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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

  • newAlexa and the Bird Brain

    Alexa and the Bird Brain

    Well, it's come to this. Apparently, a parrot used Alexa to order some stuff off the internet.
    - 17 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:29am -
  • new‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Available for Download

    ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Available for Download

    While fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones will have to wait until December 12 to get Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray or DVD, the full season is now available for download on iTunes and Google Play for $26.99 in HD or $19.99 in SD.…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Sep 17, 7:37am -
  • newLG TVs to Access to Comcast’s Xfinity TV in 2018

    LG TVs to Access to Comcast’s Xfinity TV in 2018

    Comcast and LG today announced that owners of 2017 and 2018 webOS-enabled LG smart TVs will be able to access Comcast’s Xfinity TV service through the Xfinity TV Partner app in 2018 without the need to lease a cable box.
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:59pm -
  • newCountdown to Cult of Chucky

    Countdown to Cult of Chucky

    Fans of Hollywood’s famous demonic doll are in for another blood-spattered adventure as Chucky continues his reign of terror behind the locked doors of an insane asylum in Cult of Chucky, due on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on demand October 3.
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:06pm -
  • newThe Last Concert Hall

    The Last Concert Hall

    Picture your dream living room. We close our eyes and listen to the subtle nuances of our favorite recording. Luxurious speakers line the walls, a subwoofer discretely positioned in the sonically perfect corner. There’s nothing better than leaning…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:31am -
  • Is HDR Available on Regular Blu-ray Discs?

    Is HDR Available on Regular Blu-ray Discs?

    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.comA I own an Ultra HDTV but am still using a regular Blu-ray player. I have no interest in buying Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs but would like to get the benefits of the HDR 10 and Dolby…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:53am -
  • XXX: Return of Xander Cage

    XXX: Return of Xander Cage

    PictureSoundExtrasIt’s been several years since Xander Cage has been on the scene, but he’s brought back into the fold when a device called Pandora’s Box falls into the wrong hands. It has the ability to bring down any satellite and turn it…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:42pm -
  • Heat

    Heat

    PictureSoundExtrasMichael Mann is a thief—a damned good one. In telling this bigger-than-life tale of a career-criminal takedown crew and their nemesis, the writer-director robs from the best, especially for his brilliant set pieces. He steals h…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:31pm -
  • Top 4 System Install Mistakes

    Top 4 System Install Mistakes

    Beyond designing and installing new AV systems, one of the things my installation company does is perform service calls on existing systems. Whether it has been installed by the homeowner themselves, a trusted friend/family member, or some other “p…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:07am -
  • CEDIA Expands Availability of Certification Globally

    CEDIA Expands Availability of Certification Globally

    CEDIA has announced that CEDIA Certification exams will now be available through Kryterion Global Testing Solutions, which has more than 1,000 testing centers worldwide.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:36am -

PCMag: HDTV's

  • Samsung UN65MU6300FXZA

    Samsung UN65MU6300FXZA

    The MU6300 series of 4K TVs falls short of the performance of Samsung's higher-end models and the value offered by budget-focused TV manufacturers.
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  • Samsung UN43MU6300FXZA

    Samsung UN43MU6300FXZA

    The MU6300 series of 4K TVs falls short of the performance of Samsung's higher-end models and the value offered by budget-focused TV manufacturers.
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  • Samsung UN40MU6300FXZA

    Samsung UN40MU6300FXZA

    The MU6300 series of 4K TVs falls short of the performance of Samsung's higher-end models and the value offered by budget-focused TV manufacturers.
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  • Samsung UN50MU6300FXZA

    Samsung UN50MU6300FXZA

    The MU6300 series of 4K TVs falls short of the performance of Samsung's higher-end models and the value offered by budget-focused TV manufacturers.
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  • Apple TV 4K vs. Roku Ultra vs. Chromecast Ultra: 4K Showdown

    Apple TV 4K vs. Roku Ultra vs. Chromecast Ultra: 4K Showdown

    We see how Apple's new 4K media streamer measures up against the competition.
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  • Vizio M75-E1

    Vizio M75-E1

    Vizio's M-series of 4K TVs combines excellent picture quality with reasonable pricing for a very compelling value.
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  • Vizio M70-E3

    Vizio M70-E3

    Vizio's M-series of 4K TVs combines excellent picture quality with reasonable pricing for a very compelling value.
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  • Vizio M55-E0

    Vizio M55-E0

    Vizio's M-series of 4K TVs combines excellent picture quality with reasonable pricing for a very compelling value.
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  • Vizio M50-E1

    Vizio M50-E1

    Vizio's M-series of 4K TVs combines excellent picture quality with reasonable pricing for a very compelling value.
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  • Vizio M65-E0

    Vizio M65-E0

    Vizio's M-series of 4K TVs combines excellent picture quality with reasonable pricing for a very compelling value.
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Sound + Vision Magazine

