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SV Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2009 0 comments
Monster who?  No, you don't need to spend more than the cost of a Blu-ray movie just for the cable to connect your Blu-ray player to the TV. Meritline.com is selling packages of two HDMI cables for a whopping $5.99. These are 30 AWG...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2009 0 comments
Sometimes a cigar is just of cigar, and sometimes a "Wall of Sound" is just a... wall of sound. At over 3 feet wide by 4 feet tall, the Brothers Wall of Sound is one of the largest iPod docks on the market, and at almost $4,500, it's certainly one...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
Yesterday at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, Toshiba announced three "third-generation" HD DVD players: the HD-A3 (available October at a suggested retail price of $300), HD-A30 (shown, September, $400), and HD-A35 (October, $500). Aside from...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2008 0 comments
Denon showed off its new line of AV receivers, no fewer than 10 of them, to complement its flagship AVR-5308CI (pictured). All of the new models feature Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, and Audyssey MultEQ, as well as HDMI 1.3a...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2009 0 comments
I love Netflix. I have been a subscriber forever, so I'm a little sad to hear that the price for Blu-ray subscribers is going up again on April 27th. They announced the price increases this morning through their arsenal of social media...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2010 0 comments
After years of speculation, Hulu might finally be gearing up to launch a premium subscription version of its service called Hulu Plus. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hulu is getting ready to test a premium, subscription-based service as...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2008 0 comments
Tivo has been through some tough times - lawsuits, financial losses, price wars - but the tiny company has survived on the strength of its loyal and sometimes zealous customer base. These consumers refuse to use an inferior cable or...
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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments
Toshiba changed their stripes when Blu-ray demolished HD DVD. So, in addition to abandoning red, they're going green. Methanol fuel, produced naturally from a variety of sources, is the main component in Toshiba's Direct Methanol Fuel Cells....
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments
Why is this girl smiling? For heaven's sake, doesn't she know she's just been sued? Well, actually, it's RealNetworks that has entered a new dimension of legal adventure. All because of its RealDVD software. You know, the stuff that lets you rip and...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2009 0 comments
Amazon is the place to go if your'e in the market for a new HDTV this week. Check out this Samsung 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $1,784.00 and more great HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Samsung 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV for...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2010 0 comments
Glasses-free 3D TVs have been a long time coming, but they still haven't come out yet. That might change if Toshiba has anything to say about it. According to CrunchGear, Toshiba might release 3D TV models that don't require glasses by the end of...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
Now that bean counters have a sense for consumer Blu-ray appetite when HD-DVD is out of the picture, it looks like 15 million of the high-def discs will sell in 2008, according to HMR Research. From mid-2006 (Blu-ray's launch) until the end of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2008 0 comments
YouTube is breaking out of your computer and hitting the big screen.  Well... bigger screen, that is. Sony just announced that YouTube is now available on Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link service. How does it work? Sony's Bravia televisions...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments
Wow. That's a lot of letters. Lemme sort that out for you. Verizon's FiOS TV is offering ABC video-on-demand, in high-definition. But, (and you knew there would have to be a "but") there's a catch. Intentionally, ABC is...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 24, 2008 0 comments
While everyone was saying that Blu-ray wouldn't take off until the price of players dropped significantly, something odd happened. Prices jumped, and so did sales. Go figure.According to a study by PriceSCAN, the Blu-ray price index has...

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