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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: May 06, 2008 0 comments
Audio purists, just turn away. Really, just skip down to the next blog post. You'll never believe this one anyway.  Atlantic Technology just introduced an in-wall dipole/bipole speaker that is THX Ultra certified. The new THX IWTS-30 SR (In...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2008 0 comments
While some companies are concentrating on making small little itty-bitty plastic speakers, Boston Acoustics just announced a new line of furniture-grade speakers that look gorgeous, with technology to make them sound as good as they look. Vista is...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2009 0 comments
Thanks to the twin nerd-industry wonders of New York Comic-Con and Toy Fair, I managed to get an eyeful of several upcoming movie-branded games. Usually, branded video games are at best mediocre, and at worst horrible. They all too often reek of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2010 0 comments
SRS Labs has just announced that Samsung will start producing HDTVs using the company's newest audio technology, SRS TheaterSound. TheaterSound is an all-in-one audio technology that performs dynamic equalizer adjustments, volume normalization, and...
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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: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments
New music is discovered in a variety of ways. Films often launch new music and hit songs, either within the soundtrack or in the coveted final credits. Lately, TV shows are a sure-fire vehicle for hit new music. Go to iTunes and  you can grab...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
Sharp will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012, and part of their core philosophies for the big event is to create energy saving and energy creating products and "achieve ubiquity for LCDs by integrating Sharp LCD technology into...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2009 0 comments
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment (the folks behind the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable) held a preview event, showcasing their upcoming titles for the rest of the year. The 2009 holiday season will be good for gamers, but multimedia...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2008 0 comments
The uber bloggers over at Gizmodo are reporting that the Sankei Shimbun newspaper is rumoring that Panasonic will join the OLED parade in 2011, right behind Sony (in current production), Samsung (rumored for 2009) and LG (also rumored for 2011). In...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2008 0 comments
Traveling business folks: rejoice! Another big name is entering the pocket projector party. Dell's M109S On-the-Go projector weighs a scant 0.8 lbs, and fits neatly into your hand. Compared to Sony's latest projector that weighs in at 265 lbs.,...

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