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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
Wow, Steve Jobs is telling it like it is. Well, telling it like he thinks it is. Engadget is reporting from Steve Job's keynote speech. The Apple Computer honcho said, "Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It's great to watch the movies, but the...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 15, 2009 0 comments
Most of my media and half of my video games are on my PC, which means the only way I can enjoy some of my favorite content is to run a long cable from my desk to my home theater. Warpia's new Wireless USB to Audio/Video Adapter lets you pipe your...
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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: 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: Jul 13, 2007 0 comments
Yearn to unleash your inner Liberace? Jimmy Crystal can help. (I'm not sure if that's just the name of the company or the name of an actual guy. Billy's brother, perhaps?) He can encrust  pretty much anything in crystals, it seems, and some of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2009 0 comments
If you’re still sitting on your couch to game, you’ve just officially become lame. Simcraft displayed their Apex SC830 racing simulator that is designed to “blur the line” between gaming and reality. (Or “blur the line” between being rich and...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 11, 2009 0 comments
Like the vast majority of Americans, I have never driven an electric car, so it had never crossed my mind that turning on the radio whild driving would use up juice normally reserved for making the car go. To remedy this problem in their upcoming...
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2010 0 comments
Netflix HD video streaming been a feature for game consoles, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes for months, but until now it's eluded PC and Mac viewers. According to Engadget, approximately half of the 720p movies and television shows available...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2009 0 comments
Since time immemorial (or at least, since color televisions have been available), TVs have used 3 colors: red, green, and blue. Combinations of these three color building blocks produced the increasingly wide spectrum of colors you now see on the...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Ask the average person on the street if they've ever heard of HD Radio, and you'll most likely get a blank stare. Despite a large advertising push, most folks still have no clue what HD Radio is, how to get it, or why it even matters. However, in a...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Blu-ray adopters had their reward: The smug satisfaction of winning the high definition format war over HD DVD. Now they'll receive a punishment, too. Blu-ray player-owning subscribers to Netflix will soon have to pay a premium to rent Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments
Just in time for some Indian summer fun, Epson is introducing a brighter portable projector that lets you create movie magic just about anywhere. This is a great combo unit in a 8.3 pound package complete with a built-in DVD/CD player and stereo...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2009 0 comments
It's been a long time coming, but Toshiba has finally joined the ranks of electronics manufacturers making Blu-ray Disc players. After the years-long HD-DVD/Blu-ray fight, the company has embraced the prevailing high-def format with the BDX2000. It...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 20, 2008 0 comments
And you thought all speakers these days were small, plastic, and skinny. Well, most speakers are small, plastic, and skinny. Not so these classic beauties from Klipsch. The Icon W series are big and heavy, the way Paul Wilbur Klipsch meant...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2008 0 comments
Pioneer just had a press conference in Tokyo, introducing two new KURO plasma displays. The KRP-600A (60-inch) and KRP-500A (50-inch.)  Both have Full HD resolution and are designed, according to Pioneer, to produce blacks five times deeper...


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