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SV Staff Posted: May 10, 2010 0 comments
I stumbled upon this site today, and I just had to share it. Since I was a kid, I remember going through the Radio Shack catalog and its hundreds of pages of components and electronics. My father kept a huge stack of them in the attic, and going...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2008 0 comments
While everyone is debating which will rule: Blu-ray or Internet downloads, some companies are hedging their bets. LG will be supporting YouTube and CinemaNow in their 2009 Blu-ray players, in addition to the Netflix support that their current...
John Sciacca Posted: Mar 26, 2012 0 comments

Control4 unveiled two new processors at this year’s CES, the HC800 ($999) and the HC250 ($599). They offer way more power for system control and provide a much zippier interface when controlling different areas of the home or browsing a media library.

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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2008 0 comments
Circuit City can't catch a break. The FCC just slapped the struggling retailer with a whopping $712,000 fine for violating an FCC rule. In order to forewarn consumers about the February blackout of analog TV, the FCC is requiring retailers to put...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2008 0 comments
We've been hearing the rumors. Word on the street was that MOJO was leaving Cox. And, it turns out, the rumors were right. MOJO HD will officially cease scheduled programming on October 29, permanently pulling the plug on Cox customers. Documents...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2010 0 comments

Comcast has its own portable device app. Time Warner Cable is "working on its own app. Now, Cablevision has released its own app for iOS and Android.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2009 0 comments
Not only is today the start of the year of the Ox - Happy New Year, China, but it's also the birthday of the television.  Way, way back in 1926, John Baird demonstrated the device in London. You have two choices: go home and share a...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2007 0 comments
Ever run out of room on your DirectTV HR20 high-definition DVR? (I don't, maybe because of my HR20's propensity to stop recording episodes of a programmed series for no apparent reason, but maybe your luck is better than mine. Man, do I miss...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
As you'll recall, Paramount came up a loser in the HD DVD/Blu-ray battle. Its exclusive support for HD DVD proved to be as adept as the $100 I put on Big Brown at Belmont. DFL, as they say. Anyway, Paramount is now embracing its inner Blu - kind of....
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2009 0 comments
You have your favorite Internet radio stations, right? Listen to them whenever you're home, of course. Well, finally, you can listen on the road too - no other devices, no cords, nothing, except the new Blaupunkt radio. Blaupunkt is teaming...
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Michael Berk Posted: May 05, 2011 0 comments

Yes, here's evidence (posted by former Magic Band guitarslinger Gary Lucas) of a 1986 recording engineered by Lucas, featuring the teenage Diesel (then going by his given name,

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 07, 2009 0 comments
Yesterday, Blockbuster disclosed that it might not be able to stay in business. This comes only a week after the company revealed that it had a recently-amended $250 million revolving loan that matures in September of next year. The loan relies on...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2008 0 comments
According to a Circuit City employee tip-off to Gizmodo, the retailer plans to take back HD DVD players from consumers who've become casualties of the high-def format war. Instead of its typical 30-day return policy, Circuit City will extend...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
The 4K revolution has begun, led by none other than Hollywood heavy-hitter Will Smith as Hancock. Yup, the much advertised movie is finally here (don't you love this time of year with all the summer blockbusters?) In a style befitting a big-budget...
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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2009 0 comments
Look straight up. Do you see any speakers? No? Then this means one of two things: either you don't have any in-ceiling speakers, or you have some remarkably hidden ones. If your situation is the former and you want the latter, Boston Acoustics might...