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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments
Switched Digital Video (SDV) is coming, and Cox is helping you get ready. As we reported a few weeks ago, SDV requires a special tuning adapter to handle the communication between the cable provider and your TiVo devices. SDV increases cable's...
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SV Staff Posted: May 28, 2009 0 comments
Beverages and movie-watching go together like, well, beverages and virtually any other activity. Beverages are just that great. You can keep a cube fridge in your home theater to ensure a frosty drink is always available, but that just seems so...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2008 0 comments
Playing catch-up with other download services, Sony just announced it will make downloads available on Playstation 3 in the US this summer. Sorry friends in Europe and Japan, you're going to have to wait for information on when you can start...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2009 0 comments
Got game? Blockbuster Total Access wants your business. The company is starting a new program to offer video game rentals as part of its movies-by-mail service. They're going to start with a limited number of subscribers when the program...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2009 0 comments
digg_url = ''; At Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Warner Home Video recently gave a small group of journalists an advance look at some of the restored scenes from the...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 12, 2010 0 comments
Green technology seems to be making home theaters a bit wonky in the United Kingdom. According to a recent article in the Daily Mail compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs are tripping HDTVs and cable boxes on and off. The problems seem to be...
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Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 25, 2011 0 comments

Back in NYC - after 9 days and nights of SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive in Austin, Texas - I finally have time to mull over the 21 acts I managed to see during the music portion of the festival.

That perfect 21 might suggest that I had a lucky hand at SXSW this year. But as is the case every year, I heard much that was good and some that was . . . not.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2009 0 comments
 HD radio is still playing catch-up to terrestrial and satellite, and they’re hoping the first portable rig will be a step in that direction. You can go to Best Buy tonight and buy it for $50 with no added subscription fee. The Insignia...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 19, 2007 0 comments
Each year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Consumer Electronics Association highlights top new products in select categories and honors them with Innovations awards. The tech press got a peak at winners last week at a pre-CES event in New...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2011 0 comments
Everybody's heading to the cloud these days, of course (even Best Buy is launching a service), but various little glitches along the way have made some of us reconsider trusting our data to somebody else's distributed network. We told you a few...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
LG Display, an LCD-panel making offshoot of LG Electronics, is sniffing around for partners to help it sell more LCD TVs. One possible bedfellow is Amtran, the Taiwanese parent of U.S. everyman flat-screen brand Vizio. Pundits and investors don't...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2008 0 comments
Everyone's talking about waiting for the price of Blu-ray players to come down to an acceptable price, but what about movies? Until Blu-ray movies are closer in price to DVD, folks aren't about to make the switch, are they?Wal-Mart has...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2008 0 comments
There are ghosts in my machines. I'm convinced of it. Two weeks ago, my trusty 32-inch CRT TV started to fail. The picture would go green, then black and white, and then the death roll. Grrr.  Off to Best Buy to start researching what I...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2008 0 comments
Hey, here's an official SXSW logo! As you may have seen from the S&V home page, our Web man Rob Medich was able to grab one (those computer guys are, y'know, adept). So, inspired by his adeptness, I finally found one, too. No more ripping off...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
True story: a guy walks into a Blockbuster wearing a NetFlix T-shirt, and the clerk shoots him dead. Just kidding. But it's been a long time since Blockbuster's profits from VHS rentals impressed Wall Street. What with that Interweb thing, it's...


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