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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2008 0 comments
While 45 rpm records aren't exactly news, and even 45 rpm LP records aren't news, most pop and indie fans will be surprised when they see these as new releases. Over at CNET, it's an interesting read. What's the frequency, Kenneth? R.E.M. released...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2010 0 comments
There's a bit of a hitch in the previously reported rumor that a new Apple TV is coming. It turns out that Steve Jobs himself isn't very big on set-top boxes, and doesn't see much of a future in them because of the prevalence of digital cable and...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2008 0 comments
Don't you wish more companies were like this? Canadian amplifier giant Bryston is introducing their latest line of amplifiers, upgrading their SST product line.The SST "Squared" amplifiers won't win many style points, but...
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SV Staff Posted: May 22, 2008 0 comments
The very thing that people love about Blu-ray could very well be the thing that people are going to hate. For the first time, home theaters are able to display every single, subtle detail of your favorite old films, as they've only been visible...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 03, 2010 0 comments
"He started a business selling FM radios in the 1950s" . . . and now he's running Newsweek magazine! Yes, Sidney Harman, whose 92nd birthday is tomorrow, has bought the ailing publication because, as he quipped to The New York Times,...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Even with the global economy on increasingly shaky ground, a new study out of China shows that - not  only are plasma sales booming as LCD sales fall - plasma sales are actually hitting historical highs. While you can debate on which is...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2010 0 comments
The development of organic LED displays in home entertainment faced a huge setback, as Toshiba announced that it won't pursue OLED production anymore. Toshiba, together with Panasonic, spent over $190 million to set up an OLED manufacturing...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2009 0 comments
A ninety-nine cent double-cheeseburger is about 1.5-inches thick, but looking inside one of those isn’t too interesting. Actually, looking inside one of those is equal parts scary, sadness and curiosity. What is interesting is taking a peek inside a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 18, 2008 0 comments
Portable speakers are great for listening to your iPod, but they suck down batteries like a sweaty runner sucks down Gatorade. Just in time for a summer full of long days on the beach is the K3000 ST Solar, a solar-powered speaker system iPod dock....
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments
No, not that Koch. I'm talkin' Koch the record label, which seems to be especially frisky these days. Yeah, Koch the distributor - which has been around for nearly 20 years - is the main claim to fame for parent company Koch Entertainment. But the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2009 0 comments
Despite the amazingly simple remotes churned out by the likes of Harmony and Universal Remote Control, remotes festooned with buttons continue to baffle, confuse and anger many users. Panasonic demonstrated a concept called the "Easy...
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Michael Berk Posted: May 31, 2011 0 comments

It's proven to be surprisingly difficult to get streaming TV - and we're not talking on-demand stuff, just live, local, over-the-air TV - onto mobile devices.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 12, 2009 0 comments
Like it or not, it's official. President Obama has signed the bill that pushes back the DTV transition back to June 12. Let the PSA's begin.Obama said, ""During these challenging economic times, the needs of American consumers...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 09, 2008 0 comments
If you've been saving your lunch money to buy a brand spankin' new Pioneer Blu-ray player, you might want to hold off just a little longer. Well, unless you like buying something just months before a better version comes out. Pioneer, along with...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2008 0 comments
Details were sparse to nonexistent, but at its press conference, Sony verified that an ES branded Blu-ray player is in the works. ES is the emblem Sony reserves for its best components, and if history is a guide, the ES BD player will be...

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