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Apple’s Airpod Wireless Earphones Get a Makeover

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Apple has introduced a second-generation version of its popular Airpod wireless earphones that outperforms its predecessor in several key areas.
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Can I Upmix Stereo Sound for a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Setup?

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

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Q Would audio upmixing solutions like Dolby Surround or Dolby Pro Logic IIz be able to convert stereo sound for a 5.1.2 speaker setup? —Osama Ashoor, via email

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Flashback 1997: DVD Players Go On Sale

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Twenty-two years ago this week, the first DVD players were introduced in the U.S. after numerous false starts and delays over copyright concerns raised by Hollywood movie studios. DVD offered an upgrade in picture quality over VHS tape plus the convenience of a CD-like disc that wasn’t prone to wear and made it quick and easy to navigate through content, putting an end to tedious rewinding and fast-forwarding.
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Survey: Mobile Video Streaming Breeds Frustration

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Streaming video on mobile devices continues to surge worldwide but the convenience of watching your favorite shows anywhere is increasingly besieged with frustration, according to a new study from Penthera, a New York-based software company that specializes in mobile streaming.
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Mixcder’s New Noise Canceling ’Phones Are Wireless and Cost $80

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Mixcder, a California-based company that prides itself on delivering audio bargains, has introduced full-size wireless noise canceling headphones that sell for $80 on Amazon.
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Bryston to Unveil Active Speaker System at Montreal Audio Fest

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Bryston today announced plans to formally unveil a new active speaker system at the Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest, which opens Friday and runs through Sunday, March 24 at Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal.
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LG Partners with Josh.ai to Enhance TV Voice Control

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

LG today announced a collaboration with the Denver-based home-automation company Josh.ai that will enable owners of multiple LG TVs to control those displays using voice commands as they walk from room to room.
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NY’s Value Electronics to Host JVC/Panasonic HDR Demo Saturday

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Scarsdale, NY-based retailer Value Electronics is hosting the world’s first public demonstration of a unique technology collaboration between JVC and Panasonic that pairs JVC’s new NX9 4K HDR projector with Panasonic’s new UB9000 4K HDR Blu-ray player to deliver the “best possible” high dynamic range (HDR) performance.
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Eye on Blu-ray: Movies Headed for 4K Blu-ray (or Not)

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

4K Blu-ray is once again taking a back seat to standard Blu-ray and DVD in the most recent crop of disc announcements. All five of the movies listed below will be released on standard Blu-ray and DVD but only one is slated for release on 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray. Cause for concern? Guess that will depend on what you think about these flicks…
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Screen Innovations Redesigns Popular Solo Screen

By | March 18th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Austin, Texas-based projection-screen specialist Screen Innovations (SI) has announced a “ground up redesign” of its popular Solo motorized screen.
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