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SV Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
I'm not gonna lie; it's nice to be proven right. For the "CES 2008 in Perspective" article, I wrote, "Note to flat-panel wall-mount manufacturers: 2-inch-thick mounts aren't going to cut it anymore. Start working on new designs now!" And today,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2008 0 comments
Krell is well known as a hardcore audiophile manufacturer. Their amplifiers in particular are the stuff of legend. With the introduction of the Papa Dock, they push the audiophile envelope, and possibly step over the line. The Papa Dock is...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2009 0 comments
The U.S. International Trade Commission is banning imports of certain models of Sharp LCD, due to an ongoing 2007 patent dispute with Samsung. Out of four patent infringement claims from Samsung, an ITC judge ruled that one was indeed violated by ,...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 26, 2008 0 comments
Before you head out Friday morning, (or Thursday night, for that matter) for your Black Friday shopping spree, you might want to put a Samsung Blu-ray player on the top of your list. Aren't we nice — giving you a head-start so you can shop...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2010 0 comments
The Super Bowl is less than a week away and Walmart (along with many other stores) is having a huge HDTV sale to help save you some money to watch the big game in high def. But before heading to the store check out our 10 commandments for buying...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2008 0 comments
Are you interior-space challenged? Are your audio/video aspirations bigger than the cubby hole you call home? Do you live in Europe? Then Sharp has the answer to your prayers. The AN-PR1500H home cinema rack system is a triumph of form and function....
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2009 0 comments
It doesn't look nearly as dirigible-esque as the original B&W Zeppelin, but Bower & Wilkins' new Zeppelin Mini still sports an impressive pedigree. Its black and silver frame was designed by the same team that made the first Zeppelin. Underneath...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 31, 2008 0 comments
Come on, we couldn't let 2008 end without one more use of the word "maverick." Dallas Mavericks owner and HD maverick Mark Cuban has bought a large stake in the Carmike Cinema chain, and not because he loves popcorn.In an email to...
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Timothy J. Seppala Posted: Jun 13, 2012 0 comments

The dust has settled, E3 is over, and I have a notebook of nigh indecipherable scratches and scribbles left over from my week in LA. Covering E3 as one person and seeing everything is impossible, but I was able to check out a lot of very cool stuff.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2008 0 comments
Today at CEDIA a new alliance of superheroes has been formed. And instead of fighting crime and world domination with X-ray vision and supersonic flight, this group will focus their power on sharing practices, establishing standards and developing...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2010 0 comments
Remember when OLED technology was the future of HDTVs? That future is looking a bit hazy now. According to Engadget HD, Sony has decided to discontinue its XEL-1 OLED screen in Japan, citing low demand for the 11-inch, $2,000 HDTV. It's not...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2009 0 comments
The Simpsons will have their 20th season premiere on February 15th, and you're gonna see a big change. Now, they haven't aged on bit, yet they're coming of age. The high-definition age, that is. After 20 years, The Simpsons will be...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2007 0 comments
Greetings, indeed! The summer may be over, but with all of the anticipation brewing over the October 2 release (less than three weeks away!) of Bruce Springsteen's Magic, his new album with the E Street Band (see my posts below), it's a good time...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2008 0 comments
News from the Netflix Investor Day was quite interesting. The CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, said that the DVD-by-mail business will peak in as soon as five years. What? That's not going to inspire confidence in investors, will it? Good news for...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
High-end home theater owners might not be the only ones who'll get to experience D-Box motion-simulation chairs.  Some commercial theater owners are considering adding these electromechanical rides to their theaters. For most folks, they were...


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