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SV Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
The hot mess that was the transition to digital TV was supposed to happen today. At midnight. Some stations went ahead and pulled the plug - it was their option, and for many stations, it was too expensive to keep both analog and digital...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2010 0 comments
Definitive Technology is a company closely associated with bipolar speakers due to its longstanding use of that design approach in its products. At CEDIA, Def Tech is showing a family of four brand-new bipolar SuperTowers, all of which feature...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2008 0 comments
Gadget reviewers liked the original iRecord, from Streaming Networks and NXP Semiconductors, because it made transferring any audio or video from one source to another, such as protected DVDs playing on a DVD player to an iPod, or recorded TiVo...
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2008 0 comments
In a scene from a great Kabuki play, some of the biggest players in the Japanese manufacturing arena are shaking things up. Stick with us in this -- the plot's complicated. Especially in Japanese.  Panasonic's parent company Matsushita is also...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2008 0 comments
With a name that sounds more akin to a nighttime wrinkle cream solution than a breakthrough multi-room audio distribution system, NuVo Technologies Renovia is designed to make adding music to existing home a far simpler proposition. With new...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2009 0 comments
This morning, with little more than a press release, Apple dropped a new $80, 4 GB iPod shuffle that's smaller than a single AA battery and has neither buttons nor a display. That means the controls are left up to some buttons built into the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2010 0 comments
The term "home-theater-in-a-box" has become an expletive in the A/V world. They're usually seen as catch-all, cheap, simple excuses for a carefully assembled home theater. Because of this, companies shy away from the term HTiB. Onkyo, for example,...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 21, 2008 0 comments
Who doesn't love a juicy rumor? Especially one that has real facts backing it up? Rumors are flying around North Carolina that AT&T's U-verse may be coming, specifically to Cary, NC, as early as December. That's just days...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2009 0 comments
If you haven't watched Band of Brothers on Blu-ray yet, you're missing out. And for less than $50, this is the perfect opportunity. More chances to fatten up your BD collection* after the jump. 'Ghostbusters' Blu-ray for...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2007 0 comments
As a follow-up to Ken Pohlmann's story on Apple and EMI vs. DRM: The Universal Music Group has announced that it, too, will begin selling its catalog online without Digital Rights Management. However, Universal won't be making its entire catalog...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments
Remember that scene from Network, with people hanging out of their windows screaming, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" Apparently, the people of Los Angeles took that to heart. The city of Los Angeles is suing Time...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
Panasonic has two new players on tap: the DMP-BD35 and the DMP-BD55. Both players are Profile 2.0 compatible.The DMP-BD55 features 7.1 analog outputs. It's not clear if these will replace Panasonic's DMP-BD50 player, which has only been...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2009 0 comments
Most gaming headsets are big, bulky cans with boom mics for voice chatting. After all, when you're sitting in front of a computer, why do you need portability? Ear cups can immerse you cheaper and easier than quality ear buds, and a boom mic is...
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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 05, 2011 0 comments

Altec Lansing's newly announced Octiv 650 iPhone/iPod Touch dock makes your mobile companion the centerpiece of your living room.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2008 0 comments
Warner Music Group can't catch a break. While most music labels are trying to find any revenue they can, Warner just pulled out of a contract with YouTube. Considering how many people go to YouTube to find new music, this move is pretty...

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