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Stan Horaczek Posted: Jan 20, 2011 0 comments

We managed to catch the trailer for the upcoming release of the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray out at CES. During the presentation, which was put on by Panasonic, they marched out an Amazon exec to announce that pre-orders were going live, but there was still no release date to be had.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
Starz is making a big move to improve quality and expand their HD offerings. They're going to start using the MPEG-4 codecs instead of their current MPEG-2 systems. This will effect their complete lineup of HD channels: Starz HD, Starz Kids and...
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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 21, 2001 0 comments

Since September 11, live theater and concert attendance has fallen by as much as 75% in some parts of the country, while video rentals have mushroomed. The reason: people want to stay home.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 05, 2006 0 comments
Nearly a year after Polk introduced its first THX Ultra2 certified in-wall speaker, the RTS105, the self-proclaimed genius-based speaker company has announced an in-ceiling version. According to Polk, the new RTS100 is the first in-ceiling speaker to receive THX Ultra2 certification.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Jul 05, 1998 0 comments

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's a concert video in which the camera angle changes every three seconds, and during the charango solo we're shown a close-up of the vocalist drinking bottled water offstage. More than once I've wanted to reach through the TV and throttle the film editor. But if a recent announcement pans out, it could put camera control into the viewer's hands and bring a whole new meaning to the term "interactive television."

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2015 2 comments
Steinway Lyngdorf of Denmark has announced that it will begin worldwide shipments of its highly anticipated Model P200 surround sound processor this week.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 30, 2005 0 comments
A recent study1 has found that remote controls are lost or misplaced more often than car keys, eyeglasses, small poodles, and great ideas for surveys. Tampa, Florida-based PRISM Sales International believes it has found a way to end the agony of the lost remote2 forever (or at least until the batteries in this new product run out).
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SV Staff Posted: May 31, 2010 0 comments
I think we can pull back on the 3D at this point. This weekend, I went to see Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and at the theater I saw a very curious movie poster. It said Step Up 3D, and depicted two people dancing while a red guy wearing...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 28, 2016 0 comments
Stereo Exchange, one of New York City’s oldest audio/video and home theater retailers, is hosting a vinyl listening event/record release party and live in-store performance tomorrow, Friday, January 29th, at 7 p.m.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2016 0 comments
Stereo Exchange, one of New York City’s oldest audio/video and home theater retailers, is hosting a vinyl listening event/record release party and live in-store performance on Friday, January 29th at 7 p.m.
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Posted: Mar 15, 1998 0 comments

This year began with a strong performance in the video market, confirming previous forecasts of a vibrant holiday season. According to data released by the <A HREF="http://www.cema.org">Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association</A> (CEMA), total January video shipments to US hardware dealers rose 8% to nearly 2.8 million units. Color televisions represented more than half that volume, sporting a 20% rise. In fact, color TVs enjoyed their best January sales since 1993.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jun 25, 2012 0 comments
Stereophile is pleased to announce the availability of the free 2012 Recommended Components iPad app.

Available Now
The app is available right now for free download to your iPad in the iTunes store. In iTunes, search for "Stereophile Recommended Components" or follow this link to the iTunes store from your web browser.

This app includes all current Recomended Components as listed in the recent issue of Stereophile as well as additional ratings and listings that could not fit in the print version. There are over 700 component rankings in all and the app is compatible with all iPad hardware versions including retina displays.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2009 0 comments
Odd pairing indeed: Howard Stern interviewed music icon Paul McCartney on his show. Sir Paul McCartney, we should say.Typically crude Stern said, ""[The Beatles] are more of a religion to me than any organized religion. Their music does...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2010 0 comments
There's a bit of a hitch in the previously reported rumor that a new Apple TV is coming. It turns out that Steve Jobs himself isn't very big on set-top boxes, and doesn't see much of a future in them because of the prevalence of digital cable and...
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SV Staff Posted: May 25, 2016 0 comments
Audiophile reissue label Friday Music is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Steve Vai's landmark solo album Passion and Warfare with a remastered 180 gram vinyl reissue.

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