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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
If anyone thought that Panasonic was lagging in the hotly-contested display market, the company moved to dispel the misconception. The 65VX100U plasma display was unveiled, and it is wonderful indeed. The VX100 is a 65-inch custom-install only...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2010 0 comments
Celebrities just aren't enough for Monster's headphone branding, and so the company is going after sports teams. Monster has just announced "Beats by Dr. Dre Red Sox Edition," a new set of Beats headphones covered in Red Sox team colors and logos....
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 17, 2008 0 comments
Best Buy is the largest consumer electronics retailer left in the country. Circuit City filed for bankruptcy, Tweeter shuttered just weeks ago. You would think that without competition, Best Buy would be flourishing. However, they just announced...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2010 0 comments
Starting in October, you'll finally be able to watch Blu-ray 3D discs on your PS3, thanks to an upcoming firmware update announced by Sony. Titles on Blu-ray 3D have been few and far between, but considering the increasing popularity of 3D...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2008 0 comments
I'll be the first to admit that working out indoors sucks. Compared to the distractions of the outdoors, being stuck in front of a television set while exercising can be dreadful. However, Panasonic is showing off a new "Family Wellness...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2010 0 comments
Time Warner Cable is playing catch-up with Comcast. Three months ago, Comcast announced an iPad app that would let customers schedule their DVR and browse channel listings directly from their Apple device. Now, Time Warner Cable is announcing its...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 14, 2009 0 comments
Philips got out of the US TV market, but Philips-branded Blu-ray players, marketed under the Funai banner will be hitting shelves soon, along with a Magnavox-branded LCD/Blu-ray combo unit.Three new units will be available: the $299 BDP-3010, the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2007 0 comments
Perhaps you noticed the phrase that has been touting, among other things, the Neil Young Archives/Performance Series: "Because Sound Matters." It refers to the fact that each CD+DVD title includes 96-kHz/24-bit "high-resolution...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Talk about optimism. Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony, is quoted in The New York Times saying that he thinks that Blu-ray discs don't need to worry about digital downloads. What planet is he living on? In the NYT article, Stringer said, "I don't...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2008 0 comments
Go - NOW! is having a Blu-ray sale! From now until midnight (pst) December 17th, get three Blu-ray discs for the price of two. Not every Blu-ray in stock, but almost every disc. (They have a total of 201 Blu-ray movies for sale,...
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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 14, 2011 0 comments

It's no secret that there's a connection between progressive rock and Star Trek fandom - but who woulda thunk it ran so deep?

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 12, 2009 0 comments
Lord knows that most MP3 players come bundled with pretty crappy-sounding and fitting earbuds. In fact, most cheap players would sound just fine if they were auditioned with better earbuds. Acoustibuds, by Burton Ideas, are a rather unique...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments
  SKYFI was Delphi's first and very successful XM Radio receiver. Its newest iteration introduced at CES, SKYFi3, is immensely sleeker than its predecessors, and sports genuinely useful new features. Most notably, it can store 10 hours...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 30, 2008 0 comments
Champagne dreams and caviar receivers . . . you know what I'm talking about. The new Onkyo TX-SA706X is a "champagne"-colored A/V receiver. They can call it what they want - I think it's a gilded gold receiver with plenty of processing...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 27, 2009 0 comments
Screen Innovations has announced that its Reference Motorized projector screens are now shipping. Like the name implies, SI took its Reference series of fixed screens and put it on a low voltage motor drive. Instead of feeding power directly to...


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