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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
As LG prepared its second-generation combination Blu-ray/HD DVD player for market, we held out hope that Sharp's oft-delayed foray into next-gen DVD was the result of rethinking its commitment to a standalone Blu-ray player. Our hopes were dashed...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
Today's death of Luciano Pavarotti means that, in the same year, the opera world has seen the passing of both the self-promoted "King of the High C's" and the endearingly nicknamed "Bubbles" - Beverly Sills, who died on July 2....
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
Yesterday at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, Toshiba announced three "third-generation" HD DVD players: the HD-A3 (available October at a suggested retail price of $300), HD-A30 (shown, September, $400), and HD-A35 (October, $500). Aside from...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2007 0 comments
Steve Jobs has done it again. Stealing some thunder from another consumer-electronics confab (that would be CEDIA Expo 2007, where nearly all of S&V's editors are ensconced right now), the Apple Inc. CEO actually made not one but six big...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2007 0 comments
No, not that Apple. And no, not that technological species of Beatles. In a week when it was rumored that Apple Inc. would herald the long-awaited availability of the Beatles on iTunes, Apple Corps Ltd. instead divulged that the band's second...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2007 0 comments
Panasonic didn't even have time to gloat about the 8GB SD card it launched this summer when it doubled down capacity on the category. The company is shipping a 16-gig SD memory card in November that costs more than a dozen of its digital cameras...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2007 0 comments
Whoulda thunk that the company that invented the portable music player would years later play catch up to a computer company and some of its biggest TV rivals? But that's what happened to Sony and the Walkman in the digital age. Today's...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2007 0 comments
A recent survey by Leichtman Research Group indicates that one in five homes now has a DVR. I get that. I don't know where I'd be without mine. I never would have been able to keep up with Lost and I never would have enjoyed Desperate Housewives...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2007 0 comments
Hot on the heels of my Bruce Springsteen post last week comes word that his new album with the E Street Band, due October 2 on CD, will appear on LP a full week earlier, on September 25. Why? Because the cutoff date for albums to be eligible for...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2007 0 comments
You may recall that, in his review of the Sly and the Family Stone boxed set The Collection, Steve Simels wrote the following: "For reasons I find unfathomable, Epic/Legacy chose not to include a remastered version of Greatest Hits in the...

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