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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
Nothing like buying a shiny new Blu-ray Disc movie, and discovering that its BD-Live or BD-Java feature doesn't work properly, or takes forever to load. Kinda sucks, doesn't it? Technicolor, a division of Thomson, has opened a facility to test...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 15, 2009 0 comments
'tis the season for wireless, it seems. Now Boston Acoustics is getting on the cord-cutting bandwagon with three new wireless subwoofers. The CPS 8Wi, CPS 10Wi, and CPS 12Wi are the newest members of the company's Classic series. They're...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2010 0 comments
  Tax Day is only a few months away and Best Buy wants to reward you if you decide to do them at home this year. Buy one of their H&R Block "Do-It-Yourself" tax software kits and get a free movie up to a $20 value. But if...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments
It started with rumors strictly about the Xbox 360. But apparently, Netflix is rolling out a soft launch of its HD streaming service to all streaming devices. Oh, the Xbox 360 will have it with the New Xbox Experience, but so will the LG and...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2009 0 comments
We weren't thrilled with the news about Netflix upping their prices for Blu-ray subscribers (though, we understand), so we're happy to see some good news coming out of their camp. Alabama resident Clay Shannon had no idea that he was going...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2010 0 comments
Twitter, it seems, is inescapable. It's on computers, cell phones, iPads/Phones/Pods, and now it's coming to Panasonic VieraCast HDTVs. The company just announced that several of its VieraCast plasma HDTVs will be getting Twitter Internet apps,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Panasonic unveiled their new ideas for their Viera TVs. VIERA CAST is a unique server that will be accessable by all Panasonic web-enabled TVs. Using one server, they'll be able to keep all past, current and future TVs up to date by...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
If just the warm fuzzy glow knowing that you saved the planet isn't enough to convince you to trade-in or recycle, perhaps cold, hard cash might be what you need. We all have a pile of old, obsolete, or non-functioning electronics gear lying...
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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 15, 2011 0 comments

Seems that a misinterpreted tweet was responsible for Soundgarden's return to active duty.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Who needs a stuffy home theater to enjoy your favorite DVDs? Next time you're having a movie night, check out the latest offering from Open Air Cinema. This company that made a name in outdoor festival events is bringing their expertise to your...
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Dan Bracaglia Posted: Aug 02, 2011 0 comments

With the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance, the Raveonettes took the stage at Beekman Beer Garden this past Sunday, performing a free show to a packed house at the outdoor venue and drinking establishment located at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 05, 2009 0 comments
Over the next few months, Dolby is driving a tricked-out surround sound truck around southern California to promote its surround sound technology. The Dolby Truck features Definitive Technology speakers, Toshiba HDTVs, Pioneer Elite receivers, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2008 0 comments
Who doesn't long for a wireless way to connect your high-tech gear? The Acoustic Research HDP100 tries to answer the calling. It transmits HDMI information through powerlines. So, if you have AC power running to your HDTV, that's all you...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments
Relative newcomer Vizio is in some awfully hot water. A veritable who's-who of electronics manufacturers, including Sony, Philips, Samsung and Mitsubishi have filed suit against the maker of affordable flat-panel TVs. What did Vizio do to piss off...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 03, 2008 0 comments
While most of us have until February 2009 for the digital switch, for Wilmington, North Carolina, the switch is happening now!  Well, next Monday, to be exact. In a test by the FCC and local broadcasters, Wilmington stations will begin...

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