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SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2018  |  2 comments
If Samsung has its way, artificial intelligence, or AI, will continue to permeate every imaginable device as we move into the future — from smart speakers and TVs to smartphones and all types of home appliances.
SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2018  |  0 comments
LG has announced that the CineBeam HU80KA portable 4K laser projector it previewed in January at CES 2018 will start rolling out to “select retailers” this week.
SV Staff  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments
The latest research from Dallas-based Parks Associates reveals that almost 40 percent of internet-connected U.S. households now have a streaming media player.

SV Staff  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments
NAD Electronics has introduced a performance-oriented CD player “engineered for musicality, simplicity and value” at a time when many brands have abandoned the category that dominated music playback for more than three decades.
SV Staff  |  Jun 01, 2018  |  0 comments
What’s not to like about an $800 THX-certified subwoofer? Or how about a set of comfy planar-magnetic headphones that get the job done and then some for only 500 bucks? Add to this an integrated amplifier for the 21st Century, a great sounding home theater speaker system that trades cosmetics for performance, plus a faux-4K projector that’ll convince you you’re watching true 4K, and you have a far-flung batch of exemplary gear that screams for attention. Read on and, please, try not to drool.
SV Staff  |  Jun 01, 2018  |  0 comments
Integra yesterday unveiled its upgraded “.2” series of AV receivers featuring three Sonos-compatible 9.2-channel models.
SV Staff  |  May 31, 2018  |  0 comments
McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD Transport
Audiophiles with to-die-for disc collections will appreciate McIntosh’s latest audio marvel: a high-performance SACD/CD transport that plays “all common disc types” as well as audio files stored on a disc or USB drive. Supported file formats include AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, MP3, WAV (up to 192 kHz/24 bit), and WMA. Of course, the MCT500 is a transport—not a player—so it must be connected to a preamp, receiver, or integrated amplifier with digital inputs and a digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
SV Staff  |  May 30, 2018  |  0 comments
Apple has made good on its promise to add stereo and multiroom capability to the HomePod smart speaker it introduced in February.
SV Staff  |  May 30, 2018  |  0 comments
Comcast Xfinity and Fandango today announced a new feature that will let Xfinity X1 subscribers search local showtimes and initiate the purchase of movie tickets right from their televisions.
SV Staff  |  May 30, 2018  |  0 comments
Sony has announced the return of its Days of Play promotion, which celebrates the PlayStation community with a new limited-edition PlayStation 4 console, discounted PS VR bundles, and “epic deals” on hardware, peripherals, and PlayStation 4 games. The deals will be offered...