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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2009 0 comments
If you go to your installer and tell him that you want a 98-inch display driven off of an NEC projector and some custom Draper projection mirrors, he would probably drop his tape measure in surprise. That's the task that mom, Lisa Montgomery...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
When you're Harmony, the world's leading manufacturer of universal remote controls, what do you do for an encore to replace your best selling model ever? You start by listening to what your legion of satisfied customers and loyal dealers have to...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
Flexing its muscles, the FCC has slapped a fine on Time Warner Cable and Cox communications for introducing switched digital video signals into cable systems still utilizing CableCards.  This is a direct violation of federal rules that...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2008 0 comments
While some companies are concentrating on making small little itty-bitty plastic speakers, Boston Acoustics just announced a new line of furniture-grade speakers that look gorgeous, with technology to make them sound as good as they look. Vista is...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2009 0 comments
Audio enthusiasts the world over were saddened this week to learn that Jim Thiel, co-founder of Thiel Audio Products and its chief engineer for all of the company's 33-year history, has passed away. Thiel was known as one of the world's...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2009 0 comments
The Mouse has been reticent to release its classic films on Blu-ray, parceling them out one-by-one every few months. Unfortunately, that isn't going to change any time soon. On the bright side, we have over a dozen classic Disney films to which we...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
So, Canon, you're really serious about this SED TV thing, aren't you? Like Sony and Panasonic before you, you've ditched rear-projection television technology plans. That makes sense, almost everyone agrees it is an outdated, dying design. But...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 14, 2008 0 comments
Instead of sitting back and gloating as it watches its biggest competitor flounder, Best Buy is doing whatever it can to prevent a trip down the same  path. Best Buy's President and COO Brian Dunn stated that "In 42 years of...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
Sharp will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012, and part of their core philosophies for the big event is to create energy saving and energy creating products and "achieve ubiquity for LCDs by integrating Sharp LCD technology into...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 17, 2009 0 comments
You probably remember the above scene from the 1989 holiday movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, right? In a memorable sequence, bumbling family man Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) rigs his house with 25,000...


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