News – ecoustics.com http://www.ecoustics.com everything electronic Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:00:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4 Enables 360-degree VR Video Editing http://www.ecoustics.com/news/apple-final-cut-pro-vr/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/apple-final-cut-pro-vr/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:21:54 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/apple-final-cut-pro-vr/
Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor add support for 360-degree VR video creation plus a number of other new features. Apple today announced a major update to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro X (version 10.4), with new features including 360-degree VR video editing, advanced color grading tools and support for High Dynamic […]]]>
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BluOS Adds Deezer HiFi & Amazon Music Streaming http://www.ecoustics.com/news/bluos-deezer-hifi-amazon-music/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/bluos-deezer-hifi-amazon-music/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/bluos-deezer-hifi-amazon-music/
Software Updates Bring New Features to BluOS Enabled Players and Speakers Lenbrook International, the Canada-based developers of the BluOS music operating system, announced on December 12, 2017 that Amazon Music is available on all BluOS Enabled devices from Bluesound and NAD Electronics. BluOS customers in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain can now […]]]>
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OPPO UDP-205 Gets MQA Update http://www.ecoustics.com/news/oppo-udp-205-mqa-update/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/oppo-udp-205-mqa-update/#respond Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:31:02 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/oppo-udp-205-mqa-update/
OPPO Digital just released a new firmware update for their UDP-205 universal disc player, which adds support for MQA encoded digital music files. This firmware update is OPPO’s first step in supporting MQA. OPPO is continuing the work on MQA-CD support, as well as adding MQA decoding for the USB DAC and coaxial/optical inputs. MQA […]]]>
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LG OLED 4K TVs Priced From $1500 for Black Friday 2017 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/lg-oled-black-friday-2017/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/lg-oled-black-friday-2017/#respond Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:42:17 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/lg-oled-black-friday-2017/
If you are looking to buy an OLED TV soon, Black Friday 2017 could be the year to do it. The LG Electronics B7A (2017 models) 4K OLED Smart TVs are now priced from $1,499 for 55-inch or $2,299 for 65-inch screen sizes. Each is $800 or $1000 off their respective launch prices from earlier […]]]>
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DISH Has Clever Reply to CBS Blackout http://www.ecoustics.com/news/dish-cbs-blackout-2017/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/dish-cbs-blackout-2017/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:06:37 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/dish-cbs-blackout-2017/
During renewal negotiations CBS Corporation chose to black out DISH customers’ access to 28 local channels in 18 markets across 26 states. CBS is blocking consumers in an effort to raise carriage rates for local channels and gain negotiating leverage for unrelated cable channels, all with declining viewership on DISH. DISH was hopeful of a […]]]>
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Sony 4K TVs Get Google Assistant http://www.ecoustics.com/news/sony-android-tv-google-assistant/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/sony-android-tv-google-assistant/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:33:43 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/sony-android-tv-google-assistant/
All 2017 and select 2016 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can now use the Google Assistant to discover and access content, as well as control other smart home devices through their Sony TV. The Google Assistant on Sony TV works by pushing the microphone button on the remote and using your voice to […]]]>
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Apple macOS High Sierra Available as Free Upgrade http://www.ecoustics.com/news/apple-macos-high-sierra-2017/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/apple-macos-high-sierra-2017/#respond Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:23:58 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/apple-macos-high-sierra-2017/
Apple just released macOS High Sierra as a free software update in the Mac App Store for 2017. The latest and greatest Mac operating system replaces macOS Sierra (without the “High”). The new software adds powerful new core storage, video and graphics technologies. A new file system ensures more efficient and reliable storage, and support for […]]]>
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Yamaha MusicCast to Add Amazon Alexa Voice Control http://www.ecoustics.com/news/yamaha-musiccast-amazon-alexa-voice/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/yamaha-musiccast-amazon-alexa-voice/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:06:59 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/yamaha-musiccast-amazon-alexa-voice/
Arriving with a firmware update Fall 2017, Yamaha is upgrading its MusicCast wireless multiroom audio products to respond to voice-commands via Amazon Alexa. Although most A/V products are compatible with Amazon Echo Dot, the firmware will enable extra “skills” in addition the regular features available via Bluetooth. Devices can then be connected by simply saying, […]]]>
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Razer Now Owns The THX Brand http://www.ecoustics.com/news/razer-acquires-thx/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/razer-acquires-thx/#respond Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:54:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/razer-acquires-thx/
Razer, a global lifestyle brand for gamers, has acquired the majority of the assets of THX Ltd. and brought onboard the management and employees of the company. THX will continue to operate as an independent entity under its own management and apart from the ongoing business of its parent company. Financial details of the transaction […]]]>
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Amazon Music Unlimited Debuts as low as $4/month http://www.ecoustics.com/news/amazon-music-unlimited-debuts-2016/ http://www.ecoustics.com/news/amazon-music-unlimited-debuts-2016/#respond Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:56:47 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/news/amazon-music-unlimited-debuts-2016/
Amazon today introduced Amazon Music Unlimited, an on-demand music service with voice control offering tens of millions of songs and thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations. The new service will cost $7.99/month or $79/year (which equals $6.58/month) for Prime members or $9.99/month for non-Prime customers. However, Amazon Echo owners (who are Prime members) can […]]]>
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