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SV Staff  |  Jun 12, 2008  |  0 comments
Listening to music is boring, right? I mean, it's just sound. There's nothing to look at or anything. That's why you'll gladly spend $2,000 on a TV, but balk at paying $200 for speakers. Right? Well, maybe. Clearly, flat screens are all the rage,...
SV Staff  |  Feb 01, 2008  |  0 comments
All the concern advertisers have expressed about reduced views due to time-shifted DVR recording may be overblown. No question that's true when it comes to the Super Bowl, where a good portion of viewers are as psyched to see the high-profile...
Michael Berk  |  Aug 31, 2011  |  0 comments

In a sign of the times for the changing music industry (and an interesting twist in the lengthy tale of the most popular band - 40 million albums sold worldwide and 11 Stateside top tens - to only make it into Rolling Stone magazine once), Canadian prog superheroes Rush have signed with U.S. metal indie Roadrunner (they'll be staying with Anthem/Universal in Canada only).

SV Staff  |  Oct 26, 2009  |  0 comments
It's been a long time coming, but the Playstation 3 is finally getting streaming Netflix support. Netflix's Watch Instantly library has been available on the Xbox 360 (and the Roku Player, and a handful of HDTVs and Blu-ray players) for quite some...
SV Staff  |  Aug 07, 2008  |  0 comments
Dear FCC, Remember when we asked that you mandate that all HD cable set-top boxes have FireWire capability? If it's okay with you, can we add IP Ethernet to that? Thanks!  :) Sincerely, Intel Corp. After convincing the FCC to force...
SV Staff  |  Jul 07, 2008  |  0 comments
The Japanese Web site, AV Watch, is reporting that energetic Pioneer engineers have demonstrated an optical disc with 16 data layers, yielding a capacity of 400 GB. Moreover, since it's engineered to work with specifications such as numerical...
SV Staff  |  Mar 26, 2008  |  0 comments
[THE FOLLOWING IS A REBUTTAL TO "POINT: BLU-RAY'S ALREADY OVER."] Corey, you ignorant misguided slut. Corey, you flannel-clad dilettante Corey . . . Dude, I understand your pain. We've all been there. You have, what mental health...
SV Staff  |  Dec 03, 2008  |  0 comments
 This one is personal. Tweeter, and its stores, HiFi Buys and Sound Advice, are no more. Gone. Someone hacked their site today, but now there is nothing. "Server not found." They announced bankruptcy last year - notable to me...
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2010  |  0 comments
This is really the perfect contest for readers of Sound & Vision. ZVOX, makers of the Z-Base 550 sound bar, has just announced the "Ugly TV Contest." ZVOX is offering a free Z-Base 550 system to the home theater owner with the biggest wire...
SV Staff  |  Sep 03, 2008  |  0 comments
It takes more than a knowledge of amplifiers and speaker configurations to make the most of a home theater. We just brought you the THX-Certified doors and drywall to make the most during the construction process, but what about during the design...
SV Staff  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments
Last Tuesday, high-end audio/video company Meridian put on what was surely one of the most dazzling home video demos ever. The demo, which took place at Stewart Filmscreen's Torrance, CA, headquarters, featured Meridian's new 10-megapixel video...
SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Netflix just announced they'll soon begin charging an extra premium to subscribers who want access to Blu-ray rentals. Now, I'm a Netflix fan from way back - one of the first to write about it in the mags. Still on the 4 disc/month plan (and my...
SV Staff  |  Oct 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Times are tough. Sometimes a man will do anything to feed his family. Just ask Jan Valjean. And sometimes a man will do anything so his family can watch TV. Especially HDTV. The Pocono Record in Pennsylvania carried this news item: Someone drove...
SV Staff  |  Jan 02, 2009  |  0 comments
After abruptly shutting the doors after changing its bankruptcy filing from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, customers who had previously purchased merchandise from Tweeter were left helpless. With urging from Connecticut State Attorney General Richard...
SV Staff  |  Jul 21, 2009  |  0 comments
I love gadgets of all kinds, but there has been more than one occasion where I wanted to slap the phone out of someone's hand for taking it out during a movie. After the release of Fast & Furious on Blu-ray on July 28, iPhone users will...

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