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Frank Doris Posted: Dec 22, 2001 0 comments

The concept of "plug and play" is a starry-eyed consumer-electronics fantasy. In my experience, almost all home entertainment devices - at least the kinds covered in this magazine - need some sort of setup to achieve optimum performance. Heck, even my first childhood record player had to have the volume adjusted.

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Brian C. Fenton Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

A few years ago, it would have been hard to imagine chatting about computer networks at a party. But today, you don't have to be a geek to be interested in networking - and awareness will only increase as more people realize that a home network can be a great way to send movies, music, and digital photos around the house.

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Brian C. Fenton Posted: Jul 21, 2002 0 comments
Photos by Eric Yang
An Intel AnyPoint PC Card wireless network adapter ($99).

Computer networking isn't a subject you'd necessarily expect to read about in Sound & Vision.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jun 07, 2005 0 comments

Everybody wants a monster-size HDTV, so it came as no surprise when readers wrote in asking for head-to-head comparisons of the big-screen HDTV technologies. The first round came with "Plasma vs. LCD" (February/March, available on the S&V Web site). After reading our unflinching test of those popular types of hang-on-the-wall TVs, you asked to see LCD take on DLP.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2010 0 comments

By now, you've certainly checked out our Sony Google TV and Logitech Revue reviews, but today is the first day DISH subscribers will be able to get their eyeballs on the full google TV experience.

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Al Griffin Posted: Feb 06, 2008 0 comments

At last year's CES, Sony previewed an 11-inch, 3mm-deep OLED TV prototype that made other flat-panel sets at the show look positively obese. That same model showed up in finished form at the company's press conference Sunday, rising up Vegas showbiz-style from beneath the stage in a maneuver reminiscent of the Stonehenge scene from Spinal Tap.

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Posted: Dec 06, 2005 0 comments

CableCARD, a PC card-like device that slips into the back of most new big-screen HDTVs, lets you tune standard- and high-definition cable channels (even premium ones) without a digital cable box.

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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 04, 2006 0 comments

Panasonic executives present Comcast CEO Brian Roberts with first OCAP-compliant digital cable box.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Sep 14, 2008 0 comments

Has it really been 2 years since I last wrote about my efforts to install the A/V and networking systems in the new addition to my home?

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Posted: Sep 02, 2006 0 comments

You played the first woman president on your TV series Commander in Chief, and now you have the honor of being the first woman to be featured in this column. Oh wow. Well, it's a series of firsts.

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David Ranada Posted: May 02, 2006 0 comments

05/02/2006 On April 21, our local National Public Radio outlet, WNYC, broadcast (and streamed over the Internet) an episode of the station's Radio Lab program. This slickly produced series combines aspects of NPR-style radio journalism with modern audio-studio production techniques that are the sonic equivalents of MTV-type visual effects.

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Sara Brady Posted: Jul 14, 2009 0 comments

In theaters: July 17 Studio: Warner Bros. Director: David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman

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Posted: Feb 03, 2008 0 comments

S&V's Top 10 DVDs of 2007

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David Ranada Posted: Jan 10, 2002 0 comments
Panasonic SA-XR10
Keeping it Real To me so far -- and I've only seen a small fraction of the exhibits -- this year's Consumer Electronics Show has been one mainly of trends and imminent breakthroughs.
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Tom Nousaine Posted: Sep 24, 2004 0 comments

There's more to setting up a subwoofer than just plugging it into your system and turning it on, but it's not rocket science. Follow the steps below, and you'll get solid, powerful bass with a minimum of headaches.


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