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SV Staff Posted: Jul 09, 2009 0 comments
The list of devices ready to bring Netflix's decidedly awesome online streaming service into your home theater is getting longer all the time. The latest addition is Sony's Internet-connected Bravia HDTVs. Whether you have a newer set with...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2008 0 comments
DirecTV will flip a switch on April 15 that prevents pay-per-view movies downloaded to a DVR from being watched more than 24 hours after the purchase. How's that for great service? The company is blaming the sudden restriction on Hollywood,...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments
No, that's not a typo. The new Panasonic DMR-BR630V is a Blu-ray/DVR system with recording capabilities. It can record to either the Blu-ray or the 320GB hard drive. If you want to go slightly retro, the disc recorder will also record to DVD. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2010 0 comments
LG's INFINIA LE9500 Series LCD TVs (available in 55- and 47-inch screen sizes) head up a broad line of LCD and plasma models unveiled by the company today at CES. The THX-certified flagship models feature LED backlights with 240-zone local...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 22, 2008 0 comments
You know the saying, cutting off your nose to spite your face? You have to wonder if Circuit City might have done the same. We reported earlier this week that the mega-retailer is going to shut down 150 stores and is laying off thousands of...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2009 0 comments
  Check out this deal we found on a Klipsch La Scala II Three-Way Horn-Loaded Loudspeaker, Subwoofer, and 2-Inch Composite Cone for $2,399.97. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Polk Audio Monitor 50 2-Way Floorstanding Speaker...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2008 0 comments
Ahh, who doesn't remember the Golden Age of Napster? When music was "free" and just a click away. Then those pesky record labels had to come along and ruin everything. And whether it is fear of Big Music showing up on your doorstep with a subpoena...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2008 0 comments
Beyond TV is SnapStream Media's app for Window's to record and pause live TV on a PC. It also does things that TiVo could only dream about, such as data compression.  Well, TiVo has one more thing to worry about with the latest beta version of...
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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2010 0 comments
DirecTV has just officially rolled out its multi-room DVR across the country. The new service, called Whole Home DVR, lets users record and watch multiple shows in multiple rooms with one DVR unit. Whole Home DVR works by using a single DVR...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 19, 2008 0 comments
Isn't it ironic? Redbox, the DVD rental kiosks that are springing up everywhere, is going Blu. A few Blu-rays have been spotted in the big red boxes in the Northwest, and there are hints that you'll be able to reserve them on the redbox...
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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: May 20, 2008 0 comments
Just last week, we reported about the somewhat dismal adoption of Blu-ray among consumers. We said it seemed that $300 was the magic number that would entice more folks to whip out the credit card and go Blu. Seems like Wal-Mart was taking notes....
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
Everyone's doing it. Frequent flyer programs for airlines, frequent shopper loyalty cards for the drugstore, grocery store - even the Flying J Truck Stop I went to today (don't ask) asked me if I was enrolled in their rewards program. Sony...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2010 0 comments
Television show and network apps for the iPhone/iPad/iPod are a dime a dozen, but ABC is offering something surprising and new. Its new My Generation Sync app listens to the new show My Generation while you watch it, and uses audio cues to load...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 24, 2008 0 comments
Ever wonder how Blu-ray is doing in other countries? According to the Blu-ray Disc Association, Europeans are taking up Blu-ray much faster than they embraced DVD after its introduction. In Blu-ray's first three years, it has outsold DVD by...

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