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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments
Voom HD has a bone to pick with EchoStar, now a division of DISH Network. A $1 billion bone.  Mighty big bone. Back in May, DISH dropped Voom HD, a collection of 15 HD channels, all commercial-free. Apparently, they forgot that they had a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments
It's all a matter of perspective. We just received an email from a consumer group with the subject, "Blu-ray momentum continues to build!" As we reported a few weeks ago, Blu-ray sales are seriously slow. Now, another survey is out, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments
What did you get your dad for Father's Day this year? Another crappy tie? Ugly coffee mug? Electric shaver? Wouldn't you like to know exactly what dear old dad wants? Circuit City did just that. They surveyed 4,100 fathers, and the results are...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments
All the major retailers want you to buy new stuff, but what about your old stuff? You know, those old VHS players, Betamax decks, CD players and HD DVD players that are of no use to you. Where do obsolete electronics go to die? Best Buy has a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments
Can't we all just get along??? A post on The US Daily is reporting that DISH Network and their technology spin-off EchoStar is suing TiVo, after TiVo sued them for patent infringement. What's all the fuss about? Back in January, the U.S. Court of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments
Integra is taking its position as a custom installation specialist seriously. Their previous A/V receiver (DTR-5.8) was among the first to offer HDMI v1.3a, and now the new DTR-5.9 takes that to the next level. The DTR-5.9 has four HDMI v1.3a...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rent a movie and watch it before it self-destructs. Although it's not on the initial list of DVD releases, Staples is offering a unique way to rent DVD movies that's straight out of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments
Lots of mobile phones double as music players. Many have built-in speakers. But, have you ever listened to them? Seriously, the sound quality from the tiny speaker built into these phones is typically abysmal. Notice that was "speaker,"...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments
New music is discovered in a variety of ways. Films often launch new music and hit songs, either within the soundtrack or in the coveted final credits. Lately, TV shows are a sure-fire vehicle for hit new music. Go to iTunes and  you can grab...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments
As every car, airplane, and home audio device is adding compressed digital music capabilities, one company is taking a stand to stick to high fidelity. Boulder Amplifiers (from Boulder, Colorado, not made from rocks) is finally releasing the 1021...

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