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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments
No, that's not a typo. The new Panasonic DMR-BR630V is a Blu-ray/DVR system with recording capabilities. It can record to either the Blu-ray or the 320GB hard drive. If you want to go slightly retro, the disc recorder will also record to DVD. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments
Imagine just plugging in your equipment and it just works. No, really: Not just plug it into the A/C outlet for power, but plug it in and your whole house is connected. Plug in an audio source in one room, a pair of powered speakers in another, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments
Who says you can't protect yourself against equipment obsolescence? McIntosh Labs has an exciting offer for anyone who's been holding back on upgrading their home theater equipment. For a limited time, owners of working McIntosh gear can trade...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments
Audiophiles know how good Parasound equipment is, but their equipment tended to cater to the stereo crowd. It's about time they acknowledge that serious listeners like to listen to surround sound, be it movies or multi-channel music. Parasound...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments
In today's world of MP3 players and Playstations, there is still something reassuring about big, heavy, old-school components. Does a 50-pound device reproduce audio better than a 5-ounce device? Who knows? But it sure makes your back hurt when you...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2008 0 comments
You remember rear-projection TVs, right? Remember how those really big screens blew away the tiny CRTs, LCD and plasma TVs? Then a funny thing happened. LCD and plasma got big too. But, they also stayed thin. Little by little, RPTV seemed old and...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2008 0 comments
All together now - let's hear you say it. "D'oh!" I didn't quite hear you. Let's try it again, but much louder. "D'OH!!!" That's better. That's the only appropriate response for one of these "Why didn't I think of...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2008 0 comments
Mitsubishi is showing off a prototype of a 40mm-thin LCD TV, but the real deal should be ready to roll this fall. Specs for the prototype are slim, but the TV does have a 1920 x 1080p resolution. Display size, luminance and contrast ratio hasn't...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2008 0 comments
Ever since it was released, the original Bose SoundDock seemed to be the 'go-to' iPod dock for anyone looking for decent sound. Kinda like how their Wave radio became the reference system for all clock radios, most docks were compared to - and fell...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2008 0 comments
Earlier this week, we reported that Netflix was having problems shipping out movies. Looks like Blockbuster is also having problems. Our friends over at Gizmodo heard that for the past four days, Blockbuster customers were also experiencing delays...

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