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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2009 0 comments
Welcome to A/V cable overkill. Cable manufacturer Wireworld has introduced its new Platinum Starlight HDMI Cables, a new top-of-the-line cable that costs $1,000 per meter. Yes, that's a grand per meters, or approximate price of a fully-equipped...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2008 0 comments
Wireless speakers have been around for a while, but the sound quality, mainly due to interference, has always been a problem. Focus Enhancements has just started showing off their Summit FS848 IC that is designed for uncompressed 24-bit...
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SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2010 0 comments
Kaleidescape announced this morning that they have developed a Blu-ray solution to their popular movie server system that will begin shipping next week. The new M500 player ($3995) will playback AND import Blu-ray content to the server. To appease...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2008 0 comments
"Anything you can do, I can do better" has its place, but this might be a bit of too little too late to make a difference. AT&T U-verse just announced the launch of Total Home DVR will playback on up to 8 tvs in a single home. This is...
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SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2010 0 comments
3D console gaming is finally picking up some momentum, at least in Korea. According to LG's Flickr, the company is now bundling Xbox 360s with the 3D-capable LX9500 HDTV, specifically to highlight 3D gaming on the Xbox 360. Over 1,000 stores...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2009 0 comments
The President-Elect's transition team today announced that the conversion to digital TV, scheduled to occur on February 17, should be moved back. John Podestra chair of the transition team, sent a letter to the Commerce Committees of the House...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2007 0 comments
I'm not kidding. Not to be outdone by Warner's recent launch of MVI, Disney announced yesterday that, on August 7, the self-titled Hollywood Records album by those pop-punk kids at left, the Jonas Brothers, will be the first release to appear on...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2008 0 comments
JVC just announced a new camcorder that makes showing your home videos to the world, well . . . at least to anyone hip enough to surf YouTube, easier than ever. The new Everio S Series GZ-MS100 has an UPLOAD button that allows users to transfer...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
The latest new trend is hitting Sony's 4K projectors, proving that everything old is new again. 3D, once reserved for the truly campy sci-fi thrillers, is going to be available as an adapter for the SRX-R220 4K projector, maintaining the full...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2010 0 comments
The new Apple TV poses a major threat to Roku's set-top box with its Netflix-streaming capabilities and $99 price point. To keep an edge over Apple, Roku is adding additional premium content to its box. The most recent addition to the Roku service...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2009 0 comments
Cassette tapes have been dead and gone for a while now, but if you're missing the boxy look of a cassette, we have the desk accessory you've been longing for. This tape is a tape dispenser. Get it? Tape, from a tape.Don't tell the...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2007 0 comments
For those of you who enjoyed my piece on Peter Gabriel (and other folks at the AES Convention) in the January 2008 issue (Random Play, page 16), the quotes had to be severely trimmed for the print edition. (What else is new?) Want more? Here ya...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
Just when you thought government spending couldn't get any more out of control, the boys and girls on the hill manage to surprise us one more time. Sure, we all understand why we needed to switch to digital television, and sure, we understand the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2009 0 comments
Sharp has some big plans for 2009. While TV combos used to be the ultimate in low-class technology, Sharp is coming out with a new line of Aquos LCD displays with built-in Blu-ray/DVD/CD players. Very classy indeed. The sets will be available in...

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