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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
"As you can imagine, this is a tough day for me," said Jodi Sally, VP of Marketing Digital A/V for Toshiba. "I've had better." Sally's better days, to be more specific, were right before last Friday, when Warner Bros....
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
What's this? Pioneer's Kuro line isn't the final word in the blackest TV blacks after all? Not according to Russ Johnston, the company's  executive VP of marketing for Home Entertainment. Pioneer is actually working on a new concept - the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
What a difference a year makes. I walked into the same hotel and a room that seemed identical to the one I stayed during the last CES. Then, I began noticing differences: a wall-mounted widescreen TV, a clock radio with an iPod dock, and a sign on...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
Part 1 (see my post below) was full of tribute albums and cover songs. Now comes my second stash from 2007: The Year in Books About Music. You still have too much disposable cash left over from the holidays, right? Read (and buy) on! -Ken...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
The rumors got louder and louder and today they became truth: Warner Bros. - the "Switzerland" studio in the high-def format wars (they produced Blu-ray and HD DVD discs) - just dumped the red states (HD DVD) and went exclusively Blu. A...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
Flush with cash from the holidays? Eager to ka-ching those checks and hit the stores? I hear ya! I help ya! All through the past year, I've been gathering nuts & nuggets, squirrel-like, that just couldn't fit into the print mag or anywhere...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2008 0 comments
Got a gift card for the holidays? Better use it or lose it to a company that could double its money if the card isn't used within a certain period of time. Earlier this year, says Consumer Reports, the TowerGroup research firm in Needham, Mass.,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2008 0 comments
According to a Dec. 31 article in The New York Times, most buyers are still on the fence when it comes to the high-def disc battle, with neither camp reporting impressive numbers. Citing data from Adams Media Research, 578,000 HD DVD and 370,000...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2007 0 comments
Our Best CDs of 2007 list will appear soonly in the Feb/March '08 issue (you may even find it posted on the site before that if you dig around some), but I wanted to take a moment and bulletpoint a ten-spot of discs I enjoyed in '07 that 1) didn't...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2007 0 comments
What? You think it's too late for my guide to the season's holiday CDs? HUMBUG! That's why they made Twelve Days of Christmas, Rudolph! After all, just ask the artist who has the biggest-selling CD of 2007. Springsteen? Kanye? Eagles? Those High...

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