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Nov 25, 2020 -- Roku just released a new version of its flagship media player, the Roku Ultra, and the reviews are beginning to roll in. Is it worth the upgrade from a previous Roku unit, or if you have a different...
Nov 25, 2020 -- We were contacted by the PR agency for iLive to evaluate the iLive Bluetooth Tailgate Party Speaker (ISB380B) for watching movies outdoors. The coronavirus pandemic has many people looking to watch...
Sep 29, 2016 -- At the CEDIA 2016 show earlier this month, Sony announced their first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UBP-X1000ES. It's aimed at the higher end of the market, so it won't likely appear on the shelves of...
Sep 26, 2016 -- OPPO Digital has confirmed that they will be releasing an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UDP-203, in the near future. The company has been saying to its fans that they planned to release a player, but...
Sep 15, 2016 -- Sony announced that their first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UBP-X1000ES, will be shipping in spring 2017. The news was announced at the CEDIA Expo, which is an electronics show geared to custom...
May 17, 2016 -- A full month ahead of their usual schedule, Yamaha announced their AVENTAGE RX-A 60 series of AV receivers. This series represents the top of Yamaha's lineup of receivers. Their RX-V 81 series was...
Apr 6, 2016 -- Yamaha recently announced its RX-V 81 series of audio/video receivers that will feature Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and 4K Ultra HD, as well as the company's MusicCast wireless multiroom audio solution. ...
Apr 6, 2016 -- On March 30, 2016, Yamaha announced the availability of a firmware update for three receivers and an AV preamp processor to enable DTS:X decoding and support for HDMI 2.0a (which enables HDR...
Mar 3, 2016 -- Right on schedule, Marantz has begun releasing the firmware update to enable the DTS:X immersive sound format and support for HDMI 2.0a (which enables HDR playback) for three additional A/V receivers...
Feb 18, 2016 -- Denon has released a firmware update for the 7.2-channel AVR-X4200W and the 11.2-channel* AVR-X6200W that enables DTS:X decoding and support for HDMI 2.0a (which enables HDR playback). In doing so,...
Feb 17, 2016 -- The latest innovation in the home theater hobby is Ultra HD, which has a higher resolution (3840x2160) and other features that can take movies in the home to a whole new level. The format is also...
Feb 17, 2016 -- Yamaha recently announced that firmware updates to enable DTS:X support in its products will be available this Spring. The RX-A3050, RX-A2050, RX-A1050 AV receivers and the CX-A5100 AV processor will...
Feb 4, 2016 -- Late yesterday, Marantz released its firmware for the AV8802A and AV8802 that enables DTS:X decoding and support for HDMI 2.0a (which enables HDR playback). In doing so, parent company D&M...
Jan 28, 2016 -- Late yesterday, Denon released its firmware for the AVR-X7200WA (and AVR-X7200W) that enables DTS:X decoding and support for HDMI 2.0a (which enables HDR playback). In doing so, the company held to...
Dec 17, 2015 -- Denon announced recently that they will be releasing firmware updates to enable DTS:X in January and February 2016 for some of their A/V receivers. According to an article in TWICE, the AVR-X7200WA...
Sep 30, 2015 -- Denon has announced the specifications for the AVR-X6200W A/V receiver, which will be available to the public in October 2015 at authorized retailers for $2,199. The AVR-X6200W replaces the...
Sep 17, 2015 -- In June 2014, Dolby announced the availability of its Atmos® sound system for home theaters. Previously only available in commercial movie theaters, Dolby Atmos in the home provides home theater...
Sep 3, 2015 -- Samsung has unveiled its first UltraHD Blu-ray player, the UBS-K8500, at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany. It's not due to be released until sometime in 2016, and the pricing wasn't announced, but...
Aug 25, 2015 -- Press Release Yamaha Unveils the CX-A5100: Flagship AVENTAGE Preamp Delivers 3D Surround Sound, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® and MusicCast BUENA PARK, Calif. (August 25, 2015 ) – Yamaha today...
Jul 16, 2015 -- Denon has announced two new A/V receivers, the $999 AVR-X3200W and $1499 AVR-X4200W, will be available in August 2015. In addition to features that consumers have come to expect from Denon in this...


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