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SV Staff  |  Nov 05, 2019  |  0 comments
Custom installation/smart home specialist SnapAV today introduced a “highly-refined” touchscreen remote control built to harness Control4’s Smart Home OS 3 platform.
SV Staff  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Longtime Colorado-based specialty AV retailer ListenUp has teamed up with LG and Polk Audio to host three events featuring educational workshops, a grand-prize raffle, and demonstrations of LG’s short-throw 4K laser projector and Polk’s new Legend Series speakers, including the L800 flagship tower model, a Sound & Vision Top Pick.
SV Staff  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments
To heck with Black Friday. Deals are already starting to trickle in as AV makers look to kick off the 2019 holiday selling earlier and earlier. KEF is among the first to roll out discounts.
SV Staff  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Dan Clark Audio (formerly MrSpeakers) has introduced an upgraded version of its popular Aeon headphones, one of Sound & Vision’s 2017 Top Picks of the Year.
SV Staff  |  Nov 01, 2019  |  2 comments
LG today started rolling out a firmware update that enables Nvidia G-Sync technology for enhanced gameplay on 2019 model-year OLED TVs.
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments
Starting today, Yamaha is rolling out a firmware update that brings Amazon Music and enhanced Alexa voice control to more than 15 of its MusicCast-enabled products.
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments
In the spirit of Halloween, we’re excited to share the scary good lineup of AV gear we reviewed in October. Whether you’re looking to squeeze every last drop of performance out of a hi-res-streaming setup, find wireless headphones that don’t need to be recharged every few hours, or on the hunt for speakers that will make the hair on your neck stand up, we’ve got you covered.
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung today announced the addition of CBS News (CBSN) to its free, ad-supported video service, Samsung TV Plus.
SV Staff  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments
Apple started rolling out a series of software updates for its HomePod smart speaker that adds cool features and capabilities but put a hold on them yesterday because speakers running the new iOS 13.2 operating system stopped working.
SV Staff  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments
The streaming wars are heating up. Again. WarnerMedia has announced that it plans to launch a new streaming service called HBO Max next May.
SV Staff  |  Oct 28, 2019  |  0 comments
U.K. speaker specialist Q Acoustics has announced plans to launch its “largest and most powerful subwoofer” early next year.
SV Staff  |  Oct 25, 2019  |  0 comments
Axiim, a Kirkland, WA-based maker of WiSA-compliant wireless home theater speaker systems is now shipping a $230 app-based adapter that enables WiSA-certified speakers to connect wirelessly to certain LG TVs.
SV Staff  |  Oct 24, 2019  |  1 comments
Have you upgraded your TV to 4K yet? If not, what are you waiting for? And if you’re a typical S&V reader you might think 4K is old news but picture quality and features continue to advance at breakneck speed. Here are five TVs we’ve reviewed in recent months, all Top Picks and all offering varying degrees of excellent performance, including an LCD set that can go head to head with OLED. No kidding.
SV Staff  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments
Verizon has announced that it will offer 12 free months of Disney+ to its “4G LTE and 5G unlimited wireless” customers when the new streaming service launches November 12.
SV Staff  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments
The Hi-Fi Show Live 2019, U.K’s largest specialty high-end audio event, will take place this Saturday and Sunday at the Ascot Racecourse Grandstand in Ascot, England.

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