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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2014 1 comments
Listen up trekkies: The 27,000-square-foot "Star Trek Mansion" in Boca Raton, Florida, can now be yours for a cool $35 million. The heart of this palace? A 1,400-square-foot theater meticulously modeled after the bridge of Starship Enterprise.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2010 0 comments
  While many have been eagerly awaiting Star Wars to make its way to Blu-ray, apparently George Lucas has been hard at work bringing his beloved franchise into 3D. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, 2012 will mark the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2010 0 comments
It's been a long time coming, but the Star Wars trilogy is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc. That's the good news. The bad news, at least for some, is that it will be the Special Editions of the films and not the original cuts. The "meh" news is...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2010 0 comments
25 years ago, The Goonies came out in theaters and became an American classic. Now, Warner Home Video is releasing a huge and rather strange Blu-ray Disc version of the movie. The release not only includes the film in funky new packaging, but...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2010 0 comments
This is a very interesting use of BD-Live. Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that users of The Office Season 6 Blu-ray Disc will be able to stream the 5 most recent episodes of season 7 whenever they want. The episodes will be...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 22, 2009 0 comments
digg_url = ''; I love Top Gear. I might not be a "car guy," but Top Gear always manages to captivate me. Fast cars, strange vehicles, great humor, it's one of the most entertaining series...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
How appropriate. On the same day as the one-night viewing of the early-'80s computer geek classic WarGames, has posted an interview with the creators of the classic movie about an innocent hacker who launches the end of the world as we...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 04, 2004 0 comments
While we can't vouch for the scientific nature of a recent survey conducted by Quixel Research at Best Buy stores in three different USA locations, the results do fill our hearts with gladness that the average consumer-type person (or at least the average Best Buy visitor) can tell quality when he or she sees it. At least that's how we interpret the results. Sponsored by "several major CE and component manufacturers", Quixel's survey team had "TV purchase intenders" compare Plasma TVs, LCD TVs, front projectors, and MicroDisplay rear-pro sets side-by-side. After careful evaluation in the retail store environment, the consumers then told the Quixel Research scribes what they wanted in a new TV and how much they were willing to pay for it. Quixel claims that the study "is the first of its kind to compare all the products side by side in a retail environment across the USA."
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 07, 2009 0 comments
When the phrase "video revolution" was in vogue, a generation of viewers weaned on commercial broadcast TV suddenly found they could skip ads in a whole bunch of new ways. With a VCR, they could time-shift programming and fast-scan through ads. They could rent ad-free movies at a video store (trailers don't count). And they could subscribe to pay-TV channels, paying for hipper programming almost without ads. But the heirs to those technologies--DVRs and video on demand --are increasingly overrun by ads, even though consumers have paid to avoid them.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 29, 2015 4 comments
One in seven American adults (15 percent) are “cord cutters” who have abandoned cable or satellite TV service, while another 9 percent have never subscribed to traditional pay TV, according to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 25, 2016 0 comments
1More, a Chinese headphone company founded in 2013, says its new flagship E1001 Triple Driver In-Ear Monitor outperforms most single- and dual-driver earphones.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2009 0 comments
digg_url = ''; This week 44 of the 45 tracks off of The Beatles: Rock Band video game have been announced, leaving the mystery 45th track up in the air until the Sept. 9...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 21, 2010 0 comments
There are all kinds of reasons to buy an HDTV at a big box electronics store. Maybe you found a really good price in one of their ads. Maybe you have a family member who's suspicious about getting a big-ticket item over the web. It doesn't...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2009 0 comments
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