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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
Lucky for us, our northern neighbors are taking an interesting step towards going green. The Canadian government is announcing new standards to limit the power used by consumer electronics gear when they're in a standby mode. You know - those...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
Starz is making a big move to improve quality and expand their HD offerings. They're going to start using the MPEG-4 codecs instead of their current MPEG-2 systems. This will effect their complete lineup of HD channels: Starz HD, Starz Kids and...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
JVC/Victor obviously believes in covering all bases. For Japanese release, they're launching two new HDD-based recorders, with a twist. The new DR-HX250 and DR-HX500 are 250GB or 500GB HD video recorders. Hope you can guess which model is which....
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments
Let's face it. It's hard for most of us to get excited about new projector technology. Hats off to Canon for their exciting news about two multimedia projectors that feature two world's firsts. Topping off the list is the top-of-the-line REALiS...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments
Just when you finally figured out the difference between 16 x 9 and 4 x 3 screen, LG goes and shakes things up again. Maybe it's best that these new monitors are only available in the UK for now. The new LG M3800S-BN and M2900S-BN are stretched...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments
Switched Digital Video (SDV) is coming, and Cox is helping you get ready. As we reported a few weeks ago, SDV requires a special tuning adapter to handle the communication between the cable provider and your TiVo devices. SDV increases cable's...
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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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