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SV Staff Posted: May 08, 2008 0 comments
Take a peek at what news was waiting in my mailbox this morning. Criterion Collection is finally entering the Blu-ray market. While initially waiting it out on the sidelines until the pendulum finally swung away from HD DVD, the company known for...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2008 0 comments
JVC just announced a new camcorder that makes showing your home videos to the world, well . . . at least to anyone hip enough to surf YouTube, easier than ever. The new Everio S Series GZ-MS100 has an UPLOAD button that allows users to transfer...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
The latest new trend is hitting Sony's 4K projectors, proving that everything old is new again. 3D, once reserved for the truly campy sci-fi thrillers, is going to be available as an adapter for the SRX-R220 4K projector, maintaining the full...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2010 0 comments
The new Apple TV poses a major threat to Roku's set-top box with its Netflix-streaming capabilities and $99 price point. To keep an edge over Apple, Roku is adding additional premium content to its box. The most recent addition to the Roku service...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2008 0 comments
Wireless speakers have been around for a while, but the sound quality, mainly due to interference, has always been a problem. Focus Enhancements has just started showing off their Summit FS848 IC that is designed for uncompressed 24-bit...
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SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2010 0 comments
Kaleidescape announced this morning that they have developed a Blu-ray solution to their popular movie server system that will begin shipping next week. The new M500 player ($3995) will playback AND import Blu-ray content to the server. To appease...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
Just when you thought government spending couldn't get any more out of control, the boys and girls on the hill manage to surprise us one more time. Sure, we all understand why we needed to switch to digital television, and sure, we understand the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2009 0 comments
Sharp has some big plans for 2009. While TV combos used to be the ultimate in low-class technology, Sharp is coming out with a new line of Aquos LCD displays with built-in Blu-ray/DVD/CD players. Very classy indeed. The sets will be available in...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2009 0 comments
The President-Elect's transition team today announced that the conversion to digital TV, scheduled to occur on February 17, should be moved back. John Podestra chair of the transition team, sent a letter to the Commerce Committees of the House...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2007 0 comments
I'm not kidding. Not to be outdone by Warner's recent launch of MVI, Disney announced yesterday that, on August 7, the self-titled Hollywood Records album by those pop-punk kids at left, the Jonas Brothers, will be the first release to appear on...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
The British equivalent of the RIAA is making moves that would make its American counterpart proud. The British Phonographic Industry, (BPI) who represents the British recording and music companies, is working with Virgin Media to stem the illegal...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2009 0 comments
 Pioneer just announced the VSX-819AH, VSX-919AH and VSX-1019AH A/V receivers designed to help users integrate their Apple portables into their home theaters. After plugging in a player, you navigate your media using a specially designed...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2009 0 comments
Cassette tapes have been dead and gone for a while now, but if you're missing the boxy look of a cassette, we have the desk accessory you've been longing for. This tape is a tape dispenser. Get it? Tape, from a tape.Don't tell the...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2007 0 comments
For those of you who enjoyed my piece on Peter Gabriel (and other folks at the AES Convention) in the January 2008 issue (Random Play, page 16), the quotes had to be severely trimmed for the print edition. (What else is new?) Want more? Here ya...

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