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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
It was with shock that within hours of learning, belatedly, of the death of one of my two closest cinematic heroes — Ingmar Bergman — I now hear of the passing of the other. What a week this has been, and it’s still only Tuesday. A generation of...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 11, 2010 0 comments
It has been obvious from the start that Apple's iPad has all kinds of potential uses in a home theater scenario (for proof, see our September issue), but Elite Home Theater seating has taken iPad integration to another level by actually...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
It seems like yet another battle in the CE world. Everyone is trying to come out with bigger OLED screens to compete with Sony's 11-inch mini OLED. Samsung was showing a 14-inch and a 31-inch Full HD panel, and LG showed off a 19-inch OLED, powered...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2009 0 comments
Well, color me genuinely surprised. According to a recent survey conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates and reported by Home Media Magazine, 13% of people haven't even heard of high-definition television. Over 1 out of 10 Americans don't know what...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2010 0 comments
Pioneer has just announced two new Blu-ray Disc players that feature built-in iPhone control compatibility. The BDP-LX53 and BDP-330 feature the same iControlAV app as the previously announced VSX-1020 A/V receiver. iControlAV is an app you can...
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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 12, 2011 0 comments

Steve Jobs can go ahead and add another notch to his belt. The Flip camera is the latest casualty of the smartphone's charm offensive and ever-expanding role in our lives; it now joins Microsoft's Zune in the dustbin of history.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2008 0 comments
Well, I might as well cancel my tickets and hotel reservations now. Looks like no one is going to attempt to out-size the 150-inch TV display at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this year. Why bother going if not to gawk at the latest prototype...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2009 0 comments
A few weeks ago we took a look at what we consider to be the most underrated categories at The Academy Awards. Now, the trophies have all been handed out, and it's our duty to look back at the Academy's decision and second guess them...
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SV Staff Posted: May 10, 2010 0 comments
One of the most iconic thrillers of all time is finally getting a surround mix. After decades of languishing in mono, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is hitting Blu-ray with a DTS HD 5.1 soundtrack. The release commemorates the 50th anniversary of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2007 0 comments
How gratifying was it to see that The Traveling Wilburys recently debuted at #9 in the U.S. and at #1 in the U.K. with The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Rhino/Wilbury), a three-disc compilation that includes both of their albums (1988's Volume 1...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments
Never fear. After the digital conversion in February, cable systems must carry the same over-the-air broadcast signals for all ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Wonder what LG, Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony all had in common at their press events yesterday? Besides launching new TV, Blu-ray players and describing Green initiatives to help save the planet, they all acknowledged the tough...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2008 0 comments
It's summer time. Time to hit the beach house, back deck, or take the boat out for a spin. In the past, if you wanted to watch the boys of summer take to the field, you had to choose: inside and watch, or outside and TiVo it, hoping no one tells...
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SV Staff Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
Just when you thought FiOS TV  couldn't get any better, Verizon ups the ante. Verizon's launched FiOS TV Central, a website that FiOS customers can access from any computer. Once logged in, they can view their local TV listings, VOD and...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 13, 2009 0 comments
Get in the Halloween spirit with this deal on some new horror flicks on Blu-ray. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Polk Audio Monitor 40 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry) for $119.99 (normally $349.95).Canon PIXMA MP560 Wireless...

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