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Amazon Music Service

Well we knew it would just be a matter of time before Amazon launched a music service of their own and Today it finally happened.  Dubbed Amazon Music Unlimited it is similar to what you can get from Apple, Spotify, and Google but it also has a couple of features that are unique to Amazon.

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Listener Review: Sling TV on AppleTV

From time to time our isteners will send us an email that we want to share but is a little too long to read on the show. So we post them here in the News and More section of the podcast. Ed Stouffer decided to try out the Sling TV app on the AppleTV 4. Here are his comments:

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Press Release: Sony Launches the Z Series, the Ultimate 4K HDR Ultra HD TV

SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics announced today the Z series, the next generation in television display technology with the ability to reproduce the deeper blacks, brighter lights, and vibrant colors of the real world. The new flagship Z series sits atop Sony's current X series line-up of premium 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs, which includes the award winning X930D and X940D. The new "Z" moniker designates a significant leap forward and the ultimate in display technology. With this advance, Sony brings 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) to a new level with ultra-contrast and even more realistic, accurate color, in order to express what the content creators truly intended.

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Amazon Echo Home Automation 

Here is a quick demo of how I use the Amazon Echo with my home automation and home theater control. This is not meant as a how to but rather an example of what is possible.


KEF MUO Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

After my last appearance on the HT Guys podcast, I received the chance to review a pair of KEF MUO portable bluetooth speakers (Buy Now $349.98). I, of course, said yes because when will an opportunity like that come again? My initial thought when I pulled the speakers out of their box was, “Wow, these are pretty.” Most of the speakers in my house are hidden away so that they don’t disrupt the flow of each room, and the cables are carefully placed so that they aren’t in the way. The KEF MUO speakers, however, look great, and I would gladly place them in a prominent spot in my room. As a bonus, they are wireless, so there are no cables to hide, and their placement does not depend on the availability of a power outlet. These speakers come in 6 finishes: Brilliant Rose, Neptune Blue, Light Silver, Sunset Orange, Storm Grey, and Horizon Gold. The speakers I reviewed were Horizon Gold, which matched the furniture in my room

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DIY Subwoofer

Video of the assembly process of the Dayton Audio RS1200K 12" Reference Series 500 Watt Subwoofer Kit from Parts-Express.