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Joe Palenchar

Joe Palenchar, a former long-time editor at TWICE, is a freelance writer based in the New York area.

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Moving the 8K Needle: Continuing Education, More Efficient Video Codecs, Fatter Broadband Pipes

8K Display Summit outlines content-creation tools and upscaling TVs that are moving the 8K ecosystem forward, but value myths and bandwidth bottlenecks must be overcome.

Joe Palenchar · June 14, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins Launches Wireless Multiroom Audio; Licenses Mesh Platform to Others

Three years after merging with software startup Eva Automation, Bowers & Wilkins announces first collaborative product: Formation wireless speakers and proprietary multiroom audio platform to be licensed to third parties.

Joe Palenchar · April 22, 2019

Samsung Promotes HDMI 2.1, Big Screens, New Features As 2019 4K, 8K TV Lineup Hits Retail

TV features making their Samsung debut include HDMI 2.1 capabilities, sound that automatically compensates for room acoustics and viewing distance, the Apple TV app, and more.

Joe Palenchar · March 29, 2019

New Sony Master Series OLED, LCD – Netflix Calibrated, Powerful Processor, 3 HDR Options

Sony’s new Master Series A9F OLED and Z9F LCD TVs offer exclusive Netflix Calibrated Mode for rendering as content creators intended, plus three HDR options, first eARC implementation, improved ‘Acoustic Surface’ localized sound.

Joe Palenchar · August 1, 2018

DALI’s High-End Wireless Speaker System is First Non-Lenbrook Brand with BluOS

DALI unveils $4,300 to $5,300 Callisto series speakers packaged with BluOS streaming module Sound Hub to send audio wirelessly from connected stereo sources.

Joe Palenchar · July 30, 2018

TCL’s Big Plans for 2018: More Roku 4K TVs, Cheap Prices, Onkyo Audio, AI Everywhere

All the big 2018 news from TCL’s New York reveal: 5/6 Series 4K TVs with Roku, Dolby Vision, HD, low prices from $349; plans for Onkyo brand acquired from Gibson; and major investments in artificial intelligence (AI) for audio, video and control.

Joe Palenchar · April 26, 2018

Samsung Loves the Channel: Loyalty Program, Control4 Integration, CalMAN Calibration

Samsung outlines ‘clear commitment’ to CE pro channel with loyalty rewards program, Control4 system integration with TVs/Blu-ray player, and built-in CalMAN calibration at CEDIA 2017.

Joe Palenchar · September 5, 2017

Denon X Series Getting New HDR Options, Expanded Heos

Denon IN Command X series AVRs ($279-$579 MSRP) will feature Dolby Vision, HLG HDR and Heos wireless multiroom technology.

Joe Palenchar · May 18, 2017

Sound United: Heos vs. Play-Fi Debate Continues after D+M Group Merger

Sound United still defining sales roles, wireless platforms for Polk, Def Tech with D+M Group brands Boston Acoustics, Marantz and Denon.

Joe Palenchar · May 16, 2017

Samsung Opens Up QLED Trademark; Pushes for Open Dynamic HDR Standard

TV giant opens its Samsung QLED trademark for use by any TV supplier, and aims to spur industrywide adoption of SMPTE 2094-40 open, license-free dynamic HDR standard by all manufacturers.

Joe Palenchar · March 24, 2017

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