone thinks DVD is good enough for those titles — at least for now.
SV Staff  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments
Audioengine, the Austin-based company specializing in powered desktop speaker systems, has stepped out of its comfort zone with a battery-powered wireless model it describes as “not just another portable speaker.”