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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments
Halcro, in case you haven't heard, makes some of the most bad-ass hi-fi gear on the planet. In a world gone mad for iPods and earbuds, Halcro is perfecting the art of really, really excellent componentry.  It's also really, really expensive...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2009 0 comments
It's not the Mac tablet that the internet has been clamoring about for the past few months, but Toshiba's touch-sensitive media tablet is looking pretty spiffy. Behind the 7-inch screen is built-in WiFi and support for a bunch of video...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2008 0 comments
You want to spend time with the family.  That's good. You want to watch Survivor, the kids want to watch Ugly Betty. So, you slog off to the home theater, alone, and leave the rest of the family sharing popcorn. Bummer for you.If Texas...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2009 0 comments
Question: My wife has approved the purchase of a big TV to watch the World Cup next summer. Reading S+V has proven invaluable in the search. What guidelines can you offer when shopping for a 50-inch HDTV that will produce a decent (not ...
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SV Staff Posted: May 02, 2008 0 comments
No sooner than the government gives you a break from the doom and gloom of the dismal economy, Circuit City has great news! Come in before Saturday, and spend your tax rebate! Now, of course, the government wanted the rebates to be an economic...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2008 0 comments
A short time ago, we reviewed Samsung's BD-P1500 Blu-ray player. Time really flies, because Samsung already has a new player on the way. The BD-P2500 is a follow-up and upgrade to the BD-P1500, with some new features and a fatter price tag to match....
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 25, 2010 0 comments
Welcome to the other end of the home theater spectrum: the 14-inch, standard-definition cathode ray tube. No, this isn't a historical piece; it's a new product from LG. The 14SR1EB is an old-timey CRT television, complete with four legs and...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2008 0 comments
Lord knows it's hard to pull together a home theater that sounds great and looks good too. Especially in small spaces, it's tricky to fit everything in without overwhelming your apartment.Z-Base 550 to the rescue. New from ZVOX, the...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2010 0 comments
It's like this . . .  You "wake up" in the (late) morning, and immediately there are panel discussions to run to. Then there are day parties to hopscotch to and fro — not to party at, mind you, but to see bands that you...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
Pioneer just announced two exciting new products for Japan: two Blu-ray Disc recorders, both with built-in HDDs. The BDR-WD900 has a 1 TB drive and the BDR-WD700 has a 500GB hard drive. Prices aren't available yet. Want more info? These HDD/BD...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2010 0 comments
Redbox rental kiosks are finally going to start seeing Blu. Redbox president Mitch Lowe announced that he plans to see Blu-ray Discs in Redbox kiosks within the next few months, to the tune of $1.50 each. The $0.50 Blu-ray premium isn't...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2009 0 comments
LG kicked off CES press day with a slew of impressive product announcements, including wireless HDTVs, 240 HZ LCDs TVs, and LED backlit LCD models — as well as TVs that combine several of those capabilities. So many sets, really, that they...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2007 0 comments
The 180-HQ vinyl version of of Rush's Snakes & Arrows arrived on my doorstep yesterday. Yee-hah! Can't wait to do a listening session. One error I noticed on the back cover (yes, I know we've got the front cover pictured here): The last track...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
While LCD televisions are seeming to reign supreme in the marketplace, a surprising figure was revealed in a recent survey conducted by DisplaySearch, a North American research firm, about the number two spot. Picture-tube CRT TVs, in all their...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Traditional LCD screens use fluorescent lighting components - cheap, reliable, but power-hungry. Lately, manufacturers have been using RGB LEDS in their backlight units, mainly in high-end units. While more expensive, they use less power, have...

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