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 |  Nov 30, 2005  |  0 comments

Lite-On DVD recorder Too busy to watch Boston Legal? Here's a gift that'll give back in spades. Just bestow Lite-On's LVW-1101 DVD recorder ($99) upon a fellow fan with more time on his hands, and he'll be able to easily copy shows for you.

 |  Nov 30, 2005  |  0 comments

AirClick iPod remote / naviPro eX iPod remote A lot of people would look at these two similarly priced iPod remotes and think, "They've got to be pretty much the same, right?" Wrong.

 |  Nov 30, 2005  |  0 comments

Harmony 520 universal remote Harmony stormed onto the control scene just three short years ago, quickly establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with. With the Model 520 universal remote ($99), it takes on the sub-$100 market. The 520 is a style departure from other Harmony models, resembling a chic Bang & Olufsen phone.

 |  Nov 30, 2005  |  0 comments

It's never too late to start a holiday tradition, and SCTV's first Christmas special (featured on the DVD Christmas with SCTV, $15) ranks right up there with Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and PeeWee as a holiday must-see. Featuring the original SCTV cast, this is one of the best episodes the inspired troupe ever came up with.

 |  Nov 30, 2005  |  0 comments
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 24, 2012  |  5 comments
I half expected an ordeal as I walked into Walmart carrying a small shopping bag with several movies, ready to take the new Disc-to-Digital service for a spin. I was directed to the electronics department where I was greeted by a large placard that read: “Access your movie collection. Any time. Any place. 3 Easy Steps...” Offered in Walmart stores across the country, the service is operated through the chain’s online streaming service, Vudu, and is intended to provide an easy way to set up a cloud-based digital movie library with DVDs and Blu-ray Discs you already own.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 03, 2007  |  0 comments

It's been several months since I originally reviewed the NevoSL remote. And after holding so many other small, lightweight remotes since then - various models from Harmony, Universal Remote Control, and Monster Cable - it was nice to have the Nevo back in my hand recently.

John Sciacca  |  Nov 23, 2008  |  0 comments
$1,198 / UNIVERSALREMOTE.COM / 800-901-0800
While remote controls are one of the greatest inventions ever, that pile of them cluttering up your coffee table is an example of home automation gone awry.
John Sciacca  |  Feb 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Chances are you turn to Sound & Vision to read about the latest cutting-edge gear - and perhaps dream about ultra-high-end systems or components you might never be able to afford. This is not one of those reviews.

Rich Warren  |  Jan 06, 2006  |  0 comments

JVC RV-NB10 Kaboom box with wireless adapter and remote

John Sciacca  |  Sep 05, 2006  |  0 comments

Ever drive a car where the controls just didn't feel right? Recently, my wife and I were shopping for a small SUV, and we looked at the Honda CRV. But at nearly 6-foot-4, I was unable to get my knees under the steering wheel. It might be the best SUV in the world, but ergonomically, it just didn't work for me.

Rich Warren  |  Jan 05, 2006  |  0 comments

For viewers who want more programming choice than is available off the air but not the expense of cable or satellite, USDTV offers a unique alternative. It leases unused secondary digital channels, often from religious broadcasters, and provides over-the-air pay TV.

 |  Jul 26, 2005  |  0 comments
In the Lab
Sensitivity (SPL at 1 meter) front left/right 92 dB center 89 dB surround 86 dB Impedance (minimum/nominal) front left/right 4.1/5 ohms center 4.1/6 ohms surround 4.7/12 ohms
Rich Warren  |  Jan 05, 2006  |  0 comments

Nintendo superstar Mario the plumber gazes appreciatively at the new Game Boy Advance-compatible version of Visteon's Dockable Family Entertainment System.

Kris Deering  |  Dec 02, 2013  |  4 comments
This year’s CEDIA convention had a lot of high profile products that generated a lot of buzz. One of the companies that caught my eye was Vicoustic, whose booth featured an assortment of acoustic panels that looked nothing like the boring rectangles and squares we typically associate with room treatments; instead, they looked like something you’d find in the lobby of an upscale office or hotel.