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Michael Berk  |  Mar 21, 2011  |  0 comments

As noted by HDGuru over the weekend, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America has confirmed that it will indeed "exit the LCD-TV market entirely" by the end of 2011, concentrating from here on out on its consumer rear-projection televisions (including its highly regarded

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  |  Aug 27, 2008  |  0 comments
A reader of engadgetHD noticed that Amazon.com is running a beta version of their video-on-demand services for Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Link. The Link is an add-on module for Sony's BRAVIA TVs that connects to the Internet. According to the...
SV Staff  |  May 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Philips is setting some lofty goals. According to them, TV went from black and white to color, and now high def to 3D. Come on, who doesn't love 3D? Theaters full of people trying to look cool while wearing hideously funny-looking 3D glasses. