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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
If audio is recorded without the intention of being listened to, is it still a recording? American researchers in Paris are getting philosophical about a piece of etched paper they found which may contain the first ever piece of recorded audio. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2008 0 comments
We've all read the stories about DVD piracy, and how horrible it is, blah, blah, blah. No one we know is illegally copying DVDs, right? Wrong! A new report called the Consumer Home Piracy survey done by Futuresource Consulting had rather shocking...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments
Best Buy is ditching the yellow and blue and going for pink. Figuratively, that is. In an effort to appeal to more women shoppers, a few of the new stores in Denver are doing to be redecorated. Not in pink, but for some reason, someone feels that...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2010 0 comments
It sounds surreal, but Avatar's massive success could influence our real-life space program. According to CBS News, James Cameron has convinced NASA to use a 3D camera on its next Mars mission. The Curiosity mission, set to launch next year,...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments
Never fear. After the digital conversion in February, cable systems must carry the same over-the-air broadcast signals for all customers. This is a new ruling from the FCC, as a result from the U.S. Court of Appeals.According to the ruling sited...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2009 0 comments
Music just got more expensive on just about every MP3 site in the game, so I certainly won't be surprised when more sites pop up offering tunes for free. Grooveshark is simple: Type in the name of the song you want to stream and two clicks...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Apr 08, 2013 0 comments

If you’re interested in audio and you’re anywhere in the Northeast U.S., the New York Palace Hotel is hosting what’s looking to be this year’ best audio show east of the Mississippi:  the New York Audio Show. The show takes place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 12, 13, and 14).

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2008 0 comments
First, let's get the uncomfortably "truthy" stuff out of the way. HD Radio doesn't have anything to do with HDTV, and it doesn't really have anything to do with "High Definition" in general. Instead, think of HD as being...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2008 0 comments
We all know and love noise-canceling headphones. Who can bear to fly without them, right? Now, imagine that same technology used in your home theater? Come on, who here has a completely acoustically quiet home theater? Between air-conditioners,...
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SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2009 0 comments
A Porsche 911 C4 with a $20,000 (in 1990) sound system would generally fetch a decent sum on eBay, but this particular ride is a piece of rock and roll history. Before the release of Metallica's self-titled record (most commonly referred to as...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2010 0 comments
Movie rental kiosk company Redbox rented out its 1 billionth movie over Labor Day Weekend, and to celebrate the company has announced a big giveaway. Redbox is giving away a choice of a Sony home theater system or a trip to the Peoples' Choice...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2008 0 comments
Earlier this week, we reported that there was a quality issue with Netflix's streaming HD to their Roku boxes, plus other Netflix-compatible devices like the Xbox 360. Oops.Today, Netflix announced that they fixed the problem. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2009 0 comments
The internet has been abuzz with talk of a skinnied-up PS3 for months, but now Sony has made it official. The Slim will cost $299 and sport a same 120GB hard drive, but it will be lighter and smaller by more than a third. It will also use...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2007 0 comments
Bose is up to its old tricks. The company first pulled the faux speaker cabinet caper on audio journalists back in the late 1980's when it introduced the Acoustimass system. Lee Ritenour's On the Line came pouring  out of a sub box and a pair...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Although promised in a press release last summer, owners of DirecTV TiVo combo units are finally getting their upgrades. While many stand-alone TiVo boxes have had these features, it seems that DirecTV was a little slow to bring these features to...

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