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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
How appropriate. On the same day as the one-night viewing of the early-'80s computer geek classic WarGames, WIRED.com has posted an interview with the creators of the classic movie about an innocent hacker who launches the end of the world as we...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
Wake the kids. Call the neighbors. Mark your calender. October 14. The Ultimate Matrix Collection will be released on Blu-ray. Seven discs, $129.95, from Warner Home Video. This set has long been available on HD DVD, but that format is history. Now...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
We told you that 3D movies were the next big thing. And you didn't believe us. Then, we told you again. And you still didn't believe us. Well, it's official now. 3D movies, for better or worse, are hurtling toward you (in 3D). Confirmation of 3D's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
I took a statistics class in college, but maybe things have changed. I was taught that to have statistical significance, a survey had to pull from a broad spectrum of the population. Would you poll on the popularity of smoking in the smoking lounge...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
Homeowners, rejoice. Finally, a digital solution standard is in the works to solve your home theater dilemmas. Industry giants are teaming up with AMIMON to create a standard that will bring wireless HD to homes, supposedly by the end of 2008....
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
It's been a long, arduous, paperwork-strewn path, but at last Sirius and XM Satellite Radio companies are . . . a little bit closer to coming together. The long-awaited merger is still in the hands of the Federal Communications Commission, but both...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
It's no wonder. As more and more people upgrade their home systems, more of them are opting for new universal remotes. A new study from Parks Associates expects an annual growth rate of about 10 percent. Apparently, that's a good number. Mid-level...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2008 0 comments
While Blu-ray might be seeing slow sales in the U.S. market, Japanese sales of Blu-ray in June topped 122,000, hitting the 6-figure/month mark for the first time ever. Compared to May's 82,000 units, you can see why it's a big deal. Speculation...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2008 0 comments
Onkyo has just introduced two new home theater systems with HDMI connectivity up the wazoo, plus 1080i video upscaling. Both systems have 7.1-channel speakers, complete with a powered subwoofer. Both systems have 130-watt-per-channel A/V...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2008 0 comments
A few months ago we announced a new contest that the Consumer Electronics Association and the National Association of Broadcasters were holding to encourage TV viewers to get prepared for the transition to digital television. The contest is still...

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