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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2009 0 comments
Last week, IMAX generated a lot of buzz among the tech blogs. It wasn't because of the release of Star Trek on the very-big screen, but because of an argument about what constitutes "IMAX." Comedian Aziz Ansari (you may have seen him on Parks &...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 16, 2009 0 comments
[Note: This follow-up story has spoilers.] Last week, I watched Watchmen at an inexpensive cineplex in North Jersey. Great movie, faithful adaptation, substandard equipment. Hey, the tickets were $6.50, and around here that's a bargain. ...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Mar 08, 2005 0 comments
Unless you're a full-fledged (or even a budding) audio/videophile for whom performance is everything (and I'm not implying there's anything wrong with that), at one time or another you've faced the tough choice of sound and picture quality versus aesthetics, decor, and ergonomics (sometimes referred to as SAF or Spousal Acceptance Factor). Three introductions from Onkyo are intended to provide performance without ruining potential romance.
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user Posted: Sep 08, 2005 Published: Sep 09, 2005 0 comments
Although the show floor of the CEDIA EXPO 2005 hasn't officially opened yet, there are already hundreds of installers taking advantage of numerous educational classes offered by CEDIA and sponsoring manufacturers. New and old installers alike can learn about anything from remote control programming to acoustical engineering and video calibration. Of course, education is for the men and women who do the real work of installation. Those of us with the cushier jobs - the press - get to eat shrimp and drink free cocktails…
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2016 0 comments
The traditional notion of the family gathering around the TV during “prime time” hours is quaint in the Age of the Internet. The same far-reaching Cisco study that predicts a tripling of Internet traffic over the next few years refers to an “Internet prime time” that occurs between 9 p.m. and midnight across all time zones.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments
The Internet has had a profound impact on literally every aspect of our lives and it continues to transform the mobile/home entertainment space we know and love in ways we couldn’t have imagined 30 years. (Who could have envisioned streaming from “the cloud” or playing music wirelessly from a phone at a time when cassettes and LPs were being rapidly replaced with CDs?) We’re connected to and rely on the Internet every day, yet we take it for granted. It’s just there. It’s a routine part of daily life.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 20, 2005 0 comments
Everyone wants a piece of Apple's pie - or at least a piece of the iPod. With over ten million units sold (and more to come), the little digital music wonder is a clear favorite among music lovers. Manufacturers other than Apple have taken note of the iPod's popularity and are stumbling over each other in a rush to score big on the iPod craze by bringing out some sharp iPod accessories.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 12, 1998 0 comments

Video on demand (VOD) inches ever nearer: <A HREF="http://www.xingtech.com/">Xing Technology</A> and <A HREF="http://www.fantastic.ch">The Fantastic Corporation</A> have announced a partnership intended to bring live and on-demand digital video streaming to high-bandwidth satellite, cable modem, and ADSL operators.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2016 1 comments
Perry Rosen has always been fascinated by the intricacies of vintage jukeboxes—from the intricate record handling and motor assemblies to the vacuum tubes and turntable.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 02, 1998 0 comments

If the early numbers are any indication, HDTV will have plenty of support from the broadcast/production end of the media business. According to a recent survey conducted by <A HREF="http://www.scri.com">SCRI International, Inc.</A>, more than 40% of broadcast and production facilities around the world have already purchased and/or expect to purchase HDTV production/broadcast equipment by the year 2000.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 24, 2005 0 comments
Once a marvel of technology, the portable DVD player is now on its way to becoming a "been there, spun that" kind of product category. (Oh, how quickly we take electronic things for granted nowadays…) So manufacturers - and there are many - of this kind of portable device have to focus their design attention on enhanced features or reduced weight/size/cost in order to attract the attention of the much loved, cash-carrying consumer. (Yeah, don't go looking around the room. I'm talking about you.)
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2007 0 comments
Pepcom held its annual Holiday Spectacular this week in New York, where several dozen companies set up booths to promote products that will be in stores for the holidays. During the event, the technology press shuffles along from booth to booth,...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 15, 2009 0 comments
Many of us have been waiting rather patiently for Peter Jackson's epic, Lord of the Rings trilogy to hit our preferred format, but this isn't exactly what we had in mind. On April 6th, 2010, the first LotR Blu-ray release will hit shelves...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2010 0 comments
As a vinyl enthusiast, I have seen plenty of "how are records made?" videos. The problem is that most of them are dated and cheesy, as if they had been culled from the archives of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood or Mystery Science Theater...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2016 0 comments
As of late February, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had raked in more than $2 billion at box office, a monumental success due in large part to an incredible behind-the-scenes effort from some of the film industry’s most talented audio and visual professionals.

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