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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
If your Lear Jet is grounded and you missed the Grand Prix at Monte Carlo, fear not. If you're living in the UK, you'll be able to watch Lewis Hamilton try to make up for his disappointing crash at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. How? Odeon, the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Watch out Geek Squad. Wal-Mart's coming after you. During a media tour, one of Wal-Mart's senior vice presidents told the reporters that Wal-Mart is looking at different options. Installation and repair services are one of the options. Should Best...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Talk about optimism. Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony, is quoted in The New York Times saying that he thinks that Blu-ray discs don't need to worry about digital downloads. What planet is he living on? In the NYT article, Stringer said, "I don't...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments
The Sony Bravia line is expanding with bold new models, and new sizes in previous product lines. These new Bravia XBR flat-panel LCD HDTVs bring the total number of Bravia TVs to thirty, with sizes that range from 19 inches all the way up to 70...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments
Remember that scene from Network, with people hanging out of their windows screaming, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" Apparently, the people of Los Angeles took that to heart. The city of Los Angeles is suing Time...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments
Great wines, fine food, fabulous fashion. What else is fierce about France? Fox/MGM has reportedly announced that they will be releasing six James Bond flics on Blu-ray in November in France. The first six titles are (rumored to included) From...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments
Relative newcomer Vizio is in some awfully hot water. A veritable who's-who of electronics manufacturers, including Sony, Philips, Samsung and Mitsubishi have filed suit against the maker of affordable flat-panel TVs. What did Vizio do to piss off...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
This one goes in the "Not Dead Yet" folder. In this day of DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD, SACD, DVD-Audio and other high-resolution audio formats, you might think that turntables are completely obsolete.  Au contraire. Hit any late-night...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
Ask anyone the name of the company that still makes tube amplifiers, and odds are everyone will say McIntosh. Not the bright red variety of apple, and certainly not the computer variety, but McIntosh Laboratory. Now the amplifier gurus are...
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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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