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SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2010  |  0 comments
We know first hand that there are a lot of great in-ear headphone options out there, but the new custom jobs from Ultimate Ears are next level. Like with their other made-to-order monitors, each pair is created from an impression of your ear canal...
SV Staff  |  Sep 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Has this happened to you? You proudly demo your sound system to your friends, and they yawn? I mean, sound from speakers - how boring. Well, with speakers from Madison Fielding and StereoStone, you can impress those friends, and turn yawns into...
SV Staff  |  Jun 09, 2008  |  0 comments
Watch out Geek Squad. Wal-Mart's coming after you. During a media tour, one of Wal-Mart's senior vice presidents told the reporters that Wal-Mart is looking at different options. Installation and repair services are one of the options. Should Best...
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...
Mike Mettler  |  Jun 21, 2011  |  0 comments

The Big Man has left the building.

Clarence Clemons, the powerful tenor saxophonist of the E Street Band and onstage foil for Bruce Springsteen for 40 years, died Saturday at age 69 due to complications from a recent stroke.

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  |  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  |  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  |  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 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  |  Feb 26, 2009  |  0 comments
"Randy who?" I can't blame you for asking. Randy Bewley was the guitarist for the legendary Georgia band Pylon. In the photo above, that's Randy to the left, playing at Hurrah's in 1979.Pylon? "Legendary"? Yes, to...
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...
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  |  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  |  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...

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