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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
Recently, we reported on an environmentally unfriendly aspect of LCD screen manufacturing - the use of nitrogen trifluoride as a cleaning agent in the production process. (Some sites are incorrectly reporting that NF3 is contained in LCD TVs...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
While everyone is chomping at the bit waiting for some big-screen OLED displays, Toshiba and Matsushita's joint display group is making news at the other end of the spectrum. Their new factory, Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co. is set to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
The common incandescent light bulb is a more efficient heater than it is a light source. They convert 90% of electricity into heat, and only 10% into light. Sorry Mr. Edison, but that sucks. LED lights are much more efficient - ranging from 47% to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
I don't know about you, but my music collection is quite scattered. Half on a laptop, half on the desktop PC. Half of the CDs are in the living room, half in the home theater. All are a mess, and none are where I want them to be. I need someone,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
HD Radio has been available for about four years in the United States, and is still struggling to make a dent in the marketplace. As XM Radio exceeds 9.6 million subscribers, consumer awareness of HD Radio is pathetically low. Prices of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
Congratulations! It's a girl! It's a boy! Happy birthday! Bingo! You won the lottery! Happy New Year! Look - it's the Publisher's Clearing House van! Actually, in all probability, it's none of those things for you, at least not today. But, if you...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
Sony's new Blu-ray player is making news on many accounts. They're currently shipping the BDP-S350 that is about 55% smaller than previous models, uses approximately 52% less packing materials (when will they replace packing peanuts with cheese...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
Samson is a small manufacturer of studio gear and audio monitors. Nope - not a typo - a different company from Samsung. Good luck with that one. Back on topic - Samson just released a new speaker system that's perfect for your office, home studio,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
McIntosh is well-known for high-end audio amplifiers, and maybe their popularity will rub off on the HD Radio market. McIntosh just introduced the TM2 AM/FM HD Radio Tuner Module for the MA6600 integrated amplifier. While HD Radio is struggling...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
Who needs Netflix and Blockbuster when Amazon.com is around? Seeming to ditch their Unbox, Amazon.com is launching a new store that will stream movies and television shows directly to your PC and soon, to Sony's Bravia Video Link TVs. Yup. We said...

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