Stan Horaczek  |  Feb 16, 2009  |  0 comments

SQUID Recordings Origin: Strange Days What is it? Using a jack plugged into the cerebral cortex, users can record every aspect of their experiences and burn them onto media that look suspiciously like Minidiscs.

Fred Manteghian  |  Feb 15, 2009  |  4 comments

I'm a jaded reviewer who thinks there are only two kinds of people in the world. The first group have the latest flat panel / front projector rigs with HDMI everything, 1080p, ba-blah-ba-blah-ba-blah, and the rest of the world watch TV on the same set Ricky Ricardo used to watch in "I Love Lucy." So imagine my surprise when I got an irate letter from a reader who had read my review of the Rotel RSP-1069 pre/pro in <i>Home Theater</i> magazine where I said, incorrectly, that the Rotel would internally convert HDMI sources to component, all the way up to 1080i. I mean, who would need to do that anyway? Well, he did for one, since his perfectly-good-otherwise widescreen RPTV lacked HDMI (or DVI) inputs. I apologized in print, but that's not the point. I, Fred Manteghian, had discovered a new species!

SV Staff  |  Feb 13, 2009  |  0 comments
The Ultrasone Edition 9s were incredible. They looked, sounded and fit like a pair of ultra-expensive headphones should. The Edition 8 phones replace the Edition 9s at the top of the Ultrasone totem pole, boasting upgrades like ear cups covered in...
SV Staff  |  Feb 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Well, now that the DTV Transition deadline has moved, you don't have to rush out and do this this weekend. However, once your old analog TV  becomes obsolete (since you didn't get a converter box and they're as hard to come by...
SV Staff  |  Feb 13, 2009  |  0 comments
It's great that iTunes has so many great selections for entertainment. The problem is, how do you store all this material once you've downloaded it. A high-def video file is huge, and even if you don't buy it, renting requires you to...
SV Staff  |  Feb 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Got game? Blockbuster Total Access wants your business. The company is starting a new program to offer video game rentals as part of its movies-by-mail service. They're going to start with a limited number of subscribers when the program...
SV Staff  |  Feb 12, 2009  |  0 comments
Lord knows that most MP3 players come bundled with pretty crappy-sounding and fitting earbuds. In fact, most cheap players would sound just fine if they were auditioned with better earbuds. Acoustibuds, by Burton Ideas, are a rather unique...
Al Griffin  |  Feb 12, 2009  |  0 comments
Theo Kalomirakis  |  Feb 12, 2009  |  0 comments

My love for old movie theaters is not unconditional. Some landmarks from the 1920s and '30s, mostly located in major metropolitan areas, still inspire awe.


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