|  Dec 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Price: $15,195 At A Glance: Gorgeous custom finishes • Pure beryllium tweeters deliver incredible detail • Outstanding dynamics

Paradigm Elevates the Art

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a demonstration of Paradigm’s Signature Reference Series at its quasi-premiere at Definitive Audio in Bellevue, Washington. I’d been a long-time fan of Paradigm’s Reference line of loudspeakers, and I was excited to see its new flagship paired with Anthem’s Statement products.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Dec 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Price: $5,000 At A Glance: State-of-the-art black level and shadow detail • Superior color and HD resolution • 480i video processing could be better • Poor off-axis viewing


LCD flat panels now dominate the television marketplace. But despite their popularity, they have been notably inferior to the best plasma sets in the depth of their blacks and the quality of their shadow detail.

David Vaughn  |  Dec 29, 2008  |  0 comments

Who needs a universal remote? As far as I'm concerned, just about anyone with a media system, even as simple as a DVD player connected to a TV. Almost every piece of A/V equipment sold today offers its own remote with "universal" functionality, but these are cumbersome and offer limited programmability compared to third-party remotes.

SV Staff  |  Dec 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Philips has been slowly pulling out of the entertainment side of consumer electronics, but they're still a major player in the lighting industry. This year's Times Square Ball is going to be bigger, brighter, and surprisingly greener than...
SV Staff  |  Dec 28, 2008  |  0 comments
Every January, tech journalists resist the beckoning buffets and the call of the craps tables long enough to get neck-deep in a pile of gadgets so enormous that its almost like its own ecosystem. Trends can emerge and then dissipate over the course of just one week; a week in which we learn about which gadgets we'll be lusting after for the next 365 days or so.
SV Staff  |  Dec 27, 2008  |  0 comments
The 3D field is getting busy. Sensio, who is already working in the consumer market with JVC, is bringing live 3D broadcasts to an additional 50 cinemas throughout the US.  The first 50 licenses were sold in July. Sensio's system is...
SV Staff  |  Dec 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Yamaha is just releasing a new home-theater-in-a-box, the DVX-700. It's a small system - 2.1-channel with an upconverting DVD player. This elegant system features two front speakers with a 2.125-inch woofer and a 1-inch tweeter. The separate...
SV Staff  |  Dec 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Instead of sitting back and watching minority shoppers go elsewhere, Best Buy is launching an all-out attempt to lure in Latino and Korean shoppers into their stores in areas with large populations of these shoppers. Brilliant.Best Buy had a...
SV Staff  |  Dec 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Warner Music Group can't catch a break. While most music labels are trying to find any revenue they can, Warner just pulled out of a contract with YouTube. Considering how many people go to YouTube to find new music, this move is pretty...
SV Staff  |  Dec 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Have you noticed recent advertisements for TVs use "classes" to describe the size category? It's not a 32-inch TV, it's a 32-inch Class TV. Is this why my new 37-inch TV doesn't fit in the same armoire that my old set fit...