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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  |  Apr 30, 2009  |  0 comments
I'm not the world's biggest fan of Jane's Addiction (far from it), but the Limited Edition of A Cabinet of Curiosities (Rhino) is so compelling visually that it draws me in, like C.S. Lewis's wardrobe. As such, it's a lock...
SV Staff  |  Aug 19, 2010  |  0 comments
For years, FOX has shown NFL games in 4:3, even when in high-def. This was fine for SD TV users with old-fashioned 4:3 screens, but for widescreen HDTV users this meant two huge bars on either side of the screen, wasting space that could better be...
SV Staff  |  Nov 24, 2008  |  0 comments
So, you've downloaded a ton of HD movies and TV shows to your iPod or iPhone. Good for you. So now you have a really great picture on a really tiny screen. Not exactly what the developers of HD had in mind, now, is it?DLO is finally selling...
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...
SV Staff  |  Aug 16, 2007  |  0 comments
Another big announcement today. Complete press release below. And how's this for an excellent new photo? -Ken Richardson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 16, 2007 Bruce Springsteen's Magic Set for October 2 Release on Columbia Records Magic, Bruce...
SV Staff  |  May 19, 2008  |  0 comments
Look out your window. See any frost? Apparently, hell hath frozen over. This is something that we would never have thought we'd see. Most MP3 manufacturers bundle in headphones, sometimes really good headphones with their portable players. In a...
SV Staff  |  Aug 26, 2008  |  0 comments
In today's world of MP3 players and Playstations, there is still something reassuring about big, heavy, old-school components. Does a 50-pound device reproduce audio better than a 5-ounce device? Who knows? But it sure makes your back hurt when you...
SV Staff  |  Jan 07, 2008  |  0 comments
If you can, try to imagine a football having sexual relations with a hard-boiled egg. Their offspring might be a Rolly — making its Sony CES debut this year. Robotics meets boombox, Rolly is a playback device like none other. Its 2GB flash memory...
SV Staff  |  Aug 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Whether you think it's good or bad, at least it's a step in some technological direction. The September 18 issue of Entertainment Weekly will run video ads placed by CBS. You read that correctly. A print magazine will run video ads. According to...
Michael Berk  |  Apr 18, 2011  |  0 comments

Klipsch turns 65 this year. The venerable US manufacturer (based in Indianapolis since 1989 but still turning out speakers in its Hope, Arkansas plant today) has posted a retrospective video (with some nifty vintage ad images) today tracing the company's evolution from its humble beginnings in ham enthusiast Paul W.

SV Staff  |  Dec 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Philips has been slowly pulling out of the entertainment side of consumer electronics, but they're still a major player in the lighting industry. This year's Times Square Ball is going to be bigger, brighter, and surprisingly greener than...
SV Staff  |  Oct 13, 2009  |  0 comments
A system is only as good as the recording or movie that’s played through it. Here is some suggested demo material: CDS   Eric Clapton Unplugged (Reprise) A clear, wideband, detailed, all-around superb recording featuring mainly...
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...

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