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SV Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2008 0 comments
Panasonic's been courting Sanyo for a while, but they've finally made it official. Panasonic has agreed to buy Sanyo for a mere $9 billion. Wow. With all eyes on environmental issues, Sanyo was particularly attractive to Panasonic. Sanyo...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 15, 2010 0 comments
If you're one of the many people who were dazzled by Christopher Nolan's epic journey into the messed-up dreams of some seriously complex characters, you should mark down December 7th on your calendar. And if the announcement is any...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2008 0 comments
In case you haven't noticed, consumer electronics has gotten complicated. This is obvious to everyone who has read the 200-page owner's manual for their cell phone. Well, actually, no one has ever read their cell phone manual, but you get my point....
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2009 0 comments
[Note: this review is spoiler-free, and major plot points outside of the very beginning of the film are not mentioned.] I'm a comic book fan, and for the last few years I've been anticipating the Watchmen movie with a mixture of hope and...
Michael Berk Posted: Aug 08, 2011 0 comments

Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and X6D Limited (the folks behind the XPAND 3D glasses system) today announced the "Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative," a move towards bringing some much needed universality to both RF- and IR-coupled active 3D technologies.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2009 0 comments
We talk a lot about DTV and HDTV.  If you've bought an HDTV, you probably know if your set is 1080p or 720p, but if you don't normally watch Blu-ray, you don't have much 1080p programming to view. DISH is changing that. DISH...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2007 0 comments
The female demographic has always been a tough nut to crack for the consumer electronics market. After all, pixel count, dB of SPL and high-octane wattage ratings are the kinds of testosterone-driven salesspeak that make most women's eyes glaze...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
The latest Batman movie is barely breaking out in theaters, yet The Dark Knight's director is already talking about the Blu-ray release. Some sequences of the movie were shot in the IMAX format. For the theatrical 35mm release, they did 35mm...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2009 0 comments
A while ago I wrote how this is a great time to be both a nostalgic gamer and a home theater enthusiast, listing six great high-def remakes of classic titles. This month, I was keyed up to add two more titles to the list with the recent releases...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 06, 2009 0 comments
 Those of you who watched last night's hilarious episode of 30 Rock know that the gang learned some very valuable lessons from the 1987 John Lithgow classic, Harry and the Hendersons. That show is used pretty regularly for product...
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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: Aug 19, 2008 0 comments
While all the talk is about Blu-ray, Best Buy is looking at red. Russia, that is. News reports from Reuters and Russia-InfoCentre are reporting that Best Buy has registered trademark rights for the Future Shop name. Future Shop is the name of the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2009 0 comments
The Internet means never having to settle on a single source for reviews (except of course for home theater equipment and the audiophile and videophile qualities of home video releases, in which case Sound & Vision is the only source you need). If...
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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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