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[December] People who gave their hearts to the iPod years ago got a chance to fall in love all over again when Apple debuted the iPod nano, easily the slickest music player ever.

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[November] Sony scores with a slam-dunk on the first attempt to bring its high-end SXRD technology to the mainstream.

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[November] It might seem like an oxymoron to describe a portable player's screen as "big," but the 3 5/8-inch (diagonal) LCD on Creative's Zen Vision ($400) looks positively huge next to displays on certain other players (think different).

Not only does the Vision eclipse many competitors with its inches, but it also h

SV Staff  |  Jan 31, 2006  |  0 comments

A motherload of great products passed through the February/March 2006 issue, resulting in six adds to The List. Among them are Pioneer's 50-inch Elite plasma, JVC's new 70-inch HD-ILA rear projector, and Control 4's affordable whole-house music/automation system.

Michael Antonoff  |  Jan 31, 2006  |  0 comments
Mark Cuban is the recipient of our first-ever Editors' Choice Visionary Award.
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I've been impressed by the image quality of many of the 1080p HDTVs I've seen lately, but to me the biggest surprise over the last year has been the excellent pictures produced by variants on LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) technology. LCoS uses light reflected from silicon chips covered with liquid crystals - 1080p models boast more than 2 million pixels' worth.

Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 31, 2006  |  11 comments
Just a quick one for now: What’s your favorite TV show and why?
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 31, 2006  |  0 comments
With so many new brandnames entering the flat-panel TV business, it's hard to keep track of them all. Would you know a Proton from a Protron? That's what seems to be worrying the Proton Electrical Industrial Co. of Taiwan, which has just filed a trademark-infringement suit against the Prosonic Consumer Group for marketing sets under the similar-sounding Protron brand. Proton has a 23-year pedigree as a high-end TV maker, is just re-entering the North American market with a line of LCD DTVs, and wants to avoid "confusion in the marketplace," says a press release. The name Proton is also used by numerous other companies, though not to sell TVs. The name Protron is also used by a computer-software company.
Nikhil Burman  |  Jan 30, 2006  |  0 comments
Video: 5
Audio: 3
Extras: 4
Watching March of the Penguins, it's hard not to feel as though the cast, fleets of emperor penguins, is imbued with human nature. I kept catching myself thinking of the penguins as people—I kept searching for humanlike motivations to understand their behavior. But perhaps this is unfair of me to say, if not a little arrogant. After all, we humans are all animals (some of us more untamed than others), and this documentary essentially focuses on the central function of all mammals—procreation and the successful nurturing of offspring into self-sufficient beings. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this movie beautifully demonstrates that even something as complex as love is not reserved for humans.