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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2007 0 comments
A recent survey by Leichtman Research Group indicates that one in five homes now has a DVR. I get that. I don't know where I'd be without mine. I never would have been able to keep up with Lost and I never would have enjoyed Desperate Housewives...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2007 0 comments
Hot on the heels of my Bruce Springsteen post last week comes word that his new album with the E Street Band, due October 2 on CD, will appear on LP a full week earlier, on September 25. Why? Because the cutoff date for albums to be eligible for...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2007 0 comments
You may recall that, in his review of the Sly and the Family Stone boxed set The Collection, Steve Simels wrote the following: "For reasons I find unfathomable, Epic/Legacy chose not to include a remastered version of Greatest Hits in the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2007 0 comments
Just when it seemed like the Blu-ray camp was starting to gain an upper hand in the high-res DVD format war, HD DVD scored a major coup. But did the industry shoot itself in the foot again? Paramount Home Entertainment announced this week that all...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2007 0 comments
As a postscript to my Genesis scoop below: Rhino has just announced that Genesis: 1983-1998, the second boxed set of the band's complete studio recordings in surround sound, has been bumped from October 23 to sometime in November. Meanwhile, an...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2007 0 comments
The female demographic has always been a tough nut to crack for the consumer electronics market. After all, pixel count, dB of SPL and high-octane wattage ratings are the kinds of testosterone-driven salesspeak that make most women's eyes glaze...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2007 0 comments
Quick, it's half past 7 p.m., Eastern time. You have only 30 minutes to LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS. What I mean is, the Disney Channel premiere of High School Musical 2 begins at 8 o'clock. And by then, your tweenettes (and possibly your slightly...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2007 0 comments
As I write this, we're in shipping-madness mode here at the S&V offices, trying to get the October print edition out the door - and having just proofed Feedback, Sound & Visionary, an Installation feature, three Test Reports (Rob Sabin just...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2007 0 comments
Or so the masses seem to be saying. The Compact Disc is indeed 25 years old today. On August 17, 1982, the first discs were born in Germany. They contained Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony, but the first commercially available release would be...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2007 0 comments
Another big announcement today. Complete press release below. And how's this for an excellent new photo? -Ken Richardson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 16, 2007 Bruce Springsteen's Magic Set for October 2 Release on Columbia Records Magic, Bruce...

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