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SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments
We've already alerted you to the forthcoming release of the Ultimate Matrix Collection on Blu-ray. Now Warner Brothers is whetting appetites with more details. The seven-disc box set will hit store shelves on October 14. The set will include the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 02, 2008 0 comments
We reported last week on Sony's initiative with bold business plans to carry through 2010 and beyond. What got lost in the shuffle was Sony's commitment to make 90% of its electronics network-enabled by 2010. That means your computer talks to your...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2009 0 comments
The Shield remains one of the most seamless shows that has ever aired, period. It never faltered, never stumbled, never even had a "fill-in" or "coasting" episode. For seven seasons, Michael Chiklis's Vic Mackey runned and...
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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2008 0 comments
Sunfire's built a rep for teensy-tinsy speakers that sound like towering megaspeakers. Only problem was, the tiny transducers carried a giant price tag: about $6,000 to $8,000 for a full system. With the new HRS speaker system, the company's headed...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2010 0 comments
With the NFL playoffs coming up, there's not a better time to upgrade your HDTV. Today's HD Deal is perfect for any football fan looking to impress their friends when they come over to watch the big game: Samsung 50-Inch 720p 600Hz Plasma...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2008 0 comments
It's the end of the world as we know it. Okay, maybe not. It's the end of the world as I know it. I've been a fan of XM Radio literally from day one, and I'm not taking too kindly to the merger. I'll get over it. What I will...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2007 0 comments
I've always been intrigued by the electronic book, but none of the models that has hit the market to date--from Sony, RCA and others--has jazzed me enough to want to invest in the medium. After all, I like books. I like to store them on a shelf...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 09, 2008 0 comments
Early year-end present for Netflix! They had hoped to have 500,000 subscribers paying an extra $1/month to be able to get Blu-ray discs by the end of the year. They've already met that goal, a few weeks ahead of schedule. Do the math -...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2010 0 comments
For years, FOX has shown NFL games in 4:3, even when in high-def. This was fine for SD TV users with old-fashioned 4:3 screens, but for widescreen HDTV users this meant two huge bars on either side of the screen, wasting space that could better be...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2010 0 comments
  Are you a Time-Warner Cable subscriber who's wondering if they actually did show The Masters golf tournament in 3D? I know I couldn't find any special new 3D channel in my lineup. And I spent a whole 30 seconds looking for it.Turns...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2009 0 comments
If you have been craving sweet vertical sound field action from a full-fledged 7.2 system then you should get ready to send Onkyo a St. Patrick's day card. Their new TX-SR607 receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic IIz. It's, as press release...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments
Times are tough. Sometimes a man will do anything to feed his family. Just ask Jan Valjean. And sometimes a man will do anything so his family can watch TV. Especially HDTV. The Pocono Record in Pennsylvania carried this news item: Someone drove...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2008 0 comments
Oh, Canada. Your enthusiasm and honesty knows no bounds. You're ready to leap head-first into new technologies without bothering with minor details like how these technologies work. In a study commissioned by Sharp Electronics, only 5% of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Tangent's U.S. debut at the 2008 CEDIA Expo focused primarily on table radios, but at CES the company is bringing out the big guns: gorgeous high-end speakers and electronics designed to compete with some of the elite brands in audio. What I...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
The CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) expo in Denver is hot and heavy with new Blu-ray players, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Perhaps one of the most anticipated players is from Yamaha. Yamaha is going...

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