Barb Gonzalez  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  3 comments
The lights will go out on UltraViolet on July 31 when the cloud-based movie-rights locker/library will be discontinued. UltraViolet’s demise became inevitable when Movies Anywhere launched in 2017 with a greater number of movie studio and streaming partners. While Movies Anywhere has most of the same partners as UltraViolet, users will still want to take steps to be sure all of their movies will be available after July.
SV Staff  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments
Sonus faber announced a new line of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show that opened yesterday in Amsterdam.
Daniel Kumin  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Build Quality

Build Quality
PRICE $1,499

Rich, full-range sound
Fine imaging
Great-looking and nicely finished
Center-channel not a perfect timbral match with towers
Subwoofer output and extension does not fully complement towers

This highly affordable Q Acoustics 5.1 package offers big, warm, dynamic stereo sound from compact towers, and good movie sound with or without the included sub.

Q Acoustics is a relatively new British loudspeaker manufacturer who has made a goodly amount of noise in the value/performance speaker arena for a dozen years now. I count the firm among the 21st-century flowering of affordable-speaker-makers catalyzed by partnerships with Chinese manufacturing firms and ever-more powerful and widely accessible computer-modeling design processes. The result of this confluence has been a bounty of excellent designs in the most competitive price ranges, from new and old names alike, that in the aggregate make the home-theater dollar go further than ever before.

SV Staff  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments
Sound United today announced a firmware update that brings IMAX Enhanced technology to a five AV receivers and a preamp/processor from Denon and Marantz.
SV Staff  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments
MartinLogan announced the relaunch of its Installer Series of speakers at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show that opened yesterday in Amsterdam.
SV Staff  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  0 comments
Anthem, sister-brand to Canadian speaker company Paradigm, today unveiled the third generation of the proprietary Anthem Room Correction (ARC) software that has been a staple of its AV preamps and receivers for years.
Kris Deering  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  0 comments
My experience covering home video extends back to the early days of DVD. But of all the new technologies and formats I've covered in that time, none has generated as much confusion as high dynamic range (HDR). In this article, I will attempt to demystify the subject of HDR, a technology that I find to be the most significant development to hit home video in years.
SV Staff  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  0 comments
Sonos today announced a new line of in-wall/ceiling and outdoor speakers designed and built in partnership with Sonance and optimized for use with the Sonos Amp.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  1 comments
"Of all creatures that can feel and think, we women are the worst treated things alive. Medea, Euripides, 431 BC.

SV Staff  |  Feb 04, 2019  |  0 comments
InFocus today announced plans to reintroduce the ScreenPlay line of DLP projectors at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show that opens tomorrow in Amsterdam.