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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: Jun 12, 2009 0 comments
 Yesterday, I went over to The Howard Stern Show at Sirius XM central HQ here in midtown Manhattan to hand-deliver copies of the June/July/August issue to Gadget Gary himself, Gary Dell'Abate. The issue features a piece that reports on...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 18, 2008 0 comments
If you get all your flat-panel industry information from news reports, you might think LCD screens are on a tear and taking over the market. After all, research shows that everybody and their neighbor will buy an LCD TV in the next four years, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 22, 2008 0 comments
In a battle to grab subscribers, AT&T might have gone in the wrong direction. They currently feature two HD and two SD feeds on their U-verse network, and thanks to higher MPEG-4 compression, will be able to offer three live HD streams in 2009....
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 06, 2010 0 comments
Sony is seriously trying to sweeten the pot for early adopters of 3D HDTVs. According to CrunchGear, the company is adding a bundle of additional products for users who purchase a Bravia HX800 HDTV. Besides the TV itself, Sony is throwing in a...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Is Blu-ray in or out? Hot, or not-hot? It seems that pendulum swings daily. Most recently, though, it seems to be looking good for Blu-ray heading into the holiday shopping season. The Blu-ray Disc Association, made up of manufacturers and movie...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2009 0 comments
Want to get your hands on a new LED TV, but can't find one in your budget? Check out the deal we found here on this Samsung 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $2,739.00 (normally $3,599.99). More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Toshiba...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
Let's face it: if you have a home theater, you're going to hook up the majority of your components via HDMI. It looks best, supports 1080p, and gives you all of the audio and video information you need in one handy little plug. If your gadget...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Mar 01, 2011 0 comments

Home theater enthusiasts have had seven speakers in their systems for a decade now, but only now is Hollywood finally catching up. Last Saturday, Dolby Laboratories feted the release of the Megamind Blu-ray Disc, which it says is the first movie released in 7.1-channel sound in theaters and on Blu-ray. A screening of the Blu-ray Disc in the company's technically unassailable theater was preceded by a discussion with Erik Aadahl, one of the movie's two supervising sound editors.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 18, 2008 0 comments
Say that three times fast.  The Internet-based set-top box is getting bigger. Not physically, but the features and sites it connects to is growing. The latest? YouTube, Flickr, and Picasa, plus on-demand TV from the NBC family, ABC, CBS,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2010 0 comments
Toshiba took some time accepting that Blu-ray won the high-def format war, and it has waited even longer to go into 3D playback. The company finally announced its first 3D-capable Blu-ray player, the BDX3100KB, which has an HDMI 1.4a port for...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
You're not the only one feeling the pitch in these economically troubled times. TV manufacturers are feeling it too. Their inventories are swelling as people are more worried about paying for gas than buying the latest new HDTV set. To entice...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2009 0 comments
If you want the latest albums from bands on EMI, you should stay away from indie record stores. The music giant has decided that it will no longer be selling albums to smaller stores, only massive big-block operations. Wal-Mart and Best Buy will...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 14, 2009 0 comments
Oh happy day - my DTV converter box coupons came in the mail today. How exciting, right? Two plastic cards, as requested.  But, on the bottom of the page they were attached to was some interesting reading.Listed were eight locations,...


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