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SV Staff Posted: May 06, 2010 0 comments
Best Buy opened its first store in the United Kingdom last weekend, and it was met with record-breaking sales. The store opened in Thurrock, a borough in Essex County, and according to Best Buy CEO Paul Antoniadis, it was the largest opening...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2009 0 comments
If you have been craving sweet vertical sound field action from a full-fledged 7.2 system then you should get ready to send Onkyo a St. Patrick's day card. Their new TX-SR607 receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic IIz. It's, as press release...
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SV Staff Posted: May 09, 2008 0 comments
Did you miss the Futuresonic 2008 Festival this year? If so, you also missed Aleks Kolkowski's seminar during the Urban Festival of Art, Music, and Ideas. Mr. Kolkowski is using a vintage record cutting lathe to create 45rpm records on your own...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2009 0 comments
When I asked Samsung to demonstrate their HT-BD8200, the world’s first sound bar to incorporate a Blu-ray player, someone came rushing over saying, "Don’t touch that!" They finally conceded and allowed me to film a bit of video of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
Sony's new Blu-ray player is making news on many accounts. They're currently shipping the BDP-S350 that is about 55% smaller than previous models, uses approximately 52% less packing materials (when will they replace packing peanuts with cheese...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

Harman Kardon You'll feel surrounded by surround sound choices with Harman Kardon's AVR 520. The receiver decodes Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1- and 6.1-channel soundtracks, including DTS-ES Discrete. You'll need an outboard amp if you have one or two back surround speakers, though, as there are only five powered channels, rated to deliver 75 watts each into 8 ohms.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2009 0 comments
Remember when radio was a simple question of AM or FM? Now there's satellite in a variety of flavors, streaming Internet radio, and even good old-fashioned terrestrial radio... in HD Radio format. Onkyo's new TX-NR807 receiver supports all of those...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
Starz is making a big move to improve quality and expand their HD offerings. They're going to start using the MPEG-4 codecs instead of their current MPEG-2 systems. This will effect their complete lineup of HD channels: Starz HD, Starz Kids and...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2009 0 comments
A Japanese business journal has just reported that the Pioneer Corporation will be pulling the plug on the TV business. Almost as shocking, the report in the Nikkei Japanese paper stated that Pioneer will be moving its DVD business to a new...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2008 0 comments
Who doesn't love their TiVo? Who would love to take their TiVo to work with them every day? If you're on the staff at The Daily Show, you don't have to. If you've watched the show, you know that they pull clips from a wide range of sources. Did...

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