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SV Staff Posted: Dec 11, 2008 0 comments
That's right.  69 days until the plug is pulled on analog TV. Have your local stations been making an effort to get viewers ready?My local NBC affiliate, 11Alive in Atlanta, GA has been doing DTV readiness tests.  They'll do...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2010 0 comments
Even using the proper settings, uploading a video to Youtube can make a mess of your source material, mercilessly compressing it in the name of bandwidth. So, what would happen if you uploaded, ripped and then re-uploaded the same video 1,000...
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2008 0 comments
The dance has begun. The first moves are subtle. One partner dances slowly around the other, the other shows a vulnerable side. Certain moves are expected, others a surprise. In the world of corporate takeovers, actions speak volumes when it comes...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2008 0 comments
There are ghosts in my machines. I'm convinced of it. Two weeks ago, my trusty 32-inch CRT TV started to fail. The picture would go green, then black and white, and then the death roll. Grrr.  Off to Best Buy to start researching what I...
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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2013 0 comments

Almost all high-end audio products focus on stereo music, fovcing those who dig 5.1 music – and, of course, movies – to use audio products designed primarily for home theater.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2009 0 comments
It's finally here: the Holy Grail of satellite radio. One box to rule them all. Sirius XM Radio just announced a plug-and-play radio that will be able to access every station offered by Sirius and XM, all in one unit. The box, the Mirge,...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 02, 2002 0 comments


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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments
The Sony Bravia line is expanding with bold new models, and new sizes in previous product lines. These new Bravia XBR flat-panel LCD HDTVs bring the total number of Bravia TVs to thirty, with sizes that range from 19 inches all the way up to 70...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2008 0 comments
Before Blu-ray has even been completely accepted into American households, the hacks have begun. is selling two new products: a completely region-free Panasonic Blu-ray player that they've modified, or a do-it-yourself kit that lets...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Let's see now . . . two CDs, one DVD, four LPs, a buncha other stuff, and a cassette! What, no 8-track? Despite that, the Collector's Edition of Pearl Jam's 1991 debut, Ten (Epic/Legacy), truly goes to Eleven - and as such, it's...


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