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SV Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2008 0 comments
I'll be the first to admit that working out indoors sucks. Compared to the distractions of the outdoors, being stuck in front of a television set while exercising can be dreadful. However, Panasonic is showing off a new "Family Wellness...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2010 0 comments
Time Warner Cable is playing catch-up with Comcast. Three months ago, Comcast announced an iPad app that would let customers schedule their DVR and browse channel listings directly from their Apple device. Now, Time Warner Cable is announcing its...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2009 0 comments
What's better than one Blu-ray disc? Two hundred of them, all stacked in a neat little carousel for you to load and play at your leisure. Crestron is making that dream a reality with the ADC-200BR, a 200-disc Blu-ray super-changer that, combined...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2008 0 comments
Home theater owners need to get with it. That's the bottom line from a survey conducted by ABI Research about U.S. TV viewing habits. It should come as no surprise that home theater-owners are still in the minority in the U.S.: About 40% of ABI's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Talk about optimism. Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony, is quoted in The New York Times saying that he thinks that Blu-ray discs don't need to worry about digital downloads. What planet is he living on? In the NYT article, Stringer said, "I don't...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2008 0 comments
Go - NOW!  Amazon.com is having a Blu-ray sale! From now until midnight (pst) December 17th, get three Blu-ray discs for the price of two. Not every Blu-ray in stock, but almost every disc. (They have a total of 201 Blu-ray movies for sale,...
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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 14, 2011 0 comments

It's no secret that there's a connection between progressive rock and Star Trek fandom - but who woulda thunk it ran so deep?

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
“A TV designed by women, for women.” While that isn’t exactly what Philips said at their CES press conference today, it might as well have been. What they did say about their new Aurea set is that it has “feminine lines” and is designed to...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2009 0 comments
Why not enjoy one of Clint Eastwood's greatest films The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Blu-ray with this deal. Plus, beef up your home theater and gadget library with more deals* after the jump. BIC America F12 12-Inch 450-Watt Front...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments
True high-def camcorders tend to be on the bulky side compared to their standard-def brethren. Sony is touting its new HDR-TG1 camcorder as the world's smallest full-HD version, so there's no real excuse to leave the camcorder at home while you...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 30, 2008 0 comments
Champagne dreams and caviar receivers . . . you know what I'm talking about. The new Onkyo TX-SA706X is a "champagne"-colored A/V receiver. They can call it what they want - I think it's a gilded gold receiver with plenty of processing...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 27, 2009 0 comments
Screen Innovations has announced that its Reference Motorized projector screens are now shipping. Like the name implies, SI took its Reference series of fixed screens and put it on a low voltage motor drive. Instead of feeding power directly to...
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Billy Altman Posted: Mar 17, 2012 0 comments

I've been attending the South By Southwest music festival for many years, but I can't ever recall ever hearing the particular sound I encountered late Friday night at Stubb's: squealing. And I mean the kind of squealing that means only one thing – female hormones on the march. 

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments
Who doesn't love a juicy rumor? Jen is seen with John, Brangelina are splitting, or together again, and who really cares what Paris or Pamela are up to?Of course, stock market rumors aren't nearly as salacious as celebrity news, but they...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 06, 2009 0 comments
The original Zen X-Fi player is an excellent little portable media player. Loads of supported video codecs and expandable storage made it a definite contender, even if its button layout could be a little challenging for those of us with fat...

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