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  • Future Automation’s Magical Disappearing Act

    Future Automation’s Magical Disappearing Act

    Perched on the cliffs in the Big Sur region of the Central Coast of California, off the grid, down a switchback a hundred feet below the main road, sits a gorgeous octagonal house owned by a world-traveling entrepreneur. It has a 210-degree view of t…
    - 28 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Review: ALLie Home Dual 360-Degree Surveillance Camera

    Review: ALLie Home Dual 360-Degree Surveillance Camera

    After more than a year of build-up and anticipation, IC Real Tech’s ALLie Home 360-by-360-degree security camera is finally here. Like, in my front paws right this very now. And it feels a little magical. Like I’m holding a piece of the future. A…
    - 27 Jan 16, 5:44pm -
  • Control4’s New EA Controllers Do What Other Home Automation Controllers Can’t
    My wife has absolutely no clue what a home automation controller is or does. I mentioned to her last week, after returning from a trip to Salt Lake City to visit Control4’s headquarters, that we would soon be getting a new controller for the home t…
    - 26 Jan 16, 2:30pm -
  • URC Ships Newer, Faster TRF-ZW2 Z-Wave Gateway

    URC Ships Newer, Faster TRF-ZW2 Z-Wave Gateway

    URC announced this week that its new TRF-ZW2  Z-Wave Gateway—which we first brought you news of at last year’s CEDIA Expo in Dallas—is now shipping and available from your local URC Total Control dealer. And there may be a few terms in the pre…
    - 22 Jan 16, 12:38pm -
  • Sony Expands h.ear Series Lineup

    Sony Expands h.ear Series Lineup

    When Sony introduced its h.ear Series headphones last year, the emphasis was on equal parts style, comfort, and high-resolution audio performance. Now the company is back with two new models of h.ear headphones, both of which boast the same vibrant c…
    - 20 Jan 16, 10:55am -
  • GoldenEar’s New SuperSub X Saves Space Without Sacrificing Oomph
    For many a home theater junkie… err, enthusiast, there’s no such thing as a subwoofer that’s too big. If it cranks out tight, explosive, hard-hitting, controlled bass with no distortion and loads of bottom end, the thing could look like a refri…
    - 19 Jan 16, 10:27am -
  • Sony Unveils Its 2016 HDR UHD TV Lineup

    Sony Unveils Its 2016 HDR UHD TV Lineup

    As you might imagine, audio wasn’t the only thing going on in Sony’s booth at this year’s CES. The company also introduced three new series of HDR UHD TVs, which run the gamut from entry-level 55-inchers all the way up to 85-inch monsters. And…
    - 18 Jan 16, 9:28am -
  • Mark Levinson Unveils New Dual-Mono Preamp and Feature-Packed Digital Music Player

    Mark Levinson Unveils New Dual-Mono Preamp and Feature-Packed Digital Music Player

    Most of the most exciting trends in the audio world over the past few years—for me, at least—is the explosion of amazing new two-channel products that not only capture the essence of the old-school hi-fi products of my youth, but also manage to k…
    - 14 Jan 16, 11:16am -
  • Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable Will Rip Your Vinyl in High-Res

    Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable Will Rip Your Vinyl in High-Res

    It’s pretty safe to say, I think, that most people in the market for a good turntable are looking for that warmth and tangibility that physical analog sound delivers. The simplicity. The outright lack of digital-ness. But Sony is betting with its l…
    - 13 Jan 16, 11:20am -
  • If You’re Buying a New UHD TV This Year, Look for the ULTRA HD PREMIUM Logo
    One of the most noteworthy things I saw at this year’s CES wasn’t a new product, or even a new technology. Don’t get me wrong—there were plenty of those, and I’ll be covering the coolest of them in the coming weeks. The thing that sticks wi…
    - 12 Jan 16, 12:14pm -

Home Theater Magazine

  • newFlashback 1973: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

    Flashback 1973: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

    Forty-five years ago this week, the King, donning his iconic white sequin-studded jump suit, made history in Honolulu when more than a billion viewers in 40 countries tuned into Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite, a live broadcast seen by the largest au…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 8:05pm -
  • newHands On: New Amazon Fire TV with Amazon Channels

    Hands On: New Amazon Fire TV with Amazon Channels

    Find out how the new Fire TV stands up to 4K HDR streaming media players that are twice its size as well as double its price.
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 6:33pm -
  • newNuVision Looks to Stage TV Comeback

    NuVision Looks to Stage TV Comeback

    NuVision, a U.S.-based display company with manufacturing partners in China and Mexico that seeks to deliver a “compelling mix of quality, technology and value,” has announced plans to re-enter the U.S. TV market.
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • newShack, BBY Look to Adapt

    Shack, BBY Look to Adapt

    Left for dead at the side of the road, RadioShack is still twitching. Following its latest bankruptcy filing, it has emerged with a reorganization plan that would mix an online presence with 400 independently owned dealerships and 27 company-owned st…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 1:04pm -
  • newHow Do I Stream Music to an AV Receiver and Echo Speaker?

