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Sonos Botches App Refresh, Long‑Awaited ‘Ace’ Headphones!

— June 11, 2024 00:25

Sonos Botches App Refresh, Long-Awaited ‘Ace’ Headphones!

The Sonos Ace NC headphones offer Spatial audio with Dolby Atmos and dynamic head-tracking, but doesn’t offer Wi-Fi connectivity to integrate into an existing Sonos system. Was this a BIG misstep?

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Wireless Electricity

— June 07, 2007 22:24

Wireless Electricity

We knew it was just a matter of time. Wireless electricity. Next will come transporters, food replicators and then, finally, the holodeck - and you know I'm never leaving my house once that arrives.

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AVRant #5: Big ol hunkin amp

— June 07, 2007 09:41

AVRant #5: Big ol hunkin amp

Kurt finally gets a response to his question on what is most important for good sound, Tom gets angry about the Star Wars prequels and misquoting interviewers, they discuss amplifier power vs.

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Silicon Optix Ships High Definition HQV Benchmark DVDs

— June 06, 2007 20:05

Silicon Optix Ships High Definition HQV Benchmark DVDs

Silicon Optix, the leader in programmable video processors, announced today that the high-definition version of its HQV BenchmarkDVD is now available to consumers. The test disc is available in both

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Blu‑ray Price Drops Announced ‑ PS3 to Follow?

— June 06, 2007 11:54

Blu-ray Price Drops Announced - PS3 to Follow?

Sony Corp. announced this week that it has finally unlocked some key manufacturing techniques and processes that will allow it to manufacture Blu-ray Disc players less expensively. The significant

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DTS Demos Master Audio via PC

— June 04, 2007 09:26

DTS Demos Master Audio via PC

DTS, Inc. announces that it will hold the first public demonstrations of DTS-HD Master Audio via a PC source during this year’s Computex in Taipei, June 5-9, 2007. The company will be showcasing its

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16:10 Aspect Ratio Goes Mainstream

— June 01, 2007 13:43

16:10 Aspect Ratio Goes Mainstream

The computer industry and the home theater industries have never really matched up well... Take, for examples, home theater PCs. Great concept - typically awful execution. Even the companies that

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Toshiba Demos HD DVD and Touchscreen for Autos

— May 30, 2007 16:58

Toshiba Demos HD DVD and Touchscreen for Autos

Toshiba introduced a new HD DVD player geared for automotive industries at this year's Automotive Engineering Exposition 2007". The unit is being developed in conjunction with Alpine Electronics and

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Regal Cinema Allows Users to Tattle on the Unruly

— May 30, 2007 16:35

Regal Cinema Allows Users to Tattle on the Unruly

Regal Entertainment Group today announced 114 locations are now utilizing the "Regal Guest Response System" (RGRS). With RGRS, select moviegoers can utilize an in-theater paging device to alert

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D&M Sponsors MakeShifters Contest to Win $17k AV System

— May 30, 2007 16:04

D&M Sponsors MakeShifters Contest to Win $17k AV System

D&M Holdings Inc. is launching an innovative web-based contest for Boston Acoustics and Denon Electronics in which consumers will be able to share homemade videos and photo essays for a chance to win

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Warner Home Video Surpasses 100K HD Titles

— May 29, 2007 08:18

Warner Home Video Surpasses 100K HD Titles

Today Warner Home Video (WHV), one of the few companies manufacturing both HD DVD AND Blu-ray Disc titles, announced that it is the first studio to surpass sales of 100,000 copies of a high

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Sony PlayStation 3 Releases v1.80 Firmware Updates

— May 24, 2007 23:28

Sony PlayStation 3 Releases v1.80 Firmware Updates

A free v1.80 download upgrade for the Sony PlayStation® 3 enhances the image quality of movies and old video games and allows people to check out stored video, music files and digital photos through

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Emotiva To End Free Shipping Program on 5/31/07

— May 23, 2007 18:57

Emotiva To End Free Shipping Program on 5/31/07

You know the old saying, “all good things must come to an end”. Today, Emotiva audio announced suspension of its free shipping program effective 5/31/07. “It’s difficult to continue this program with

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Have LCD TV Prices Hit Rock Bottom?

— May 22, 2007 13:25

Have LCD TV Prices Hit Rock Bottom?

