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Denon and Definitive Technology Kick Off Holiday Deals

Sound and Vision - 3 hours 42 min ago
Denon and Definitive Technology today announced limited-time holiday discounts on AV receivers and soundbars.
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Zappiti 4K HDR Media System Review

Sound and Vision - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:06pm

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $4,739 (as tested)

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Easy setup and installation
Sleek, attractive user interface
Scalable—can add other rooms as needed
Minus
Does not retain HDR metadata
No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ Support
Requires wired network for best results

THE VERDICT
An easy to use digital ecosystem with a sleek interface that lets you rip your entire music and movie disc library and access it from any room in the house.

With today's streamers and smart TVs offering myriad apps to watch movies from, one thing has become painfully obvious about discs: they're clunky. While I'm a firm believer in pre-recorded media due to its superior technical merits, I'll admit that shelves overflowing with discs can get overwhelming. Also, let's face it: case spines aren't nearly as sexy as a slick onscreen interface. From early Windows Media solutions to the latest apps like Kodi, I've seen numerous solutions crop up over the last decade to bring pre-recorded media to a modern playback environment.

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Fluance Rolls Out Turntable Deal for the Holidays

Sound and Vision - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:18am
Canadian home-audio company Fluance has knocked $100 off its RT84 turntable for the holidays.
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McIntosh Mates Tube and Solid-State Amps in Bold Dual-Mono Design

Sound and Vision - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 9:39am
McIntosh today introduced a one-of-a-kind dual-mono amplifier that combines a 300-watt tube amplifier, 600-watt solid-state amplifier, and crossover in one chassis designed to provide the "ultimate" bi-amping solution.
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Denon Previews New Heos/AirPlay 2-Compatible Wireless Speakers

Sound and Vision - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 9:10am
Denon today previewed a new series of compact speakers that incorporates its high-resolution-capable Heos wireless multiroom platform and supports streaming via Apple's AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth.
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Choosing the Right Projector for a WOW! Experience

Sound and Vision - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:20pm
Ready to create a WOW! big-screen experience at home but not sure where to start? No worries, I’ll guide you through the process.
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‘Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood’ Now on Blu-ray

Sound and Vision - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:00pm
To coincide with today’s release of Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that it is accepting orders for a Collector’s Edition box set that includes a 7-inch vinyl record, vintage poster, and a mini edition Mad magazine parody inspired by the film.
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SVS ‘Reimagines’ its Most Popular Subwoofers

Sound and Vision - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:12am
Subwoofer/speaker specialist SVS today introduced a new series of sub-$1,000 subwoofers to replace its popular 2000 Series models, including the Top Pick-designated SB-2000 and PB-2000 models.
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2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1

Sound and Vision - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:43am
Santa’s coming in a couple weeks. Is your holiday shopping list complete? And let’s not forget about your own personal wish list. Here we present Part 1 of our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, featuring gear that grabbed our attention for one reason or another. Unless otherwise noted, we haven’t done hands-on testing, so be sure to check return policies and, if possible, take items of interest for a test drive.
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