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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2007 0 comments
There's something about the electronic book that holds a lot of appeal. When Sony launched its first-edition Reader at the Consumer Electronics Show a few years ago, reporters flocked around the device - to the surprise of the Sony PR team, who...
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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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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2009 0 comments
I still have a few HD DVDs sitting around my house that I haven't been able to bring myself to get rid of. It might be worth digging them out, though, and trading them in using Warner Bros.' new RED2BLU program. $4.95 plus a shipping charge...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Mar 01, 2011 0 comments

Home theater enthusiasts have had seven speakers in their systems for a decade now, but only now is Hollywood finally catching up. Last Saturday, Dolby Laboratories feted the release of the Megamind Blu-ray Disc, which it says is the first movie released in 7.1-channel sound in theaters and on Blu-ray. A screening of the Blu-ray Disc in the company's technically unassailable theater was preceded by a discussion with Erik Aadahl, one of the movie's two supervising sound editors.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2008 0 comments
  Who knows what the future may bring? Pioneer has announced its plans for the beloved Kuro line of plasma televisions, but those plans still seem so...unpredictable. Will Panasonic really incorporate enough of Pioneer's tech innards to make...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
You're not the only one feeling the pitch in these economically troubled times. TV manufacturers are feeling it too. Their inventories are swelling as people are more worried about paying for gas than buying the latest new HDTV set. To entice...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2008 0 comments
Back in the day, Sony had a reputation for being, um, independent minded. The company was notorious for its stubborn nonpartisanship when it came to developing products. Its partnership with Philips famously succeeded with the invention of the CD....
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2009 0 comments
If you want the latest albums from bands on EMI, you should stay away from indie record stores. The music giant has decided that it will no longer be selling albums to smaller stores, only massive big-block operations. Wal-Mart and Best Buy will...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2009 0 comments
If size is what you are after in your search for a new HDTV why not check out this deal on a Samsung 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV for $2,379.00 (normally $2,799.99). Plus more HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Sony HT-SS2300 Component Home...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments
Many consumers are justifying purchases of expensive high-definition Blu-ray players and movie discs by lamenting that a better alternative - such as streaming downloads of high-def movies to a hard drive attached to the TV -is too many years away....
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2008 0 comments
Samsung is showing off their new YA-SBR510 Bluetooth stereo speaker. This little beauty is designed for Samsung's lineup of MP3 players, providing wireless playback from a docked player. The speaker features Bluetooth 2.0, with an advertised...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2008 0 comments
The folks who shop at Wal-Mart aren't what people typically think of as audio- or videophiles, nor necessarily trendsetters. But, they do represent Main Street, America. So, when Wal-Mart speaks, we all listen.After CD sales dropped by almost...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2009 0 comments
Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre, Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine, and Monster Cable CEO Noel Lee held a joint press conference earlier today announcing the launch of Monster's new "Heartbeats by Lady Gaga" in-ear headphones. Like Monster Cable's previous...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2009 0 comments
The Holiday season is just around the corner and today's deal is a perfect gift for anyone looking to upgrade their small HDTV. We found this LG 50-inch plasma for close to half-off at $969.99 (normally $1,699.95). More HD and gadget deals*...

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