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SV Staff Posted: Feb 18, 2008 0 comments
You gotta love Blaupunkt's mettle for coming out with a portable active speaker system that can shuttle between the car, the home and the street. It's a clever engineering feat, but you'll need a lot of muscle to lug it around. Dubbed Velocity...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2008 0 comments
Sharp just announced three new Aquos products that are Blu-ray players with built-in high-def DVRs. Although these sound like fabulous new combo units, is this really all that great? The three models have different DVR storage capacities. The...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
Nothing like buying a shiny new Blu-ray Disc movie, and discovering that its BD-Live or BD-Java feature doesn't work properly, or takes forever to load. Kinda sucks, doesn't it? Technicolor, a division of Thomson, has opened a facility to test...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2010 0 comments
After years of selling its DVR as a relatively pricey piece of consumer electronics, TiVo is experimenting with adopting the cell phone model of product and service pricing. According to Engadget, TiVo held a short-lived test promotion where the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2009 0 comments
Just when you thought Blu-ray Discs were the hot new format for playing your favorite film, Sonic Solutions has introduced a USB drive that plays movies, too. The digital media company has just announced a plan to bring CinemaNow flicks to USB...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 26, 2008 0 comments
Where did you buy your HDTV? Depending on your priorities and number of hours spent researching, you could have shopped at a chain store like Best Buy, a discount department store like Wal-Mart or Sears, or taken a risk and bought a set online from...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
Last month, we reported that the MPAA was petitioning the FCC to allow the MPAA to shut down the analog outputs of your cable and satellite boxes when viewing certain material. Now it's your chance to actually do something about it. The FCC has a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Panasonic unveiled their new ideas for their Viera TVs. VIERA CAST is a unique server that will be accessable by all Panasonic web-enabled TVs. Using one server, they'll be able to keep all past, current and future TVs up to date by...
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Michael Berk Posted: May 05, 2011 0 comments

Man for all seasons, adopted New Yorker, and sometime visual artist David Bowie (who's the subject of a new retrospective at the Museum of Arts and Design) has contributed a print for auction to a new fundraising e

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2008 0 comments
In case you didn't know, "Good Life. Great Price." is the slogan used to market Sears. Don't feel bad, it didn't ring a bell with me either. At least not like "Always Low Prices. Always."In any case, if you need a...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 15, 2009 0 comments
We're not entirely sure why Sony didn't make this info official back when they released the 120 GB version, but it hardly matters now. From the release, it looks like more storage space will be the only thing that extra $50 gets you....
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
That's what my photographer son Tony and I accomplished last Saturday (April 19) on the first annual Record Store Day. As I announced here previously, RSD is an effort (spearheaded by indie-shop organizations) to remind people that, yes,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
Sales reports are usually pretty dry reading. No difference with the latest report from the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) following sales trends in TV, home video and video gaming. However, this time, the numbers from this 32-page...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2009 0 comments
If you're in the NYC area this weekend, it might be worth the trip over to the Ziegfeld Theatre to see the new Pixar film on NEC's latest and greatest projector, the NC2500S-A. It uses a 1.2" DMD from Texas Instruments as well triple...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 26, 2008 0 comments
Not ready to plunk down five grand on Canon's latest camera with HD capabilities? Creative Labs comes to the rescue.  Joining the ranks with Kodak and Flip Mino HD, the Vado HD 720P pocket video camcorder is the latest mini with HD...

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