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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
At a seminar in Japan this week, Matsushita plasma group manager Susumu Tsujihara didn't say a word about subsidiary Panasonic's plans to manufacture plasma panels for Pioneer's high-end Kuro line. But everything he did say sounded like very good...
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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 04, 2011 0 comments


Onkyo continues to upgrade its line of receivers, today adding the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink HT-RC370 and just slightly less fully spec'd HT-RC360 ($849 and $549 respectively) to its 7.2 lineup, smoothing the feathers of those audio and videophiles who might have felt left out by last week's announcement of the music-only, decidedly retro TX-8050 stereo receiver.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments
Times are tough. Sometimes a man will do anything to feed his family. Just ask Jan Valjean. And sometimes a man will do anything so his family can watch TV. Especially HDTV. The Pocono Record in Pennsylvania carried this news item: Someone drove...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2008 0 comments
VIZIO is known for affordable televisions, but they're adding features and specs to a newly announced product line that should start the big name brands to take a look. Three new sets were introduced, all 1080p resolution and 120 Hz processing. Two...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 26, 2009 0 comments
It's almost time to rejoice, Sony fanboys. Sony has officially announced that Netflix content will be coming to the PS3 later this year. Unfortunately, it looks like you're going to have to jump through a few hoops to get at big red's...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2009 0 comments
This morning, with little more than a press release, Apple dropped a new $80, 4 GB iPod shuffle that's smaller than a single AA battery and has neither buttons nor a display. That means the controls are left up to some buttons built into the...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2008 0 comments
Don't you hate it when people come over to your house and they get their grubby hands all over your perfectly clean touchscreens? Or if they grab your brand new iTouch and start. . . touching!!! I mean, you don't know where their hands have been!...
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Michael Berk Posted: Aug 25, 2011 0 comments

Love your Xbox 360? Want more control over your live sports viewing? Microsoft has you covered with a host of upgrades to their ESPN for Xbox LIVE service (which requires an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, though you'll incur no additional cost beyond the subscription fee).

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
Who needs a real fireplace when you can enjoy a faux fireplace - in HD no less? Did everyone grow up in areas that broadcast Yule Logs? WPIX in NY City had it every year when I was growing up. It wouldn't be the holidays without it. Now, HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
McIntosh is well-known for high-end audio amplifiers, and maybe their popularity will rub off on the HD Radio market. McIntosh just introduced the TM2 AM/FM HD Radio Tuner Module for the MA6600 integrated amplifier. While HD Radio is struggling...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 20, 2010 0 comments
Not enough video games really take advantage of the opportunity for immersion that a good home theater offers. A big screen and a 5.1 surround system with enough power behind it can take gaming from a passive button-pushing pastime to an engaging...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2009 0 comments
Most gaming headsets are big, bulky cans with boom mics for voice chatting. After all, when you're sitting in front of a computer, why do you need portability? Ear cups can immerse you cheaper and easier than quality ear buds, and a boom mic is...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2009 0 comments
Seems like everyone is looking to bridge the gap between your computer and TV. Yahoo and Intel are the latest to join the party. They've allied with some of the big names in the TV world, including Samsung and Toshiba. Yahoo hopes the Widget...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2008 0 comments
Sore losers? Maybe. After throwing in the HD DVD towel, and surrendering to Sony's Blu-ray technology, you might think Toshiba would jump on the BD bandwagon like everyone else, and try to get some of that hot BD action. Instead, at the surrender...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2009 0 comments
If you are into the normal RTS games for your console the new take on the genre by Ubisoft in Tom Clancy's EndWar is exactly what you've been waiting for, and here's deal for you. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Creative...


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