DEG Archive

Audio News for January 31, 2017

Philip Glass is 80; But Some Classical Music Lovers Hate His Music – His productivity has been amazing: there are ten symphonies, 14 operas, seven string quartets, film scores, 20 piano studies, 11 concertos, and much else. He is also the greatest collaborator among composers since Stravinsky. One of the famous ones was with notorious Robert […]

Audio News for January 13, 2017

Things Alexa Cannot Yet Do – The shortfall of Alexa’s IFTT integration is the lack of any actions whatsoever. You cannot complete a task for have Alexa play a tune. You must divide every command into its own statement – no trying to get Alexa to do more than one thing at a time. There […]

Audio News for December 20, 2016

Audio Issue with Google Pixel Smartphones – All Google Pixel XL smartphones, when you crank up the volume to one of the last three volume settings, produce a static distortion. Not heard on other smartphones. Google doesn’t seem to know about the problem. DEG Hi-Res Audio Pavillion at CES – The Digital Entertainment Group will […]

Audio News for Tuesday August 16, 2016

Dolby Cinema Construction Accelerated – 100 Dolby Cinema theater venues will be completed by the end of this year by AMC Theaters and Dolby. Each venue will be capable of projecting Dolby Vision and using Dolby Atmos immersive sound. The Dolby Vision laser projection system in the theaters delivers high dynamic range (HDR), with richer […]

Audio News for August 9, 2016

DEG Second Quartet Home Entertainment Report –  Here are details from the second quarter 2016 Home Entertainment Report compiled by the Digital Entertainment Group for their members: Consumer spending on home entertainment products were up 6% from the year earlier. More than eight million UHD TVs have now been sold. Overall physical sales of Blu-ray […]

Audio News for January 15, 2015

Samsung to Supply OLED Displays for Next Apple iPhone – A new report says that Samsung Display in South Korea is getting ready to make flexible OLED displays for Apple iPhone 7. The curved OLED screens will replace the current LTPS TFT LCD screens. Samsung Display is also investing $832 million to make OLED displays […]

Audio News for May 8, 2015

RadioShack Trademark Sales Still in Limbo; Sharp Plans Custom Audio Channel; Digital Video Spending Hits #2.1 Billion in First Quarter; Samsung Sales & Profits Off in First Quartet; Tidal Claims to be Hi-Res But Isn’t

Audio News for January 9, 2015

Highlights of Home Entertainment Report for 2014; DEG’s Four Awards for Most Outstanding Digital Entertainment Products of the Year; Growth of Wireless Speaker and Audio Association

Audio News for November 9, 2013

HRS – New Name for Hi-Res Audio?; Smartwatches Are Out Now, But Who Wants One?; Micro-DisplayPort Being Readied; Dish Expanding Wireless Broadband; Sony Pictures and Vudu Add Streaming Extras

Audio News for November 5, 2013

Five Common Home Theater Mistakes; Jump in Sell-Thru Revenue for Electronics in Q3 According to DEG; The Economist Says Digital Divide Should be Redefined; Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Others Seeking More Screen Time With You

Audio News for November 1, 2013

Studios To Adopt New Digital HD Name for Videos; California Startup Uses Crowdfunding Campaign; B&O Wireless Speakers with 24bit Sound; Consumer Electronics Association Ultra HD Event; SiriusXM Posts Gains; Onkyo Develops Hi-Res Audio Player iOS App

Audio News for January 15, 2013

CNet Boo-Boo; DEG Names Walmart Retailer of the Year; Sony Classical Relaunches OKeh Label; Audio Control Amp to Improve Sonics of Home Audio Wireless Distribution Systems; 84-inch 4K UHD Display Competitors

Audio News for August 7, 2012

Logitech Introduces TV Camera for Skype; DEG Announces New Officers; Sharp Electronics Has Wider Loss, Cutting 5K Jobs; Google Licenses Rovi Guide Tech; Smart TVs’ Increasing Popularity