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SV Staff  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments
Tributaries today announced that DPL Labs and the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) have certified its 10-meter UHDT Titan Passive HDMI cable for reliable 18 Gbps performance.
Steve Guttenberg  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments
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PRICE $249

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Excellent isolation from external noise
Lightweight yet rugged design
Plentiful, but not overdone bass
Minus
Can sound too bright with harsh or overcompressed recordings

THE VERDICT
The Focal Listen delivers lots of detail and vitality, and the bass is to die for.

Focal is best known as France’s leading speaker manufacturer, but in 2016 they turned a corner and entered the fiercely competitive high-end headphone market with two extraordinary ’phones, the Elear and the deliriously great Utopia.

SV Staff  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments
P&F USA, the exclusive licensee for Philips TVs and video products in North America, has announced the availability of a long-awaited Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) update for two of its 4K UHD Blu-ray players.
SV Staff  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments
Nuvyyo, maker of the Tablo line of over-the-air (OTA) DVRs, has announced that a $140 “lite” version of the Tablo Dual 64GB OTA DVR it introduced last year will be available on BestBuy.com and at select Best Buy stores starting April 1.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  8 comments
Elsewhere on this site I discuss my experiences at the press events I attended in Los Angeles (LG) and New York (Sony). Between these two events I elected to spend a few extra days in Los Angeles to pay informal visits to two manufacturers and also to check out the latest movies in good movie theaters—including one of the best in the country.
Tom Norton  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments
Sony held an event in New York last week to fill in the press on its new sets for 2018. These were first seen at the 2018 CES, though without prices or delivery dates. We now have that information, and all of the 2018 Sony models should be available at a store near you soon, if they’re not already there.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Reference Theater Pack
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R-8SWi Subwoofer
Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value
PRICE $999

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Klipsch’s classic horn-loaded sound at a budget price
Minus
Enclosure adds some coloration

THE VERDICT
This redesign of Klipsch’s bestselling sat/sub system makes some compromises from its predecessors—but still produces excellent sound.

Some people are just good at things. People like Rembrandt van Rijn, who could make a painted image gaze into your soul; or Meryl Streep, who can be Anna Wintour one moment and Julia Child the next; or Warren Buffett, who’s been known to make his shareholders a dollar or two; or Billie Holiday, who could sing like Louis Armstrong’s trumpet and fit a lifetime of hard loving into a single phrase.

SV Staff  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments
It’s time for fans of’60s sci-fi television to rejoice. Starting today, Season 1 of the classic television series The Outer Limits is available on Blu-ray.
SV Staff  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments
U.K.’s Cambridge Audio is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new high-end audio line that sets a “new standard for sound and design from the company.”
SV Staff  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  2 comments
DTS has announced that LG’s latest 4K/Ultra HD TVs will be the first TVs to integrate DTS Virtual:X audio processing, which delivers virtual height and surround sound without the need for additional speakers.

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