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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
The only single-screen movie theater left in the state of Louisiana is upgrading - in a major way. The historic Prytania Theater has just upgraded to 4K digital cinema. The Prytania is the oldest operating theater in the city, having opened in...
Kim Wilson Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments

Long before the iPod gained dominance as the defacto portable media device, audiophiles were voicing their concerns about where the music world might be headed with the popularity of lowfi MP3 music files. For some the introduction of Krell's S-300i Integrated Amplifier, which interfaces with the iPod, could be seen as a "if you can't beat them join them" strategy. A different perspective would be that the iPod is no longer considered a lowfi product.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
If just the warm fuzzy glow knowing that you saved the planet isn't enough to convince you to trade-in or recycle, perhaps cold, hard cash might be what you need. We all have a pile of old, obsolete, or non-functioning electronics gear lying...
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments

With the format war behind it, Toshiba is now concentrating on improving the look of standard-definition content on high-def displays. A new upscaling-enhancement technology called SRT (Super Resolution Technology) is now available in some of Toshiba's latest LCD TVs, including the top-of-the-line Cinema Series.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
Circuit City has a long list of problems -bankruptcy and store closings are probably tops. Well, Samsung just added to their worries. According to a U.S. bankruptcy court filing, Samsung is demanding that Circuit City return nearly $74 million in...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
A few observant users over at EngadgetHD spotted something interesting on their TiVo screens. When they looked at the Video On Demand screen for Amazon's streaming service, they noticed an interesting option. Suddenly, there was an option for...
John Sciacca Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments

Whether it is an iPod, a Zune, a Zen, a cell phone or something else, more people are satisfying their music Jones via portables than anything else. You can debate the merits of different codecs and bitrates or the need to go lossless, but one thing links all listeners on-the-go: Headphones.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
 This one is personal. Tweeter, and its stores, HiFi Buys and Sound Advice, are no more. Gone. Someone hacked their site today, but now there is nothing. "Server not found." They announced bankruptcy last year - notable to me...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
Who needs a real fireplace when you can enjoy a faux fireplace - in HD no less? Did everyone grow up in areas that broadcast Yule Logs? WPIX in NY City had it every year when I was growing up. It wouldn't be the holidays without it. Now, HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
  The dust has settled and 99.99% of us have survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday for another year. So, with the economy in the dumper, were you enticed out of your home for any crazy tech deals this year? Give it up... Begin the healing or...

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