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SV Staff  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments
"Record stores"? What are those? Judging from actions by bands as seemingly disparate as Radiohead (left) and the Eagles, record stores are obsolete. Just this morning, it was confirmed that Radiohead's new album, In Rainbows, will be...
SV Staff  |  Oct 29, 2008  |  0 comments
In a surprising move, Sony executives called a press conference today and announced that Sony and other licensees would abandon the Blu-ray disc format. According to the Sony spokesperson, "After considerable thought, we've decided that we...
SV Staff  |  Jul 17, 2009  |  0 comments
If you haven't watched Band of Brothers on Blu-ray yet, you're missing out. And for less than $50, this is the perfect opportunity. More chances to fatten up your BD collection* after the jump. 'Ghostbusters' Blu-ray for...
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2008  |  0 comments
Sure, the high-def format war was tense and bloody, though it had nothing on Call of Duty 4 or Assassin's Creed. But for gamers who don't already own both a PlayStation 3 and an Xbox 360, the format war may have left them feeling just a little...
SV Staff  |  Sep 09, 2010  |  0 comments
Apple may not be actively pursuing a foothold in the HDTV market outside of its Apple TV set-top box, but it doesn't mean the company isn't still considering how to improve on HDTV technology. According to Patently Apple, Apple has received a...
SV Staff  |  Feb 25, 2009  |  0 comments
I know, it's a little TBS Superstation of me to post one of "the world's funniest commercials!" But, as an A/V nerd, this one got me. While itd doesn't quite have the wow-factor of Sony's ultra-elaborate Bravia ads, it's wroth a chuckle. I won't...
SV Staff  |  May 07, 2008  |  0 comments
In case the whole Obama/Clinton thing is getting old, here is a new debate, that in fact, is far more important. Did Neil Young embrace Blu-ray because digital audio is finally good enough to satisfy his musician's keen sensibilities, or did he...
SV Staff  |  Oct 09, 2009  |  0 comments
We've all learned to live with lousy laptop sound, but those of us with a couple thousand dollars to spend on a notebook computer won't have to suffer much longer. At a press event in the Thom Thom Club, a Santa Monica, Calif., nightclub...
SV Staff  |  Aug 19, 2008  |  0 comments
With a name that sounds more akin to a nighttime wrinkle cream solution than a breakthrough multi-room audio distribution system, NuVo Technologies Renovia is designed to make adding music to existing home a far simpler proposition. With new...
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2008  |  0 comments
Instead of sitting back and gloating as it watches its biggest competitor flounder, Best Buy is doing whatever it can to prevent a trip down the same  path. Best Buy's President and COO Brian Dunn stated that "In 42 years of...
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Excuses, excuses. Television executives like to say that upgrading certain shows to high-def not only costs mountains of cash, but would be inconvenient for certain types of programming. Such as shows, where, you know, a behemoth high-def camera...
SV Staff  |  Jul 29, 2009  |  0 comments
JVC just announced four new headphones, two over-ear and two in-ear models. The HA-M750 (pictured) is the company's newest full-sized, over-ear headphones. It sports 40mm drivers, folds up for travel and storage, and comes with 1.2- and 2-meter...
SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Integra is taking its position as a custom installation specialist seriously. Their previous A/V receiver (DTR-5.8) was among the first to offer HDMI v1.3a, and now the new DTR-5.9 takes that to the next level. The DTR-5.9 has four HDMI v1.3a...
SV Staff  |  Jan 11, 2010  |  0 comments
Hundreds of new speakers saw their debut at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. No one could possibly hear them all in the four days of the show, especially when you consider that they were scattered among numerous venues. But I heard a lot...

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