Thomas J. Norton  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  7 comments
Shortly after sending out formal press releases for its 2019 television and audio lineups earlier this month (the products were first shown at the 2019 CES in January), LG held a March 20th press event in New York to expand on the details. LG began by noting that of the 36+ million sets sold in the U.S. market alone in 2018, only 2.4 million were priced above $1,000. Also notable is that 36% of the TVs sold in the U.S. for more than $2,000 were 70-inches or above. Globally, however, large sizes aren’t as popular.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments
In a star-studded event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA, Apple yesterday announced plans for a revamped Apple TV app, a new streaming service, and original content it is producing in cooperation with a slew of A-list Hollywood directors and actors.
SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments
Netflix has released another teaser for fans of its hit series Stranger Things, which has been delayed for the better part of a year.
SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  3 comments
Connecticut-based AV furniture specialist Salamander Designs has introduced a line of custom wall cabinets designed specifically for Hisense “Laser TV” short-throw 4K projectors, including the 100-inch model we reviewed a year ago, which made our 2018 Top Picks of the Year list.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  1 comments
“Attend first-run movies in theaters...FREE!” That’s the Kickstarter headline that caught my eye. Who doesn’t love free movies? However, what lengths will you go through to get those free movie theater tickets? PreShow is a new app launching on Kickstarter by the founder of MoviePass. If funded and launched, the PreShow app will play 15-20 minutes of advertisements in exchange for one free movie ticket credit. How they ensure that you watch the ads is completely freaking me out.

SV Staff  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments
Puro Sound Labs, the San Diego-based maker of kid-safe headphones, has partnered with autism advocate KultureCity to help bring awareness to sensory sensitivity and offer hearing protection for autistic children at more than 150 entertainment venues around the country.
Roger Kanno  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  1 comments
Widows is a taught crime thriller directed by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), who co-wrote the script with author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Based on a British television series, it follows the lives of several women brought together by their husbands' criminal pasts and features an outstanding cast led by an intense performance from Viola Davis, with support from Daniel Kaluuya, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and others. Told in a stylish and well-paced manner, Widows holds plenty of twists and surprises for the viewer. I found the movie to be thoroughly engrossing.
Mike Mettler  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  1 comments
Once you let Roon manage your digital audio playback, your multizone listening aspirations will be fulfilled.
SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2019  |  0 comments
Apple has introduced a second-generation version of its popular Airpod wireless earphones that outperforms its predecessor in several key areas.
Al Griffin  |  Mar 21, 2019  |  3 comments
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