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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2008 0 comments
Remember those funky old cathode-ray TV/VCR combo units?  Thought combo units were a thing of the past? Not so fast, there, Buck Rodgers. Funai might not be the most popular name you see on the shelf of your local big-box retailer, but you do...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2009 0 comments
For years, it seemed like the only thing consumers cared about when buying a new TV was how thin it was. You could never be too thin.  However, last year, 20% of the flat panel TVs sold has some kind of "green" feature. According...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2009 0 comments
Wireless HDMI is a developing technology that will be able to transmit high-def video directly to a screen without running any cables from the video's source. Unfortunately, it still leaves the issue of actually providing power to the screen; even...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2005 0 comments

PioneerEvery listening room has its own shape, size, and furniture - all of which affect sound. With the supplied microphone, Pioneer's thrifty VSX-815 receiver will automatically adjust its five-band equalizer to customize sound to best match your digs.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
Sure, anyone can upconvert anything to air on an HD station. However, TBS-HD just started airing syndicated episodes of Seinfeld in HD. How is that possible, when HD was in its infancy when it was shot? Like many sitcoms, Seinfeld was shot on 35mm...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2009 0 comments
When iTunes introduced their one-price-fits-all model for selling music, many record labels were unhappy with the situation. The ability to buy a single song for a dollar made full records a hard sell for some artists. But it was a hit with...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 17, 2010 0 comments
Well, it begins. The massive success of Avatar has led to the inevitable incremental release of DVD and Blu-ray versions. The movie hits shelves on April 22, but... that's all that hits. The DVD and Blu-ray versions of Avatar that ship in April...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
I was at the CEDIA show this week wearing a path between the restroom and the press conference room of the Colorado Convention Center when I heard what sounded like a live guitar performance wafting out of Room 304. When I walked into the room and...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments
Jeez. There's so much going on in Washington these days. Elections, bailouts, natural disasters. Let's add Copyright Police to the list. A new lobbying group, called Arts + Labs, just descended on DC. Their mission, on the surface, appears to be...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2009 0 comments
  If you're in the market for a HTIB here's a Sony BDVIS1000 5.1Ch Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theater System for $599.00 (normally $999.99). And if you like that deal make sure you check after the jump for more great HD and gadget...


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