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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2008 0 comments
I raced back from the Las Vegas Convention Center to fire up the computer I'd left in my hotel room to catch the East Coast feed of the Nightly News at 3:30 pm thinking that Brian Williams would be broadcasting live from the CES convention floor....
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2008 0 comments
Sony's acclaimed ES (Elevated Standard) high-end product line just got three new A/V receivers, all supporting 1080p/24 video signals and the latest high-resolution audio formats. Packed with features, these new Sony ES products are just what you...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 16, 2009 0 comments
Samsung has unveiled an entire collection of new digital projectors, ranging from portable, low-power models to high-end 1080p home theater models. The Samsung P (Portable), L (LCD), D (Data), and A (A/V) series offer a broad range of projectors,...
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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 14, 2012 0 comments

The writing may be on the wall for the CD and for physical media in general; but we're still seeing interesting disc players emerge as we enter the format's end times (of course, we could be totally wrong about that; vinyl certainly hasn't gone away, and nor has innovation in the turntable arena). But simple CD-playback devices may be a thing of the past.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2009 0 comments
When I heard the news, I was in the S&V sound room listening to (wait for it) "Shine On You Crazy Diamond." True! Specifically, when my mother called (a true rocker, she), I had just heard "Shine . . . Part VII," which ends...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Industry analysts like to say that part of the reason Blu-ray won the high-def format war against HD DVD was because of Blu-ray promised Hollywood rock-solid copy protection against illegal pirating of movies. Well, that was short-lived. This week...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
Couch potatoes rejoice! Seems like just days ago we reported that was going to let you purchase movies downloaded through your TV system. Not a stretch, but opening a whole new world of opportunities, Amazon and TiVo just made an...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2009 0 comments
Quentin Tarantino's Nazi-killing extravaganza Inglourious Basterds is hitting theaters this Friday, Eli Roth has been on the public appearance trail. Specifically, Mr. Roth hit up New York geek fixture Forbidden Planet, one of the city's foremost...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2008 0 comments
This is gonna be short, because I've got to run. Gizmodo is reporting about a study about to be published that's found exposure to LED light daily for a few weeks caused "rejuvenated skin, reduced wrinkle levels, juvenile complexion...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2009 0 comments
It might be hard to part ways with an old video game system like SNES or N64, but Amazon has a deal that might push you to clean out your attic. Just go to the trade-in store and accumulate $60 or more and you will receive an extra $30. More HD and...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2008 0 comments
Don't let it be said that we don't know important people here at S&V - people who will risk their very lives to get us early, semi-exclusive info. That's why we didn't find ourselves the least bit surprised when we got a call from someone we...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2008 0 comments
Earlier this week, we reported that Netflix was having problems shipping out movies. Looks like Blockbuster is also having problems. Our friends over at Gizmodo heard that for the past four days, Blockbuster customers were also experiencing delays...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2009 0 comments
You'll be in for a disappointment if you decide to rent Disney/Pixar's Up instead of buying it, especially if you're hard of hearing. According to the Consumerist, copies of Up distributed to rental chains like Blockbuster, Netflix, and Redbox are...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2008 0 comments
We talk a lot about VOD and digital downloads. So does everyone else. But the reality is that, according to a new survey, consumers preferred Blu-ray over downloading or streaming 10 to 1. That's huge!The survey was conducted by SmithGeiger...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 29, 2009 0 comments
Best Buy is having a huge Blu-ray Disc sale this week on a lot of great titles to add to your library. Check out a few of the top picks for under $10 here or for a complete list check out More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. ...


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