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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
I took a statistics class in college, but maybe things have changed. I was taught that to have statistical significance, a survey had to pull from a broad spectrum of the population. Would you poll on the popularity of smoking in the smoking lounge...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
While LCD televisions are seeming to reign supreme in the marketplace, a surprising figure was revealed in a recent survey conducted by DisplaySearch, a North American research firm, about the number two spot. Picture-tube CRT TVs, in all their...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2008 0 comments
This one seems to be a no-brainer. According to a new study by ABI Research, age plays a part in how viewers access their video content. “The willingness to adopt new forms of entertainment delivery is in many cases determined by the age of...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
We love market surveys.  No, really, we like knowing where our households fit into the average, and whether we're up on the latest trends. Who doesn't want to appear "normal," right? A new study by market research company The NPD...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 27, 2014 0 comments
Americans are well educated on the benefits of recycling bottles, cans, and paper but when it comes to electronics devices all bets are off. The proliferation of cell phones and tablets has led to a growing glut of "e-waste" piling up in people's homes, as well as a lack of understanding about what to do with broken, unwanted, or outdated devices.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
Studios: Your Blu-ray pricing is making the discs unsaleable! I love home theater. And I own a Blu-ray player. So, when Pixar's Wall-E came out on disc, I headed down to Wal-Mart on launch day to pick up the movie on Blu-ray. But when I saw the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2015 2 comments
U.S. broadband households likely to buy a flat-panel TV in the next 12 months but not looking to purchase a 4K/UHD TV. Source: Parks Associates.

A lack of familiarity and high prices are two key factors holding back sales of 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) TVs, according to new research from Parks Associates.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2013 1 comments
For last week’s SV Poll we asked you to pick your ultimate AVR Deal breaker from a list of nine choices. The number one deal breaker? “Not enough power,” which claimed more than a third of the votes. Finishing strong in the number two and three spots were “ineffective room correction/EQ” and “overly complicated operation” with 21 and 18 percent, respectively. Combine low power and lackluster room correction/EQ with complicated operation and you have three super AVR dealbreakers that together account for three quarters of the votes. Trailing at number four and five were “too few features” and “too many features.” Wireless features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth were met with a shrug. Here’s the complete breakdown…
SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2016 2 comments
SVS today announced its “largest and most powerful subwoofer line ever.”
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Rob Sabin Posted: Sep 17, 2015 2 comments
Audio manufacturer SVS, which first made its name with high-performance subwoofers and now sells a mix of high-value, full-range speakers that have been favorably reviewed by Sound & Vision and others, made two key moves recently that should please enthusiasts and SVS fans—and neither involves a new product announcement.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2016 0 comments
SVS is celebrating Black Friday early with a limited production run of its Top Pick-winning SB12-NSD subwoofer and a blowout sale...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2014 Published: Oct 08, 2014 1 comments
SVS is introducing an affordable series of speakers and a new “powered cylinder” subwoofer at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF), which opens today at the Marriott Tech Center in Denver, CO and runs through Sunday.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2015 0 comments
SVS announced plans to unveil a multipurpose speaker at CES designed to convey height information in Atmos and DTS:X “immersive surround sound” setups or serve as a surround-channel or center speaker in setups where conventional placement is not possible.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 22, 2016 5 comments
SVS announced today that the versatile Prime Elevation speaker it previewed at CES back in January is now available.
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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 29, 2004 0 comments

"TiVo" has become a generic term for both digital video recorders (DVRs) and the process of using them. The devices are surging in popularity, with factory unit sales up 304% during the first 9 months of 2004, compared to the same period last year. Total unit sales of DVRs exceeded one million units for the first time, with dollar volume up 233% to $345 million, according to figures released in late November by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

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