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SV Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2008 0 comments
Krell is well known as a hardcore audiophile manufacturer. Their amplifiers in particular are the stuff of legend. With the introduction of the Papa Dock, they push the audiophile envelope, and possibly step over the line. The Papa Dock is...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2009 0 comments
The U.S. International Trade Commission is banning imports of certain models of Sharp LCD, due to an ongoing 2007 patent dispute with Samsung. Out of four patent infringement claims from Samsung, an ITC judge ruled that one was indeed violated by ,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments
Having to buy separate Blu-ray and HD DVD players to watch high-def discs is a hassle. Which is why I was glad to see a pair of dual-format players on display at CEDIA amidst the new HD DVD models from Toshiba and Blu-ray models from Sony, Sharp,...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2009 0 comments
The internet has been abuzz with talk of a skinnied-up PS3 for months, but now Sony has made it official. The Slim will cost $299 and sport a same 120GB hard drive, but it will be lighter and smaller by more than a third. It will also use...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments
Hey Canadians, its time for the annual Festival Son et Image, your local high-end audio and video trade show. Now in its twenty-first year, the show takes place from April 3-6 at the Montreal Sheraton Centre, though the first day is limited to...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2008 0 comments
Are you interior-space challenged? Are your audio/video aspirations bigger than the cubby hole you call home? Do you live in Europe? Then Sharp has the answer to your prayers. The AN-PR1500H home cinema rack system is a triumph of form and function....
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2009 0 comments
It doesn't look nearly as dirigible-esque as the original B&W Zeppelin, but Bower & Wilkins' new Zeppelin Mini still sports an impressive pedigree. Its black and silver frame was designed by the same team that made the first Zeppelin. Underneath...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2008 0 comments
Not long ago, the ultimate bottom-of-the-line system was a TV with a built-in VCR. Remember those abominations? Not really what you would call high-end.Sharp is getting ready to ship two products that are gonna make you think twice about that...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 25, 2010 0 comments
 It might not be the best way to get Netflix's streaming content to your TV, but starting tomorrow (which is presumably when most of the discs will arrive) your Nintendo Wii will officially have the Watch Now hook-up. Today, Netflix...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2008 0 comments
It is a small wonder. And I'm wondering why RCA uses quotes when it describes its "HD" EZ300HD on their Web page. Could it be because the EZ300HD maxes out at 720p? Lots of folks will harp on the low-quality of the EZ300HD, but with a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2010 0 comments
If you have DirecTV and a 3D-capable HDTV, starting in July you'll have a reason to wear your shutter glasses all day, every day. The first 24-hour n3D channel starts broadcasting over the satellite service at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The channel is...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2009 0 comments
Rolling out 12 new TV lines is no small feat, even for a big manufacturer like LG. But that’s what happened this morning at CES. Here are a few of the highlights:•LHX Slim Wireless LED Backlight HDTVThis 55-inch model hits all the points on our...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2007 0 comments
Yes, high-def fans, there is music on those formats. There just isn't much of it, relatively speaking. Back in the January 2007 issue of Sound & Vision, I rounded up the first batch of titles in a review called Found What We're Looking For!...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2008 0 comments
News from the Netflix Investor Day was quite interesting. The CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, said that the DVD-by-mail business will peak in as soon as five years. What? That's not going to inspire confidence in investors, will it? Good news for...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
High-end home theater owners might not be the only ones who'll get to experience D-Box motion-simulation chairs.  Some commercial theater owners are considering adding these electromechanical rides to their theaters. For most folks, they were...


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