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David Vaughn Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/ironman.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is a self-absorbed engineering genius who runs Stark Enterprises, a technology company that specializes in military hardware. Surviving an unexpected attack while in Afghanistan demonstrating his latest missile system, he builds a high-tech suit of armor to escape and vows to protect the people his company has put in harm's way with the weapons it has developed.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments
No one can deny that earbuds are everywhere. You can't see a walker or kid on the train without the ubiquitous white cords going up to their ears. Ever try to pass a jogger, announcing your presence behind them, only to realize they have no clue...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments
Who hasn't spent hours on YouTube checking out the latest videos? Were any of them music videos? Universal Music Group is hoping to take away a bit of that market stranglehold, and perhaps, actually make a profit while they're at it. UMG is...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments
They promised, and now they've delivered. Sony has just released the firmware update for their BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc Player to add BD-Live functionality, improved BD-Java compatibility, and better remote control sensitivity for  when the...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments
Jeez. There's so much going on in Washington these days. Elections, bailouts, natural disasters. Let's add Copyright Police to the list. A new lobbying group, called Arts + Labs, just descended on DC. Their mission, on the surface, appears to be...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments
Pioneer, best known as a maker of plasma TVs, is also planting a foot in the LCD camp. The company already sells 32- and 37-inch LCD sets in Europe. Soon it will launch them in North America and Japan, according to JCN Network, a Japanese business news outfit.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments
There are so many ways to interpret statistics. Lately, there have been a rash of stories, reports, and blogs on the rise or fall of Blu-ray. One of the more fascinating reports was over on Engadget. They report on how - depending on what week you...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments

Many A/V enthusiasts dream of having a custom theater designed by home theater pioneer and Sound & Vision columnist Theo Kalomirakis. But mystery novelists Jonathan and Faye Kellerman (Capital Crimes, When the Bough Breaks) have something twice as nice: two theaters designed by Theo.

Brent Butterworth Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments

Most video display demos aren't terribly convincing. First, the manufacturer spends 15 minutes telling you about his whiz-bang new technology. Next, he turns on the display and shows you pictures of flowers, vegetables, and Japanese girls in bikinis.

Mike Mettler Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments

The opening-credits sequence for Dexter is an absolute wonder to watch and listen to on DVD, wouldn't you agree?Oh, yes. Those opening credits are brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. They're creepy; they're cool. Everything that the show is gets encapsulated in those opening credits. A certain genius was at work when they were put together.

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