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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: 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: 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 That makes sense, almost everyone agrees it is an outdated, dying design.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: Jun 27, 2008 0 comments
Obviously, there's no love lost between most customers and their cable companies. In fact, there's no love lost between a cable company and itself, either. So it's not surprising that more people are satisfied with their direct broadcast satellite...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2009 0 comments
Audio company JBL and clothing makers Roxy have announced a partnership to produce a line of fashion-minded portable audio equipment. Next month, the companies will release a series of Roxy-branded ear buds and headphones targeted at...
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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: 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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SV Staff Posted: Apr 16, 2008 0 comments
What's a "record store"? If you've never been to one, it's time for you to paddle away from your computer keyboard's virtual Amazon and enter the real world of bricks and mortar. And if you're, ahem, an older buyer who hasn't been to one...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
Intel Corp just went lobbying. A road trip to the FCC. Oh how fun! Seems that Intel wants the FCC to require Ethernet ports with IP capability on all cable set-top boxes. How convenient for them. The filing said, "Given the marketplace...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2009 0 comments
My hat's off to Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune for marking the death of Les Paul so wittily. But two other things are off about this cartoon. Can you figure them out? Answers below the jump. If we are to assume that Breen...

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