Entries Tagged as 'Surround Sound'

Denon Unveils HDMI 2.0a Updatable Entry AVR

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Audio, HDMI, HDR, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Wireless Audio

Denon introduced this week its 2015 S-series entry AV receiver model AVR-S510BT, bringing compatibility with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0, with the ability to upgrade to HDMI 2.0a (supporting high dynamic range video). Denon said the AVR-S510, which goes on sale in June at a $279 suggested retail, will ship with HDMI 2.0 ports that […]

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Yamaha Rolls Out HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 A/V Receiver

April 29th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Audio, HDMI, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

Yamaha introduced Tuesday its first A/V receiver offering 4K Ultra HD video pass-through with support for the HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 connection and copy protection standards. Model RX-V379 (available in May at a $299.99 suggested retail price), which is the new entry level model to the RX-V receiver line, supports 5.1-channel surround and is […]

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Sony Prices Sound Bars, A/V Receivers

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, Wireless Audio

On the heels of the sendoff of its spring TV line, Sony took the wraps off its latest sound bar and A/V receiver assortment to help complete the home theater experience. The company announced retail availability and pricing on four new Sound Bars – the HT-ST9 (pictured above), HT-NT3, HT-CT780, and HT-CT380, as well as […]

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Review: Vizio SB4051-C0 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System

April 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audio, Product Reviews, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems

The humble AV receiver (AVR) remains the prime choice for audiophiles that desire a surround sound experience. However, the web of wires and added complexity of AVR ownership isn’t for everyone and that’s where the new Vizio 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB4051-C0) saves the day. The SB4051 offers easy setup, convenient connection options, and […]

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Improve Your TV’s Sound with One of These Awesome Soundbars

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Audio, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound

The sound that comes out of most TVs is terrible. Really terrible. Ever had to rewind to hear what a character said? That’s probably not you, that’s probably your TV’s horrible speakers. Don’t settle for bad audio.  Soundbars aren’t that expensive, and the ones listed here can improve the sound of your TV dramatically

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Sony Announces its 2014 Sound Bars and Sound Plate

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Audio, HDMI, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, Wireless Audio

Sony announced today two new soundbars and a new sound plate (pictured above).  All feature updated electronics for 3D and 4K pass through, 3- HDMI 2.0 inputs and audio return channel (ARC) functionality. Get all the specs and details after the break.

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Samsung HW-F850 Soundbar Review

December 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audio, Product Reviews, Review, Sound Bars, Surround Sound, Wireless Audio

  It’s reasonable to expect perfection from a soundbar that sells for $1,000. That’s the price Samsung charges for its HW-F850 , and while we’re not saying the sound is perfect, it is rather engaging. More important, the system has an automatic calibration function that optimizes the sound for your listening seat. Just plug in […]

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Five Best Soundbar Bets for your HDTV

December 11th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Audio, Product Reviews, Sound Bars, Surround Sound, Wireless Audio

Here’s a conundrum: As HDTV displays have gotten bigger, flatter, and more advanced, their built-in speakers have become smaller, less powerful, and less effective. There’s a solution to the problem, though, and it doesn’t necessarily involve spending wads of cash: Add a soundbar to your HDTV. Soundbars range from fully powered standalone units with multiple […]

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