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SV Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2008 0 comments
HD DVD proponent Toshiba is expected to wave the white flag in the next few weeks, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter. The move would surprise few following the announcement by Warner Home Video last month that it would support...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 02, 2009 0 comments
By now, you've heard about the porny interlude that Super Bowl viewers got in Tucson, but it certainly wasn't the first time something like that has happened. Here are a few more situations where viewers got more than they expected....
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2010 0 comments
Today's deal is a 2-for-1 special. Buy this Klipsch HD 500 5.1-Channel High Definition Theater System and get a FREE Sony STR-DH700 7.1-Channel Receiver for $599.99. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Sharp AQUOS LC-52D85U 52"...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments
Any self-respecting gear-hound has tried his hand at haggling at least once, but, depending on the merchant, the product (sheep, for instance - see photo), the state of the economy or the persistence of the haggler, it may not have worked. Give it...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 02, 2008 0 comments
We reported last week on Sony's initiative with bold business plans to carry through 2010 and beyond. What got lost in the shuffle was Sony's commitment to make 90% of its electronics network-enabled by 2010. That means your computer talks to your...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2008 0 comments
Tough sledding, kids. We're not going to Wally World. I'm not paying 4 bucks a gallon to buckle you into the Hummer and drive your little butts cross-country to that place. And for the last time, we're not getting a damn Prius. But, if you agree to...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
Among its other new products at CEDIA, Sony has unveiled a pair of new home theater projectors: the VPL-VW85 and VPL-HW15. The VPL-VW85 is a new high-end home theater projector, a home installer-friendly model with a 120,000:1 contrast ratio, a...
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Michael Berk Posted: May 23, 2011 0 comments

 

3D - love it or hate it, it's taking over as a mainstream cinema projection format, and the necessity of having 3D projectors on tap has driven many theaters to transition to digital equipment in more of their screening rooms. A better experience for all, right?

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 13, 2011 0 comments
Most recently, he was known as the executive chairman of the merger between Newsweek magazine (which he bought last year) and The Daily Beast. But the readers of Sound+Vision — and before that, Stereo Review, Hi/Fi Stereo Review, Hi/Fi...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Various companies and organizations are competing to standardize a wireless technology that will toss high definition sound and video effortlessly across a living room. Some of them, like WirelessHD are close, but none of them are here yet, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments
It's official. You should receive your engraved invitation to the wedding (er, merger) any day now. On Friday, with a 3-2 vote, the FCC blessed the proposed merger of satellite radio companies Sirius and XM. This is the first marriage (er, merger)...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 29, 2008 0 comments
We're not sure if this is art, or audiophile perfection. Angelis Labor is unveiling the Gabriel Turntable, a remarkable way to treat your vinyl.  Made in a factory that also turns out parts for Ferrari, the Gabriel is a customized...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2010 0 comments
I have to be honest, this is simply inexplicable. For $250, Pet Acoustics will give you a sound system made specifically for cats and dogs (and horses, for some reason). Instead of the 20Hz-20KHz range most sound systems span, the My Pet Speaker...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2008 0 comments
This one seems to be a no-brainer. According to a new study by ABI Research, age plays a part in how viewers access their video content. “The willingness to adopt new forms of entertainment delivery is in many cases determined by the age of...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 11, 2008 0 comments
 Now that both the discs have dropped, the question must be asked: which superhero rules your theater? Do you like the relatively upbeat, technology triumphs over evil themes of Iron Man or do you prefer the dark, gritty,...

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