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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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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 20, 2009 0 comments
How would you like to swap your old DVDs for brand-new Blu-ray discs at fairly low cost?
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 17, 2006 0 comments
Ace Bayou Corp. is adding two new chairs to the company's X sound furniture line. The new RelaX-I and Xsoothe are brown and leather, full recliners with built-in sound systems that connect to just about anything with an audio output (MP3 players, portable DVD players, handheld and console game machines, and home theater systems). The two new recliners will also include the option of built-in massage.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments
In yet another wrinkle to the ongoing vinyl resurgence, Silicon Valley-based SweetVinyl launched a highly successful crowdfunding campaign on Monday to fund the initial production of a new vinyl processing and recording platform featuring click and pop removal.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2007 0 comments
Of all the directors I've ever talked to, no two have ever taken the same approach to watching movies at home - which isn't too surprising, since each has had an extremely idiosyncratic approach to making movies.   Pete, with his son Bob...
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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2008 0 comments
Okay, we'll be the first to admit it. The new Cisco Tuning Adapter isn't the most glamorous new product out there, but the STA1520 will certainly make TiVo owners quite happy. Kinda like how a fuzzy old bathrobe ain't exactly sexy, but it does serve...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments
Switched Digital Video (SDV) is coming, and Cox is helping you get ready. As we reported a few weeks ago, SDV requires a special tuning adapter to handle the communication between the cable provider and your TiVo devices. SDV increases cable's...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2009 0 comments
My feet may be aching already, but my fingers are eager to give you the scoop on the first long day and night at the South by Southwest Music & Media Conference. Ken Richardson here, your faithful Entertainment Editor, down in Austin for my...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2009 0 comments
Welcome back, my friends, to the post that never ends — or at least it seems that way. For here I am, Ken Richardson, back at the laptop at the end of Thursday, to give you the very latest from SXSW (including U Can Unlearn Guitar, shown...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2009 0 comments
Say what? Well, here's what I'm saying: My third night of music at SXSW was a reminder that, when things go wrong, they can go really wrong. Until they're saved by — but I'm getting ahead of myself. (Shown above: Chiwoniso.)Ken...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
It's Saturday, the last day of SXSW. And for me, it begins with three tech-oriented panels and ends with one more musical blast. (Shown above: Perfect Pants.)Panel No. 1: "The Archival Restoration Preservation Society." From that...
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Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 19, 2011 0 comments

Seth_priebatschMOG has indeed announced that it will be the first music-streamin

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2008 0 comments
"I have a B.A. in dope, but a Ph.D. in soul." That, of course, is the line extracted for today's front page of The Austin Chronicle, reporting on yesterday's SXSW keynote interview of Lou Reed, conducted by producer and friend Hal...
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Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 25, 2011 0 comments

Back in NYC - after 9 days and nights of SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive in Austin, Texas - I finally have time to mull over the 21 acts I managed to see during the music portion of the festival.

That perfect 21 might suggest that I had a lucky hand at SXSW this year. But as is the case every year, I heard much that was good and some that was . . . not.

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