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SV Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2007 0 comments
I held a garage sale recently and had hundreds of CDs on display. One of the shoppers asked me why I was dumping all my CDs. I wasn't getting rid of all my discs. I was just filtering out those that I bought for maybe a song or two (Journey's...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2010 0 comments
At just a little smaller than 7" by 5", the Amex Digital MP-501 is the world's smallest 1080p media player. At least, that's what the company claims. The little device can play MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, and even Windows Media 9 files at 1080p...
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SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2010 0 comments
Marvel-licensed HDTVs were nerdy enough, but this is just over the top. Roundtable Concepts, the company behind the Marvel Comics HDTVs, is now offering a series of Super Street Fighter IV HDTVs. The new screens are based on Capcom's hit...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 12, 2008 0 comments
For some, OLED displays seem like just another future-tech promise that, like jet packs, flying cars, and domestic robots, has never been fulfilled. Sure, Sony put out one OLED TV this year - the $2,500 11-inch XEL-1 - but who can afford it? Now...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2010 0 comments
   Wander down to the far end of CEDIA’s long exhibit hall and you’ll find a closed-door booth emblazoned with an unfamiliar company name: GoldenEar Technology. Enter that booth, and you’ll see legendary speaker-guy Sandy Gross...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
Sure, you want a subwoofer. But, of course, the best acoustical location for it is waaay across the room from your receiver. So, you'll have to run a long wire under the carpet.  Bummer. Or, you could buy a wireless subwoofer. For example,...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
How is Toshiba managing to mourn the painful and expensive death of HD-DVD? Well, with a little bit of R&D therapy, it seems. Perhaps spending bucket-loads of cash on an adorable 11-inch robot of limited utility will soothe Toshiba's angst....
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2008 0 comments
Disney's making sure no one misses an opportunity to watch their favorite Disney movies. What happens when you and your little ones miss out on the ABC airing on Saturday nights of Wonderful World of Disney? Instead of tears and tantrums, just go...
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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 15, 2011 0 comments

Google's revamp of YouTube as a platform for live events has generated plenty of excitement already, if mainly for its potential to dominate the rapidly expanding streaming market.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Next time you're in New York City, look up in the sky!  It's a bird! It's a plane!  Nope -- it's the new Toshiba LED display taking over the prime spot on top of One Times Square, 285 feet over the crowds on Broadway. This spot used to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2009 0 comments
At the past few CES's, manufacturers were all striving to produce the "World's LARGEST" TVs. We seemed to have gotten bored with that category, and really, who needs a 106-inch TV? This year, the trend is to see who can...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2007 0 comments
Hot on the heels of the big Led Zeppelin announcement (see my post below) comes word that David Gilmour's imminent DVD, Remember That Night: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Columbia), will also be available on both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Each of...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments
If your house is like mine, you have enough remote controls lying around to fill a 10-gallon trash bin. In fact, if Panasonic's new EZ Touch Remote catches on, that's exactly where your old remotes may wind up. Most remotes are the same - slabs...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
Paramount Studios made it official today. It is going Blu. Because HD DVD has about as much future as a snowball in hell, Paramount has dropped its exclusive support of the HD DVD format, and will start releasing flicks in the Blu-ray format. That...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 02, 2008 0 comments
The Blu-ray vs. HD DVD war may be over, but reverberation from the battle lingers on. In particular, tgdaily has called our attention to the fact that the DVD Forum (chaired by Toshiba - its only remaining member?) has released a new DVD logo....

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