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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2010 0 comments
 There has been talk (arguments, even) about a premium subscription service from Hulu for quite some time, but today it became official with the announcement of Hulu Plus. $9.99 a month brings about many of the features Hulu fans have been...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2009 0 comments
Samsung has been pretty good with streaming Internet video on his Blu-ray Disc players. Its newer models have been able to stream Netflix video, Blockbuster On-Demand, and other services. Until now, though, the players haven't been able to access...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2009 0 comments
One of the big video stories from CES 2009 was 3D. Whether it was LCD, Plasma, DLP, flat panel, front projection or rear projection it seemed like every booth had a crowd of people standing around wearing plastic glasses with polarized ...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2008 0 comments
Sony just unveiled two new Bravia HDTV lines, focused on offering some of the fastest pictures or thinnest profiles on the market. Unfortunately, since they're two separate series, you're going to have to make a choice between a really thin screen...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
That's right, if you've been waiting to play that multichannel Tapestry in the car, now you can finally do it. A full six years after the dawn of surround SACDs, Sony has introduced the first car SACD player, the MEX-DV2000 (above, $280). I...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments
Comcast clearly thinks 3D is an important part of the future of television, and it's aiming to be the new king of the third dimension. According to Multichannel News, Comcast is planning to offer a steadily growing stream of 3D content in the...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 12, 2009 0 comments
There are tons of speaker options for your computer. But they're usually cheap plastic  jobbers, and never really environmentally friendly. Now you can get computer speakers, made from a very renewable source - bamboo!  Grows like...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
This would seem like a small mistake if it wasn't so prevalent. Hotels across the nation are upgrading to flat-panel HDTVs, tossing out those bulky CRT sets and slapping either LCD or plasma sets on the walls. Should look great, right? Seems like...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
Despite the air being sucked out of the room by the HD-DVD presentation that kicked-off today's Toshiba's CES press conference (you'll recall Warner just dumped Tosh's HD DVD format for Blu-ray), there was one non-HD-DVD nugget of information that...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2010 0 comments
Monitor Audio has just announced a new line of outdoor, all-weather speakers for patios, yards, and other outside applications. The line includes the CL50, CL60, CL80, and CL60-T2. The CL50, 60, and 80 are two-way satellites with single 1-inch...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
Audiophiles, get your downloading fingers ready. Finally, a music download service with a sound we can all be excited about. Peter Gabriel and his Real World Studios are joining forces with Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) speaker manufacturers to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 19, 2009 0 comments
Wireless music systems really can run the gamut from low end to something extremely snazzy and high-end like Sooloos. Yamaha’s new outfit finds itself somewhere in the middle, offering multi-room playback of all your audio files (iTunes AAC files,...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Our good buddy, Pete Pachal, over at DVICE, makes a good point. In spite of technological prowess coming out the wazoo everywhere else, television companies just can't seem to figure out aspect ratios. Back in the day, it was pretty simple. When...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Don't be surprised if it's not Excel your co-workers are watching on their PCs over the next few days. A survey conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association and the Sports Video Group shows that 38 percent of sports fans expect to download and...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 05, 2010 0 comments
Avatar made records as the top grossing film of all time in theaters. Unfortunately, the DVD and Blu-ray release of the film disappointed many viewers because it offered nothing but what they already saw in theaters; they were barebones releases...

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