    How Do I Stream Music to an AV Receiver and Echo Speaker?

    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.comQ I’ve ripped most of my CD collection to my computer using iTunes. At this point, I’d like to maybe get a portable media storage unit and transfer my iTunes library to it so…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:34am -
  • Definitive Technology Demand Series D11 Speaker System Review

    Definitive Technology Demand Series D11 Speaker System Review

    Demand Series D11 Speaker SystemPerformanceBuild QualityValue SuperCube 6000 SubwooferPerformanceFeaturesBuild QualityPRICE 3,196AT A GLANCEPlusAppealing neutral voicingLaterally offset tweeterActive 8-inch sub integrated in…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 6:32pm -
  • Alexa Makes its Debut in Aftermarket Car Audio

    Alexa Makes its Debut in Aftermarket Car Audio

    Everyone knows Amazon’s Alexa is the star of an ever growing number of smart speakers, but did you know that the popular voice service is also finding its way into aftermarket car stereo?
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 6:27pm -
  • Installing In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers: Part 1

    Installing In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers: Part 1

    In my October blog, I listed 11 must-have tools for your DIY toolkit, laying out the minimum tools you need to tackle some basic audio/video installations. Then I tackled how to wire and mount a flat-screen TV in “Mount a TV Like a Pro:” Part 1 a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:24pm -
  • David Coverdale Adds a Special Aural Bite to 30th Anniversary Whitesnake Box Set

    David Coverdale Adds a Special Aural Bite to 30th Anniversary Whitesnake Box Set

    Photo by Neil ZlozowerTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of 1987’s mega-multimillion-selling Whitesnake — the album that spawned such massive FM hits as “Here I Go Again” “Is This Love,” and Still of the Night” — Rhino has uncoiled a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 11:20am -
  • Bryston Previews ‘Ultimate’ Audiophile Systems

    Bryston Previews ‘Ultimate’ Audiophile Systems

    Bryston today announced a new high-end lineup of active speaker systems that “leverages decades of research into the science of acoustics.”
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:45pm -

PCMag: HDTV's

  • First Look: LG's Rollable Display May Be the Future of TVs

    First Look: LG's Rollable Display May Be the Future of TVs

    The whole unrolling process takes about 12 seconds, and is silent. It's still a prototype, but LG is confident it'll be a real product one day.
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  • Element Roku TV (50-Inch)

    Element Roku TV (50-Inch)

    The Element Roku TV has just average picture quality, but gets you a 50-inch screen with access to plenty of streaming services for under $400.
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  • LG Preps an 88-Inch, 8K OLED TV for CES 2018

    LG Preps an 88-Inch, 8K OLED TV for CES 2018

    LG hasn't announced a price for its brand-new 88-inch 8K OLED television, but you can expect to see this one cost tens of thousands of dollars.
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  • Top Cable Management Tips for Your TV and Home Theater

    Top Cable Management Tips for Your TV and  Home Theater

    You don't need to deal with tangles of cables and piles of remotes for your home theater. These (mostly inexpensive) products help you keep everything neat and organized.
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  • Easy Fixes for Common TV Problems

    Easy Fixes for Common TV Problems

    If your television suffers from a distorted picture, weird colors, or the dreaded "soap opera effect," these simple fixes can help improve your picture.
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  • LG Signature OLED77W7P

    LG Signature OLED77W7P

    LG's Signature OLEDW7P series of TVs let you hang a thin, bezel-free OLED right on your wall and pair it with a Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar for a striking entertainment experience with superlative picture quality.
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  • LG Signature OLED77G7P

    LG Signature OLED77G7P

    LG's Signature OLEDG7P series is every bit as attractive and capable as last year's excellent OLEDG6P series, but the company has a new flagship OLED that's only slightly more expensive but a lot more impressive.
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  • TCL 75C807

    TCL 75C807

    TCL's C-series with Roku TV should be on your short list if you're looking for a big-screen smart television with a small price tag.
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  • TCL 65C807

    TCL 65C807

    TCL's C-series with Roku TV should be on your short list if you're looking for a big-screen smart television with a small price tag.
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  • LG Signature OLED65G7P

    LG Signature OLED65G7P

    LG's Signature OLEDG7P series is every bit as attractive and capable as last year's excellent OLEDG6P series, but the company has a new flagship OLED that's only slightly more expensive but a lot more impressive.
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Sound + Vision Magazine

  • newFlashback 1973: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

    Flashback 1973: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

    Forty-five years ago this week, the King, donning his iconic white sequin-studded jump suit, made history in Honolulu when more than a billion viewers in 40 countries tuned into Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite, a live broadcast seen by the largest au…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 8:05pm -
  • newHands On: New Amazon Fire TV with Amazon Channels

