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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2008 0 comments
It's summer time. Time to hit the beach house, back deck, or take the boat out for a spin. In the past, if you wanted to watch the boys of summer take to the field, you had to choose: inside and watch, or outside and TiVo it, hoping no one tells...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2009 0 comments
This might be the first time I've seen a product announcement span a 10x increase in price for different models. Marantz has just announced four new Blu-ray Disc players, ranging from the $550 BD5004 to the $6,000 UD9004. No, that is not a typo,...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 06, 2009 0 comments
 Those of you who watched last night's hilarious episode of 30 Rock know that the gang learned some very valuable lessons from the 1987 John Lithgow classic, Harry and the Hendersons. That show is used pretty regularly for product...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 18, 2008 0 comments
You gotta love Blaupunkt's mettle for coming out with a portable active speaker system that can shuttle between the car, the home and the street. It's a clever engineering feat, but you'll need a lot of muscle to lug it around. Dubbed Velocity...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2008 0 comments
Trivia question: Where was the plasma display invented? Answer: University of Illinois (1964). Since then, it has grown into a formidable technology, widely used in televisions.  It particularly dominated the 40-inches and bigger market. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 05, 2009 0 comments
In a few years, your projector-based home theater could literally be at your fingertips. Funai is working on projector technology that responds to touch: you wave your finger over the image, and the projector senses exactly where you're pointing. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2009 0 comments
Just when you thought Blu-ray Discs were the hot new format for playing your favorite film, Sonic Solutions has introduced a USB drive that plays movies, too. The digital media company has just announced a plan to bring CinemaNow flicks to USB...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 26, 2008 0 comments
Where did you buy your HDTV? Depending on your priorities and number of hours spent researching, you could have shopped at a chain store like Best Buy, a discount department store like Wal-Mart or Sears, or taken a risk and bought a set online from...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
This is odd. But, it kinda makes sense. Sony and computer memory manufacturer PNY Technologies are odd bedfellows indeed. They've come out with a 2GB USB flash drive that's preloaded with the comedy classic Ghostbusters, just in time for the 25th...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 18, 2010 0 comments
Google is gearing up to take on television, according to a New York Times report. The project seems to be a joint venture between Google, Intel, Sony, and Logitech. The Times says it will result in a Google TV set-top box running on Google's...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2008 0 comments
In case you didn't know, "Good Life. Great Price." is the slogan used to market Sears. Don't feel bad, it didn't ring a bell with me either. At least not like "Always Low Prices. Always."In any case, if you need a...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 15, 2009 0 comments
We're not entirely sure why Sony didn't make this info official back when they released the 120 GB version, but it hardly matters now. From the release, it looks like more storage space will be the only thing that extra $50 gets you....
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
That's what my photographer son Tony and I accomplished last Saturday (April 19) on the first annual Record Store Day. As I announced here previously, RSD is an effort (spearheaded by indie-shop organizations) to remind people that, yes,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments
They promised, and now they've delivered. Sony has just released the firmware update for their BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc Player to add BD-Live functionality, improved BD-Java compatibility, and better remote control sensitivity for  when the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2010 0 comments
Redbox is finally making its roll-out of Blu-ray rentals official. After vending machines with Blu-ray Disc rentals started appearing back in June, the company has just announced that it's loading 13,000 vending machines with Blu-ray Discs, and...

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