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SV Staff  |  Mar 16, 2009  |  0 comments
[Note: This follow-up story has spoilers.] Last week, I watched Watchmen at an inexpensive cineplex in North Jersey. Great movie, faithful adaptation, substandard equipment. Hey, the tickets were $6.50, and around here that's a bargain. ...
SV Staff  |  Jul 28, 2010  |  0 comments
Toshiba has announced a trio of 3D HDTVs in Japan, continuing the industry's steady march toward 3D adoption. All three models feature CELL processors, which lets them use realtime 2D-to-3D conversion on videos (although the effectiveness of the...
SV Staff  |  Jun 30, 2008  |  0 comments
Finally, the execs at CBS have come to their senses. Or perhaps their higher-ups threatened to vote them off the island if they didn't do this. After 16 standard-def seasons, the new season of Survivor, based for the first time in Gabon, will be in...
SV Staff  |  Oct 01, 2008  |  0 comments
Iron Man was one of the hottest releases of the fall season, and was supposed to be a coming out party for the triumphant Blu-ray format. Instead, it's turned into a headache for Paramount. In particular, sometimes success is your own worst enemy....
SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2009  |  0 comments
"Guitar Hero Aerosmith Presents: Aerosmith." Hmmm. Isn't that kinda like the cartoon TV series of the Beatles presenting the Beatles?The more I mull this over, the odder it seems. Then again, anything goes in the 21st century!Tour...
SV Staff  |  Aug 10, 2009  |  0 comments
It measures 160 feet wide and 72 feet high, and is the largest 1080p HDTV in the world. Cowboys Stadium, the newest stadium in the NFL, is home to this massive screen, which just showed its first football game on Saturday. Granted, it was a game of...
SV Staff  |  Jul 23, 2008  |  0 comments
Onkyo has just introduced two new home theater systems with HDMI connectivity up the wazoo, plus 1080i video upscaling. Both systems have 7.1-channel speakers, complete with a powered subwoofer. Both systems have 130-watt-per-channel A/V...
SV Staff  |  Dec 16, 2008  |  0 comments
Think you've seen it all? How about an MP3 skullcap? At first glance, you must wonder why anyone would bother, but you know, it's actually kinda cool. LimbGear's Noggin Net is a cap with a built-in pocket for an MP3 player, plus the...
SV Staff  |  Aug 24, 2009  |  0 comments
Sennheiser has just unveiled three new "full-size, portable" headphones, over-ear models the company claims are equally suited for home stereo and portable music player use. The new models are the HD 428, 438, and 448, three remarkably similar...
SV Staff  |  Oct 09, 2007  |  0 comments
It's all about the relationship. That was the message at the official rollout of TiVo and Real Networks' new partnership at  the Arena club in Manhattan this week. Emcee Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, opened the festivities, leaving...
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2008  |  0 comments
Following the success of their first flagship store in the OC, California, Pioneer just opened their second foray into the retail marketplace.Interesting, in this time of economic woes, and giant Circuit City struggling to stay alive, why would...
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...
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  |  Nov 12, 2009  |  0 comments
If you haven't at least given Boxee's open-source media center utility a chance, you have seriously been missing out. The ambitious little project took a hit earlier this year when they were told to stop serving up Hulu content [You'll...

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