    Hands On: New Amazon Fire TV with Amazon Channels

    Find out how the new Fire TV stands up to 4K HDR streaming media players that are twice its size as well as double its price.
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 6:33pm -
  • newNuVision Looks to Stage TV Comeback

    NuVision Looks to Stage TV Comeback

    NuVision, a U.S.-based display company with manufacturing partners in China and Mexico that seeks to deliver a “compelling mix of quality, technology and value,” has announced plans to re-enter the U.S. TV market.
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • newShack, BBY Look to Adapt

    Shack, BBY Look to Adapt

    Left for dead at the side of the road, RadioShack is still twitching. Following its latest bankruptcy filing, it has emerged with a reorganization plan that would mix an online presence with 400 independently owned dealerships and 27 company-owned st…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 1:04pm -
  • newHow Do I Stream Music to an AV Receiver and Echo Speaker?

    How Do I Stream Music to an AV Receiver and Echo Speaker?

    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.comQ I’ve ripped most of my CD collection to my computer using iTunes. At this point, I’d like to maybe get a portable media storage unit and transfer my iTunes library to it so…
    - 17 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:34am -
  • Definitive Technology Demand Series D11 Speaker System Review

    Definitive Technology Demand Series D11 Speaker System Review

    Demand Series D11 Speaker SystemPerformanceBuild QualityValue SuperCube 6000 SubwooferPerformanceFeaturesBuild QualityPRICE 3,196AT A GLANCEPlusAppealing neutral voicingLaterally offset tweeterActive 8-inch sub integrated in…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 6:32pm -
  • Alexa Makes its Debut in Aftermarket Car Audio

    Alexa Makes its Debut in Aftermarket Car Audio

    Everyone knows Amazon’s Alexa is the star of an ever growing number of smart speakers, but did you know that the popular voice service is also finding its way into aftermarket car stereo?
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 6:27pm -
  • Installing In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers: Part 1

    Installing In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers: Part 1

    In my October blog, I listed 11 must-have tools for your DIY toolkit, laying out the minimum tools you need to tackle some basic audio/video installations. Then I tackled how to wire and mount a flat-screen TV in “Mount a TV Like a Pro:” Part 1 a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:24pm -
  • David Coverdale Adds a Special Aural Bite to 30th Anniversary Whitesnake Box Set

    David Coverdale Adds a Special Aural Bite to 30th Anniversary Whitesnake Box Set

    Photo by Neil ZlozowerTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of 1987’s mega-multimillion-selling Whitesnake — the album that spawned such massive FM hits as “Here I Go Again” “Is This Love,” and Still of the Night” — Rhino has uncoiled a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 11:20am -
  • Bryston Previews ‘Ultimate’ Audiophile Systems

    Bryston Previews ‘Ultimate’ Audiophile Systems

    Bryston today announced a new high-end lineup of active speaker systems that “leverages decades of research into the science of acoustics.”
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:45pm -

TechRadar: Audio Visual Reviews

  • newCreative Halo

    Creative Halo

    An entrancing light show helps it rise above mediocrity, but audio enthusiasts won’t be pleased with the lack of bass response and unpredictable mid-tones.
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:55pm -
  • newQ Acoustics M2 soundbase

    Q Acoustics M2 soundbase

    The M2 is the company’s first attempt at a soundbase after two successful soundbars.
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:05am -
  • Google Home Max

    Google Home Max

    The Google Home Max has good reason for its mighty size and price: it’s smart, powerful and just plain fun to use.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:20pm -
  • Sony UBP-X1000ES Ultra HD Blu-ray player

    Sony UBP-X1000ES Ultra HD Blu-ray player

    Sony ups the UHD ante with this flagship 4K Blu-ray player with audiophile aspirations.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:19am -
  • Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless Headphones

    Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless Headphones

    Skullcandy's latest headphones, the Hesh 3 Wireless, are basic wireless headphones that offer fun, bassy sound.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:52am -
  • Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Headphones

    Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Headphones

    The Sony WH-1000XM2 is an incremental upgrade over the original flagship headphones. The sound is impressive, and noise cancellation is deft. These are the best headphones if price is no bar.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 2:40pm -
  • AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones

    AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones

    Isolating the wearer from all ambient noise can be dangerous. Cue bone conduction, which avoids the ears entirely.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 8:22am -
  • LG WK9 Wireless Speaker with Google Assistant

    LG WK9 Wireless Speaker with Google Assistant

    One of the first of Google’s Smart Displays, the LG WK9 Wireless has everything the Amazon Echo Show has and more … well, except a price.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:59am -
  • Jabra Elite Active 65t

    Jabra Elite Active 65t

    With built-in Alexa and limited fitness tracking, the Elite Active 65t earphones are an interesting running companion.
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 10:07pm -
  • Sennheiser Ambeo 3D Soundbar

    Sennheiser Ambeo 3D Soundbar

    After making its name in the world of headphones, Sennheiser is turning its talents to its first Dolby Atmos soundbar.
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 8:54pm -

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