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SV Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2008 0 comments
Pandora, take a breath. Slacker, slack off. True, a deal has not yet been struck between the Digital Media Association, which represents web-based radio, and SoundExchange, the agency in charge of royalties for the RIAA. Still, the heavy lifting...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2009 0 comments
If you're looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Harry Potter fanatic we've found the perfect deal for you. Not one, but movies 1-5 are on sale in a set for only $54.99. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Samsung PN50B430...
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SV Staff Posted: May 09, 2008 0 comments
Not really known for being a big player in the consumer electronics world, DuPont just entered into a strategic partnership with Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The goal is to create a more affordable manufacturing process for printed...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments
The TiVo webstore has a glaring omission. The popular Series3 unit is AWOL. The Series2 is chugging along, and the TiVo HD is prominent, but the Series3 is gone and labeled "Out of Stock." Retailers still have inventory ($593 at Amazon)...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2009 0 comments
Samsung has been pretty good with streaming Internet video on his Blu-ray Disc players. Its newer models have been able to stream Netflix video, Blockbuster On-Demand, and other services. Until now, though, the players haven't been able to access...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 11, 2008 0 comments
While there are lots of items that Prez-Elect Obama will have to deal with, one of the first will be the digital transition on February 17, 2009, just weeks after his inauguration.  Last week, Obama's transition team met with...
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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2010 0 comments
Aficionados of antique audio gear will want to make sure they're in the Vancouver area in mid-June, when Surrey, BC, vintage audio dealer Innovative Audio hosts its third annual Garage Sale: a huge gathering where the company and many...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2008 0 comments
Sony just unveiled two new Bravia HDTV lines, focused on offering some of the fastest pictures or thinnest profiles on the market. Unfortunately, since they're two separate series, you're going to have to make a choice between a really thin screen...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments
Comcast clearly thinks 3D is an important part of the future of television, and it's aiming to be the new king of the third dimension. According to Multichannel News, Comcast is planning to offer a steadily growing stream of 3D content in the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2009 0 comments
Well, it's official. The soundbar is a genuine contender in the loudspeaker market. It acquires this status as long-time, old-school loudspeaker maker Bowers & Wilkins introduce their first soundbar.The Panorama is a powered soundbar,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
After the 1973 original LP and the 2003 surround SACD, now comes the, um, hard-rock version of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. Just kidding! The hard rock here is actually a 3x10-foot section of a brick wall from a 175-year-old...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
This would seem like a small mistake if it wasn't so prevalent. Hotels across the nation are upgrading to flat-panel HDTVs, tossing out those bulky CRT sets and slapping either LCD or plasma sets on the walls. Should look great, right? Seems like...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2010 0 comments
Monitor Audio has just announced a new line of outdoor, all-weather speakers for patios, yards, and other outside applications. The line includes the CL50, CL60, CL80, and CL60-T2. The CL50, 60, and 80 are two-way satellites with single 1-inch...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 09, 2009 0 comments
Interesting speculation from analysts on an all-Apple world. An investment banker said he expects Apple to introduce a networked TV and add DVR functionality to its Apple TV set-top box.From The Apple Insider, "We expect Apple to design a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2008 0 comments
Got a gift card for the holidays? Better use it or lose it to a company that could double its money if the card isn't used within a certain period of time. Earlier this year, says Consumer Reports, the TowerGroup research firm in Needham, Mass.,...

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