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SV Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2007 0 comments
Yes, a belated "Happy Birthday!" to the landmark musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. At this very moment, I happen to be sitting directly across the street from the Winter Garden Theatre, where West Side Story opened on...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2009 0 comments
Roku's $99 Netflix Player is moving up in the world, with a new service that's sure to please baseball fans. The company has just added Major League Baseball as a partner, and is now streaming live MLB.TV Premium content straight through its Player....
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2009 0 comments
Good news for audiophiles interested in this new-fangled height channel business. Atlantic Technology has announced its first satellite speaker designed specifically to deliver height in a Dolby ProLogic IIz set-up. The 1400 SR-z's are dipole/bipole...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 28, 2009 0 comments
If you missed out on getting that great HD present this year, we have the perfect deal today to make up for it. Get your hands on a Zune HD 32GB Media Player for $179.10. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Onkyo HT-RC180 THX Select2 Plus...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 12, 2008 0 comments
When most people think of Imax, they think of swooping, grandiose shots and dramatic camera angles capturing natural splendor. They remember those huge wall-to-wall screens and imagine the expensive equipment, cameras and film required to produce...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2008 0 comments
Hey Kids,Remember back last winter when we held that Win-an-iPhone Contest? Well it wasn't just some scam to increase our site traffic (though it did that quite nicely - thanks for coming by). Yes, we actually have a winner! Her name is Janie...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2010 0 comments
Denon Electronics is a hundred years old this year. Yes, the audio equipment manufacturer first set up shop a century ago in Japan. To commemorate its 100-year anniversary, the company has announced an entire series of new audio gear. The A100...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2008 0 comments
Sharp just announced three new Aquos products that are Blu-ray players with built-in high-def DVRs. Although these sound like fabulous new combo units, is this really all that great? The three models have different DVR storage capacities. The...
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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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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 18, 2011 0 comments

At the Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton, New Jersey, I got two of the Record Store Day exclusives, both EPs:

• The Decemberists: Live at Bull Moose (CD)

• Kate Bush: Hounds of Love (10-inch pink-marble vinyl)

In addition, I found these:

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments
As every car, airplane, and home audio device is adding compressed digital music capabilities, one company is taking a stand to stick to high fidelity. Boulder Amplifiers (from Boulder, Colorado, not made from rocks) is finally releasing the 1021...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2008 0 comments
Sony Ericsson isn't going to let Nokia get the upper-hand since announcing unlimited music downloads. Sony Ericsson's Walkman phones will be able to download music from more than just the Sony label. Reportedly, they're in discussion with all of...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 09, 2009 0 comments
It seems like everybody is trying to do their own thing when it comes to 3D video. Since there's no specific standard, different HDTV makers are all implementing 3D in slightly different ways. These differences might not seem apparent to most...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments
Channel surfer, that is. Looking more like a pair of Manolo Blahnik kitten heels (go on, look that up), this remote control is about as simplistic as possible.  Simply elegant, that is. Designed by Yurii Smitana Perfilov, it was inspired by...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2008 0 comments
Henry Ford famously said that customers could buy a Model T in any color, as long as it was black. The equally famous reason, probably apocryphal, was that he chose black because it dried faster than other colors, and that let him crank up the...

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