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SV Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2016 0 comments
As we get ready to usher in April, it’s fun and informative to look back at our Top Pick posts in March, which as it turns out was a very good month for great gear. Over the past five weeks we’ve had the pleasure of recommending three video projectors, an outstanding projection screen, a high-value AV receiver, a collapsible on-ear headphone, a suite of compact home theater speakers that can be had for $1,500, one of the sexiest self-contained wireless speakers on the planet, and a true 21st Century turntable.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 13, 2017 0 comments
Sinclair’s TBD is a digital multicast network aimed at millennials. Multicast means TV stations will carry it as a secondary channel, allowing broadcasters to seek new revenue while leaving traditional network and independent channels intact...

Smart TV Platforms are consolidating. Ten TV makers are using Roku and Chromecast in lieu of rolling their own...

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 08, 2016 0 comments
The Netflix Binge Scale measures series likely to be consumed in a single week. At the top end are thrillers like Breaking Bad and Dexter, while political dramas like House of Cards and The West Wing are watched over a longer period.

UltraFlix brings UHD and HD streaming to partnering smart TVs (from Hisense, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Vizio) and media players (Roku 4). It offers more than 1,000 hours of movies, shows, sports, concerts, and documentaries...

Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 26, 2014 Published: Nov 25, 2014 6 comments
Wondering if you should step up and buy a new TV this holiday season? Take our 30 second quiz...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2009 0 comments
Do you know anyone addicted to white noise to lull them to sleep? At home with your favorite fan, it's not a problem. But, start traveling, and its a whole new problem. Nights are spent trying to find static on hotel radios as most TVs now...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2 comments
More than half (55 percent) of the people who own a soundbar use it for listening to music, podcasts, and other audio-related content in addition to watching TV, according to a new survey from The NPD Group.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 23, 2015 0 comments
Once a soundbar is mounted on the wall below the TV, a lot of folks are tempted to use it for music. An NPD Group survey found that 55 percent of soundbar owners use it for such things as podcasts and radio (though probably not vinyl). That makes sense, since more than 80 percent of bars have Bluetooth capability to communicate with mobile devices. Among 18-to-34-year-olds, 66 percent use the bar for music. As soundbars wax, other product categories wane. Forty-five percent of soundbar owners retired a home theater in a box system and 35 percent retired an A/V receiver.
SV Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments
San Diego-based Soundcast today introduced the VG1 portable Bluetooth speaker ($150) featuring an IP67 “ingress protection” rating certifying that it’s impervious to dust and submersible in 3 feet of water.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2008 0 comments
Soundbars are in. No, not the kinda bar you regret through your hungover haze the next morning. Slim, single speaker cabinet that blends in seamlessly with your TV-type of soundbar is what we're talking about. The new SLIMstage40 is an amplified...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2008 0 comments
We all know and love noise-canceling headphones. Who can bear to fly without them, right? Now, imagine that same technology used in your home theater? Come on, who here has a completely acoustically quiet home theater? Between air-conditioners,...
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Jon Iverson Posted: May 30, 2012 0 comments
Keith Pray, Publisher of the Source Interlink Home Tech Network, is delighted to announce the launch of the newest Home Tech Group website AnalogPlanet.com, edited by the world’s foremost proponent of analog technology, Michael Fremer.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 21, 2009 0 comments
Lucky for us, season 13 of South Park is going to be in gorgeous high def. Woohoo! From South Park Studios:On Wednesday March 11, 2009 at 10 pm EST South Park goes HD. We are really excited because, not only will the season premiere be in...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 07, 2005 0 comments
It's the next best thing to being there - or maybe even a better thing - for space buffs, ultimate gear heads, and just plain ordinary folk who want to see the United States manned space program get back on orbit. When the Space Shuttle Discovery launches with its crew of seven astronauts at 11:00 AM (EDT) on July 13th (the currently scheduled launch date), HDNet will be in Cape Canaveral, Florida to provide exclusive, complete high-definition coverage of the historic event (NASA mission STS-114).
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2015 0 comments
Would you like to explore space without having to shell out $250k for a seat on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo? A startup called SpaceVR plans to offer a virtual reality experience that may be the next best thing. If they succeed, all you’ll need is a subscription and a VR headset .
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2009 0 comments
Think you do the funniest things with your computer? Spout the wittiest comments on your YouTube videos? Wouldn't you love a pair of these speech bubble speakers perched next to their computer monitor to make sure you hear every funny blurb,...

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