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Mike Mettler Posted: Jan 08, 2006 0 comments

Pioneer's AVIC-Z1 car navigation system features a 30-gigabyte hard drive and a touchscreen user interface.

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Kenneth Brown Posted: Oct 30, 2008 0 comments

Some Fall 2008 TV series have been getting lots of water cooler time (True Blood); others have barely raised a bubble (Fringe).

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Posted: Feb 04, 2007 0 comments

It's always fascinating to look back on the 150 or so products we touch each year at Sound & Vision and select those that left an indelible impression on our editors and reviewers. After the votes are tallied and the debates quelled, we often end up with an eclectic list: big, small, cheap, expensive; products that perform remarkably, and some that simply perform but speak so loudly to the philosopher-enthusiast inside us that they deserve to be recognized.

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Michael Trei Posted: Apr 15, 2010 0 comments

Most of the big recent news in audio has involved a seemingly endless stream of new surround sound formats. First came uncompressed multichannel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on Blu-ray Disc. Then last year the listening experience reached new heights as Dolby ProLogic IIz and Audyssey DSX processing brought the vertical axis of our home theaters into play. Now it looks like the surround folks are finally taking a breather, which means we can swing the spotlight back over to stereo, where some big changes have been taking place.

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David Ranada Posted: Apr 02, 2006 0 comments

Apparently, Dolby isn't satisfied with getting its 7.1-channel Dolby Digital Plus and 8-channel lossless TrueHD technologies into the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc systems (as requirements in the former, as options in the latter). At the Consumer Electronics Show, Dolby's Audistry subsidiary was demonstrating some new technology intended for the other end of the sound-reproduction scale.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 28, 2002 0 comments

Running with a stack of my favorite CDs compressed into a player no larger than a deck of cards, I set a personal best on the trail around the Central Park Reservoir.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 18, 2008 0 comments

Klipsch Icon XF-48 active stereo speakers $2,498 a pair, June 2008 The flagship of Klipsch's Icon line, the XF-48 boasts an all-new horn-tweeter design.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jan 09, 2004 0 comments

Will your next TV be wire-free? To judge from the sets on display at this year's CES, models that wirelessly pull in programs using the Wi-Fi standard are the next hot thing in TV tech. Most of the Wi-Fi-enabled sets here, including models from Sony, Sharp, and Philips, are LCD TVs in the 12- to 23-inch size range.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments

Photo illustration by John Wilkes This year's Sound & Vision Reviewer's Choice Awards feature a number of home- entertainment firsts, including JVC's GR-HD1 high-definition camcorder, Sony's RDR-GX7 DVD recorder, which supports both the DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW formats, and Yamaha's MusicCAST, the first Wi-Fi music system from a m

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John Sciacca Posted: May 05, 2007 0 comments

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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 05, 2005 0 comments

I live in Illinois near a town called Flatville. The buzz at this year's Consumer Electronics Show might lead you to believe that it's the capital of the universe. On Press Day, January 5, the day prior to the official opening of CES, every major manufacturer introduced myriad models of new flat-panel displays, which in the not-too-distant past were called TVs.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Jun 08, 2008 0 comments

Vampire Weekend (above), the buzziest of current buzz bands, was one of the hot acts I caught at the South by Southwest Music & Media Conference. For 4 nights in 80 venues, the Texas town of Austin - the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World - hosted the biggest music festival in the world.

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Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

It's easy, in this age of technological plentitude, to feel overwhelmed.

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