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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Although promised in a press release last summer, owners of DirecTV TiVo combo units are finally getting their upgrades. While many stand-alone TiVo boxes have had these features, it seems that DirecTV was a little slow to bring these features to...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments
We've known for a while that Disney has been planning on its first Blu-ray release, Sleeping Beauty, to hit the streets on October 7. Finally, we have word of some of the other classics that will be coming out over the next two years in the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2009 0 comments
If there was an audio-themed superhero, this would be his costume. ThinkGeek's Personal Soundtrack Shirt slaps a speaker squarely on your chest, so you can simultaneously exude fashion sense and decibels. At $40, the shirt might seem pricey for...
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Michael Berk Posted: May 23, 2011 0 comments

 

3D - love it or hate it, it's taking over as a mainstream cinema projection format, and the necessity of having 3D projectors on tap has driven many theaters to transition to digital equipment in more of their screening rooms. A better experience for all, right?

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2009 0 comments
With no mention whatsoever of the whole HD-DVD fiasco which dominated last year’s press conference, Toshiba pressed on with several announcements of interest. As technology improves and better features continue to find their way ported down to...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2009 0 comments
Speaker makers Boston Acoustics has introduced its newest line of satellites, the Reflection Series. The new series includes 6 models ranging from compact bookshelf to floorstanding tower models, all of which us fiber-ceramic woofer cones that...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2008 0 comments
Are flat-panel TVs going the way of Duff Beer? Simpson fans will recall the episode where Homer and Barney visit the Duff brewery and witness all the different varieties of beer - Duff Lite, Duff Ice, Duff Mountain Berry Blast - all being bottled...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 20, 2008 0 comments
Most of the video-display headlines have centered on the LCD versus plasma big-screen competition. Kind of like McDonald's versus Burger King. But there's also Wendy's. Or, more to the point, video projectors. Love 'em or hate 'em, projectors offer...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2008 0 comments
Is it live, or is it Memorex? Not sure, but we do know that finally a Blu-ray Disc player is available for well under $300 - $269.00 to be exact. The Memorex MVBD-2510 is under that magical price point that analysts have said would mark wide-spread...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
Among its other new products at CEDIA, Sony has unveiled a pair of new home theater projectors: the VPL-VW85 and VPL-HW15. The VPL-VW85 is a new high-end home theater projector, a home installer-friendly model with a 120,000:1 contrast ratio, a...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2008 0 comments
HD DVD proponent Toshiba is expected to wave the white flag in the next few weeks, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter. The move would surprise few following the announcement by Warner Home Video last month that it would support...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 02, 2009 0 comments
By now, you've heard about the porny interlude that Super Bowl viewers got in Tucson, but it certainly wasn't the first time something like that has happened. Here are a few more situations where viewers got more than they expected....
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2010 0 comments
I recently had a disagreement with a friend about the band, Sunn O))). They're what's considered a drone metal band, which means they come out on stage in monk robes and play long strings of guitar sounds with an almost total lack of...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments
Contrast ratio junkies have long dismissed LCD televisions, repeating the idea that LCDs don't get black or bright enough compared with plasmas. A new technology from Dolby Laboratories and SIM2 Multimedia might just change their minds. A...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2008 0 comments
Warner Home Video is making waves in the Blu-ray market place. The deep discounts will start in the fourth quarter of 2008 with attractive price initiatives for retailers. Hopefully, the retailers will pass these point-of-sale rebates along to...

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