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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2009 0 comments
Two years ago, we reviewed the Kaleidescape Movie & Music Server, a rack-mounted home theater beast that could store all of your albums and DVDs on its hard drives. It was big and expensive, but did its job really well, to the extent that we gave...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2009 0 comments
Since time immemorial (or at least, since color televisions have been available), TVs have used 3 colors: red, green, and blue. Combinations of these three color building blocks produced the increasingly wide spectrum of colors you now see on the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments
Netflix is onboard the Blu-ray express. They dropped HD DVD like a hot potato, and now they are charging a little extra if you want to come home and find Blu-ray discs visiting a mailbox near you. When you check the "I have a Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 09, 2008 0 comments
Early year-end present for Netflix! They had hoped to have 500,000 subscribers paying an extra $1/month to be able to get Blu-ray discs by the end of the year. They've already met that goal, a few weeks ahead of schedule. Do the math -...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 18, 2008 0 comments
The long-promised potential of HDTV-over-the-Web could be delivered by an unlikely source. Rather than being worked out by your broadband service provider, your big-screen TV could get video through Cisco, which just invested a chunk of change in a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 28, 2010 0 comments
 If you're ready to embrace the 3D freight train that was unleashed at CES 2010, Amazon is ready to take orders for Samsung's upcoming 3D BD player, the BD-C6900. It seems you'll have to part with $400 of your cash if you want to...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2009 0 comments
It's been a long time coming, but Toshiba has finally joined the ranks of electronics manufacturers making Blu-ray Disc players. After the years-long HD-DVD/Blu-ray fight, the company has embraced the prevailing high-def format with the BDX2000. It...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Tangent's U.S. debut at the 2008 CEDIA Expo focused primarily on table radios, but at CES the company is bringing out the big guns: gorgeous high-end speakers and electronics designed to compete with some of the elite brands in audio. What I...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2010 0 comments
Netflix has already made an appearance on the iPad, but it's been curiously absent on Apple's ubiquitous smartphone. That's going to change this summer, as Steve Jobs announced yesterday that Netflix is indeed coming to the iPhone. Few details...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
As you'll recall, Paramount came up a loser in the HD DVD/Blu-ray battle. Its exclusive support for HD DVD proved to be as adept as the $100 I put on Big Brown at Belmont. DFL, as they say. Anyway, Paramount is now embracing its inner Blu - kind of....
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
Men need a place to be men — a place where we tinker with mechanical stuff, smoke cigars, drink bourbon, and listen to the manly music of our lost youth really frigging loud. Usually we have to go out to the garage if we want to indulge in these...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 29, 2009 0 comments
In the rollercoaster ride that is American politics, the bill proposing a delay to the digital transition, yet one more time, just days after the House shot down the latest proposal. Goodness, will someone just put this to bed already?House...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Just days after announcing that they're shutting down 155 stores and laying off thousands of employees, Circuit City just took another step towards the deep end of the pool. Today, Circuit City filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2009 0 comments
In one of those nice instances of serendipity, classical music — specifically, Beethoven — is the foundation of a new play and a new film.On Broadway is Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations. The play was first seen in 2007 in Washington, D.C., and...

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