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SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2018  |  7 comments
A new survey from global research firm GfK has shed some light on one of the hot topics at last week’s CES — net neutrality — as controversy continued to swirl over the FCC’s recent decision to give Internet service providers greater control over the Internet “pipe,” setting up a marketplace that many fear could come to resemble that of traditional pay-TV services.
SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments
CES has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the summer of 1967 as a TV/audio show staged at New York City’s Hilton and Americana hotels. The inaugural show featured 250 exhibitors and attracted 17,500 attendees, eager to check out the latest color TVs from the likes of RCA and Sylvania, pocket transistor radios, and hi-fi gear from Fisher, Marantz, Acoustic Research, KLH, and many other now-iconic brands.
SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments
On the eve of CES 2018, Sound United today announced that it has acquired Classé Audio, the Canadian maker of high-performance AV components.
SV Staff  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  1 comments
“Here for today and ready for tomorrow” is how China-based Fibbr is positioning the imminent launch of Ultra 8K, a “plug-and-play” 8K/HDR-ready fiber-optic HDMI cable said to support transmission speeds up to 56 gigabits per second (Gbps) over distances up to 164 feet (50 meters).
SV Staff  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments
The number of Americans who subscribe to cable TV is now the same as the number who subscribe to Netflix, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
SV Staff  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  1 comments
LG has announced details of the ThinQ artificial intelligence (AI) and image processing at the heart of the 2018 OLED and “Super UHD” LCD smart TVs it will showcase at CES 2018, which opens in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
SV Staff  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced the passing of audio champion, Kenwood veteran, and former CTA board member Joe Richter.
SV Staff  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments
Control4, a leader in smart home controls systems, today announced its acquisition of Ihiji, a company specializing in technology that enables home tech integrators to service connected homes remotely over the internet.
SV Staff  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  1 comments
LG is turning to the world’s factory — China — to help secure its future as the standard bearer of OLED.
SV Staff  |  Jan 02, 2018  |  1 comments
Amazon’s New Fire TV is a cube-shaped dongle that brings Ultra HD to a middling price point of $70. Does it speak Alexa? Of course!...

Comcast Is Upping the cost of its Broadcast TV and Regional Sports Network services by $3.50 to $14.50 a month. These very charges have attracted a class-action consumer lawsuit claiming Comcast “secretly and repeatedly” increased them and employees “explicitly lie” by calling them government-related fees and taxes...