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Brent Butterworth Posted: Mar 08, 2011 0 comments

DVD, say your prayers. Blu-ray Disc, better get your affairs in order. Judging from the new A/V receivers Pioneer introduced on Monday at the W Hotel in San Francisco, one could easily conclude that the old "hard" media formats have pretty much played out.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 26, 2008 0 comments
Snail-mail DVD rental company Netflix hasn't officially said it plans to allow downloads of movies via Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console, but all clues point in that direction. Let's add them up, shall we? 1. Microsoft nixed Blu-ray on its game...
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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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SV Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2008 0 comments
We were all dreading this day. We hoped it would never come. But, of course, now the dreaded day has arrived. The VHS VCR is no more.The butt of endless "flashing 12:00" jokes, and cruelly forced to play more than a few porno tapes, the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2009 0 comments
LG announced two new LCD HDTVs during its summer line show today at Lincoln Center. The LS80 and LS90 screens are two completely flat-fronted, "borderless" LCDs that measure less than 2 inches deep. Instead of a visible seam between the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 15, 2009 0 comments
Check out this deal we found on a ONKYO 7.1-Ch Home Theater System with iPod Dock for $399.99. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Samsung BD-P1600 Netflix-Ready Blu-Ray Disc Player for $179.99 (normally $299.00).LG BD 390 Network Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
[IN THE FOLLOWING POST, BLOGGER COREY GREENBERG TAKES HIS FINAL SHOT IN OUR POINT/COUNTERPOINT DEBATE: BLU-RAY - IS IT ALREADY OVER?] Today's New York Times asks the question, "Blu-ray: Do Consumers Care?" but never answers it, which is...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2008 0 comments
Hopefully more than just a rebranding, MTV's high-def MHD music channel is changing names to Palladia. MTV Networks is promising more premier, HD programming. The new name kicks in on September 1. The old channel suffered from lack of content and...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2008 0 comments
A new study of HDTV owners reveals rather surprising results. Frank N. Magid Associates polled first-time HDTV set owners.  Of the households who just purchased HDTVs, 41 percent don't have any way of viewing HD content from their cable...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2009 0 comments
Long ago, in the late 90's, telecom companies got together and created the CableCARD, a PCMCIA card that would let users access cable providers' digital cable without having to use their hardware. The CableCARD would make cable providers compliant...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2010 0 comments
If you still need that affordable HDTV to watch the Super Bowl this year, today's deal is exactly what you were looking for. We've found the Toshiba REGZA 47ZV650U 47" 1080p 240Hz LCD TV for $979.00 (normally $1,699.99). Not only is...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
The Elite KURO Signature Series are finally shipping. Life is good. This long-awaited line of monitors takes the KURO to the next level. The Signature Series are handpicked at the factory for the deepest blacks and highest levels of color accuracy,...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2008 0 comments
Some sharp shoppers have caught a few interesting tactics being employed by Best Buy stores. In one case, a shopped noticed some discrepancies in a display promoting the store's HDTV Calibration Service. The store had two TVs set up, side by...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 16, 2010 0 comments
3D HDTVs and active shutter glasses might be heading towards the market, but video games aren't waiting for the tech to get here and for users to upgrade. Anaglyph 3D, the old-fashioned red-and-blue style of 3D media, is being used in at least two...
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Michael Berk Posted: Dec 16, 2011 0 comments

BackStage is a fully interactive iPad and iPhone app that does so much more than inform you of concerts. BackStage serves three main functions for the user. The first is a concert calendar which informs you of concerts in your area based on data from your iTunes library and your current location.

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