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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2008 0 comments
The Apple iTunes store will go down in history as a textbook success story. Other music services, such as Rhapsody, might just go down as footnotes.  While iTunes has prospered, Rhapsody has struggled. The service offers over 5 million songs,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2009 0 comments
Talking about the economy is like talking about the weather at this point. It's chit-chat, conversation padding that everyone knows about. It's also the reason Blockbuster is closing almost a thousand stores by the end of next year. According to...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 06, 2009 0 comments
Try as they may, there's still nothing that compares to sitting in an uncomfortable stadium seat for nine innings. The battle for runner-up, however has gotten to be quite interesting. While plunking down in front of the TV to watch a game is...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2008 0 comments
Here's a chance for TiVo Salvation: a 40% off sale. At one-product-per-day retailer, refurbished Tivo HDs are selling for $179.99 (MSRP for the unit is $299) with three months service included. For HDTV owners pained daily by their...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 30, 2010 0 comments
HDMI might be getting competition in the next few years, if the HDBaseT Alliance has anything to say about it. A coalition of electronics companies including LG, Samsung, and Sony are working to on a new standard of video connection called...
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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: Oct 28, 2009 0 comments
Question: My high-def DirecTV receiver connects to my Pioneer Pro-111FD plasma HDTV through a Pioneer SC-07 A/V receiver. When I’m changing channels, there can be a significant pause before the new channel is displayed. It seems that the TV is...
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SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments
Without question, the Internet has made life better. It is much easier to look at satellite photos of your neighbor's pool, buy drugs without a prescription, and send checks for $25,000 so the bank in Nigeria will send you a check for $55...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2008 0 comments
Sony just announced a new speaker that's quite unique. The new Sountina NSA-PF1 is a glass speaker. The Sountina is based on a vibrating glass tube. Sound is omni-directional, as the tube vibrates three-dimensionally in all directions. Afraid it...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
Just days after Steve Jobs called Blu-ray a "bag of hurt," Amex Digital has announced a Blu-ray solution for Macs. Not some schlocky-looking external drive, this sleek, slim beauty is designed to complement Apple MacBooks, but it will...
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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 21, 2011 0 comments

As noted by HDGuru over the weekend, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America has confirmed that it will indeed "exit the LCD-TV market entirely" by the end of 2011, concentrating from here on out on its consumer rear-projection televisions (including its highly regarded

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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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SV Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2010 0 comments
Spring must be around the corner again, folks, ‘cause Pioneer has just announced a bunch of new receivers. The company’s new lineup consists of 5 models that range in price from $299 to $749. All deliver height channels ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2008 0 comments
You're at a business lunch and you realize you need to show your clients a picture of your marketing plan for their hot new widget. You have a picture of your ad idea stored on your phone, or it's stashed on your iPod. So there you are, huddled...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
Let's face it: if you have a home theater, you're going to hook up the majority of your components via HDMI. It looks best, supports 1080p, and gives you all of the audio and video information you need in one handy little plug. If your gadget...


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