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Michael Antonoff Posted: Oct 26, 2015 6 comments
TiVo users have been aware for years that the company had found another revenue stream by selling banners that superimpose themselves on paused programs. Click the Select button on the TiVo remote and a previously downloaded commercial plays. But when is an ad superimposed on a paused show wildly inappropriate?
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 26, 2015 0 comments
The highly anticipated Star Wars sequel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opens in theaters on December 18, will be available for streaming on Netflix next year but not in the U.S., according to Variety.com.
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Al Griffin Posted: Oct 26, 2015 7 comments
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Q I have a Samsung UN55HU7250F UHDTV that’s currently being fed by a DVD player. Here’s my question: Since the TV upscales signals to 4K, will there be a significant advantage in upgrading to a Blu-ray player if the discs I watch are all DVDs? —Patrick Tyler / Boulder, CO

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 26, 2015 0 comments
Starting this week Time Warner Cable is testing a version of its TWC TV service for Internet-only customers living in New York City, according to a report on Engadget.com.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments
It might take a minute to process what you’re looking at. Those squiggly figures are not pieces from a life-size puzzle, and you won’t find them in the gift shop at Muir Woods (or some other rustic destination). Nope. What you see is the brainchild of Sia Rezaei, who had been building speakers as a hobby until he took on the challenge of making “some awesome desktop speakers” back in 2010.
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Chris Chiarella Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments
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Remember reading that Oscar winner and True Blood star Anna Paquin was going to reprise her role as the mutant Rogue in the most recent X-Men movie, Days of Future Past? And then the movie came out and she was in exactly two shots with nary a word of dialogue, and even that moment came a scant four-and-a-half minutes before the end? Well, there was in fact more planned for her, and the new “Rogue Cut” reinstates her scenes as part of a rethought, expanded version of the movie. To be frank, it’s largely the same story you’re probably used to. Rogue’s return has minimal impact on the plot, but there are lots of other little changes along the way too, successfully enhancing the overall drama.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments
Drawing on its rich history of using technology in new and creative ways to advance musical expression, London’s fabled Abbey Road Studios is launching a music technology incubator called Abbey Road Red.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments
Meridian has announced that its “new edition” DSP5200.2 and DSP7200.2 Digital Active DSP Loudspeakers are now ready to order.
Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 22, 2015 1 comments
I heard what seemed like hundreds of vendor pitches and saw thousands of new products at CEDIA EXPO 2015 before it closed on Saturday, October 17th. Here are some of the coolest things we didn't cover previously in our (should have been) award-winning CEDIA blog...
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Michael Trei Posted: Oct 22, 2015 5 comments

Motion 60XT Speaker System
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Build Quality
Value

Dynamo 1500X Subwoofer
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Features
Build Quality
Value
PRICE $6,695 as reviewed

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Powerful, punchy sound
Excellent sonic match among speakers
Fine upper-octave detail
Minus
Clunky interface for Perfect Bass Kit
Marketing not withstanding, they can’t image like ML’s dipole speakers

THE VERDICT
While they don’t have much in common with MartinLogan’s electrostatic offerings, the Motion XT speakers let you keep a foot in both the music and home theater camps with little compromise.

Coming up with a good slogan for your company can be tricky. You want something that tells people what you do, but you don’t want it to tie your hands as the company evolves. For years, Burger King ran commercials using the catchphrase “Have It Your Way,” but they had to drop it when they wanted to reduce the bottlenecks being caused at restaurant counters by custom orders. Now they’re back to being the “Home of the Whopper.” Of course, you could simply ignore the historical inaccuracy of your catchphrase, as the H.J. Heinz Company has done; after all, they probably have 5,700 varieties today, not just 57.

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