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DISH Hopper and Wally now support the Google Nest Hello Video doorbell

DISH Hopper and Wally now support the Google Nest Hello Video doorbell

Imagine being in the middle of an intense moment of a film or TV show and suddenly the doorbell rings, jolting you out of your immersion. You quickly run to the door only to find out it was nothing important or no one at all (those pranksters!). The mood has been ruined, leaving you wishing for a way to know whether or not to even get up from the couch. Now you can if you own a Hopper or Wally receiver from DISH and a video doorbell from Nest, now known as Google Nest.

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Sony XAV-AX7000 car receiver flaunts a fancier, more ergonomic look

Sony XAV-AX7000 car receiver flaunts a fancier, more ergonomic look

Cars are getting smarter but most of them require you to actually buy a new car. Not so, says Sony. All you really need is its new XAV-AX7000 CAR AV Receiver, presuming you can install a new head unit into your car, and you can pretty much get thee basic conveniences of having your smartphone displayed on your dash. And better yet, it’s good looking as well and even has a dedicated button for your voice assistant needs.

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New Sony Signature Series audio hardware is flashy and expensive

New Sony Signature Series audio hardware is flashy and expensive

Sony showed up to the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest with a number of high-end audio products in tow. The new hardware and accessories include a two sets of in-ear monitors, a pair of over-the-ear headphones, and new top-of-the-line earbuds and a digital music player. Regardless of which product catches your eye, you're going to be paying a significant amount of money to take them home.

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Pioneer NEX receivers first with wireless Android Auto, CarPlay

Pioneer NEX receivers first with wireless Android Auto, CarPlay

Connecting smartphones to car dashboards isn't exactly new. Having those dashboards support Google's Android Auto or Apple's CarPlay, or both, is just a bit newer. But doing all of that without getting tangled in USB cords is definitely fresh off the press. That's exactly what Pioneer is delivering with its three new 2018 in-dash NEX receivers, promising the convenience of wirelessly connecting your Android phone or iPhone to your car. It can even control your home from a distance too!

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Onkyo receivers will work with Sonos after June firmware update

Onkyo receivers will work with Sonos after June firmware update

Audio company Onkyo has announced that its network receivers are getting the Works with Sonos stamp, ensuring the receivers will work with the Sonos mobile app. The company revealed the news today, explaining that all of its compatible receivers can be used with the Sonos app to stream music. The capability will arrive next month via a firmware update.

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Sony XAV-AX200 car audio system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support

Sony XAV-AX200 car audio system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support

The focus these days on self-driving smart cars and built-in Apple CarPlay or Android Auto may seem to make more focused and dedicated in-car audio systems obsolete. Sony’s latest announcement reminds car owners and lovers that there’s always room for both. In particular, the new XAV-AX200 receiver supports both infotainment platforms, just like its predecessor, the XAV-AX100 pictured above. Sony, however, also throws in a feature that may sound old school by now: a DVD player.

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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1975 USB TV receiver offers multi-format support

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1975 USB TV receiver offers multi-format support

Hauppauge has introduced its latest television-centric product, the WinTV-HVR-1975, which is being sold on the consumer level as the HVR-1950 model. This USB TV receiver supports both Windows and Linux operating systems, and also supports multiple television formats, making it an applicable choice for those in both North America and Europe.

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JVC announces new MirrorLink Receiver with smartphone integration

JVC announces new MirrorLink Receiver with smartphone integration

In-car audio and video systems are becoming more and more integrated these days, and with the growth of smartphones, companies are making it easier to use and control in-car stereo systems with mobile devices. Today, JVC announced a new in-dash multimedia receiver equipped with MirrorLink, which allows Android, Symbian, and iPhone users to control various features of the receiver with their handsets.

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Yamaha RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers offer AirPlay, 4K/3D passthrough

Yamaha RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers offer AirPlay, 4K/3D passthrough

Yamaha has released two new models of its RX-V series network AV receivers with the RX-V773WA and the RX-V673. These powerful 7.2-channel receivers are future-proofed to meet the demands of the most advanced home entertainment needs, offering AirPlay support, improved YPAO system calibration, internet radio, DLNA, WiFi, as well as 4K and 3D pass-through.

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Onkyo announces world’s first A/V Receivers with InstaPrevue and MHL support

Onkyo announces world’s first A/V Receivers with InstaPrevue and MHL support

The highly popular Home Theater rocking company Onkyo today has just announces the worlds first A/V Receivers that will have full capability for both Silicon Image's new InstaPrevue feature, as well as MHL (mobile high definition) support. Model numbers and specifics were not mentioned although we'll be seeing plenty at their CES unveiling in January.

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Pioneer Elite VSX receivers pack AirPlay, DLNA streaming, more

Pioneer Elite VSX receivers pack AirPlay, DLNA streaming, more

Pioneer has revealed its latest batch of Elite receivers, throwing in Apple AirPlay support along with the company's own Air Jam collaborative playlist system, which allows multiple devices to contribute tracks to a single playlist. The Pioneer VSX-40, VSX-50, VSX-51, VSX-52 and VSX-53 offer seven channels of up to 110W each, have DLNA streaming media support (on all but the VSX-40), and support external zones for multi-room playback.

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Parrot Asteroid head unit: Bringing Android to your Automobile

Parrot Asteroid head unit: Bringing Android to your Automobile

Parrot sticks the first Android OS into an automobile head unit. Indeed, it has been heavily skinned by the manufacturer and can only run the "less" intensive applications, but it runs the OS regardless.

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