Entries Tagged as 'Sound Bars'

Polk Unveils MagniFi MAX SR 5.1-Ch. Sound Bar With Wireless Surrounds

May 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Audio, center channel, front channels, HDMI, News, rear surround channel, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems

Polk Audio introduced Tuesday its MagniFi MAX SR 5.1-channel sound bar, one of the company’s most advanced to date. The MagniFi MAX SR incorporates Polk Audio’s Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) digital surround technology that is said to expand the sound stage, while adding detail and immersive surround sound. The MagniFi MAX SR package includes a […]

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Onkyo Brands Add Chromecast Update To AV Components

April 28th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Audio, Digital Media Receivers, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HTIBs, News, object-based audio, OTT services, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players

  Onkyo Corp. completed a string of announcements this week that it is now delivering firmware updates that bring support for Chromecast streaming services to key wireless speakers and AV receivers across its stable of home theater audio brands  — Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer. This firmware release enhances audio streaming and the wireless multi-room ecosystem […]

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Review: Samsung HW-MS650 1-pc Soundbar Delivers Bass Of A Subwoofer

April 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Audio, center channel, Connected TVs, front channels, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OTT services, rear surround channel, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players, Wireless Audio

  It’s becoming more and more common that purchasers of new 4K Ultra HDTVs and even Full HD 1080p models get their new big-screen home and quickly become entranced by the immersive visual experience offered by the latest and greatest video technologies. But then comes the disconnect – the sound from the TV’s tiny speakers […]

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Denon Adds HEOS Soundbar, Wireless Subwoofer

March 16th, 2017 · No Comments · Audio, HDMI, HDR, News, rear surround channel, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players, Wireless Audio

  On the heels of its introduction of three new S-series AVRs, Denon unveiled this week a soundbar and subwoofer that also will add compatibility with the company’s HEOS wireless multiroom sound technology. Both the HEOS Bar soundbar and the HEOS Subwoofer are scheduled to hit retail stores in April. Read more on Denon’s new […]

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Review: LG Signature 65W7 4K UHD OLED TV Is The Best Yet

March 3rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Connected TVs, Dolby Atmos, electronic program guides, HDMI, HDR, height channels, LG Electronics, object-based audio, OLED, OLED, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

  We keep saying this, but the rate by which flat-panel televisions based on organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology is evolving gets more astounding every year. This week we had the chance to test the just-released LG Signature Series 65-inch W7 ( a.k.a.-“wallpaper”) TV and, frankly, it blew us away. The LG 65W7 presented […]

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LG Reveals ‘Dual Premium’ Strategy on 2017 4K OLED, Super UHD TVs

February 23rd, 2017 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, electronic program guides, HDR, height channels, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, LG Electronics, News, OLED, OLED, Sound Bars, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

            LG’s marketing VP Dave Vanderwaal unveils the LG W7 4K OLED TV at CES 2017. UPDATE! LG Electronics (LG) used an event in Seoul, South Korea Wednesday to officially announce its “dual premium strategy” which will be used to promote and sell the company’s 2017  4K Ultra HD OLED and Super UHD LED LCD […]

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HDMI 2.1 To Bring Robust Home Theater Experience

January 19th, 2017 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDMI, HDR, height channels, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, object-based audio, OLED, OLED, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

  Developers of HDMI 2.1, the next version of the HDMI digital connector which was formally announced at CES 2017 earlier in the month, are calling it by far the most aggressive and different of all the prior versions of the digital interface used for video and audio applications. During our visits with various engineers […]

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Vizio Adds Google Home Control To SmartCast Products

January 18th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, electronic program guides, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, HDR, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, screen mirroring, Second Screen, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, UHDTV

  One week after announcing it had updated the SmartCast platform powered by Google’s Chromecast, TV/video display maker Vizio said that its SmartCast enabled products are now compatible with Google Home, Google’s new voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Vizio SmartCast TVs have Chromecast functionality built in to enable streaming video and music apps […]

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