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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 07, 2006 0 comments

The Pioneer Elite BDP-HD1 Blu-ray player is due in May at a price of $1,800

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Brent Butterworth Posted: Oct 23, 2008 0 comments

Everyone knows there's a fine line between brave and foolhardy; the trick is to know when you've crossed it.

Sometimes the distinction is obvious. Skiing your first double-diamond slope after a winter of lessons? Brave. Dropping into a Class V rapid when you've never kayaked before? Foolhardy.

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Ian G. Masters Posted: Jun 05, 2006 0 comments

A Classic Hummer

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 14, 2008 0 comments

It's Oscar time! And since no one on the Sound & Vision staff actually belongs to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (our applications keep getting kicked back to us), we're celebrating this past year's best pictures our own way -- by declaring which films actually have the best pictures . . . and sound!

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Frank Doris Posted: Jun 06, 2001 0 comments

You probably already know that good speakers are essential to putting together a high-quality stereo or multichannel music system or home theater. You can invest several months' mortgage payments in first-rate audio/video components, but without good speakers you're simply not going to hear your system's full potential.

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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 07, 2004 0 comments
As in past years, the day preceding the official opening of the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show was devoted to dawn-to-dusk press conferences.
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: May 02, 2007 0 comments

"DO I FEEL LUCKY?" (Well, do ya, punk?) That's the question that millions of people are asking themselves as they think about buying a new video player. In particular, should they go for Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD? If you choose one and buy a few hundred movies for it, but the format goes bust, you'll be lucky to recoup pennies on the dollar on eBay. That's quite a gamble.

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John Sciacca Posted: Dec 13, 2004 0 comments

To the uninitiated, TiVo owners can seem a bit cultlike. And if you're still living in the Dark Ages of analog tape recording, having yet to experience the divine Renaissance afforded by the video hard-disk recorder, or HDR, then the devotion might seem a bit absurd.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Oct 11, 2007 0 comments

You're enjoying a lovely evening in the park - sandwiches and softball. A nice-looking kid comes over and offers to sell you an iPod for $100. You're reluctant, but it's a really sweet deal. You agree. The next day, you find out you've bought stolen goods. Congratulations! You're a business partner in the latest crime wave: stolen MP3 players.

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John Sciacca Posted: Dec 03, 2005 0 comments

Back in elementary school, I loved reading those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. They'd begin like a normal book, but at the end of each page, you'd be faced with a decision that radically altered the story. "You discover a beautiful princess trapped in a dragon's lair. If you try and rescue the princess, turn to page ....

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Karl Tennant Posted: May 06, 2008 0 comments

If your two greatest loves in this world are your home theater and your dog Sparky, you may have learned the hard way that they don't always play nice together. Let's face it: As domesticated as modern pets are, they can't exactly be expected to know what those remote controls are for, or that scratching a plasma TV screen is way worse than chewing a slipper.

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Posted: Jan 08, 2006 0 comments

Sirius S50 satellite radio/MP3 player in Directed Electronics Executive Dock

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