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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2008 0 comments
Lots of talk these days about Blu-ray acceptance. Most experts have stated that until Blu-ray players hit the magical $200 price point, the technology won't go mainstream. Let the price wars begin. Best Buy has just lowered the price on their...
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RealNetworks - remember, they're the ones who tried to offer AAC music downloads that would play on your iPod product until they got shutdown - is back with a new product. RealDVD. This may or may not be legal in the eyes of Hollywood, but they're...
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There's this gig that's been on our minds All the time, CE-CE-CEDIA. Expo-oh-oh . . .Whoa - sorry about that, Phil Collins. But we here at S&V are still buzzing about the 2008 Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo! We hit the convention floor in full force, sticking our cold, wet noses into every little exhibit booth in Denver, Colorado.
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Philips has just released their latest Pronto remote - the TSU9800. Figure the "TS" in the model number stands for "Touch Screen" - maybe? The TSU9600 features a very large 6.4" VGA display.  The large size makes the...
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This is just so cool. SIM2 makes gorgeous high-end home-theater projectors, with cabinets that look like art. They're Italian. Great-looking Euro-art. But that's not even the cool part. The 1080p three-chip DLP projector is capable of home theater...
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Last Saturday, an Amazon retailer was listing quite a few TVs at prices that were unreal. Turns out that, in fact, they were unreal. The online retailer, My Office Source normally sells, as you might guess, office equipment. But on Saturday,...
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What better way to celebrate a 40th anniversary of producing audio components, than to debut a new flagship loudspeaker? Infinity Systems did just that, showing off its new Prelude Forty loudspeaker. This high-end tower features Maximum Radiating...
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Harman Kardon took the wraps off its new flagship receiver, the AVR-7550HD. My photo (at right) is pretty poor, but in fact there's not much to see. This beauty has a completely stealth front panel, with a cool lighted, translucent volume knob....
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Denon showed off its new line of AV receivers, no fewer than 10 of them, to complement its flagship AVR-5308CI (pictured). All of the new models feature Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, and Audyssey MultEQ, as well as HDMI 1.3a...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2008 0 comments
Hitachi is joining the legions of TV manufacturers making their big screens screens slimmer, thinner, narrower, and measuring significantly less physical depth. At CEDIA 2008, the company revealed details on large-screen models of its UltraThin line...

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