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Thomas J. Norton  |  Aug 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $1,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG support
Great post-calibration performance
Low price
Minus
Limited HDR brightness
Poor off-center picture uniformity
No useful motion-smoothing options

THE VERDICT
Vizio's $1,000 M-Series Quantum set offers impressive performance in a 65-inch screen size for those unwilling to spend hundreds or even thousands more to bring home a bigscreen Ultra HDTV experience.

Vizio has long been a value leader in the HDTV world. And despite recent challenges from Chinese companies at the low end, and even from established Korean and Japanese manufacturers with pricier but still affordable sets, Vizio appears determined to maintain, or even enhance, its position.

SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2019  |  0 comments
Stewart Filmscreen has introduced an “easy to assemble” projection screen featuring an ultra-thin black frame that creates a low-profile, “minimalist” look.
SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2019  |  1 comments
Pioneer today offered a preview of a new flagship AV receiver designed to deliver “best-in-class home theater functionality.”
SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2019  |  0 comments
The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has teamed with Martin Scorsese and other top Hollywood directors and movie studios to collaborate on a viewing mode for 4K TVs that honors the filmmakers' creative intent by preserving the correct aspect ratios, colors, and frame rates.
Al Griffin  |  Aug 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $600

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Good sound quality with movies and music
3.1.2 Atmos playback
Chromecast built-in for music streaming
Minus
Wireless surround speakers not included
Center channel lacks some clarity on dynamic scenes

THE VERDICT
LG’s 3.1.2 soundbar offers a solid, relatively affordable option for those seeking a dose of immersion minus the heavy hardware investment.

LG has been in the soundbar game for many years, churning out mainly lower-priced bars designed to mate with the company's TVs. The focus on affordable product has likely been a strategic one for LG—the average consumer reeling from the sticker-shock of an OLED TV purchase isn't likely to shell out another grand for a soundbar system, no matter how good it performs. For 2019, however, LG opted to go high-end, releasing a feature-packed trio of soundbars with commensurate price tags.

SV Staff  |  Aug 27, 2019  |  0 comments
Mixcder has launched an upgraded version of its best-selling Mixcder E7 wireless noise-canceling headphones with a 33% “back-to-school” discount.
SV Staff  |  Aug 27, 2019  |  0 comments
Home speaker specialist SVS today kicked off its annual Labor Day Outlet Store Blowout offering the "lowest prices you’ll find" on SVS speakers and subwoofers.
SV Staff  |  Aug 27, 2019  |  0 comments
Denon today introduced two upscale soundbars featuring 4K-ready HDMI inputs with ARC (audio return channel), wireless multiroom streaming, and support for high-resolution music playback.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Aug 27, 2019  |  3 comments
The Taycan is Porsche's newest, almost-ready-to-debut car. It's all-electric, so the sound of its exhaust will be unlike that of any other contemporary Porsche. But it's not the exhaust that might be its most interesting sound. It might be its built-in Apple streaming.

SV Staff  |  Aug 26, 2019  |  0 comments
U.K.-based home audio specialist KEF today announced the addition of a compact home theater speaker to its award-winning Q Series.

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