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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
As John Sciacca pointed out in an earlier post, companies at CES 2009 are under no illusions about the economy. In particular, they know that 09 (and possibly 10, and 11) will be pretty tough sledding, until people have enough money to start...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2007 0 comments
The countdown is truly winding down now - less than 4 hours to go (Eastern time) until the midnight premiere of Film No. 5, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. And less than 2 hours to go until my wife and son get in line! (Not me, alas. If...
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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: Feb 05, 2009 0 comments
Think you do the funniest things with your computer? Spout the wittiest comments on your YouTube videos? Wouldn't you love a pair of these speech bubble speakers perched next to their computer monitor to make sure you hear every funny blurb,...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 07, 2007 0 comments
Here we don't go again: According to a report on, Epic/Legacy will release a 25th-anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller on February 12. (Actually, last year was the 25th birthday of this 1982 album, although it did make...
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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: Jun 05, 2009 0 comments
Adding 16GB of built-in storage to the PSPGo was a great move on Sony's part. It's something fans have been asking for since launch and it makes integration with the PS3 that much easier. But, by nixing the UMD drive, they have put...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2008 0 comments
Have you got a favorite film that's never been released on DVD? I have - in fact it never came out on laserdisc and is virtually impossible to get on VHS. I acquired a tape copy of Montparnasse 19 , also known as Modigliani Montparnasse 19 and The...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 22, 2008 0 comments
For months, it's seemed like the $300.00 price point was the magic number that Blu-ray players had to hit before they went mainstream. For a while, it looked like that $300 point is shattered, as two players - name-brand, full-featured players -...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 05, 2010 0 comments
This has been a long time coming, but it's finally happening. Blockbuster is getting delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. According to Engadget, Blockbuster will be forced to delist from the NYSE after a failed attempt to split its stocks. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2008 0 comments
Belkin is introducing an amazing new product that can improve the appearance of many home theaters. Unsightly wires, or non-optimal placement of components can now be avoided. The Belkin FlyWire is a transmitter, receiver and remote control that...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
In case you haven't been dilligently refreshing one of the live blogs about Apple's press event today, there are some new iPods to be had. We'll start with the Nano, which got the most notable upgrade in the form of a video camera...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2008 0 comments
More than ten million owners of Sony's PlayStation 3 will get a firmware update on April 15 that may make them feel ashamed of their home audio setup. The new software includes a codec from DTS that delivers DTS-HD Master Audio, which supports...


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