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SV Staff Posted: Jul 09, 2010 0 comments
YouTube's latest addition is surprising, cutting-edge, and wildly unnecessary. The video site can now accept 4K high-definition video. 4K video is video with a resolution of 4096 x 3072, almost four times higher resolution than 1080p video and...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2009 0 comments
Epix is still in private beta, but the plan behind it is an extremely interesting one. Three movie studios--MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate--are making their content available to a network that subscribers to partnered cable services would receive for...
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SV Staff Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
Ho-hum. Another pretty executive bookshelf system. But look closer. This one is different. Very different. Onkyo's new X-NX10A is a new bookshelf system with a built-in 80GB HDD. It also has an Ethernet port, so you can get information about your...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2008 0 comments
As I warned you in SXSW: The Night Before (under Rule No. 4), tonight is the night I make my pilgrimage to Soiled Mattress & the Springs. The photo at left is the opening image on the band's MySpace page - and I can't think of anything better...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 22, 2008 0 comments
As I write this, the Dow is down another 3%, well below 9000. Retirement funds are counting losses in the trillions. Even Google, the wunderkind stock, has lost more than half its value since the start of the year. People, this is serious! But in...
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Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 27, 2011 0 comments

The iPad is cool for a lot of things, but does it work for music? Various opinions came from the SXSW Music Festival, and together they're an interesting follow-up to Michael Berk's earlier post here on the concept of the iPad Album.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2008 0 comments
People with lots of speaker cabinets in their listening room can laugh all they want, but soundbars are still pretty cool. This newest kind of speaker fits neatly under your flat screen, and creates a good, if not great, soundfield. In some cases,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
A new acoustical design technology that promises to get deep, powerful bass from tiny drivers got its first public audition this morning in a suite at Atlanta’s Ellis Hotel, just before the start of the 2009 CEDIA Expo.  The new technology...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments
Looks like nobody's happy with cable. We reported a few weeks ago about Los Angeles suing Time Warner Cable, and now, Comcast is getting grief. The only problem this time is that the complaints are coming from within! In a blazing internal...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2008 0 comments
Though it seems that every big box electronics retailer from Malibu to Manhattan is wall-papered in consumer advisories about the digital TV switch in 2009, those stores aren't playing by the rules when it comes to educating the masses - the FCC's...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2009 0 comments
Watchmen is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies of the season, and it's almost certainly going to be one of the biggest to hit IMAX. This Friday, the film hits both the big screen and the bigger screen, and if you choose to see it on the...
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Michael Berk Posted: Jun 22, 2011 0 comments

While we have yet to see an explosion of NFC-enabled products, Nokia's brought the near-field communications protocol to a new range of home entertaiment products launching along with its much-lauded new

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2008 0 comments
Circuit City is not going down without a fight. Just a day after filing chapter 11 bankruptcy, Bank of America comes to the rescue. To the tune of $1.1 billion. Yowza.Not sure if that's even going to be enough - the company is $2.3 billion in...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2009 0 comments
The folks at Jaguar are spreading their wings. In March 2008, the British automaker shed its ties with Ford, and once again became an independent company, with a vow to restore luster to the marque. On Wednesday, I attended a Jaguar event at...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2008 0 comments
It seems like everyone has a blog these days. (Insert cute winking smiley-face thingy here.) Internet billionaire Mark Cuban is no different. He has a plan to save Internet video. Whew! Good thing, and just in time. What would Hulu, Netflix, and...


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