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SV Staff  |  May 21, 2019  |  0 comments
McIntosh today introduced a stereo preamplifier that features a removable module that enables it to be easily upgraded to new audio formats and technologies as they become available.
SV Staff  |  May 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror masterpiece, The Shining, will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this fall.
SV Staff  |  May 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Custom installation specialist Origin Acoustics has announced the availability of new diffuser panels from Portugal’s Artnovion that are designed to enhance room acoustics.
SV Staff  |  May 17, 2019  |  0 comments
Americans are falling in love with smart speakers. One in three U.S. households (31%) now own one, up from 8% three years ago, according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study.
SV Staff  |  May 17, 2019  |  2 comments
China’s Hisense is rolling out a new line of feature-packed 4K Ultra HD Android TVs priced between $400 and $1,000 in an aggressive effort to gain a bigger foothold in the U.S. market.
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments
DTS today announced that its Play-Fi multiroom streaming platform now supports AirPlay 2 in products from McIntosh and Arcam.
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Triad today introduced a new line of in-wall/ceiling speakers designed to bring installation flexibility to “any budget.”
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2019  |  1 comments
To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of one of the most beloved movies of all time, Warner Bros. staged a series of screenings of the Wizard of Oz in theaters around the country earlier this year. Now word on the street has it that an 80th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition is in the works...
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2019  |  1 comments
An American public that is largely satisfied with the performance of 4G cellular networks remains skeptical about the benefits of next-generation 5G technology that is just now starting to get off the ground, according to a new report from the User Experience Strategies (UXS) group at Strategy Analytics.
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments
China-based headphone specialist 1More today introduced a compact set of wireless earbuds that offers high style, noise-canceling for improved phone communication, and expert sound tuning at the “disruptive price” of $100.
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Sound United has entered into a preliminary agreement to acquire Onkyo Corporation’s consumer audio division, which includes the Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra brands.
SV Staff  |  May 14, 2019  |  1 comments
Sonos today announced a long-awaited software update that adds Google Assistant voice control to its Sonos One wireless smart speaker and Sonos Beam wireless soundbar — both Sound & Vision Top Picks.
SV Staff  |  May 14, 2019  |  1 comments
Scott Bagby, audio industry veteran and co-founder of the respected Canadian speaker brand Paradigm, has announced the purchase of Paradigm Electronics, Anthem Electronics, and MartinLogan Loudspeakers from Shoreview Industries, the Minneapolis-based private equity firm that acquired a controlling interest in Paradigm in 2005.
SV Staff  |  May 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Japan-based Sharp confirmed in a terse statement posted on its website that the brand will re-enter the TV business in the U.S. during the second half of the year under a partnership with Hong Kong-based Hisense.
SV Staff  |  May 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Only three of the seven recent disc announcements highlighted here are releases on 4K Blu-ray but at least two of them support high dynamic range (HDR). The remaining four are slated for release (or have been recently released) on standard Blu-ray, DVD, and/or digital.

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