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SV Staff Posted: Nov 05, 2008 0 comments
Just when you finally got your 5.1 speaker system dialed in, Iosono comes out with a system that will totally blow away your old system. Introduced at the 2008 SMPTE Conference, this new system can use from 200 - 500 speakers, completely ringing...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2008 0 comments
Carbon is the new black. Seriously, from airplanes to bicycles, carbon is the hottest new material. Carbon nanotubes are even cooler. These tiny 10-nanometer diameter tubes of carbon are being researched for everything from pharmaceutical...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2008 0 comments
The folks who shop at Wal-Mart aren't what people typically think of as audio- or videophiles, nor necessarily trendsetters. But, they do represent Main Street, America. So, when Wal-Mart speaks, we all listen.After CD sales dropped by almost...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2008 0 comments
Don't mess with Texas.  Marshall, Texas, that is. Marshall is the hotbed of patent infringement cases, and true to form, Marshall has ruled for the plaintiff - in this case, Pioneer Electronics. Japanese manufacturer Pioneer Corp....
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments

Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD 50-inch plasma HDTV $5,000, October 2008 Believe it: This year's Pioneer Elite Kuro is even better than its predecessor, the PRO-110FD, which

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments
You know the drill. You go to install some new equipment, but you're faced with a dilemma. Do you run cables across the floor, put the TV screen in a non-ideal position, or even giving up the idea of having HDTV in a room that doesn't...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments
Who doesn't love a juicy rumor? Jen is seen with John, Brangelina are splitting, or together again, and who really cares what Paris or Pamela are up to?Of course, stock market rumors aren't nearly as salacious as celebrity news, but they...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments
Things are tough, especially in consumer electronics. Circuit City is really taking it on the chin. As we previously reported, the rumor was that CC was going to close stores to try to stay afloat. Now, that rumor has become reality.It was...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments
The earth is shaking over at Panasonic. First, as we reported earlier, Panasonic ditched the name of its founder, Matsushita, and will go by Panasonic from now on. And now we learn from Bloomberg Japan that Panasonic has agreed to buy a controlling...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments
Last week we announced that Netflix was going to start streaming HD movies to devices including the Roku. As we mentioned, there are about 300 HD titles that will be available for streaming to that particular black box, in addition to the already...

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