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SV Staff Posted: May 10, 2010 0 comments
One of the most iconic thrillers of all time is finally getting a surround mix. After decades of languishing in mono, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is hitting Blu-ray with a DTS HD 5.1 soundtrack. The release commemorates the 50th anniversary of...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2008 0 comments
Interesting news in my mailbox this morning. Remember the Sharper Image? You know, the snazzy electronics and gadget retailer who went belly-up earlier this year?  (Along with my extended warranty on my digital camera, to say nothing about...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2010 0 comments
At the Culver City studios of Sony Pictures, Sony execs today rolled out their plans for what they hope will be domination of every aspect of the 3D business: movie/TV production, professional gear, and consumer electronics products. According to...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2008 0 comments
Look out your window. See any frost? Apparently, hell hath frozen over. This is something that we would never have thought we'd see. Most MP3 manufacturers bundle in headphones, sometimes really good headphones with their portable players. In a...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2008 0 comments
Our friends over at EngadgetHD spotted another mildly interesting product at the CEATEC show in Japan. Hitachi is showing wireless HD camcorder transfer. Obviously a prototype, the camcorder reliably streamed high-definition content to a nearby TV,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2010 0 comments
Apple may not be actively pursuing a foothold in the HDTV market outside of its Apple TV set-top box, but it doesn't mean the company isn't still considering how to improve on HDTV technology. According to Patently Apple, Apple has received a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2009 0 comments
Paradigm is showing off big time at CES. They've updated the Reference Studio line to v.5. What's changed? Smooth, rounded cabinets, new grille design, new sizes, and refined componentry, and the best part - two new subwoofers. Who...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
That's right, you read it here first: The next installment in Rhino's boxed-set series of the complete Genesis studio recordings has been scheduled for October 23, according to a label spokesperson. That date "could move," however. As...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
Listening to music is boring, right? I mean, it's just sound. There's nothing to look at or anything. That's why you'll gladly spend $2,000 on a TV, but balk at paying $200 for speakers. Right? Well, maybe. Clearly, flat screens are all the rage,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2009 0 comments
Hope you didn't buy stock in Roku, the Netflix-enabled set-top box. At the moment, new LG owners have no need for that external box - or any other type of box. At CES, LG will be showing off its new line of LCD and plasma TVs with Netflix...
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Ken Richardson Posted: May 03, 2011 0 comments

Well, not all.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2009 0 comments
So, I'm probably a little late to the party on this one, but having watched the full demonstration video of this "music instrument" you can buy at The Sharper Image (of course), I might have to take the rest of the day off to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
Part 1 (see my post below) was full of tribute albums and cover songs. Now comes my second stash from 2007: The Year in Books About Music. You still have too much disposable cash left over from the holidays, right? Read (and buy) on! -Ken...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
The Japanese Web site, AV Watch, is reporting that energetic Pioneer engineers have demonstrated an optical disc with 16 data layers, yielding a capacity of 400 GB. Moreover, since it's engineered to work with specifications such as numerical...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2009 0 comments
I know, it's the second Lord of the Rings reference in a week, but this one was just begging for it. Bag End Loudspeaker Systems has announced that its Minima One amplifier has become greener and minima-er, thanks to its new smaller size and lower...


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