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SV Staff  |  Jul 02, 2008  |  0 comments
The Blu-ray vs. HD DVD war may be over, but reverberation from the battle lingers on. In particular, tgdaily has called our attention to the fact that the DVD Forum (chaired by Toshiba - its only remaining member?) has released a new DVD logo....
Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Demand for television sets is on the wane, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing "recent consumer surveys and comments from a TV supplier and from club stores."
SV Staff  |  Apr 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Various companies and organizations are competing to standardize a wireless technology that will toss high definition sound and video effortlessly across a living room. Some of them, like WirelessHD are close, but none of them are here yet, and...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Dec 10, 2014  |  0 comments
If you rip CDs to your hard-drive-based car media system, does that violate the rights of artists? The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies says yes, claiming that your system qualifies as a digital audio recording device, and therefore that manufacturers should pay royalties to the music labels. The group filed suit in the D.C. federal district court, alleging violation of the Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA).
SV Staff  |  May 06, 2008  |  0 comments
Hold on a second! Before you plug in that spiffy new TV, have you considered its carbon footprint? I don't care if you waste your life watching TV, but I do care if it's going to trash my planet. Apparently, the LCD TV Association cares too. The...
SV Staff  |  Feb 03, 2016  |  0 comments
Everyone knows Valentines Day is a week from Saturday but did you know this Saturday—the day before the Super Bowl—is National TV Safety Day?
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2009  |  0 comments
Just a few days ago, the Zune HD was nothing more than the subject of some wild speculation, but now that it has been made official, many people are wondering whether or not Microsoft's new player is actually going to be make as much noise as...
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 24, 2006  |  0 comments
Video on an iPod isn't what it used to be.
Barry Willis  |  Feb 28, 1999  |  0 comments

Move over, Brazil. Step aside, China. Make room for Israel, king of the copyright-violation hill. US Trade Representative Charlene Barshevsky announced in mid-February that sanctions could soon be imposed on the Middle Eastern nation for what the State Department calls piracy of "epidemic proportions."

Darryl Wilkinson  |  Aug 16, 2004  |  0 comments
Unlike the editors of Home Theater Magazine who live in palatial estates written off their taxes as "business expenses" (note to the IRS: multiroom mansions are a job requirement for product testing purposes; no audits are necessary, really), not everyone is fortunate enough to live in a home with enough floor space to devote to a pair of (or five, six, or seven) perfectly positioned home theater speakers. (You poor, poor, pitiful people, you...) There are even some folks out there who refuse to see the beauty inherent in big, bulky, behemoth speakers dominating the visuals (and the available square footage) of the average living room. (I could mention the standard sexist question about the wearing of pants in the family; but since I'm in the process of installing in-walls throughout the Wilkinson abode, we'll just move on, shall we?) Some people don't even have available wall space for in-wall speakers. Atlantic Technology's two new in-ceiling speakers are the sonic salvation for situations such as these.
SV Staff  |  Dec 04, 2008  |  0 comments
If just the warm fuzzy glow knowing that you saved the planet isn't enough to convince you to trade-in or recycle, perhaps cold, hard cash might be what you need. We all have a pile of old, obsolete, or non-functioning electronics gear lying...
Jon Iverson  |  Aug 06, 2000  |  0 comments

If it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then <A HREF=""><I>DVD Preview</I></A> is likely the ultimate review "magazine" for new DVD releases. Arriving on newsstands in a cardboard package the size of a small magazine (think <I>The Reader's Digest</I>), <I>DVD Preview</I> bills itself as "a new kind of magazine coming to you on the very medium it reports on." To bring this point home, the magazine's website even has one of the recently minted ".tv" domain names (see <A HREF="">previous story</A>) instead of the ubiquitous ".com."

SV Staff  |  Aug 20, 2014  |  1 comments
Ready to go back to mono—with The Beatles? An exclusive sneak peak at Pete Nash unboxing "The Beatles in Mono" vinyl box set, courtesy of Capitol/UMe and Apple Corps Ltd. The video goes live on The Beatles’ YouTube channel Friday.
SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2008  |  0 comments
Remember SACD? You know, Super Audio Compact Disc?  You know, Sony's contender against DVD-Audio? Both provided better sound quality and more channels than CD, and were supposed to replace CD? And remember how both failed in the U.S. market?...
SV Staff  |  Sep 06, 2007  |  0 comments
I was at the CEDIA show this week wearing a path between the restroom and the press conference room of the Colorado Convention Center when I heard what sounded like a live guitar performance wafting out of Room 304. When I walked into the room and...