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  1. Home Audio Speakers
    I got a chance to hear theX-Fi Sonic Carrier soundbar demonstration at CES this year. I have to say for a soundbar it sounded pretty phenomenal! Of course having discrete channels throughout your home theater is ideal and when setup right that will sound better but when that's not possible this...
  2. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Samsung Electronics is arriving at CES 2017 with three new user-centric AV products carrying the company’s proprietary Ultra High Quality Sound (UHQ) technology. This new sound tech delivers 32 bits of sound from any 8 to 24 bit source. “Delivering clear, crisp, immersive sound is very...
  3. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Breaking news from LGE. UHD BD player with everything HDR. HDR10, DV and more... Can you take even more great news... The W7 Wallpaper OLED was announced along with the rest of LG's 2017 UHD/HDR OLED TV line-up! Check out our Facebook page for a video of the 77" W7. Give us a few moments...
  4. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Several months ago, the Belgium-based brand StormAudio officially launched its line of high-end immersive sound audio processors and amplifiers at CEDIA 2016. I was on hand at the event and had a chance to chat with StormAudio’s Senior VP Yves Trélohan, who runs the company’s Home Entertainment...
  5. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The LCD television market is alive and well, with every major television manufacturer (including LG Electronics) attacking the 4K marketplace using some variation of an LCD-based panel. In fact, LG and Panasonic are the only two manufacturers entering 2016 with OLED television models (Panasonic...
  6. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    It’s beginning to look like LG Electronics’ choice to go “chips all in” with OLED displays was a great strategic move, and they’re actively reaping the benefits of their decision to stay with the technology. This past week, LG was literally “on fire” (to quote Value Electronics’ Robert Zohn) at...
  7. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    SVS Sound has announced that its latest Prime speaker – the Prime Elevation – will make its official debut at CES 2016. This compact, multi-functional, speaker is acoustically engineered to be adaptable to almost any function including ceiling, on-wall, stand, and shelf duties. As you’ll see...
  8. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    It’s been a busy month for the folks at Emotiva. With CES 2016 quickly approaching, the Tennessee based company has dropped several big product announcements including new amps, pre-amps, and speakers. Today, we’ll dive into Emotiva’s world and take a peek at the company’s CES-bound offerings...
  9. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Emotiva is going to present a comprehensive new line at CES that will include the following home theater products: Emersa EMP-1 pre/pro: 7.1-channel preamp processor with unbalanced analog outputs plus balanced subwoofer output, has built-in Bluetooth connectivity, Dirac Live room...
  10. Audio Processing
    This video from CES hints at what's coming from Dirac in audio processing... :) Flavio
  11. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Yesterday, LG made a huge splash at CES 2015; knees tucked and jumping from a high dive, ripples still inhabit the pool. The South Korean electronics giant introduced its new television lineup, new gaming monitors, and a new smart TV platform. It would appear that enthusiasts looking for a...
  12. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Consumers have proven – time and time again – that convenience and portability are two factors that can easily trump sound quality when buying audio gear. Need proof? Just look at the explosion of Bluetooth capable speakers and whole house Wi-Fi enabled speaker systems (not forgetting...
  13. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    It’s hard to believe that 2014 is nearly in the books, and as you’ll see in our forthcoming “Year in Review,” a lot has happened in the A/V world over the past 12 months. For most, this time of year is a wind-down period meant for food, gifts, family, and festivities. Tech manufacturers...
  14. GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    Just wanted to mention that we just got back from CES in Vegas. Saw a lot of cool stuff including 4K OLED sets and somebody even had an 8K set! We went to the Venetian Hotel where all the high end audio is for the purpose of checking out the ultra-high end speakers. We wanted to make certain we...
  15. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    Samsung obviously isn’t bashful about curves. Last year the electronics giant unveiled the world’s first curved display at CES 2013. Now, it’s chips are on the table – all in – as it unveiled quite a few curved displays at CES 2014. But before we dive into specifics on that front, let’s...
  16. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    If you want to learn what's new for Samsung's new 2014 TV line-up take a look at our private interview with two of Samsung's top technical TV product specialists. Friend and like us if you want to be notified on our industry insider information as we post more news. -Robert
  17. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    I've been folllowing this for a while. Looks to be the best rendering so far for true virtual gaming. Not perfected yet, but very promising. Only computer games so far...when we can use this kind of headset with consoles...that will be a game changer! They are suppost to develope gloves that...
  18. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    We are rapidly closing-in on CES 2014 and a sure-shot landslide of tantalizing new electronics products. Over the next several weeks Home Theater Shack will highlight some of the more interesting news coming out of Las Vegas. Kicking-off our highlight parade is a company that is familiar to...
  19. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    LG OLED 55", 65" and 77" Ultra HD at CES. Thank you LG!! Now let the big boy games begin.... -Robert
  20. AV Home Theater
    I was selected to be a panelist at the upcoming Las Vegas CES convention. The Grammy award winner, Jack Puig and Sony's 4K specialist Gordon Shackelford join me on the panel. The event is produced by CEA and CEPro magazine. “Ultra HD/4K: Solving Challenges for Sales, Demos & Multiroom...
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