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SV Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2010 0 comments
A few large manufacturers excepted, most of the video projection industry seems in no big rush to get into 3D. As a result, there was plenty of 2D projection action at this year’s CEDIA Expo, a gathering in Atlanta this week of custom installers...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2008 0 comments
A short time ago, we reviewed Samsung's BD-P1500 Blu-ray player. Time really flies, because Samsung already has a new player on the way. The BD-P2500 is a follow-up and upgrade to the BD-P1500, with some new features and a fatter price tag to match....
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 25, 2010 0 comments
Welcome to the other end of the home theater spectrum: the 14-inch, standard-definition cathode ray tube. No, this isn't a historical piece; it's a new product from LG. The 14SR1EB is an old-timey CRT television, complete with four legs and...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2009 0 comments
Not happy with just MovieLink, Blockbuster is also partnering with Sonic Solutions' CinemaNow for Internet delivery of movies.  This new partnership will let Blockbuster package deals with hardware providers.   They're...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2007 0 comments
How's this for a double bill - Vanilla Fudge and Deep Purple at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday night (8/7). Or, to be more specific, the original Vanilla Fudge and Deep Purple Mark 8. Either way, it was a must-do event. Local Long Island boys...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
Pioneer just announced two exciting new products for Japan: two Blu-ray Disc recorders, both with built-in HDDs. The BDR-WD900 has a 1 TB drive and the BDR-WD700 has a 500GB hard drive. Prices aren't available yet. Want more info? These HDD/BD...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2010 0 comments
Redbox rental kiosks are finally going to start seeing Blu. Redbox president Mitch Lowe announced that he plans to see Blu-ray Discs in Redbox kiosks within the next few months, to the tune of $1.50 each. The $0.50 Blu-ray premium isn't...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Howard Stern can sigh with relief. His home on Sirius XM satellite radio is safe, at least for now. Liberty Media Corp., parent company of DirecTV, has stepped up to the plate to save the floundering radio service.  In a corporate game of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2008 0 comments
Pioneer is pretty much universally considered the industry leader in Plasma TV performance. Their latest series of Kuro TVs have been hailed as "best TV I've ever seen" and even "best TV in the world." And their next-gen concept...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
While LCD televisions are seeming to reign supreme in the marketplace, a surprising figure was revealed in a recent survey conducted by DisplaySearch, a North American research firm, about the number two spot. Picture-tube CRT TVs, in all their...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Traditional LCD screens use fluorescent lighting components - cheap, reliable, but power-hungry. Lately, manufacturers have been using RGB LEDS in their backlight units, mainly in high-end units. While more expensive, they use less power, have...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 04, 2010 0 comments
High-end headphone company Ultrasone has unveiled its newest headphones, the Edition 10 open-back headphones. The best word to describe them would be "opulent." They have titanium bodies, Zebrano wood inlays, and Ethiopian sheepskin ear cups. They...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2009 0 comments
The Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles hosts what might be the only place that combines the two greatest passions of the world's most serious connoisseurs: vinyl records and barbecue. Territory BBQ + Records merges a shack-style barbecue...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments
Any self-respecting gear-hound has tried his hand at haggling at least once, but, depending on the merchant, the product (sheep, for instance - see photo), the state of the economy or the persistence of the haggler, it may not have worked. Give it...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 19, 2008 0 comments
If you can't afford to vacation here, you could just pack up the minivan and take the family to Disney to check out the HDTV offerings at the newly renovated Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suites Hotel and the Buena Vista Suites Hotel. Besides a fresh...

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