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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2010 0 comments
CrunchGear's Devin Coldewey put up an interesting piece Tuesday on the state of 3D TVs. His main point is best summed up in the headline: "Get Used To "3D" TVs – They're Here To Stay." The reasoning is that adding 3D compatibility is trivial, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 29, 2009 0 comments
In the rollercoaster ride that is American politics, the bill proposing a delay to the digital transition, yet one more time, just days after the House shot down the latest proposal. Goodness, will someone just put this to bed already?House...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2007 0 comments
It's all about the relationship. That was the message at the official rollout of TiVo and Real Networks' new partnership at  the Arena club in Manhattan this week. Emcee Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, opened the festivities, leaving...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 03, 2008 0 comments
The new tru2way technology that was set to allow manufacturer to make set-top boxes and built-in tuners that would work with any cable operating system isn't growing the way the industry predicted. A new research study by ABI Research is...
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SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2009 0 comments
A Porsche 911 C4 with a $20,000 (in 1990) sound system would generally fetch a decent sum on eBay, but this particular ride is a piece of rock and roll history. Before the release of Metallica's self-titled record (most commonly referred to as...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Jun 03, 2013 0 comments

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach wrapped up yesterday evening, and I think everyone in attendance would agree that it's a harbinger of good things to come. In its third year, the show has matured into an event that would impress even the most jaded audiophile. There was something for everyone, from half-million-dollar systems to some that cost less than $500.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2009 0 comments
In one of those nice instances of serendipity, classical music — specifically, Beethoven — is the foundation of a new play and a new film.On Broadway is Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations. The play was first seen in 2007 in Washington, D.C., and...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Good thing this rumor doesn't have legs. If it did, we'd have to break them. Since early January, reports have surfaced that Microsoft is interested in acquiring peripheral-maker Logitech for close to $10 billion. Finally, Logitech chairman...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments
DirecTV is fighting back against the competition, in a big way. Starting August 14, DirecTV will add another 30 HD channels, for a total 130 HD channels. All programming will have Dolby Digital soundtracks and be transmitted in the MPEG-4 Advanced...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2009 0 comments
Designer Yoshihiko Satoh has put together an iPod speaker and a purse and made a surprisingly fashionable iPod speaker-purse. According to (and Google Translate), this kicky, wooden bag packs a 3-inch speaker that can handle up to 30...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments
The specs for Blu-ray discs and players hold the promise of loads of cool features, including stuff like games, Web-based interactivity, and video picture-in-picture where you can see the director discussing the movie on an inset box onscreen...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2009 0 comments
If you're in the market to add some extra kick to your home theater why not check out this Polk Audio Monitor Series PSW10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Cherry) for $149.99 (normally $239.95). Plus more HD and gadget deals* after the...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
In 2008, 14% of all television-watching will happen online, according to a study from Convergence Consulting Group. It would be reassuring to also hear that approximately 14% of television-watching will take place outside of a home environment...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2008 0 comments
TiVo owners love their TiVos. Personally, I just discovered that I can program it to record from my cell phone or the Internet.  I'm thrilled with that. Now there's another reason to feel the love. TiVo just entered into an agreement with...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2010 0 comments
Lexicon did a bad thing. According to Audioholics, the company's $3,500 BD-30 is little more than a rebadged $500 Oppo BD-83. The site says that Lexicon's Blu-ray player is literally just an Oppo BD-83 in an aluminum Lexicon wrapper. This isn't...


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