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SV Staff Posted: May 09, 2008 0 comments
Leave it to an Italian design company to turn something as mundane as brushing your teeth into art. Musical and visual art, at that. The WET design firm with a creative flare when dealing with plumbing (get it,... wet?...) has come out with a...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments
It's not clear whether Sharp is showing their latest prototype as a for-real solar powered LCD screen, or if it's a dramatic visualization on how little power is required to run this new 52-inch TV. Using a solar panel just a bit bigger than the...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 20, 2010 0 comments
Denon is continuing its 100th anniversary proceedings by declaring its "Centennial Partners," a group of 5 home theater technology companies that Denon says has been vital in its projects. The partners read like a Who's Who in home audio, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 11, 2008 0 comments
While the NFL had a limited showing of a football game recently to press and invited guests, the NBA and Turner Sports is bringing 3D to the masses. The NBA All-Star Saturday Night - 3-point contest, skill challenge and most fun, slam dunk...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2010 0 comments
Active shutter glasses are useful for displaying 3D video because they get rid of the "ghosting" that can appear with passive glasses. Active glasses work by using liquid crystal lenses to rapidly switch on and off between the two eyes, ensuring...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2008 0 comments
Lots of little boxes, all lined up on your television set. All the little boxes you need to download movies from the Internet, satellites and cable systems, and none of them talk to each other. What is it going to take to get one source and one...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2009 0 comments
More details are now available on Samsung's new lineup of home-theater-in-a-box systems. Three systems are being unveiled, and all three have Blu-ray players with BD-Live capabilities. In addition, they'll have streaming capabilities to...
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Michael Berk Posted: May 10, 2011 0 comments

Following yesterday's YouTube announcement, Google should have even more big news today - the Google I/O developer conference kicks off today at noon, with the license-free

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2009 0 comments
For several months, we've heard promises that LED-driven front projectors for home use would be available in 2009. At CES, at least one company announced a ship date. Vivitek says its H6080FD projector will ship in early June at a suggested...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2007 0 comments
Saw a killer Crowded House show last night in an intimate setting of about 300 people. It was one of those "secret show" deals that are never really all that secret - Paul McCartney did some of these recently himself in L.A. and NYC - but they're...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2008 0 comments
All these years you've been wandering around like a schmuck looking at the world with plain old "regular" vision. Live in shame no more! The time has come to step up to . . . HD VISION! If you're anything like me, you're tired of living...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments
We saw Panasonic's portable Blu-ray player back at CES, but it will soon be making its way into the carry-on luggage of HD-addicts. $800 gets you an 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD screen attached to a full-featured BD player that supports both BD Live and...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2009 0 comments
If a Tree Camera MP3 player falls in the forest, does it make a noise? Well, yeah. It sounds like an MP3 player hitting the dirt. This little wooden camera-like device isn't a camera at all. It's a cute little MP3 player, disguised as a...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2007 0 comments
Our Best CDs of 2007 list will appear soonly in the Feb/March '08 issue (you may even find it posted on the site before that if you dig around some), but I wanted to take a moment and bulletpoint a ten-spot of discs I enjoyed in '07 that 1) didn't...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments
LG is making a splash this summer with a rather impressive lineup of new products, obviously not waiting for the holiday buying season. One of the latest announcements is a new 47-inch model with 120Hz frame-rate processing. Not for the...

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