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SV Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2008 0 comments
Don't have time to catch up with Jack Bauer and every episode of 24? Ever wish you could take all of the programs locked away on your cable company's DVR with you on the road? Now you can with Panasonic and Comcast's new co-branded AnyPlayT...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2008 0 comments
Sony's Bravia TVs in Japan have widgets. Whatza widget? You know, those handy little applications that range from an onscreen clock, news headlines, updated weather - you know, widgets! Of course, they have to use Bravia's Internet Link to access...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2010 0 comments
A start-up company based in California has appeared, and its claim to fame is its strange, nearly obscene name. Schiit is a company that makes headphone amplifiers, designed and built in the United States. And, yes, their tagline is "You aren't...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2009 0 comments
We spend a lot of time reading and researching home theater gear, so we see our fair share of good deals on gear. From now on, we’re going to share those deals* with you. Today we have a free $150 version of the wonderful Vudu box and $50 worth of...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments
As anyone who owns a DVR can tell you, DVR-owners watch fewer ads. A three-year study from Information Resources Inc. confirms this obvious point, according to Ad Age, but goes a step further by suggesting that DVR-owners end up buying fewer new...
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SV Staff Posted: May 28, 2008 0 comments
Breaking out of the typical Hollywood timeline, Warner Bros. is planning a new approach with Watchmen. The theatrical release of this take of a graphic novel is scheduled for March. However, instead of waiting months for the DVD release, Warner is...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
No goofy glasses required! This HD screen (SVGA with 800 x 600 pixels) uses a special alignment of pixels to display 3D without needing specs. Right now, this is a prototype, and the press release is in Japanese, but from what the Google...
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Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 19, 2011 0 comments

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 23, 2008 0 comments
 Star Wars fans know that creator George Lucas is no stranger to marketing. I've personally purchased the original Trilogy four times, and know that I’ll be in to George for at least one more go 'round once he releases them on...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2009 0 comments
Check out this deal on a Samsung LN52B750 52-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LCD HDTV for $2,019.00 (normally $2,799.99). More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for $19.99 (normally $29.99).Sony HT-IS100 BRAVIA...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Blu-ray adopters had their reward: The smug satisfaction of winning the high definition format war over HD DVD. Now they'll receive a punishment, too. Blu-ray player-owning subscribers to Netflix will soon have to pay a premium to rent Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2008 0 comments
Scientists say the human brain can process only between five and nine things at once. To that postulate, we'd add that the human brain can catalog only 25 DVDs. Here's proof: Have you ever rented a DVD that you later realized you own? Have you ever...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2009 0 comments

Vudu has been streaming for over a year now, and it's a pretty nice service (just ask our own Gadget Gary Del'Abate). Get the Vudu box (now available in rack-mountable flavors for home theater buffs with a big gear closet), hook it up, and watch your favorite movies for a price.

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Going Ultra: Klang Ultrasonic speakers Industrial designer Adam Moller'concept speakers are cut from a different billet. The idea behind the Klang Ultrasonic speakers came from an invention by Lemelson-MIT Prize-winner Woody Norris. Norris's HyperSonic Sound generates ultrasonic waves - as in, above the range humans can hear - that are modulated in very specific ways to create an audible sound.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 20, 2008 0 comments
Now that the American consumer has accepted HDTV, is 3-D TV the so-now product? According to a new online survey, 75% of consumers have seen a 3-D movie and almost the same number would recommend the experience to family and friends.This study...

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