If you've been holding off on that new flat panel LCD television, you may want to get it in gear. The prices of LCD panels have apparently bottomed out, causing manufacturers of 32-inch and under

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XM Radio Goes Offline ‑ Two Days of No Service

— May 22, 2007 12:12

XM Radio Goes Offline - Two Days of No Service

On Monday XM Radio attempted an upgrade and mentioned that some customers may have some disrupted services due to a software issue. Overnight, some subscribers received an e-mail message that

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Sony Video Game Losses Continue with Playstation 3

— May 17, 2007 23:52

Sony Video Game Losses Continue with Playstation 3

Sony will lose about 50 billion yen ($413 million) in its video games business this fiscal year, and recovery won't come until the arrival of more games to play on the PlayStation 3 machine, a

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Outlaw Audio Breaks Into Loudspeaker Market

— May 17, 2007 01:18

Outlaw Audio Breaks Into Loudspeaker Market

Outlaw Audio has introduced its first full-range loudspeaker, the Outlaw Bookshelf Loudspeaker. Designed and hand-built in the USA to audiophile-grade performance standards, it is equally adept for

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Planar Acquires Runco International

— May 14, 2007 20:00

Planar Acquires Runco International

Accelerating its presence in the global custom home theater market and its corporate initiative to capitalize on high-value specialty display products and solutions, Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:

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Pioneer Debuts Project KURO

— May 10, 2007 21:33

Pioneer Debuts Project KURO

Amidst much fanfare, Pioneer unveiled it's new line of plasma panels. Eight new panels were shown to the press last Wednesday, all with the promise to have ultra-high black level performance. The new

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Let's Talk about Prizes, Man!

— May 10, 2007 11:18

Let's Talk about Prizes, Man!

All new contests are up in our forums. Don't miss out. StudioTech is giving you 50% off their U22s cabinet (a nifty little cabinet for your receiver and DVD player), Carada wants you to have $100 off

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Beamax X‑series Dellegno Ascending Projector Screen

— May 09, 2007 07:55

Beamax X-series Dellegno Ascending Projector Screen

Stylishly integrating an 80” diagonal projection screen into a living room can be a real challenge. A discrete yet stylish solution is available immediately from Beamax® in the shape of the X-series

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Xbox 360 Dashboard Update to Include Instant Messaging

— May 08, 2007 22:39

Xbox 360 Dashboard Update to Include Instant Messaging

Your Xbox LIVE friends list is about to get a whole lot bigger. Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of Windows LIVE Messenger on Xbox 360, connecting friends across Xbox 360 consoles,

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Usher Debuts The Be‑718 Tiny Dancers Featuring Beryllium Tweeters

— May 04, 2007 12:56

Usher Debuts The Be-718 Tiny Dancers Featuring Beryllium Tweeters

Usher has been producing speakers in Taiwan for more than thirty years, and makes a number of specialized in-house drivers featuring Be beryllium ceramic diaphragms. The spectacular stand-mounted

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Hilton Tests the Home Theater Hotel Room

— May 03, 2007 21:42

Hilton Tests the Home Theater Hotel Room

Ever wonder why you never see 5.1 systems in a hotel room. I mean, it doesn't cost much to put in even a basic system - so why not spec it into the build of a new facility? Ok, I'm "geeking out" as a

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Yamaha's New Flagship YHT‑780 HTiB System

— May 03, 2007 14:12

Yamaha's New Flagship YHT-780 HTiB System

Yamaha Electronics introduces the YHT-780, a 5.1 channel Home-Theater-in-a-Box (HTIB) system that provides consumers with four pre-set SCENE modes, iPod and XM Satellite Radio compatibility, YPAO,

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Move Over Plasma, LCD... OLED and SED are in Town

— May 02, 2007 17:25

Move Over Plasma, LCD... OLED and SED are in Town

Few consumers can spot the difference between plasma and LCD picture quality. But what's coming down the proverbial pike is different indeed, enough to impress the jaded enthusiast and bowl over the

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DMC‑1 Processor for $1299 from Emotiva Audio!

— May 01, 2007 20:00

DMC-1 Processor for $1299 from Emotiva Audio!

For the month of May, Emotiva Audio is offering their DMC-1 Processor for the unbelievable price of $1299. Utilizing Motorola’s top of the line DSP, broadcast quality video up-conversion circuitry

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Is Wal‑Mart Pushing HD DVD?

— May 01, 2007 16:35

Is Wal-Mart Pushing HD DVD?

Amidst a flurry of conflictive reports in A/V sites and blogs across the net, Fuh Yuan the Chinese manufacturer that reported the initial news that Wal-Mart had placed an order for 2 million low

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Velodyne Intros MiniVee 10 Subwoofer

— May 01, 2007 14:34

Velodyne Intros MiniVee 10 Subwoofer

Velodyne Acoustics today expanded its product line with the introduction of a new 10-inch, 2000-watt powered subwoofer. The MiniVee 10 fills the needs of homeowners who want to fill larger rooms with