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SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung is expanding its line of curved gaming monitors with a 27-inch model featuring a 240-Hz refresh rate and compatibility with Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.
SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Scarsdale, NY-based AV retailer Value Electronics has announced the lineup for the 15th annual installment of its respected TV Shootout, which will pit four models from three top TV brands against one another.
SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Vanco is previewing two new power amplifiers and an innovative pendant speaker enclosure at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, FL.
SV Staff  |  Jun 10, 2019  |  2 comments
Audience, the San Marcos, CA-based maker of high-end power products, has introduced an eight-outlet power conditioner that offers a “very high quality AC platform at an extremely affordable price.”
SV Staff  |  Jun 10, 2019  |  1 comments
The ongoing trade war with China has yet to impinge on sales of TVs from TCL, which has been pushing hard to live up to its tag line: “America’s fastest growing TV brand.”
SV Staff  |  Jun 10, 2019  |  0 comments
CEDIA, the trade association for the $19 billion home technology industry, today released the list of finalists for the 2019 CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards competition, which recognizes the best custom-installation projects completed by member companies over the past year.
SV Staff  |  Jun 07, 2019  |  1 comments
For the first time ever, U.S. adults will spend more time in 2019 using smartphones and other mobile devices than they will spend watching TV, according to new research from eMarketer.
SV Staff  |  Jun 06, 2019  |  0 comments
U.K-based Cambridge Audio has unveiled a series of affordable hi-fi separates that balances performance and price.
SV Staff  |  Jun 06, 2019  |  0 comments
As we approach the midpoint of 2019, we’ve given our Top Pick blessings to a half dozen outstanding home theater speaker systems — from a value-busting 5.1 system from Klipsch that can be had for less than a grand to an audiophile-approved Dolby Atmos rig from KEF that costs 10 times as much. Two of the six systems netted our Top Value Pick designation for delivering excellent performance for the price.
SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2019  |  0 comments
Stewart Filmscreen has redesigned its web site and created screen-finder tools that streamline the process of selecting the right projection screen.
SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2019  |  0 comments
Klipsch today introduced two soundbar systems designed to “look and sound” like its flagship Reference series speakers.
SV Staff  |  Jun 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Qobuz, the Paris-based high-resolution (hi-res) music streaming and download service that launched in the U.S. earlier this year, is now available on 10 Yamaha products via a free firmware upgrade.
SV Staff  |  Jun 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Last summer Samsung teased its long-anticipated entry into the bustling smart speaker arena with a peek at the retro-futuristic Galaxy Home. Almost 10 months later, the speaker has yet to materialize but today Samsung CEO Hyun-suk Kim told The Korean Herald that it will launch in the “mid-second half of the year,” which suggests a September/October timeframe.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments
When Dirac Research releases a new product, it always causes our ears to perk up. The company that made great strides in reference room-correction software has just released Dirac 3D Audio, an software solution that delivers 360-degree surround sound via any standard headphone or gaming headset.

SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  5 comments
LG today kicked off sales of the world’s first 8K OLED TV in South Korea and announced 8K availability in the U.S.