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SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2009 0 comments
Critics and fans agree: the Star Trek reboot was pretty awesome. It re-imagined the classic story with spot-on actors, fantastic action scenes, and a storyline that managed to both honor and remain consistent with the original series. Well, if you...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 11, 2009 0 comments
Insiders at Sirius XM are reporting that the company has hired advisers to help it prepare for bankruptcy filings.  The Chapter 11 filing could make it quite easy for Echostar to finally take it over.Through the filings, the satellite radio...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
What's this? Pioneer's Kuro line isn't the final word in the blackest TV blacks after all? Not according to Russ Johnston, the company's  executive VP of marketing for Home Entertainment. Pioneer is actually working on a new concept - the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2008 0 comments
With complex processing, Tera-sized storage and slick user interfaces to pull all your movies and music together, movie servers are among the rarest and coolest breed of A/V gear. While you've likely heard of Kaleidescape (latest review here), you...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 21, 2010 0 comments
There are all kinds of reasons to buy an HDTV at a big box electronics store. Maybe you found a really good price in one of their ads. Maybe you have a family member who's suspicious about getting a big-ticket item over the web. It doesn't...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2009 0 comments
It’s not easy to find affordable equipment as an entry-level, home-theater buyer. That is until Aperion Audio announced its new surround sound speaker: The new Intimus 4BP Bipole Surround Sound Speaker. For $199 you get a pair of 1” audiophile...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
Still have some old vinyl kicking around the attic that you'd like to offload to the iPod? You've got a few options for converting those soundwaves into bits. Numark, maker of turntables for pro DJs and consumers, will ship a direct-to-iPod...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2008 0 comments
You know who you are. You're not shooting home videos, you shoot art. Thus, the two newest Handycam's from Sony are so you. Quite a bit more advanced than the camcorder your neighbor uses to shoot his kid's recitals, but not quite up there with...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2010 0 comments
Vampires, drug trips, and Romans, oh my! This week sees the release of Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray Disc, along with the 50th anniversary edition of Spartacus. For fans of the excellent HBO series True Blood, which will soon be returning to...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2008 0 comments
Star Wars fans get ready. A new way to show your allegiance has been developed by Viz-A-Ball Bowling Balls. An entire series of bowling balls with stunning images ranging from Darth Vader, Yoda, and C3PO are ready to roll. The Phantom Menace...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2009 0 comments
Check out this deal on a Samsung 52-inch HDTV for $2,219.00. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Samsung LN46A860 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD TV for $1,296.00 (normally $2,699.98).Fantom GD1000EU GreenDrive 1TB External Hard Drive for...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2008 0 comments
Gadget reviewers liked the original iRecord, from Streaming Networks and NXP Semiconductors, because it made transferring any audio or video from one source to another, such as protected DVDs playing on a DVD player to an iPod, or recorded TiVo...
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SV Staff Posted: May 22, 2008 0 comments
After some breaking news a few weeks ago slamming the projected lifetime of their XEL-1 OLED screens, Sony has two exciting news stories. Undaunted by bad press, Sony announced they're dumping $210 million into developing medium to large OLED...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2008 0 comments
We try to stay away from politics here - my mom said to never mix business and politics. Sorry Mom, I'm about to break that rule. The curious folks over at Gizmodo picked up on something during the last presidential debate. Apparently, in an...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2010 0 comments
Nearly 2 decades ago, the Internet Movie Database hit the fledgling World Wide Web. Since then, it's become the go-to site for movie information like cast lists, dates, and trivia. To commemorate the site's upcoming 20th anniversary, it's set up a...

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