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Oppo’s UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player is finally ready for release

After showing it off for the first time earlier this year, Oppo announced today that its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player is ready for release.
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Emotiva’s BasX MC-700 processor aims for high-end sound without the price

Emotiva Audio Corporation wants to prove that high-end audio doesn't mean absurdly high prices with its BasX MC-700 surround sound processor.
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Grace Digital’s SiriusXM Sound Station offers big features in a small package

If you’re looking for a portable satellite radio that doesn’t skimp on features, the Grace Digital SiriusXM Sound Station may be worth a look.
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Hulu is beginning to roll out Netflix-style individual user profiles

If you share your Hulu account with multiple people, life is about to get much easier, as the company is finally rolling out Netflix-style user profiles.
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NewsON, Roku team up to make finding live local news easy for cord cutters

Have you cut the cord, and now find yourself missing local news? If you're a Roku owner, the new Live News Zone powered by NewsON can solve that problem.
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HBO Now joins HBO Go on Google’s Daydream VR, Netflix coming this month

Looking for the big-screen experience but don't want to leave the comfort of your living room? VR-ready versions of HBO's apps might solve your problem.
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The Death Star comes to Earth ahead of premiere of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Can't wait for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Pass the time by witnessing the firepower of a fully armed and operational battle station at Epcot.
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Not a fan of crowds? Apple could offer iTunes rentals of movies still in theaters

A number of Hollywood studios are reportedly in talks with Apple to offer early rentals of films still in theaters, though they wouldn’t come cheap.
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The Rokblok portable record player drives around your vinyl like an RC car

The very idea of a turntable might not seem all that portable, but the RokBlok by Pink Donut uses a unique approach to solve that problem.
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Google Play launches 4K Ultra HD content with 125 movies in U.S., Canada

Google has finally brought 4K Ultra HD content to Google Play, kicking off with 125 movies available in the U.S. and Canada.
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Marantz debuts ‘The New Reference’: SA-10 audio player and PM-10 integrated amplifier

Looking to start 2017 with a bang, Marantz has unveiled The New Reference series, which consists of the SA-10 disc player and PM-10 integrated amplifier.
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The latest Sonos firmware update brings Trueplay support to all of its speakers

The latest update to Sonos firmware makes the company’s Trueplay automatic calibration work for home theater in addition to its stand-alone speakers.

CBS CEO: Network, Showtime could come to DirecTV Now streaming service after all

CBS was notably absent from the list of major networks that were available at DirecTV Now’s launch, but the company’s CEO says a deal could still happen.
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Hulu kicks off 4K Ultra HD streaming with original programming and Bond films

Unlike Netflix or Amazon, Hulu wasn't too quick to add 4K streaming, but the service has finally begun offering 4K content, though it's starting slowly.
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Panasonic says it’s broken the LCD black level barrier, ready to battle OLED

Looking to dethrone OLED as the king of contrast and brightness, Panasonic has unveiled a new LCD panel with contrast 600 times that of standard LCDs.
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NFL games are coming to CBS All Access streaming service starting this weekend

In a major boon for cord-cutters, CBS has signed a deal to bring NFL programming to its CBS All Access streaming service starting this weekend.
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JBL marks 70 years of stellar sound with Platinum Everest Elite 700 headphones

It's JBL's 70th birthday, and the company is celebrating by releasing the special edition Platinum Everest Elite 700 Bluetooth headphones.
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YouTube brings 4K resolution to its live-streams, even for 360-degree video

Following its launch of High Dynamic Range video support and VR video earlier this month, YouTube has announced it can now stream live in 4K resolution.
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Shinola Runwell turntable is designed by a watch company, and it looks awesome

A company that launched making watches wouldn't be your first guess to manufacture a turntable, but that's exactly what Shinola has done.
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LeEco, the 'Netflix of China,' ramps up U.S. push by offering products at retailers

After releasing its first products in the U.S. earlier this month, LeEco is making buying them easier by bringing them to retailers including Amazon.
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Amazon is rumored to be working on an Echo successor with a touchscreen

While Amazon's Alexa-powered devices like the Echo and Tap have been fairly similar, its next model in the family could be quite different.

Good deal! Puro Sound Labs Bluetooth headphones are $75 off

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Integra’s home theater offerings expand with DSX-3 A/V receiver, DLB-5 soundbar

Following this summer's release of new DRX-series A/V receivers, Integra has released its new DSX-3 A/V receiver and DLB-5 soundbar system.
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Sling TV is adding cloud DVR, letting you record 100 hours of TV at a time

Taking a cue from competing services, Sling TV is adding a cloud DVR feature that is free of the 28-day time limit imposed by the competition.

An unlikely partnership sees Sling TV heading to Comcast’s X1 platform

In a deal that wasn’t exactly easy to see coming, Sling TV has announced that it will launch on Comcast’s cloud-based X1 platform.
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Klipsch enters the Play-Fi wireless multiroom ecosystem with six new products

Earlier this year, Klipsch showed off its DTS Play-Fi powered Stream wireless multiroom audio system, which is now available for purchase.
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AT&T signs deal with Fox to bring the broadcaster’s channels to DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is launching soon at $35 per month for more than 100 channels. Now we have a better idea of what some of those channels will be.
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Dish courts cord cutters, offers free HopperGo pocket DVR to new sign-ups

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Dish Network is running a promotion offering its HopperGo pocket DVR for free to new sign-ups.
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Turner’s FilmStruck streaming service should have film buffs buttering their popcorn

Turner's FilmStruck combines the Turner Classic Movies and Criterion Collection catalogs to create the film buff's ideal streaming service.
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LG is about to drop its class-conquering OLED to $1,800 on Black Friday

Just in time for holiday shopping, LG is slashing the price on both the 55-inch and 65-inch models of its B6 OLED 4K HDR Smart TV.
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Elac’s new Element amplifier crosses lines to create a new class of its own

Elac says its new EA101EQ-G integrated amplifier combines the best of class D and class AB amplification to create a new class all of its own.
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Users can finally view the PlayStation Vue live TV streaming service on Apple TV

Unlike Sling TV, PlayStation Vue has been absent from the Apple TV -- until now, that is. Vue is now available on the fourth-generation model.
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Don’t expose Gremlins to water or light, but the vinyl soundtrack is another story

Mondo’s upcoming double-LP vinyl release of the 'Gremlins' soundtrack features artwork that changes when exposed to water or bright sunlight.
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Wearhaus Arc neon-colored smart headphones are now available for purchase

The Wearhaus Arc headphones were a crowdfunding hit, but so far, they’ve only been available to backers. Now they’re finally available for purchase.