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SV Staff Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
What could possible push the sales of Blu-ray harder into the positive numbers is debuting in Japan. The world's first hybrid Blu-ray/DVD movie is going to be released (in Japan) on February 18th.  One of the benefits of the dearly...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2010 0 comments
Speaker-maker Paradigm has several new offerings at CEDIA, but the stuff that caught my eye was its MilleniaOne satellite speaker ($249/each) and Millenia subwoofer ($1399). Standing just under 8 inches high, the sat has a die-cast aluminum...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 11, 2008 0 comments
Last week, we published a review of the Roku Netflix Player, a $99 box that lets you use the Internet to stream movies and TV shows straight into your TV from Netflix. It's not a perfect solution, but it's a handy, inexpensive way to get some...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2009 0 comments
Fresh after CEDIA, Denon has announced a pair of new home theater devices, the AVR-4810CI A/V receiver and the DBP-4010UDCI Blu-ray Disc player. These two new high-end products pack some impressive features, and equally impressive price tags. The...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2009 0 comments
It's great that iTunes has so many great selections for entertainment. The problem is, how do you store all this material once you've downloaded it. A high-def video file is huge, and even if you don't buy it, renting requires you to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2008 0 comments
Noise-canceling headphones are nothing new. Every plane I ride has several passengers who obviously won't leave home without their Bose. But the new Sony 'phones, the MDR-NC500D, bring a new wrinkle to the party. Actually, three new wrinkles....
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 22, 2008 0 comments
For months, it's seemed like the $300.00 price point was the magic number that Blu-ray players had to hit before they went mainstream. For a while, it looked like that $300 point is shattered, as two players - name-brand, full-featured players -...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 05, 2010 0 comments
This has been a long time coming, but it's finally happening. Blockbuster is getting delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. According to Engadget, Blockbuster will be forced to delist from the NYSE after a failed attempt to split its stocks. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2009 0 comments
Verizon must think we don’t get enough social-media updating via our computers or hand-held devices, with its new plan to bring those types of services to our TVs. Just announced today, Verizon FiOS Tv has worked with social media giants...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2008 0 comments
The future is now. And dorky looking too. But it's on sale, so who cares? YelloMosquito just lowered the price on their Qingbar GP300 wireless video glasses. The GP300 were the world's first wireless LCOS video glasses with a media player built...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments
The odds of Columbia University professor Getrude Neumark Rothschild's complaint with the International Trade Commission evolving into a patent suit that wipes Blu-ray technology out of all the electronics companies in the world are so slim they're...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
If digital's so good, why does it take so freakin' long to change channels? It's become painfully obvious that all this new technology has slowed down the one thing people take for granted: clicking the clicker and getting instantaneous results. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 22, 2008 0 comments
Yet another esteemed audio brand has found its way into the automotive market. In a press event staged Tuesday at Harman International headquarters in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, pro/consumer audio company Lexicon teamed up with its...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2009 0 comments
Deciding what speakers are best for you depends on your room size, budget, and listening requirements. Consider the following: Room Size Are you in a small apartment or room, or are you building a large-scale custom home theater? For the...

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