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Michael Berk Posted: Jun 03, 2011 0 comments

Kaiser Chiefs' fourth studio album, The Future is Medieval, comes out today - but with a twist. The Chiefs have invited purchasers of the record to assemble and sell their own versions, building an online hub where fans they can find an audience for their personal Medievals.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 27, 2009 0 comments
I'm all for protecting copyright owners. It's their property, and they have the right to protect it. But, there are right ways to go about it and wrong ways.In a lawsuit in New Hampshire, the RIAA is suing a woman for violating copyright...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2007 0 comments
Been meaning to post this link for some time now . . . Fans of DVD-Audio, SACD, surround sound, and so forth are hereby encouraged to check out No Taste for High-Quality Audio, published recently in the British newspaper The Guardian. It's a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2008 0 comments
Don't think the kids at the University of California, San Diego are slacking off, surfing all day and beach-partying all night. The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, is showing off the world's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2009 0 comments
Last month, Marantz announced its upcoming KI Pearl line of high-end audio equipment. The SA-KI Pearl SACD Player and PM-KI Pearl Integrated Amplifier were created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company's European brand director, audio...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2009 0 comments
High-definition audio site HDtracks.com is offering a free downloadable sample album of HD music to anyone interested. The HDtracks 96/24 Ultimate Download Experience is a 5-track collection of classical, jazz, and blues music in 96-kHz/24-bit FLAC...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 06, 2008 0 comments
They say the waiting is the hardest part. For HD DVD early adopters and other Blu-ray hold-outs, a Blu-ray player priced around $200 would be the only motivation needed to make the plunge into that high-def format. Unfortunately, its going to be a...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2008 0 comments
The Apple iTunes store will go down in history as a textbook success story. Other music services, such as Rhapsody, might just go down as footnotes.  While iTunes has prospered, Rhapsody has struggled. The service offers over 5 million songs,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2009 0 comments
Talking about the economy is like talking about the weather at this point. It's chit-chat, conversation padding that everyone knows about. It's also the reason Blockbuster is closing almost a thousand stores by the end of next year. According to...
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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 17, 2009 0 comments
While you're getting your home theater ready for the NFL season, why not think about adding this Vizio 55-Inch 1080p LCD TV for $1,359.15 (normally $1,599.00) and check out this feature on the NFL's Instant Replay System. More great HD and...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments
High-definition carriers make a lot of promises. Some they keep, some they don't. Last year, DirecTV promised 100 HD channels to its subscribers by the end of 2007. They didn't quite make it, even though the satellite broadcaster still had more HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2008 0 comments
If you happened to pick up  I Am Legend the first time it was released on Blu-ray, you might want dump it on eBay while you're waiting for this. Really, or just toss it. Warner Bros. announced the Ultimate Collector's Edition of I Am Legend...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 18, 2010 0 comments
It's even more news from the 3D front! Sony is joining the fray with its very first 3D-capable A/V receiver, the STR-DN1010 AV. The STR-DN1010 is a 7.1-channel A/V receiver with 3D HDMI 1.4 passthrough to allow 3D content to run from a source,...
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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 customers. This is a new ruling from the FCC, as a result from the U.S. Court of Appeals.According to the ruling sited...

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