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SV Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2009 0 comments
Epix is still in private beta, but the plan behind it is an extremely interesting one. Three movie studios--MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate--are making their content available to a network that subscribers to partnered cable services would receive for...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2008 0 comments
As I warned you in SXSW: The Night Before (under Rule No. 4), tonight is the night I make my pilgrimage to Soiled Mattress & the Springs. The photo at left is the opening image on the band's MySpace page - and I can't think of anything better...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2008 0 comments
TiVo is looking at improving their user interface. Lord knows that with so many new features, they have to develop an easier way to let you find everything. The new interface, that's in focus-group testing, has features such as ads on top of the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2008 0 comments
People with lots of speaker cabinets in their listening room can laugh all they want, but soundbars are still pretty cool. This newest kind of speaker fits neatly under your flat screen, and creates a good, if not great, soundfield. In some cases,...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2010 0 comments
Enterprising home theater buffs sometimes come up with clever ways to conceal their equipment. Apartment Therapy recently showed off this creative A/V cabinet, built behind a hidden wall panel upon which an HDTV is mounted. The panel is mounted...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
A new acoustical design technology that promises to get deep, powerful bass from tiny drivers got its first public audition this morning in a suite at Atlanta’s Ellis Hotel, just before the start of the 2009 CEDIA Expo.  The new technology...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2008 0 comments
Though it seems that every big box electronics retailer from Malibu to Manhattan is wall-papered in consumer advisories about the digital TV switch in 2009, those stores aren't playing by the rules when it comes to educating the masses - the FCC's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
This one goes in the "Not Dead Yet" folder. In this day of DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD, SACD, DVD-Audio and other high-resolution audio formats, you might think that turntables are completely obsolete.  Au contraire. Hit any late-night...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
Did you buy into SACD? Stocked up on every new DVD-Audio that came out? Been wondering what the heck you were gonna do with those discs if you upgraded to Blu-ray?Denon's new DVD-A1UDCI to the rescue! Claimed to be the world's first...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2008 0 comments
Circuit City is not going down without a fight. Just a day after filing chapter 11 bankruptcy, Bank of America comes to the rescue. To the tune of $1.1 billion. Yowza.Not sure if that's even going to be enough - the company is $2.3 billion in...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2009 0 comments
The folks at Jaguar are spreading their wings. In March 2008, the British automaker shed its ties with Ford, and once again became an independent company, with a vow to restore luster to the marque. On Wednesday, I attended a Jaguar event at...
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2008 0 comments
While 45 rpm records aren't exactly news, and even 45 rpm LP records aren't news, most pop and indie fans will be surprised when they see these as new releases. Over at CNET, it's an interesting read. What's the frequency, Kenneth? R.E.M. released...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2008 0 comments
Universal Studios is betting that Wanted  is going to be the Blu-ray release that's going to explode the Blu-ray business. Universal's Craig Kornblau has been quoted as saying, "What The Matrix did for DVD, Wanted could do for...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2009 0 comments
The economic climate doesn't seem to be having a deleterious effect on dirigible-inspired iPod sound systems. Bowers and Wilkins has just sold its 100,000th Zeppelin iPod system, an impressive feat for an iPod dock that's only been on sale...

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