  • newAlexa and the Bird Brain

    Alexa and the Bird Brain

    Well, it's come to this. Apparently, a parrot used Alexa to order some stuff off the internet.
    - 17 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:29am -
  • new‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Available for Download

    ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Available for Download

    While fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones will have to wait until December 12 to get Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray or DVD, the full season is now available for download on iTunes and Google Play for $26.99 in HD or $19.99 in SD.…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Sep 17, 7:37am -
  • newLG TVs to Access to Comcast’s Xfinity TV in 2018

    LG TVs to Access to Comcast’s Xfinity TV in 2018

    Comcast and LG today announced that owners of 2017 and 2018 webOS-enabled LG smart TVs will be able to access Comcast’s Xfinity TV service through the Xfinity TV Partner app in 2018 without the need to lease a cable box.
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:59pm -
  • newCountdown to Cult of Chucky

    Countdown to Cult of Chucky

    Fans of Hollywood’s famous demonic doll are in for another blood-spattered adventure as Chucky continues his reign of terror behind the locked doors of an insane asylum in Cult of Chucky, due on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on demand October 3.
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:06pm -
  • newThe Last Concert Hall

    The Last Concert Hall

    Picture your dream living room. We close our eyes and listen to the subtle nuances of our favorite recording. Luxurious speakers line the walls, a subwoofer discretely positioned in the sonically perfect corner. There’s nothing better than leaning…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:31am -
  • Is HDR Available on Regular Blu-ray Discs?

    Is HDR Available on Regular Blu-ray Discs?

    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.comA I own an Ultra HDTV but am still using a regular Blu-ray player. I have no interest in buying Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs but would like to get the benefits of the HDR 10 and Dolby…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:53am -
  • XXX: Return of Xander Cage

    XXX: Return of Xander Cage

    PictureSoundExtrasIt’s been several years since Xander Cage has been on the scene, but he’s brought back into the fold when a device called Pandora’s Box falls into the wrong hands. It has the ability to bring down any satellite and turn it…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:42pm -
  • Heat

    Heat

    PictureSoundExtrasMichael Mann is a thief—a damned good one. In telling this bigger-than-life tale of a career-criminal takedown crew and their nemesis, the writer-director robs from the best, especially for his brilliant set pieces. He steals h…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:31pm -
  • Top 4 System Install Mistakes

    Top 4 System Install Mistakes

    Beyond designing and installing new AV systems, one of the things my installation company does is perform service calls on existing systems. Whether it has been installed by the homeowner themselves, a trusted friend/family member, or some other “p…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:07am -
  • CEDIA Expands Availability of Certification Globally

    CEDIA Expands Availability of Certification Globally

    CEDIA has announced that CEDIA Certification exams will now be available through Kryterion Global Testing Solutions, which has more than 1,000 testing centers worldwide.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:36am -

TechRadar: Audio Visual Reviews

  • newGoogle Home

    Google Home

    Smart, sleek and a near-comprehensive archive of every song ever written, this is a nascent smart speaker with loads of potential.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:38am -
  • newDenon DP-300F

    Denon DP-300F

    The Denon DP-300F provides a no-fuss vinyl listening experience for beginners.
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:40pm -
  • JBL Pulse 3

    JBL Pulse 3

    Want a light show to go with your tunes? The waterproof JBL Pulse 3 is a great choice.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:06pm -
  • Apple TV 4K

    Apple TV 4K

    Apple's set-top box does a good job with 4K HDR content, but can it justify the price premium?
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:01am -
  • Onkyo DP-X1A Digital Audio Player

    Onkyo DP-X1A Digital Audio Player

    Onkyo's DP-X1A beats all the competition in sound-quality, and while a little expensive it can easily battle it out with players double the price.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:11pm -
  • RHA MA750 Wireless headphones

    RHA MA750 Wireless headphones

    RHA is a company that makes a fine pair of wired earbuds, but its first wireless pair falter.
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:48am -
  • Master & Dynamic ME05 Earphones

    Master & Dynamic ME05 Earphones

    Master & Dynamic may be relatively new to the headphone space but the company’s top-of-the-line earbuds are worth every penny.
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 4:25pm -
  • Amazon Fire TV

    Amazon Fire TV

    Amazon Fire TV is faster, smarter and sharper than ever, but can Amazon's streaming box stick it to Apple TV?
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 1:05pm -
  • Amazon Fire TV

    Amazon Fire TV

    Amazon Fire TV is faster, smarter and sharper than ever, but can Amazon's streaming box stick it to Apple TV?
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 1:04pm -
  • Apple TV

    Apple TV

    Apple TV is a platform-in-the-making. It's not what Tim Cook pitched us, but it's steadily improving.
    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 1:51pm -

TechRadar: Home Cinema

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