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 |  May 11, 2004  |  0 comments
As part of our celebration of Sound & Vision's 5th anniversary in the February/March 2004 issue, we offered a chance to win a System 5 speaker system from Paradigm. Readers were challenged to scan the cover of that issue and find all occurrences of the number "5" or the word "five," any collection of five items, or any theme of five.
 |  Feb 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Unless you're the Dalai Lama or head of an African nation, your chances of being in the same room with U2 anytime soon are pretty slim. Consider U2 3D the next best thing.

 |  May 16, 2006  |  0 comments

Soundandvisionmag.com has a dedicated, active and growing community. Nowhere is that passion demonstrated more than our forums. Recently, user "Matthew B." posed 10 questions to Sound & Vision Editor-in-Chief Mike Mettler. Mike enjoyed this so much that there's been talk about getting more editors involved to answer questions from our readers.

Michael Riggs  |  Feb 05, 2008  |  0 comments

TV is rooted in the same concept as movies: Capture and display a sequence of still images fast enough, and the eye perceives smooth motion rather than a succession of individual pictures. Historically, however, TV has handled this process somewhat differently from movies. A TV image, or frame, is a grid of individual picture elements (pixels), arranged in rows and columns.

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 29, 2002  |  0 comments
Chris Isaak can't sit still. The second successful season of Showtime's art-imitates-life-imitating-art pseudo-reality series The Chris Isaak Show is wrapping up, but that leaves little time for the quick-draw 45-year-old crooner to relax. The third season is already in development, and a summer tour supporting his latest album, Always Got Tonight (Reprise), is coming up.
Mike Mettler  |  Jul 18, 2001  |  0 comments

It's always nice when the good ones cut through the dross. Case in point: the admirable ascension of London's Coldplay, which has built an appreciative following with its Gold-selling debut album, Parachutes (Nettwerk/Capitol). This disc has all the makings of a future classic as its songs swing from light balladry to intense jamming in the turn of a friendly chord.

Larry Dobrow  |  Oct 31, 2004  |  0 comments

A 15-year veteran at ESPN, Dan Patrick has come to be known as the face of SportsCenter, TV's most popular sports show. Now that ESPN has built its Digital Center for HDTV broadcasting and is expanding its high-def schedule beyond NFL and MLB games, we decided to see what Patrick had to say about the state of the broadcasting art.

Josef Krebs  |  Apr 18, 2002  |  0 comments

Since he first delighted audiences and divided critics with his stylized, idiosyncratic first feature, Strictly Ballroom, writer/ director Baz Luhrmann has gone on to make Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge - each more ambitious, more stylized, and more dividing of critics than the last. Each has also had greater success at the box office and in accumulating awards both in the U.S.

Mike Mettler  |  Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Buffalo's favorite sons the Goo Goo Dolls are at it again, this time barnstorming on a cross-country shed tour to support the ever-catchy Let Love In (Warner Bros.) while teamed up with the Counting Crows. Singer/songwriter and all-around nice Goo guy Johnny Rzeznik recently took some time out from the road to chat Web-exclusively with S&V.

John Sciacca  |  Jun 09, 2008  |  0 comments

Having the right set of tools makes any job easier: everything from wall-mounting your new flat panel TV (see Step By Step: How to Mount a Flat-Panel TV) to adding some in-wall speakers (see

 |  Dec 06, 2009  |  0 comments

Steven Wilson keeps pretty busy with his band Porcupine Tree and various other group and solo projects. Yet he still finds time to be, among artists, the leading proponent of music in surround.

SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2003  |  0 comments

Photo illustration by John Wilkes This year's Sound & Vision Reviewer's Choice Awards feature a number of home- entertainment firsts, including JVC's GR-HD1 high-definition camcorder, Sony's RDR-GX7 DVD recorder, which supports both the DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW formats, and Yamaha's MusicCAST, the first Wi-Fi music system from a m