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Sonos just added its first 24-bit Hi-Res streaming option

Sonos just added its first 24-bit Hi-Res streaming option

Sonos has added its first 24-bit Hi-Res audio streaming service, taking advantage of another of the headline improvements from the company's Sonos S2 platform released last year. Qobuz may not be a household name, but its catalog of 70+ million tracks - albeit the vast majority of which are CD quality, not Hi-Res Audio - makes it a solid competitor to more familiar services like Spotify and Apple Music.

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Movies Anywhere finally arrives on Samsung smart TVs

Movies Anywhere finally arrives on Samsung smart TVs

Movies Anywhere, the service that makes it easy to watch the digital movies you've purchased, has finally arrived on Samsung Smart TVs, the company has announced. The new support covers Samsung's smart TVs dated back to the 2017 models, meaning most consumers who have purchased one of these TVs will likely be able to download and use the app.

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Hisense 120” L5F Series Laser Cinema offers 4K theater experience at home

Hisense 120” L5F Series Laser Cinema offers 4K theater experience at home

Hisense has launched its new 120-inch L5F Laser Cinema, a home entertainment laser projector and ambient light-rejecting screen for a theater-like experience in your living room. Hisense boasts a number of features with its new laser TV product, including 4K UHD, true-to-life picture quality, and more.

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Sony’s 360 Reality Audio speakers hit preorder: Here’s why they’re different

Sony’s 360 Reality Audio speakers hit preorder: Here’s why they’re different

Sony's latest 360 Reality Audio speakers have arrived, and the SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000 pair unusual style with even more unusual sound. Previewed earlier in the year, the two new speakers tap Sony's spatial sound tech for the promise of more immersive music, something Amazon Music HD subscribers will soon be able to try too.

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Sonos Architectural Review: The surprises of pro-installation

Sonos Architectural Review: The surprises of pro-installation

Sonos may be best known for its standalone connected speakers, but its built-in speaker range, Sonos Architectural, is gaining traction in a space still fairly unfamiliar to mainstream users. Professional installation isn't new, but there are still preconceptions about just how attainable it is, with assumptions that it's reserved for multi-million dollar mansions with similarly lavish budgets. When I set out to give a home theater system a Sonos Architectural upgrade, though, I discovered some big surprises along the way.

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Why the Snyder Cut is 4:3 aspect ratio

Why the Snyder Cut is 4:3 aspect ratio

Today we're going to discuss why the Snyder Cut of Justice League is presented in 4:3 aspect ratio. It's because that's the aspect ratio in which the movie was originally filmed. And because when the Zach Snyder made a deal to work on and see a release of his "Snyder Cut" of the Justice League movie, part of that deal included this format, the format in which the movie was originally filmed... almost.

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Amazon Fire TV News app adds dozens of local news channels

Amazon Fire TV News app adds dozens of local news channels

Amazon has expanded the local news options in its relatively new Fire TV News app, providing more Fire TV owners with access to their local news stations. The feature is particularly relevant given the nature of the past year and how many people have tuned in to their local news stations for information about regional COVID-19 cases and vaccination programs.

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Walmart Onn to get its own Android TV stick

Walmart Onn to get its own Android TV stick

Walmart has long been competing with Amazon in almost all the latter's retail endeavors. A few years back, it launched its new Onn brand with Android tablets to take on Amazon's Android-based Fire slates but has since then expanded to other products and devices revolving around the modern digital lifestyle. It is no surprise, then, that the grocer giant is also jumping into the HDMI TV dongle market with its own Onn-branded stick recently sighted at the FCC.

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Oscar nominations 2021 revealed for 93rd Academy Awards

Oscar nominations 2021 revealed for 93rd Academy Awards

The 93rd Oscars nominations have been revealed, with the 2021 finalists coming at the end of a far-from-normal year in entertainment that was dramatically changed by the pandemic and a shift to digital distribution. With theaters closed across the US and abroad, and movie studios flirting with releasing high-profile titles on streaming platforms, it's far from business as usual in Hollywood.

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Spotify’s roadmap to dominate the music streaming industry

Spotify’s roadmap to dominate the music streaming industry

Listening to music has gone past the days when one had to download it on their devices. Music streaming services have changed that for good. These not only bring your favorite music right to your fingertips with the convenience of cross-platform accessibility but also do much more. The ability to discover new music, engage with the audiophile community, and share tracks seamlessly with fellow listeners are some benefits.

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Apple HomePod axed as original Siri speaker makes way for mini

Apple HomePod axed as original Siri speaker makes way for mini

Bid farewell to the original Apple HomePod, with the Siri-powered smart speaker being discontinued, the company has confirmed today. Launched in early 2018, the speaker met with praise for its high sound quality, but its $439 price tag at release meant it struggled to gain traction against rivals from Amazon and Google.

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Netflix password sharing clamp-down could be pandemic bad news

Netflix password sharing clamp-down could be pandemic bad news

Perhaps you share your Netflix password with a good friend or family member -- if so, you're not the only one. It's a common trend for someone to sign up for a streaming service, then provide the login details to select others who may split the bill with them or make a different streaming service available in return. Regardless of the arrangement, Netflix doesn't like this, and now it is taking steps to make account sharing more inconvenient.

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