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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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Sling Media SlingPlayer Available for Mac!

— April 30, 2007 10:17

Sling Media SlingPlayer Available for Mac!

Sling Media today announced the availability of SlingPlayer for Mac, a software client for Slingbox customers who want to view their home TV or Apple TV on their Apple Macintosh desktop or laptop

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Ready Acoustics Absorption Products

— April 30, 2007 08:52

Ready Acoustics Absorption Products

Ready Acoustics announced today a series of new acoustic treatment products aimed at providing user-customizable aesthetic options for Home Theaters, Studios, Church’s and other critical listening

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NHT Intros New PVC Passive Volume Control

— April 27, 2007 22:56

NHT Intros New PVC Passive Volume Control

NHT is introducing a new PVC (Passive Volume Control) model to its line of high performance PC Hi-Fi products. The new NHT PVC is targeted to consumers who listen to music and enjoy movies on their

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FCC Ruling Requires Labeling Analog TVs

— April 27, 2007 12:43

FCC Ruling Requires Labeling Analog TVs

This past Wednesday, the FCC ruled that electronic retailers will have to post warning stickers on any left-over analog televisions that are still being sold out of inventory. The Commission already

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Microsoft Launches Games for Windows Live

— April 26, 2007 15:45

Microsoft Launches Games for Windows Live

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. Human sacrifice, Consoles and PCs living together - mass hysteria. Could this be the end of civilization as we know it? Or the

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Harman Agrees to $7.8 Billion Buyout

— April 26, 2007 13:31

Harman Agrees to $7.8 Billion Buyout

Harman International Industries Inc. said it agreed to be acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and the private-equity arm of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a deal valued at roughly $7.8 billion. The

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Laptops to Eliminate Spinning Hard Drives?

— April 26, 2007 13:13

Laptops to Eliminate Spinning Hard Drives?

Following up on Sony's announcement of a 32GB solid state drive (SSD) option in its new Vaio Type-G line, Dell yesterday announced the availability of an SSD option its Latitude D420 and D620

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User‑friendly DRM Around the Corner?

— April 25, 2007 06:37

User-friendly DRM Around the Corner?

In an event most would have thought unlikely, Dan Glickman MPAA CEO, called for DRM compatibility across the board. Sponsored by Variety and Lexis-Nexis, this ground-breaking conference brought to

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Onkyo Announces New HQV‑Reon Receivers

— April 24, 2007 19:13

Onkyo Announces New HQV-Reon Receivers

Silicon Optix announced today that Onkyo has significantly raised the bar for video performance in A/V receivers with the addition of the Reon-VX HQV video processor in two of their models. Onkyo’s

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Wal‑mart Cutting Back on CD Sales?

— April 24, 2007 10:06

Wal-mart Cutting Back on CD Sales?

According to a guy who knows a guy whose cousin married a stockholder who sits on the board of a former roommate of a guy who hangs out at Wal-mart... the store seems to be cutting back 500 feet of

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Blu‑ray Hits 1 million, HD DVD Poised for Comeback

— April 24, 2007 01:01

Blu-ray Hits 1 million, HD DVD Poised for Comeback

According to Business Wire, Blu-ray Disc has become the first high definition format to sell more than a million discs, a milestone it has achieved in less than one year. Blu-ray Disc sales also

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Has the Plasma Market Flattened?

— April 24, 2007 00:51

Has the Plasma Market Flattened?

Consumer electronics revenue took a hit in February. affecting the once skyrocketing category of plasma TVs. Industry watchdog NPD Group reported that it's retail tracking service found that plasma

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We Got What You Need!

— April 23, 2007 15:30

We Got What You Need!

What do you need? More cables? DVIGear is giving you up to 50% off your order! Need some new AV furniture? StudioTech wants you to win 50% off! How 'bout a killer screen for that brand new projector?

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Yamaha Announces RX‑V861 1080p HDMI Reciever

— April 23, 2007 11:35

Yamaha Announces RX-V861 1080p HDMI Reciever

Yamaha Electronics introduced the new RX-V861, an under-$1000 (but just barely) reeceiver with the latest functions and features available from the electronics giant. Featuring four "Scene” pre-set

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Independent Installers Beating Big Box on Tech Support?

