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Samsung’s New Wireless Earbuds Are Voice-Enabled

7 hours 43 min ago
Samsung has added voice control to the next generation of its wireless Galaxy Buds.
Categories: Multimedia News

Samsung Stops Selling Blu-ray Players in U.S.

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 3:13pm
Samsung has stopped selling Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players in the U.S. Could this be one more sign that physical media will ultimately disappear, only to be replaced by streaming movies and TV?
Categories: Multimedia News

Nativ Announces Tidal/MQA Update for Hi-Res Player

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 8:41am
Hong Kong-based Nativ has announced a software update for its Vita high-resolution (hi-res) music player/server that adds support for Tidal Masters, which provides access to thousands of albums encoded in the high-resolution Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) format created by Meridian Audio’s Bob Stuart.
Categories: Multimedia News

Qobuz Hi-Res Streaming Service Launches in NYC

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 7:28am
Paris-based hi-res music streaming and download service Qobuz officially opened its doors in the U.S. at a launch party held last week at the Devialet store in New York City’s SoHo district.
Categories: Multimedia News

U.K.'s ATC Announces CD Player/Amp-DAC Combo

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:17pm
Convinced the 36-year-old Compact Disc still has plenty of life left in it, U.K.-based ATC Loudspeaker Technology has announced that a new integrated amp/digital-audio converter (DAC) and matching CD player are headed for these shores.
Categories: Multimedia News

Sony VPL-VW995ES LCOS Projector Review

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 2:15pm

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $35,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Breathtaking image quality
Reference-level optics
Laser light source
Minus
Low light output for price point
Lacks dedicated picture mode for HDR

THE VERDICT
The Sony VPL-VW995ES delivers reference-level images with all video formats and benefits from a high-end lens that's optimized for 4K playback.

In 2018, I reviewed Sony's VPL-VW885ES 4K laser projector, a $25,000 model that I hoped would be the successor to previous Sound & Vision Top Pick winners from Sony, the VPL-VW1000 and VPL-VW1100ES, but it fell slightly short of expectations. At CEDIA 2018, Sony unveiled its VPL-VW995ES, a next-gen step-up model in the ES projector line that sported the high-end optics missing from the VW885ES plus a few new tricks. The VPL-VW995ES appears to be a true successor to the earlier designs, but at a steep $35,000, does it have the chops to command such a lofty price? Let's find out.

Categories: Multimedia News

SVS Announces White Finish Option for Prime Wireless

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 1:25pm
SVS today announced that the Top Pick-designated Prime Wireless speaker system introduced last fall is now available in a gloss white finish.
Categories: Multimedia News

Seymour-Screen Excellence Unveils ‘Budget’ Projection-Screen Masking System

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:15am
Seymour-Screen Excellence aims to bring Hollywood-style screening room capabilities to a broader audience with a new, lower-priced motorized projection-screen masking system.
Categories: Multimedia News