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Brent Butterworth Posted: Mar 01, 2011 0 comments

Home theater enthusiasts have had seven speakers in their systems for a decade now, but only now is Hollywood finally catching up. Last Saturday, Dolby Laboratories feted the release of the Megamind Blu-ray Disc, which it says is the first movie released in 7.1-channel sound in theaters and on Blu-ray. A screening of the Blu-ray Disc in the company's technically unassailable theater was preceded by a discussion with Erik Aadahl, one of the movie's two supervising sound editors.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 09, 2009 0 comments
If you've been holding off on purchasing a Vudu Box, now's the time. Originally retailing for $400, the new price is an affordable $150. Not bad for the basic 250GB system."We are reaping the rewards of success in the retail channel...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2010 0 comments
At the Culver City studios of Sony Pictures, Sony execs today rolled out their plans for what they hope will be domination of every aspect of the 3D business: movie/TV production, professional gear, and consumer electronics products. According to...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments
Manufacturing and marketing LCD TVs, especially in the U.S., is a tough gig. The margins are thin and the competitors are fierce, which is why may companies are outsourcing everything but their brand name to Asian manufacturers. Royal Philips...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
Scrubs has moved from SD on NBC to HD on ABC. Alphabet soup aside, all those letters might not matter much if rumors are true that this is the last season for the comedy.  Scrubs was on NBC in standard def, surrounded by HD shows for way too...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2008 0 comments
Nothing's safe anymore, is it? The folks over at the Doom9 forum just posted an update to their Blu-ray disc copying software. What's included now?The software is one of the first, as far as we know, to copy the BD-Live extension. Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2010 0 comments
3D content is steadily marching onward, but there still aren't too many choices out there. There are several animated movies from the last few years and Avatar will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray soon enough, but that's not a whole lot of 3D....
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Is Blu-ray in or out? Hot, or not-hot? It seems that pendulum swings daily. Most recently, though, it seems to be looking good for Blu-ray heading into the holiday shopping season. The Blu-ray Disc Association, made up of manufacturers and movie...
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SV Staff Posted: 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...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 15, 2009 0 comments
During the press junket that introduced Audyssey Labs’ DSX 10-channel surround-sound technology, the company also gave us an advance listen to a new product it was working on: the Sub Equalizer. Now that the Sub Equalizer has been officially...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
Yes, at long last, The Simpsons Movie opens tomorrow. And as one of its writer/producers, Al Jean, says in the July 27 issue of Entertainment Weekly: "As an event, I think it'll be somewhere between Sgt. Pepper's the album and Sgt. Pepper's...
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2008 0 comments
In a scene from a great Kabuki play, some of the biggest players in the Japanese manufacturing arena are shaking things up. Stick with us in this -- the plot's complicated. Especially in Japanese.  Panasonic's parent company Matsushita is also...
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SV Staff Posted: 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...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2009 0 comments
This morning, with little more than a press release, Apple dropped a new $80, 4 GB iPod shuffle that's smaller than a single AA battery and has neither buttons nor a display. That means the controls are left up to some buttons built into the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2010 0 comments
The term "home-theater-in-a-box" has become an expletive in the A/V world. They're usually seen as catch-all, cheap, simple excuses for a carefully assembled home theater. Because of this, companies shy away from the term HTiB. Onkyo, for example,...

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