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SV Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2008 0 comments
Say what you want. The MPAA is about as popular as the RIAA, more known as a policing agency tackling pirates and illegal downloads than a helpful ally - right up there with the IRS in a lot of people's minds. But, maybe the MPAA is beginning to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 11, 2008 0 comments
Interesting times in Hollywood. As movie budgets grow and grow, Warner Bros. has announced they're cutting the number of films they'll produce in half for 2009. Where's their money gonna come from? In a story in Home Media Magazine, the CEO of...
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Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 27, 2011 0 comments

The iPad is cool for a lot of things, but does it work for music? Various opinions came from the SXSW Music Festival, and together they're an interesting follow-up to Michael Berk's earlier post here on the concept of the iPad Album.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2009 0 comments
I still have a few HD DVDs sitting around my house that I haven't been able to bring myself to get rid of. It might be worth digging them out, though, and trading them in using Warner Bros.' new RED2BLU program. $4.95 plus a shipping charge...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments
The odds of Columbia University professor Getrude Neumark Rothschild's complaint with the International Trade Commission evolving into a patent suit that wipes Blu-ray technology out of all the electronics companies in the world are so slim they're...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
Flexing its muscles, the FCC has slapped a fine on Time Warner Cable and Cox communications for introducing switched digital video signals into cable systems still utilizing CableCards.  This is a direct violation of federal rules that...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2009 0 comments
Need to upgrade your small HDTV to something much larger? Then check out this deal we found on this Sony 55-Inch HDTV for  $1649.99. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Onkyo TX-NR807 7.2Ch 130W/ch AV Receiver for $679.99...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 03, 2007 0 comments
Time and tide wait for no man, and neither do DVD release dates. Somehow these excellent boxed sets managed to avoid getting reviewed by me, but I think they deserve a plug anyway, and what better place for plugging than a blog. So here's a dozen...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
NBC is making history, not just with unprecedented coverage of the 2008 Olympics from Beijing, but with how they're presenting and measuring that coverage. No other Olympics have had the technology available for new viewing opportunities, and NBC...
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Michael Berk Posted: Jun 22, 2011 0 comments

While we have yet to see an explosion of NFC-enabled products, Nokia's brought the near-field communications protocol to a new range of home entertaiment products launching along with its much-lauded new

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 22, 2010 0 comments
[Pictured, clockwise from top center: Obidiah Stane, Bruce Wayne, (possibly) Clint Barton, Lucius Fox, and Harry from Mama Mia. Yes, four out of five of this year's best actor nominees have been or are rumored to be main characters in comic book...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 14, 2008 0 comments
Instead of sitting back and gloating as it watches its biggest competitor flounder, Best Buy is doing whatever it can to prevent a trip down the same  path. Best Buy's President and COO Brian Dunn stated that "In 42 years of...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
Apple TV's latest update, version 2.2, has gone HD. In addition to security updates (always a good thing) and Genius features, Apple TV has HDTV options. Looks to me to be the same things offered through the iTunes Store, and this gives you two...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2010 0 comments
Speaker company Thiel Audio is starting to sell its products on, a pretty big departure from the usual retail and custom installer channels the company used in the past. Thiel announced that 9 speakers would be available on the site,...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 17, 2008 0 comments
Best Buy is the largest consumer electronics retailer left in the country. Circuit City filed for bankruptcy, Tweeter shuttered just weeks ago. You would think that without competition, Best Buy would be flourishing. However, they just announced...


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