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Drew Thompson Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments

As this magazine's videogame reviewer and a longtime Star Wars fan, I was so eager to get my hands on an early copy of The Force Unleashed that I considered storming the Presidio. Luckily, however, LucasArts was kind enough to deliver an exclusive preview (for Xbox 360) right to my door.

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John Sciacca Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments

Despite the awesome advances in high-def graphics and killer surround sound, a lot of people still don't even think about playing videogames on their home theater systems. But today's games offer A/V performance that often exceeds some Blu-ray Discs, while delivering excitement that lasts far beyond one or two viewings.

Al Griffin Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments

Last year's lineup of Pioneer Kuro plasmas established a new benchmark for flat-panel HDTV performance, with the sets serving up deep-black backgrounds that were unlike anything we'd seen on a plasma or LCD model before - or since (See the review of the PRO-110FD in

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David Vaughn Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/nightmare.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Bored with his perennial role as Halloween Town's frightening Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington discovers the cheerful village of Christmas Town. Determined to shake things up in Halloween Town, he schemes to kidnap Santa Clause and takes over the job of delivering gifts to the children himself. When his plan goes awry, Jack attempts to restore Santa to his rightful place, but he must first rescue him from the evil clutches of Oogie Boogie.

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Fred Manteghian Posted: Aug 20, 2008 5 comments

DVRs are such wonderful devices – except that they won't record three shows at once very well. Two tuners – two shows. Watch one show, record another, or record two and watch something you've previously recorded (I end up doing that a lot actually). Bottom line, you have to plan your viewing pleasure carefully, especially when the new fall season begins as it will in less than two weeks.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments
Black Friday's coming early in the HDTV market. Just in time for all your favorite network shows to return - to say nothing of the fall classics and my fav, college football - HDTVs are going on sale. If you're in the market for a new set, you...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments
Harman Kardon is going to make a splash at CEDIA 2008 in early September with a bevy of new products for the custom installation crowd (and maybe you too!). Harman,probably best known for making A/V receivers, is introducing a state-of-the-art...
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David Vaughn Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/Perfectstorm.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Based on the book by Sebastian Junger, <i>The Perfect Storm</i> centers around one of the deadliest storms in recorded history. In 1991, three weather fronts collided in the North Atlantic&#151;one of them being Hurricane Grace&#151;which caused swells 100 feet tall and winds that reached 160MPH.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments
When Verizon began rolling out trucks to run fiber optic cables through nearly half its territory, critics were skeptical. Rightly so. The cost to install fiber optic cables for Verizon's FiOS system was close to $23 billion. Billion. Doing the...
uavKim Wilson Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments

In the world of cars, any make and model will get you where you need to go. Some will get you there faster, and others will get you there in style. However, only a select few exude an air of sophistication and grace.

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