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SV Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
Enthusiast site Cdfreaks.com published a hit-or-miss list of ten things so-called high definition fans might not know about their favorite form of entertainment. While not each item will make you feel like you learned something new (No. 9 says...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
Yesterday, researchers claimed that the poor state of the U.S. economy was the reason consumers are buying more small HDTV sets and fewer mid-size ones.  Of course, it is possible that they're simply buying second HDTVs for the office or...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Data shows that 30-inch LCD TVs saw an upsurge in popularity from January to February, according to a New York Times report. The smallish sets went from 16% of sets sold to 24% of all sets sold, while 45-inch to 49-inch sets lost market share....
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Various companies and organizations are competing to standardize a wireless technology that will toss high definition sound and video effortlessly across a living room. Some of them, like WirelessHD are close, but none of them are here yet, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Blu-ray adopters had their reward: The smug satisfaction of winning the high definition format war over HD DVD. Now they'll receive a punishment, too. Blu-ray player-owning subscribers to Netflix will soon have to pay a premium to rent Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
DISH Network spoke way too soon. After losing its umpteenth patent appeal against TiVo earlier this month, the satellite company loudly insisted that none of its current crop of digital video recorders violated TiVo's patents, and that all DISH...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
In a year or two, OLED TVs could come in sizes larger than 11-inches and price points cheaper than $2,000, according to predictions by Samsung SDI, which will double its production of the displays from 1.5 to 3 million by 2009. Looks like Sony...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2008 0 comments
Forgive me, A/V gear, for I have sinned! Even though you have been so good to me - providing me with not only years of entertainment but also a terrific career in the custom installation business, - I have wronged you in the past. I've broken things...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2008 0 comments
Ahh, who doesn't remember the Golden Age of Napster? When music was "free" and just a click away. Then those pesky record labels had to come along and ruin everything. And whether it is fear of Big Music showing up on your doorstep with a subpoena...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2008 0 comments
Hey Kids,Remember back last winter when we held that Win-an-iPhone Contest? Well it wasn't just some scam to increase our site traffic (though it did that quite nicely - thanks for coming by). Yes, we actually have a winner! Her name is Janie...

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