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  1. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi folks, I have a Denon 250BT and I have connected the same to my Samsung TV. I have a playstation, Chromecast and a record player connected to it in different inputs. I bought an Amazon Fire Stick (India) yesterday and connected it straight to my receiver to my "Media Player" Input. So...
  2. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    The Invisible Man is one of the movies that Universal Studios has made available on-demand, due to the coronavirus pandemic that has caused most commercial movie theaters to close. The movie is available to rent for $19.99 through various services including Amazon, Vudu, iTunes and Google Play...
  3. AVS Forum® Articles
    Turn your not-so-smart TV into a smart one with one of the many quality “streaming sticks” out on the market today. No need to be stuck with whatever smart TV platform ships on the TV you picked for its picture quality, you can choose the platform you like best, from Roku to Amazon Fire TV to...
  4. Speakers
    Amazon's Echo smart speaker lineup featuring Alexa has expanded to encompass 3D Audio with the new Echo Studio, scheduled for release November 7 for $199.99 (you can preorder one now ). This newcomer is designed to produce 3D sound, both from stereo sources using Dolby Atmos processing and from...
  5. AVS Forum® Articles
    Amazon Prime Day is a 48-hour shopping event for Amazon Prime members that begins in just a few days. Based on previous Prime Day sales, there will undoubtedly be a plethora of hot deals on AV gear, ranging from televisions to wireless speakers, as well as an abundance of headphones. For the...
  6. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The past few years have seen tremendous growth for streaming video. Now, you can enjoy 4K UHD with HDR from multiple sites including heavy-hitters like Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix and Vudu. The result is that streaming movies finally look good, even on big screens. However, Ultra HD Blu-ray...
  7. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    While IMAX Enhanced was first announced at CEDIA 2018, unquestionably CES 2019 represented the true debut of the initiative to bring the IMAX cinematic experience home. During the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, IMAX Corporation announced a slew of new partners that have joined the...
  8. Great Found Deals
    Get in on the Cyber Monday action with these great TV deals as well as discounts on Amazon devices. Wrap it up by grabbing an awesomely fun e-scooter. The astounding November deals are not over yet! Black Friday may have passed, and it may feel like all of November is now a shopping...
  9. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    It must be tough competing against the likes of Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and even Vudu. Surely this notion dawned on whoever had to make the decision to pull the plug on FilmStruck , a movie streaming service that focused on independent films that was managed by Turner Classic Movies...
  10. Great Found Deals
    Black Friday is a consumer electronics shopping free-for-all, with deep discounts on a wide variety of product. Included in the mix, of course, is home audio. Here is a list of the Black Friday specials on Amazon composed of soundbars, speakers and AV receivers. In this list, you'll find...
  11. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    "OFFICIAL" 2018 Marantz NR1509/NR1609/SR5013/SR6013/SR7013 The Denon + Marantz Group (ie. D+M Group) USA has started to release information on the new 2018 Marantz models starting with the slim line "NR" series models. The "SR" series will be announced later this summer. The 2017 SR8012 will...
  12. Speakers
    Looking for an inexpensive way to get into high-fidelity streaming stereo music listening? The new Ai40 powered aptX Bluetooth bookshelf speakers ($199.99) from Fluance are a nice 2-way option that cover the basics in terms of connectivity, while dispensing with unnecessary frivolities to keep...
  13. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    It's been almost a full year since Sony announced that Dolby Vision would come to some of its TVs through a firmware update. Now, the company says it will deliver a firmware update that implements the feature to the U.S. in mid-to-late January 2018. Europe will follow close behind the U.S. but...
  14. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Owners of 2017 Samsung UHD TVs with access to Amazon Prime Video can now enjoy the enhanced HDR image quality that HDR10+ provides, thanks to its inclusion and use of dynamic metadata. As of today (December 13, 2017) Amazon is offering "hundreds of hours" of programming to stream in the new...
  15. Speakers
    It had to happen. Voice control of music is here. So, I searched in Speakers (the only logical location as of now) and could not find any thread on this subject. This thread should focus on Alexa and all the AV devices it works on. That would be all the Amazon Echo speakers, Sonos and other...
  16. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    The various articles that I have written about CEDIA 2017 in San Diego collectively do not capture what was surely the biggest news at the show: The complete embrace of Amazon Alexa as the voice assistant of choice, and the Echo Dot as the physical device of choice, for controlling anything and...
  17. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    In what may be one of the most significant disruptions in the lifestyle audio segment of the AV universe, Amazon has announced a new feature for its Alexa powered echo devices: multi-room audio. Now, users can play their tunes on the device or group of devices they choose including the Echo...
  18. Speakers
    Yesterday was the first day that Amazon's influence on Whole Foods was felt across the country. And while I had expected to find the discounted avocados I read about, what really struck me was the first thing I saw as I walked through the door of my local store: A pile of Amazon Echo and...
  19. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Owners of Vizio SmartCast TVs will likely be glad to hear that the platform has been updated to offer convenient access to Amazon Video. This popular source for streaming entertainment is rolling out right now to 2017 Vizio P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD displays and will become available on...
  20. XM and Sirius Satellite Radio
    How does one go about linking an Amazon dot to SiriusXM streaming? There is nothing Amazon listed in the alexa app under music services. In following the link on SiriusXM/Amazon, it simply ends up opening my SiriusXM app on my iPad after going through a bunch of steps through the web browser...
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