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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 29, 2011 0 comments

Loved that little ceremony? Loved the music even more?

It's online right now.

According to a press release, The Royal Wedding: The Official Album is ready for purchase from "the world's foremost download and streaming platforms."

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Timothy J. Seppala Posted: Oct 30, 2012 0 comments

Criterion Games wants wanted their latest open-world crashathon racer Need for Speed: Most Wanted (out today for PC, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360) to be a more film-like experience. So they hired BAFTA Award nominee Vanesa Lorena Tate to take on audio lead responsibilities. She’s been composing since she was four years old and has worked on such films as Hellboy 2: The Golden Army and two Harry Potter flicks: The Order of the Phoenix and The Deathly Hallows part 2 in addition to Criterion’s last Need for Speed, 2010’s Hot Pursuit.

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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2009 0 comments
I know, it's the second Lord of the Rings reference in a week, but this one was just begging for it. Bag End Loudspeaker Systems has announced that its Minima One amplifier has become greener and minima-er, thanks to its new smaller size and lower...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
Yes, at long last, The Simpsons Movie opens tomorrow. And as one of its writer/producers, Al Jean, says in the July 27 issue of Entertainment Weekly: "As an event, I think it'll be somewhere between Sgt. Pepper's the album and Sgt. Pepper's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2009 0 comments
Video games and home theater enthusiasm seem like the perfect match. A far cry from the days of pixelated sprites and harshly synthesized sound effects, modern video games have all the hallmarks of a top-notch Blu-ray release: high-resolution...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
This plasma stuff might burn you up with jealousy, but don't try this at home, electrical engineers. At least wait until you get back to the lab. Everybody else should simply enjoy the YouTube videos in safety. Gizmodo posted two videos of one...
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Mike Mettler Posted: May 03, 2011 0 comments

The next leg of Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience tour is officially underway, and I highly recommend you check it out. Dates and info are here.

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Chris Chiarella Posted: Feb 27, 2004 0 comments
Once more into the breach with Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict.

Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict helped make Sunday nights a lot more interesting in the autumn of 1978, starring as the best-in-fleet space pilots Captain and Apollo Lieutenant Starbuck in the science fiction series Battlestar Galactica. Upon the release of a lavish new DVD set of the TV show's first and only season, not coincidentally on the eve of the premiere of The SCI FI Channel's reinvented Galactica mini-series, the two gentlemen traveled back in time with Home Theater Magazine.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Aug 20, 2006 0 comments

In mid-2005 the average selling price of a 50" plasma display began its yearlong plunge from over $5,000 to a June 2006 average of just above $3,000. The number of sets sold at the new prices more than tripled, even accounting for the traditionally hot fall (2005) selling season.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 15, 2011 0 comments

Google's revamp of YouTube as a platform for live events has generated plenty of excitement already, if mainly for its potential to dominate the rapidly expanding streaming market.

SV Staff Posted: Feb 19, 2016 0 comments
With Spring just around the corner, we’re starting to see press releases announcing portable audio products, especially outdoor Bluetooth speakers, like Monster’s new Rockin’ models.
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SV Staff Posted: May 05, 2008 0 comments
"A boxer, like a writer, must stand alone," so wrote A.J. Liebling, a journalistic contender in his own right. Similarly, in the squared circle of knock-down, drag-out consumer electronics, a video display must stand alone too. Or at least be able...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 23, 2004 0 comments
Snell Acoustics is tightening the grilles and polishing the dust caps on three new upgraded speakers which they'll introduce to the world during the CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis on September 7th. But you don't have to wait to hear about these new THX Ultra 2 Certified models, because we're going to spill the beans here before anyone else does. (Besides, unless you're a dealer or custom installer - or unemployable writer-type like most of us here - you wouldn't be able to crash the heavily armed security at the CEDIA Expo anyway. Just be thankful you've got us working for you. We sure are.)
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Posted: Dec 24, 2000 0 comments

In an effort to simplify the mess that the 500-channel TV universe has become, <A HREF="%20http://www.panasonic.com">Panasonic</A> announced last week the shipment of its new DirecTV-enabled HDTV receiver to retailers. In addition to receiving and decoding both DirectTV and DirecTV HD satellite transmissions, the TU-HDS20 is a DTV-ready multiple-format tuner capable of receiving all 18 ATSC digital television broadcast formats as well as current analog (NTSC) signals.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Mar 10, 2002 0 comments

It looked good on paper and at the demo: Digital Television and HDTV would revive the video market and create a wave of demand for new sets and playback equipment. Then there were the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?785">8VSB versus COFDM</A> and <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1237">copy protection</A> flaps, leading to shifting connection standards and uncertainty both on the manufacturing end and in the marketplace.

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