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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Oct 08, 2008 3 comments

In a recent e-mail, an old friend and audio reviewer asked about Blu-ray players. I tried to steer him away (successfully, I hope) from what he thought was a good deal on an new, unused first generation Sony Blu-ray player. The seller had apparently almost convinced him that this was some sort of undiscovered gem, akin (though in a different application) to the early, tank-like SACD players held in high regard by some audiophiles.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Oct 08, 2008 3 comments

As many of you know by now, I appear as a weekly guest on <A href="http://techguylabs.com"><I>The Tech Guy</I></A>, a nationally syndicated call-in radio program hosted by Leo Laporte. During a recent show, I was explaining the difference between 1080i and 1080p, a confusing subject to be sure. Shortly after the show, I got a rather long e-mail from John Sullivan pointing out what he thought were mistakes in my explanation. I'll interlace my responses with his comments...

Kim Wilson Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments

VUDU Inc., has unveiled HDX, a high definition video format that delivers full HD 1080p material using the company's existing set-top box. Content is delivered over the Internet and optimized for 40 inch and larger HDTVs. According to VUDU, the HDX content is the highest quality available from any Internet, broadcast, cable, or satellite on-demand service. HDX movies are available to all VUDU customers and will be rented for the same price as standard HD titles.

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uavSteve Guttenberg Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments
I've reviewed hundreds of speakers, and back when I was selling high-end audio, I auditioned many hundreds more. Summing up those experiences, here's what I've learned: They all sound different, but some sound more "right" than others.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments
I was poking around Amazon last week when I found David Gilmour's new Live in Gdansk album. In fact, I found several versions. It's available in no fewer than six configurations that dole out varying levels of content at prices from $20 to $116.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments

Panasonic TH-50PZ800U 50-inch plasma HDTV $2,400 ($3,200 list), September 2008 Each generation of Panasonic plasma tends to be better than the last, and this THX-certified 50-incher is no ex

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments
It seems that anything can be turned into a speaker. These little cuties were created for the London Design Festival, and they are pretty darn adorable. With bodies made from expanded polystyrene, the Speaker Buddies are meant to be used in pairs....
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments
It's not clear whether Sharp is showing their latest prototype as a for-real solar powered LCD screen, or if it's a dramatic visualization on how little power is required to run this new 52-inch TV. Using a solar panel just a bit bigger than the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments
Imagine watching a TV show, then - as the closing credits start to roll - you roll up the TV screen and tuck it in your pocket. Yup: Roll it up. Sony and researchers from the German company Max Planck Institute have revealed a new OLED screen...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments
Remember Miller & Kreisel, also known as M&K? The once reputable American speaker brand is making a comeback as MK Sound thanks to a Danish startup company and an American retailer.

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