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  1. Latest Industry News
    Sennheiser is famous for its top quality headphones and microphones and enjoys an excellent reputation in both the consumer and professional audio markets. However, the family owned German company is not immune to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. An article  posted in...
  2. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Four new AV receivers from Marantz offer 8K compatibility and the flagship SR8015 supports DTS:X Pro and 13.2 channels of audio decoding and processing. The new models are the SR5015, SR6015, SR7015 and SR8015. A headline feature of these new models 8K video as well as 4K/120 Hz (which is...
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    Audeze is well known for its high-end, ultra performance planar-magnetic headphones. Now the company has announced that it has developed a wireless gaming headset called Penrose featuring this driver technology. The result promises to be a gaming headset that's aimed at Xbox and PlayStation...
  4. Speakers
    Bowers and Wilkins recently revealed it will produce Signature versions of two 700 Series speaker models: The 705 floorstander and the 702 bookshelf. Although these speakers utilize the same drivers as the regular 700 Series, it is not merely a cosmetic upgrade. The company touts a more refined...
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    AMC Theaters has announced that "almost all" of its currently shuttered theaters will reopen in July. AMC is the number one operator of multiplex cinemas in the world and expects to be back in business by mid July.  The opening comes with the caveat that precautions for COVID-19 will limit...
  6. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    New Denon X-Series AVRs with HDMI 2.1 The 2020 X-Series AVRs from Denon are here. Get ready for some major upgrades in capability including HDMI 2.1 for 8K HFR and eARC, DTS:X Pro (on select models) for the most immersive sound and even a “pre-amplifier” mode that disengages the internal amps...
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    There is no good news coming from AMC theaters regarding prospects of reopening the company’s many shuttered theaters. In a regulatory filing made public today, AMC theaters expressed “substantial doubt” regarding the future of its business. The theater chain’s filing states that the...
  8. Latest Industry News
    Sandy Gross is the co-founder of Polk, Definitive Technology and GoldenEar. There's a good chance you've owned speakers he's had a hand in developing and marketing at some point in your life. Recently, Sandy had sold his third speaker company, GoldenEar, to Quest Group, the parent company of...
  9. Latest Industry News
    Although at this point it’s cancellation is unsurprising, there is a palpable sense of disappointment that the annual CEDIA Expo will not occur in 2020. Prudent caution in the face of a global pandemic has led to the show’s cancellation. Rather than attempt to delay the show, the organizers will...
  10. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The coronavirus lockdown has created a paradoxical situation when it comes to TVs. On the one hand, it is not possible to go to the store and check out TVs in person, but on the other hand because home entertainment is pretty much the only option people have, the TV is getting more use than...
  11. Soundbars
    Sonos Gets into the Dolby Atmos game with its first 3D immersive offering, the Arc soundbar . It works on its own or you can add a subwoofer and surrounds. Sonos joins the 3D immersive audio club the new Arc soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos. Designed to be compatible with the Sonos...
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    Even though it is financially struggling, and it’s theaters remain shuttered with an uncertain future, plus TV sales are WAY up, Chinese-owned AMC says that when it reopens, it plans to shun Universal Studios movies. Why such hard feelings? Apparently it is the success of Trolls World Tour...
  13. Camcorders
    Camera drones are an exciting way to create your own compelling videos of landscapes, cityscapes and more. DJI is the king of consumer camera drones and the Mavic Air is one of its most popular models. Now DJI has announced the Mavic Air 2 , a drone with impressive specs for its size with...
  14. Latest Industry News
    Movie ticket seller Fandango has made a major move in the on-demand streaming service wars by announcing its intent to buy Vudu.com from Walmart. Comcast-owned Fandango purchased Vudu from Walmart for an undisclosed sum. This gives Comcast a formidable new tool to appeal to cord cutters and...
  15. Latest Industry News
    When you buy a Vizio TV, the moment you connected to the Internet you can start to receive free streaming linear TV. The company's SmartCast platform—winner of an AVS Forum "Best of CES 2020" award—makes this possible. Vizio recently announced that it has expanded the selection of free...
  16. Latest Industry News
    Best Buy has implemented several changes that allow it to continue to operate during this trying time. With work for home becoming the new normal, and home entertainment becoming the main way to fight off boredom, electronics are considered a necessity. But the current coronavirus situation...
  17. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Following news earlier today that the European Union had urged Netflix to throttle its streaming in order to preserve Internet bandwidth, the BBC now reports  that Netflix will in fact slow down streaming speeds for 30 days in Europe. The change is expected to reduce bandwidth requirements by...
  18. OLED Technology and Flat Panels General
    LG's OLED TVs are considered to be the among the best-performing consumer TVs when it comes to picture quality. This emissive technology allows control over each individual pixel, so blacks stay truly pitch black. The micro-contrast achievable by OLED is inimitable using current transmissive LCD...
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