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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2009 0 comments
Black Friday is only a few days away and to keep you from having to sift through all those ads we've compiled some of the best deals worth getting up at the crack of dawn for like a  Panasonic 54 Inch Viera S1 Series 1080p Plasma HDTV...
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2008 0 comments
The dance has begun. The first moves are subtle. One partner dances slowly around the other, the other shows a vulnerable side. Certain moves are expected, others a surprise. In the world of corporate takeovers, actions speak volumes when it comes...
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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: Dec 12, 2008 0 comments
That's right.  The Peltz Theater, part of the Museum of Tolerance/Simon Weisenthal Center in Los Angeles, was just completely renovated. The multi-million dollar improvements include a 308-channel audio system. Plus five subwoofers....
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2010 0 comments
It's been a long time coming, but the Star Wars trilogy is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc. That's the good news. The bad news, at least for some, is that it will be the Special Editions of the films and not the original cuts. The "meh" news is...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2010 0 comments
Vizio has added a pair of true rear channels onto its newest home theater soundbar. While most soundbars rely on acoustic tricks to simulate surround sound, the Vizio VHT510 42" soundbar uses two additional rear-channel satellites to provide...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Watch out Geek Squad. Wal-Mart's coming after you. During a media tour, one of Wal-Mart's senior vice presidents told the reporters that Wal-Mart is looking at different options. Installation and repair services are one of the options. Should Best...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 15, 2008 0 comments
We haven't heard much from Moxi since its financial woes almost a year ago. But . . . they're back! They just released a new HD DVR that lets you grab content from your TV, PC and even the Internet. The Moxi HD DVR has a 500GB hard drive...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2009 0 comments
Like many of the questions that have haunted us from the dawn of man – why are we here? Why do hot dogs and hot dog buns come in different quantities? Why do super models always go for the grungiest rockers? – Samsung has managed to answer the age...
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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 14, 2011 0 comments

[UPDATE: This year's event is over now, but the RSD Web site remains active all year.]

Since this is the fourth annual Record Store Day, you should know what to do: Go to your local store and buy lotsa "records," be they vinyl LPs, CDs, or whatever else your shop happens to carry.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2007 0 comments
"He better stop doing that blues shit." So sneered a fairly svelte brunette seated in front of me during the classic-rock two-fer show I saw at PNC in NJ this past Friday (7/27): the Doobie Brothers and the Steve Miller Band. In this case, "he"...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 30, 2008 0 comments
Finally, the execs at CBS have come to their senses. Or perhaps their higher-ups threatened to vote them off the island if they didn't do this. After 16 standard-def seasons, the new season of Survivor, based for the first time in Gabon, will be in...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 28, 2009 0 comments
Triad Speakers has announced a new line of subwoofers, ranging from tiny floor-warmers to big, hidden wall-rockers. The InRoom, InWall, and InCeiling subwoofers are the first new subwoofers announced by Triad in 8 years. As indicated by their...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 11, 2009 0 comments
Looks like it won't matter whether or not you prefer LCD or plasma, because yet another manufacturer is getting out of the plasma market. Vizio, which became know as a value manufacturer, will not be producing an new plasma sets. ...
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Billy Altman Posted: Mar 19, 2012 0 comments

Combine a spring break weekend, a St. Patrick's Day celebration, and the final day of a South by Southwest music festival and you can imagine the insanity reigning supreme all over downtown Austin on Saturday.

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