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Rob Medich Posted: Feb 08, 2008 0 comments

It's the talk of the Strip.

Everyone at CES who's had the privilege of witnessing Pioneer Electronic's future generation Kuro plasma in action wants to tell someone. That's because it's been like no other experience they've had while watching TV.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2006 0 comments

All the biggest news about the latest trends and products used to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show - no more. Intimate compared with the vastness of CES, the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) Expo gives companies a chance to push some products into the spotlight that might get lost in CES's Vegas glare.

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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 05, 2006 0 comments

For viewers who want more programming choice than is available off the air but not the expense of cable or satellite, USDTV offers a unique alternative. It leases unused secondary digital channels, often from religious broadcasters, and provides over-the-air pay TV.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Sep 29, 2008 0 comments

Ah, sweet home Chicago. I remember partaking in a number of great local traditions when I used to call the Windy City my backyard: Going to Buddy Guy's Legends club for a late night of tasty blues. Seeing the Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day. Taking in a Chicago Cubs game in the bleachers at Wrigley Field.

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Posted: Dec 31, 2006 0 comments

Ever want to see a little bit more of an installation? Maybe another angle on a piece of equipment we're reviewing? Well, now you can with Sound & Vision Photo Galleries! Check out the examples below, and look for the Photo Gallery icon in future test reports and articles.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Jun 04, 2006 0 comments
Shown above is the special microphone configuration Neural Audio came up with so XM can capture all the channels for a surround sound broadcast of a live performance from a single position.

Maybe I'm just someone who's easily impressed, but the whole idea of sending audio and video data tens of thousands of miles into space to hit satellites that then send the data back to earth amazes

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Brent Butterworth Posted: Nov 01, 2009 0 comments

LEDs have risen from their original occupation as humble indicator lamps to serving as the light source for some of today's most advanced TVs. Electronics engineers prize the LED for its brightness and cool-running efficiency. Environmentalists and utility companies tout its low power consumption. Videophiles are warming to it for the performance enhancements it facilitates.

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Posted: Jan 03, 2008 0 comments

In this guide you'll find five starter systems, selected by the editors of Sound & Vision. While these were put together with people new to home theater in mind, longtime readers of the magazine will also find worthwhile ideas, and combinations of equipment they might not have considered.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 03, 2006 0 comments

Just to set the stage: You guys are working on Season 3 as we speak, right? CARLTON: Yes. We started shooting back on August 7. We're working on new episodes right now, in fact.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 26, 2003 0 comments

Julian Hirsch, an engineer and magazine writer who was instrumental in transforming hi-fi from an esoteric hobby into a multibillion-dollar global industry, died Monday, November 24, at the age of 81 after a long illness.

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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Nov 10, 2009 0 comments

Whenever I'm going to a big event that I want to document for all posterity - like my sons' concerts or championship football games - I find myself staring at my arsenal of weapons. For these events, a really good video camera is a must. I already have several on hand, so I usually take the one that has a good zoom and takes high-quality video.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Feb 18, 2002 0 comments

You wouldn't know it to look at the "mine's bigger than yours" installations featured in some home theater magazines, but having a decent amount of money to spend on a whole-house audio/video system doesn't necessarily translate into gaudy opulence. Or, to put it another way, modesty isn't always dictated by a limited budget.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 18, 2004 0 comments

ANNOUNCER Tonight on American Chopper , a journalist explains HDTV to the Teutels in plain language.

CUT TO author MIKE METTLER in the Orange County Choppers office, flanked by PAUL TEUTEL SR. and PAUL TEUTEL JR.

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Brent Butterworth Posted: Feb 24, 2011 0 comments

The Internet has come alive with cheers of audiophiles and jeers of audiophobes since CNN.com reported unconfirmed rumors that download services such as iTunes and Amazon MP3 would soon begin offering music files with 24-bit resolution. Technically, this is a step up from the 16-bit resolution available in most downloads. But predictably, non-audiophiles are criticizing this move as little more than a naked marketing ploy.

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Ian G. Masters Posted: Sep 02, 2002 0 comments
"Only connect," the novelist E. M. Forster famously urged. But many people suffer from connectophobia - a paralyzing fear that can strike when you take your new Dolby Digital receiver out of the box and first lay eyes on its back panel.


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