Audio News for April 14, 2017

More Choices for Wireless Customers – The FCC is shifting away valuable spectrum from TV broadcasters to companies offering wireless service. Industry insides call it “beachfront property” because it offers greater distances and goes thru walls for better indoor coverage. This can reshape the wireless industry and give smaller carriers a change of offer the same strong nationwide coverage as Verizon and AT&T, who together control more than 70% of the US wireless market. The 600 megahertz band is being auction off, used before to transmit TV signals. It’s likely this is the last time the government can auction off such spectrum. Its low band means carriers won’t need to put up a cell tower on every block. In exchange for giving up their spectrum, broadcasters are getting about $10 billion; the government is getting about $19.8 billion. The big winners in the auction were T-Mobile, Dish Network and Comcast.

Amazon Launches Daily Deals on Many DIY Accessories, Electronics and Home Items for Easter

LG Estimates Q1 Profits at $812 Million – Riding on an improved performances of its TV and hope appliance businesses, LG Electronics had a market forcast-beating figure this time. It was an 82% jump from Q1 of 2016.

Turn Your House into a Home Theater with This Video Projector – Tomorrow only the normally $800 Viewsonic PRO7827HD 1080p HDMI projector is on sale for $200 off at Amazon. It has good details and brilliant color gradient coverage and is certified by the ISF. There are five view modes for different scenarios and a 10W speaker output. It also has a short throw ratio, vertical lens sheift, 1.3x optical zoom, smart design, and extensive connectivity. High-quality projectors can get really pricy and this a good deal.

Good Review of Home Theater Sound Setup with KEF F Series Speakers – Here is the URL and the front speakers alone go for $8700 a pair. It is interesting that Auro-3D does not recommend the ceiling-reflecting speakers which the KEF system provides, going for only ceiling-mounted speakers that project the object-oriented height information directly at the listener. I cannot use reflective speakers either because I have a slanting ceiling.

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