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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2010 0 comments
Toshiba has just unveiled CELL TV, a new image processing engine the company claims is 143 times more powerful than the engines found in previous models. At the heart of the CELL TV is the Cell Broadband Engine, the same processor used by the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments
Times are tough. Sometimes a man will do anything to feed his family. Just ask Jan Valjean. And sometimes a man will do anything so his family can watch TV. Especially HDTV. The Pocono Record in Pennsylvania carried this news item: Someone drove...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2006 0 comments

We've added four products to The List in June. Yamaha's VX-2600, at about $1,000 retail, delivered great sound and video scaling to win our receiver shootout. The Westinghouse 42-inch LCD flat-panel is an exceptional value and boasts 1080p display and input. Crystal Acoustics, a British speaker outfit, scored with its $2,000 THX-certified system.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2009 0 comments
I love Netflix. I have been a subscriber forever, so I'm a little sad to hear that the price for Blu-ray subscribers is going up again on April 27th. They announced the price increases this morning through their arsenal of social media...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
That's what my photographer son Tony and I accomplished last Saturday (April 19) on the first annual Record Store Day. As I announced here previously, RSD is an effort (spearheaded by indie-shop organizations) to remind people that, yes,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2008 0 comments
Don't you hate it when your perfectly tuned, acoustically isolated sound system is ruined by the steady hum of your DVR? Hitachi just announced two new hard drives destined for DVR use that tackle that problem, combine high storage with low power...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Panasonic unveiled the world's thinnest Plasma HDTV today. The set measures less than one-third of an inch and is also lean on power as well, using up to one-third less power than previous models. Specifics were lean -- no model, pricing or...
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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2010 0 comments
We're heading into Back to the Future Part 2 territory 5 years early. Panasonic has just announced that Skype is coming to VieraCast-equipped HDTVs, with support for video-chat. While the Skype software is free and Skype-to-Skype calls can be...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
Who needs a real fireplace when you can enjoy a faux fireplace - in HD no less? Did everyone grow up in areas that broadcast Yule Logs? WPIX in NY City had it every year when I was growing up. It wouldn't be the holidays without it. Now, HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 08, 2005 0 comments
This month our nod for the best video recorder goes to Pioneer's DVR-633H-S hard-drive/DVD combo, which knocks off the Lite-On LVW-5045. We've added Sony's 50-inch SXRD HDTV, but RCA's $8,000 Profiles 720 DLP set drops out despite its 7-inch depth - it can't compete with $4,000 1080p DLPs.

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