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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Although promised in a press release last summer, owners of DirecTV TiVo combo units are finally getting their upgrades. While many stand-alone TiVo boxes have had these features, it seems that DirecTV was a little slow to bring these features to...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Ask the average person on the street if they've ever heard of HD Radio, and you'll most likely get a blank stare. Despite a large advertising push, most folks still have no clue what HD Radio is, how to get it, or why it even matters. However, in a...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Coming soon to a fairground near you! JVC is hitting the road with the JVC Hi-Def Experience, a traveling demonstration of the latest JVC gear. This will be the second year for the tour. Showing up at NASCAR races, county fairs, hot-air balloon...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Westinghouse is a name everyone knows; from home heating to garage door openers, it's a name you know. What you might not know is that they're in the consumer electronics biz, and hoping to become as known for TVs as they are for coffee pots. See...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
File this one in the "Are you kidding me?" folder. Monster Cable is acting like Frankenstein's monster - out of control, and creating chaos in its wake. Monster Cable, maker of "high-end" audio and video cables and connectors...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
How embarrassing. You have the latest and greatest FUZE whole-home media system, and since the advent of Blu-ray, it's obsolete. Mortifying, if you ask me. No worries -- ArcSoft to the rescue. ArcSoft is partnering with FUZE to provide Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
You know you do it. I do it too. We all do it. We all use our DVRs to skip commercials. For many users, that's the main reason they purchased a DVR in the first place. Unfortunately, this trend is effecting the advertiser's bottom line. They pay...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
It used to be that a brand name was just that. You always knew exactly what you were getting when you opened the box -- the name on the outside matched the components on the inside. These days, you can never tell. In the latest round of re-badging,...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
Audiophiles, get your downloading fingers ready. Finally, a music download service with a sound we can all be excited about. Peter Gabriel and his Real World Studios are joining forces with Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) speaker manufacturers to...
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
While LCD televisions are seeming to reign supreme in the marketplace, a surprising figure was revealed in a recent survey conducted by DisplaySearch, a North American research firm, about the number two spot. Picture-tube CRT TVs, in all their...

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