Entries Tagged as 'Sound Systems'

Xbox One Adds Bitstream Audio Support

March 30th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Digital Media Receivers, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDMI, HDR, height channels, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, object-based audio, rear surround channel, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

  Gaming and home theater fans will be happy to know that Microsoft this week added new bitstream audio features to Xbox One, including bitstream passthrough of advanced immersive audio formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X from supporting Blu-ray Disc movies. This update, which is scheduled to begin next week, will allow a connected supporting AV […]

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Yamaha, Onkyo Add Entry, Mid-Range AVR Lines

March 28th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, Audio, center channel, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, front channels, HDMI, HDR, height channels, News, object-based audio, rear surround channel, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

                                                   The Yamaha RX-V683 AV receiver with MusicCast Home theater audio manufacturers are beginning to release their 2017 lines, providing advanced features and high-quality sound at high-value price points. This week Yamaha and Onkyo followed Denon’s […]

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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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Denon Adds Affordable Trio of S-Series AVRs

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 21:9 3D LED LCD Flat Panels, 3D HDTV, Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, News, object-based audio, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

                                The Denon AVR-S930 HEOS AV receiver Denon introduced Tuesday three AV receivers in its popular S model series, with the top two models adding support for the Denon HEOS Wi-Fi-based multiroom audio system at affordable price points. Models AVR-S930H ($579), AVR-S730H ($479) and AVR-S530BT ($279) will be available in April, bringing a lot of […]

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Denon Unveils HEOS AVR With Sleek Contemporary Design

March 8th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Audio, center channel, HDMI, HDR, News, rear surround channel, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

                                                                The Denon HEOS AVR Denon unveiled Wednesday a new audio/video receiver (AVR) supporting its HEOS wireless music system and bringing a new sleek modern design to the category notorious for its traditional black box appearance. The new product called simply the “Denon […]

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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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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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