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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Aug 08, 2016 0 comments
Fourteen years is a very long time when talking about technology. So much has changed since then, yet some things remain oddly the same. Fourteen years ago, Ken Pohlmann and I wrote an article for Sound + Vision magazine comparing Sirius and XM. You would think that they have changed immensely since then, but some things haven’t. Back then, there were two companies. Was there a difference in sound quality? We definitely had a strong opinion then, but since the companies merged in 2008, could there still be a difference?

SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2016 1 comments
Elite Prime Vision (PV), the custom install division of Elite Screens, has announced a new flagship projection screen that it says represents the “pinnacle of ambient light rejecting screen technology.”
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2016 3 comments
Perry Rosen has always been fascinated by the intricacies of vintage jukeboxes—from the intricate record handling and motor assemblies to the vacuum tubes and turntable.
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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Aug 06, 2016 3 comments
Dan Harmon, the beautifully deranged mind behind Community and Rick and Morty (the best written show on TV, by far), has unleashed his mad genius on… live role playing games?

No, seriously, this show is a joy.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Aug 05, 2016 2 comments
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I’ve always wondered about Charlie Brown’s crush on the Little Red-Haired Girl. He’s of an age where girls are little more than a nuisance. But no matter: The Peanuts Movie’s plot centers on Charlie Brown’s stumbling attempts to convince her, and himself, that he’s something and not nothing.
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Josef Krebs Posted: Aug 05, 2016 2 comments
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Two bounty hunters, a sheriff, and a prisoner walk into a haberdashery store… Such is the rambling setup of this old-dark-house-in-a-storm whodunit shaggy-dog story that writer-director Quentin Tarantino has turned into his meta-Western, The Hateful Eight. The colorful, gabby characters have been thrown together on a stagecoach heading for Red Rock, Wyoming, but are forced to take refuge from a raging blizzard in a log-cabin abode, stuck waiting it out with a rogue’s gallery of grizzled ragamuffins trustworthy as far as you can spit.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 05, 2016 3 comments
My job is to write audio equipment reviews and news briefs for our magazine. My hobby is to write this blog. Writing for a print medium means writing tight because there's only so much space to go around. That means routinely eliminating material. The temptation I face most often is to lard hardware reviews with music criticism. I'm a lapsed music critic and like to blur the boundary between tech criticism and music criticism as long as it doesn't disserve the tech-oriented reader. Recently I faced a similar temptation when reviewing a Sony Walkman and earbuds. It required a trip out of the office. Some impressions of the trip ended up on the cutting room floor. They weren't strictly necessary for the review, but they haunted me. I'll blog them here instead.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2016 1 comments
As sales of 4K Ultra HD (UHD) TVs begin to take off and 4K content slowly becomes available, Japan’s NHK is forging ahead with 8K TV, which delivers four times more pixels than UHD or 16 times that of standard HD.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2016 Published: Aug 04, 2016 1 comments
Consumer spending on home entertainment products was strong during the second quarter of 2016, rising 6 percent over the same period last year, according to preliminary numbers released by the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG).

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