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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
The only single-screen movie theater left in the state of Louisiana is upgrading - in a major way. The historic Prytania Theater has just upgraded to 4K digital cinema. The Prytania is the oldest operating theater in the city, having opened ...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2010 0 comments
Netflix is on a mission to get their streaming service onto just about every device with a screen, but the cell phone market has been woefully neglected until now. Microsoft has been showing off how their new Windows Phone 7 platform plays nice...
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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!  Amazon.com 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: Jan 06, 2009 0 comments
While we won't have an official confirmation, it looks like Samsung is planning to announce an ultra-thin Blu-ray player at CES tomorrow. This 1.5-inch thick beauty will look great with the 6.5mm HD LCD they're teasing about too. No word...
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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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Billy Altman Posted: Mar 17, 2012 0 comments

I've been attending the South By Southwest music festival for many years, but I can't ever recall ever hearing the particular sound I encountered late Friday night at Stubb's: squealing. And I mean the kind of squealing that means only one thing – female hormones on the march. 

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2009 0 comments
Philips hasn't been eager to divulge many details about their upcoming 56-inch 21:9 TV, but some lucky British reporters got a chance to see it in person. You can't really tell much from the video, but we know it has five HDMI ports...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2007 0 comments
A lot of profit, if you're talking about trusted names in consumer electronics. But some of those reassuring brands we grew up with - RCA, AT&T, Westinghouse, and Polaroid - bear no relation to the American companies we associate them with....
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2008 0 comments
A few months ago we announced a new contest that the Consumer Electronics Association and the National Association of Broadcasters were holding to encourage TV viewers to get prepared for the transition to digital television. The contest is still...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2009 0 comments
McIntosh has been making audio equipment for 60 years. It's become well-known for its amps, pre-amps, and other components. However, it's only ever made individual parts for home audio systems; it's never made a complete, listen-out-of-the-box...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2009 0 comments
Yesterday, Audyssey Labs announced DSX, a new technology designed to add extra channels to a 5.1 or 7.1 surround-sound system. DSX, or Dynamic Surround Expansion, adds two front height-channel speakers, just as Dolby’s new Pro Logic IIz technology...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Format transitions are tough. That's a concept with which video gamers are intimately familiar, so when gamers and game executives hear news about the movie business that suggests even though sales of Blu-ray discs will triple in 2008, DVD sales...

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