Entries Tagged as 'Surround Sound'

Samsung Adds DTS 5.1 Firmware Update To Atmos Soundbars

June 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, center channel, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, front channels, HDMI, HDR, News, object-based audio, rear surround channel, sub woofer, Surround Sound, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

  Samsung confirmed that a recent firmware update (version 3113.5) was released last week for its Dolby Atmos soundbars, models HW-K850 and HW-K950, bringing support for DTS 5.1 surround. Previously, when fed a DTS 5.1 channel signal, the soundbars had to down mix the format to stereo. This was a problem, since many Blu-ray Disc […]

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Microsoft Unveils Xbox One X High-Powered 4K Gaming Console

June 12th, 2017 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 3D Blu-ray player, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Digital Media Receivers, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, Live OTT services, News, OTT services, Skinny TV services, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

  Microsoft used the video gaming industry’s E3 Show in Los Angeles this week to unveil its long-awaited Xbox One X gaming console, which the company is calling the most powerful of its kind. The console will hit store shelves worldwide on November 7th and will carry a $499 suggested retail price. The initial version […]

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Blackfire RED Wi-Fi Protocol To Improve Wireless Home Integration

June 12th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDR, Live OTT services, News, object-based audio, OTT services, routers, screen mirroring, Second Screen, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players, voice command, Wireless Audio, Wireless HD

  Home entertainment network startup, Blackfire Research, introduced Monday its Blackfire RED real-time entertainment distribution framework, billed as the industry’s only wireless entertainment-centric infrastructure software framework designed to overcome the limitations of using in-home Wi-Fi media applications. Blackfire designed Blackfire RED wireless applications and products for real-time Wi-Fi exchanges of entertainment content between disparate devices […]

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Review: Yamaha YAS-706 Sound Bar A Flexible Performer

June 7th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Audio, Blu-ray Players, center channel, front channels, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Ultra HD Blu-ray Players, Wireless Audio

  Yamaha long has been among the market leaders in sound bar technology. The company draws upon its extensive history in both the musical instrument and AV electronics fields to deliver compact speaker arrays that produce surprisingly wide sound from a narrow shaft of drivers small enough to fit under a tabletop placed flat-panel TV […]

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Review: `Logan’ Ultra HD Blu-ray Set Makes Good 4K HDR Test Material

June 5th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Disc Reviews, Dolby Atmos, Full HD 1080p, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, object-based audio, rear surround channel, sub woofer, Surround Sound, UHDTV

  To its credit, 20th Century Fox has been one of the most bullish contributors of content to the latest 4K Ultra HDTV medium, and the recent release of  on Ultra HD Blu-ray adds another tool to the stable of demonstration material to evaluate the evolving nature of Ultra HD displays. I say this not […]

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Yamaha Unveils YAS-207: First Sound Bar With DTS Virtual:X

June 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Blu-ray Players, center channel, front channels, HDMI, HDR, object-based audio, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

  Yamaha introduced Monday the YAS-207, which is billed as “the world’s first sound bar with DTS Virtual:X.” The new virtual 3D surround sound technology is said to deliver an immersive surround sound experience using any signal source, without the need to decode special metadata. As the first sound bar with DTS Virtual:X, the YAS-207 […]

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Marantz, Integra Add Advanced AV Receivers With Multi-room Audio

May 17th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Audio, center channel, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, front channels, HDMI, HDR, height channels, Home Automation, Live OTT services, News, object-based audio, OTT services, rear surround channel, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, sub woofer, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, voice command, Wireless Audio

  The AV receiver market continued to expand this week, with new introductions from high-end component brands Marantz and Integra. Marantz unveiled a pair of slimmed down receivers hitting retail shelves this month in its and ($549) models, each of which combines advanced home theater surround sound support with multi-room music distribution. Rival Integra, meanwhile, […]

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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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