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Sony SRS-NS7 is a wireless speaker home theater fans wear

Sony SRS-NS7 is a wireless speaker home theater fans wear

Sony has revealed a new product in its wearable speaker lineup called the SRS-NS7. The device is a wireless neckband speaker that works with the WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter. The wearable speaker is designed to provide an immersive home theater experience providing a new way for fans of sports, TV, and movies to hear the sound that goes along with the action on the screen.

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Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Review – Dolby Atmos magic

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Review – Dolby Atmos magic

Sonos' original Beam wowed with just how much home theater audio it packed into its tiny footprint, and now the Beam (Gen 2) is adding Dolby Atmos to the mix. A little more expensive at $449, and a lot smarter inside, this new Beam sees Sonos double-down on targeting an audience that wants surround sound but doesn't want to be surrounded by speakers. There, with some qualifications, the surreptitious soundbar succeeds.

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Focal’s high-end Aria K2 speakers are adding two new models

Focal’s high-end Aria K2 speakers are adding two new models

Focal is expanding its Aria K2 family of speakers, filling in some gaps in the living room so as to make the system just as much at home for surround sound theater use as it is for music. Building on the Aria K2 936 floor-standing speaker launched in 2020, the French hi-fi company's new additions tap the same unusual materials that helped set the 936 apart.

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FandangoNow and Vudu merge into a single streaming service

FandangoNow and Vudu merge into a single streaming service

Vudu has been around for a long time and was one of the early offerings where fans of movies could buy digital copies to keep in their personal movie libraries. Vudu was purchased by NBCUniversal from Walmart last year after Walmart decided to shed the movie service.

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Sony is taking a geeky gamble that soundbars aren’t enough any more

Sony is taking a geeky gamble that soundbars aren’t enough any more

It's fair to say that soundbars upended the home theater market. While their early iterations may have struggled to match the audio performance of a room full of individual speakers, advances in hardware and processing algorithms have made it possible to have effective surround sound from a single source in the room. Suddenly, you didn't need a big amp and seven or more different boxes - all trailing wires - to get that pseudo-theater effect.

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Sony HT-A9 and HT-A7000 take two very different routes to home theater

Sony HT-A9 and HT-A7000 take two very different routes to home theater

Sony is looking to upend home theater audio, with a new HT-A7000 soundbar along with the more unusual Sony HT-A9 home theater system. While the HT-A7000 replaces the old HT-ST5000 with a familiar form-factor and niceties like Dolby Atmos, the HT-A9 takes a different route, with four speakers that use smart auto-optimization so that you can place them anywhere in the room.

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The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 were supposed to be released today

The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 were supposed to be released today

The initial release date for The Matrix 4 was supposed to be today. The first announcement about John Wick: Chapter 4, suggested they were aiming for May 21, 2021 for a release date. Today could have been the day where both The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 were released in theaters, both on the same day. The latest batch of re-scheduled release notes suggests we'll have The Matrix 4 in December of 2021, while John Wick 4 will be released in May of 2022.

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LG confirms 2021 sound bar line pricing and availability details

LG confirms 2021 sound bar line pricing and availability details

LG is known for a wide range of products, including TVs, appliances, and home theater equipment like sound bars. The company has confirmed US pricing and availability for its 2021 lineup of sound bars. LG's line has new models promising a premium audio experience, versatility, and convenient control.

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LG reveals 2021 soundbar line with sustainable designs

LG reveals 2021 soundbar line with sustainable designs

LG has announced the global rollout of its 2021 lineup of soundbars. Some of the models in the line promise a premium audio experience along with versatility and community control while sporting eco-conscious designs and packaging. The entire line is also designed to complement LG's 2021 line of televisions.

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Vizio M-Series 5.1 Soundbar review: Good sound at a solid price

Vizio M-Series 5.1 Soundbar review: Good sound at a solid price

I don’t think it’s controversial to say that watching movies at home can be something of a nightmare when it comes to audio. Back when I was using only my TV speakers, it always seemed like the audio balance was very off - scenes that were primarily dialogue would be whisper quiet while action scenes would be blaringly loud. So, I set out to fix that issue by getting myself a soundbar, which did help quite a bit but didn’t solve it entirely. The quest to fix this issue permanently seems to lie with multi-speaker/surround sound setups, so I was hopeful that Vizio’s new M-Series 5.1 Home Theater Soundbar would do the trick.

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Sonos dual Sub home theater setups are now supported

Sonos dual Sub home theater setups are now supported

Sonos is adding support for two subwoofers in a home theater setup, allowing those wanting maximum bass to wirelessly connect two Sonos Sub to the system. The update will double up the low-end for those with bigger rooms - or just an unstinting appetite for bass in their action movies - while keeping it all wireless still.

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Epson launches four home theater projectors for pandemic movie nights

Epson launches four home theater projectors for pandemic movie nights

If you're craving a theater-like experience but aren't willing to risk a trip to the local cinema, you've likely considered buying a projector. Here with four enticing options is Epson and its new Home Cinema projector models, the 880, 1080, 2200, 2250. All four projectors are relatively inexpensive and designed for home theaters.

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