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Chris Chiarella Posted: Nov 19, 2004 0 comments
I've spewed countless compliments upon this movie, or more accurately the DVD, in the print magazine over the past year, and like a good consumer my fondness eventually gives rise to the question, "What else can I BUY?" Not all of my favorite movies have Star Wars in the title, and some (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October) have yielded precious little tie-in merchandise, and so when an unusual product like the Old Century Master and Commander game is released, I am compelled to take note.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2016 2 comments
John Strohbeen is an audiophile through and through. In 1964, he founded the legendary Boston-born retailer Tech Hifi and after serving as president for 14 years, went to work for Ohm Acoustics where he has served as president and chief designer since 1978.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2015 0 comments
In December 1999 the music industry sued (and ultimately shut down) downloading service Napster. Three years later Apple opened the iTunes Music Store, pointing the way to the future of music distribution and turning the recording industry on its ear.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2015 3 comments
Check out the behind-the-scenes camcorder footage from the set of 1990’s Back to the Future Part III. You’ll definitely want to use the slider bar to buzz through some of the shaky parts of the 20-minute video. Toward the end (about 18:17) Michael J. Fox does a meet and greet with neighborhood kids.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 19, 2015 6 comments
Nothing quite like a good old format war. Ten years ago this month we reported on Toshiba’s decision to postpone the U.S. launch of HD DVD from December 2005 to early 2006.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 17, 2015 3 comments
Yamaha’s iconic DSP-A1 was named one of the year’s best products in the December 1998 issue of Stereo Review, predecessor to Sound & Vision.
Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 24, 2011 0 comments
Intel and Apple today announced the introduction of a new computer I/O technology called Thunderbolt, which makes its debut on the latest MacBook Pro laptops. Yet another connection might seem the antithesis of cool, but this is big news for home-theater PCs.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Oct 20, 2010 0 comments
In a daylong event last week, THX Ltd. and LG Electronics brought a number of journalists to its San Mateo, California headquarters. The main feature was the showing of the documentary Camera Man: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff from independent filmmaker Craig McCall, but THX also took the opportunity to bring us up to date on its THX certification program, including its work with LG on the latter's LCD and plasma sets.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 26, 2000 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.lucasfilm.com/">Lucasfilm THX</A> announced the availability of the first THX certified PCs under a newly created THX program that the company says is designed to deliver "the best picture and sound to date on a personal computer." A Lucasfilm press release states that "with consumers increasingly turning to the PC for entertainment content, a THX certified PC ensures that movies, music, games and more will be enjoyed with a sound and visual impact that will satisfy the most demanding multimedia user."

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 13, 2007 0 comments
THX has a new trick up its sleeve. In addition to Blackbird, that is.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 24, 2007 0 comments
THX is about to take its home theater involvement to a new level with a new program whose working name is Blackbird. If the THX folks pull it off, Blackbird could resolve several issues that plague home theater buffs.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments
THX wants to take the headaches and confusion out of the audio/video/gaming experience for consumers. The company is meeting with journalists and companies at CES to promote its fledgling Media Director program that's designed to take the digital...
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user Posted: Aug 12, 2010 0 comments
THX and BluFocus are getting together to "build an ecosystem of services to address the technical challenges of 3D post-production," a press release says. Their certification program will address a/v quality, artistic fidelity, viewer fatigue, and interoperability of discs and players.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2008 0 comments
THX-certified drywall too. No, really - we're not making this stuff up. Serious Materials is a company that makes acoustic doors and drywall for home theaters, recording studios, cinemas and more. The QuietHome line of soundproof doors are...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 21, 2009 0 comments
Here's one more reason to calibrate your video display: It'll cut the set's energy use by up to 50 percent, according to a study by THX.

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