— April 21, 2007 13:12

Independent Installers Beating Big Box on Tech Support?

A study released by NPD reveals an interesting perspective on service and how consumers react to the big box offerings. According to NPD, "Consumer technology products are becoming more advanced and

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Cirrus Debuts New CS49700 HD Chipset

— April 20, 2007 15:11

Cirrus Debuts New CS49700 HD Chipset

Austin, Texas based Cirrus Logic has released a new single chip processor for Blu-ray and HD DVD players supporting audio decode standards, DTS and Dolby Digital for surround sound. Cirrus announced

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Firmware Update for Panasonic DMP‑BD10 Blu‑ray Player

— April 20, 2007 14:45

Firmware Update for Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Player

Panasonic released it's V2.0 firmware upgrade for it's DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Disc player. The update sports Dolby True HD and DTS-HD High-Resolution support for outstanding audio. According to Panasonic

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Introducing m‑commerce... Shopping via Mobile Phone

— April 20, 2007 14:28

Introducing m-commerce... Shopping via Mobile Phone

You may be content to shop online. Or, you may be the type who enjoys the occasional (or, God help you, chronic) visits to Home Shopping Network or QVC on the television. Perhaps you're old-school

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Is Europe Finally Going HD?

— April 19, 2007 17:23

Is Europe Finally Going HD?

You may assume that because we have a relatively high amount of HDTV content here in the US that the same is true for all other Western countries. This is not only far from true, it's... well, yeah

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LG Electronics Releases 6th Gen Digital ATSC Chipset

— April 18, 2007 21:19

LG Electronics Releases 6th Gen Digital ATSC Chipset

LG Electronics has launched it's 6th generation chipset in anticipation of it's 2008 television line up. The "super-advanced" chipset, which is to be incorporated not only in televisions, but digital

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SST Takes Shot at Wireless Audio with MelodyWing ST

— April 18, 2007 09:51

SST Takes Shot at Wireless Audio with MelodyWing ST

Today marks an important day in the world of wireless audio: yet another company has claimed the technology to do it right. We've been really supportive of the concept of wireless audio for some

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JVC Intros Sophisti DD‑3 Networked Home Theater System

— April 18, 2007 09:17

JVC Intros Sophisti DD-3 Networked Home Theater System

JVC was looking for a way to enhance the capabilities of it's home theater in a box systems and they seem to have done it with their new Sophisti DD-3 system. Yeah, the name is pretty cheesy (gee,

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BD‑Plus (BD+) Bluray Enhanced?

— April 17, 2007 19:30

BD-Plus (BD+) Bluray Enhanced?

After an avalanche of attacks by hackers of all stripes against HDCP, studios are developing a weapon to curtail the onslaught. Welcome to BD-Plus (BD+) technology. Leading the charge as expected is

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Sony Discusses Adding Larger Drive to PS3

— April 17, 2007 15:06

Sony Discusses Adding Larger Drive to PS3

According to a recent Reuters report, Sony Corp. said today that it is pondering increasing the hard disk capacity on future models due to the growing demands for disc space the current models seem

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Samsung Announces Dual‑format HD‑DVD Player

— April 16, 2007 13:35

Samsung Announces Dual-format HD-DVD Player

Samsung, who was incidentally the first company to retail a Blu-ray Disc player, will introduce a dual format high-definition HD DVD/BD optical disc player - apparently by December. The "Duo" HD

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RPG Hemiffusor W1 Scattering Diffusor

— April 16, 2007 10:38

RPG Hemiffusor W1 Scattering Diffusor

The scientifically designed and tested HemiffusorTM that has become so popular for home theater, media and listening rooms is now available in an affordable, light weight, solid wood model. Each

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Digital Video Essentials HD DVD Released

— April 16, 2007 10:13

Digital Video Essentials HD DVD Released

Joe Kane, creator of the original Digital Video Essentials, has now released Digital Video Essentials HD DVD. The new dual-sided hybrid disc features 1080p and 720p test and demonstration materials

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Velodyne Mic‑5 Add‑on Supplementary Review

— April 15, 2007 16:09

Velodyne Mic-5 Add-on Supplementary Review

The proprietary Velodyne subwoofer correction system is included in all the higher end Velodyne subs as well as a standalone unit called the SMS-1. But the SMS-1 has one major drawback – no way of