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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Can you take random abuse from Billy Corgan? Can you explode on cue? If so, the Smashing Pumpkins have a job for you: drummer!This is not a joke.Late yesterday, I received the following e-mail from the band's publicist:"Auditions will be...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2008 0 comments
Blu-ray's victory over HD DVD in the high-definition format war has given owners of Blu-ray players a sense of smug satisfaction and the right to infinite I-told-you-sos. But for Blu-ray-owning Netflix subscribers, the end of the format war...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 02, 2008 0 comments
Don't hate me. It's just my job, and they make me do it. Yes, I am one of those cursed recording engineers who mixes television commercials, and mixes them to be as loud as possible. It's not my fault, it's just the way it is. You know how loud...
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SV Staff Posted: May 08, 2009 0 comments
The MPAA is a touchy subject for a lot of folks. Nothing sparks internet debate quite like the mention of their name (unless of course you're talking about the RIAA). In this video, they demonstrate how it's possible to make "high quality" movie...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: May 31, 2013 0 comments

The Home Entertainment Show Newport Beach is growing into one of the best hi-fi shows in the U.S. This year's show, which started today and runs through Sunday, appears even bigger than last year's, which was big enough to use up all the parking in both of the hotels that house the show.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2009 0 comments
If you've been waiting for Gladiator to hit Blu-ray your wait is nearly over. Pre order it here for a great price and check out more great HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Samsung PN50B650 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV for $1,399.00...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments
If you've got an eye for crisp video, surely you've wished the high-definition signal being pumped into your living room was even better. The signal quality appears to have good days and bad days, and you may have even wondered if the same HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments
The first place to see new theatrical releases is not in movie theaters, but on online file-sharing sites and DVD. Pirated copies, ranging from hazy camcorder copies, to pristine copies from original prints, can sometimes be found circulating...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2009 0 comments
NAD Electronics has announced a new Master Series preamp that it will be showing off at CEDIA next month. The Master Series M15HD Surround Sound Preamplifier is just what it says on the tin: a preamp with a ton of features for a surround sound home...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments
I'm not sure what to make of this. First, the facts: An outfit called Royal Digital Media has announced it will market an optical disc format to rival and surpass Blu-ray. Possibly developed by, and named for, Dreamstream, the new format would...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2009 0 comments
If you want to get a good scare out of your party guests on Halloween then there's no better movie to do that than Poltergeist. And we just happened to find a deal on the Blu-ray just before the holiday. More HD and gadget deals* after the...
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SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments
The consumer electronics industry breathed a collective sigh of relief when the war between HD DVD and Blu-ray was won by Blu-ray. Another surrender ceremony was recently completed as Paramount announced that they are abandoning the HD DVD format...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2008 0 comments
Our friends over at HD Guru are reporting that next month Sony will slash $100 off the list price of their diminutive BDP-S350 Blu-ray player and sell it for $300. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Damn! I just bought that player for my brother and payed full...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2010 0 comments
Apple has been both incredibly slow to adopt new features, and yet cutting edge with new ideas for its portable media players. It took forever for the iPhone to get stereo Bluetooth support, but there's an app for darn near everything. It took...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
A few observant users over at EngadgetHD spotted something interesting on their TiVo screens. When they looked at the Video On Demand screen for Amazon's streaming service, they noticed an interesting option. Suddenly, there was an option for...


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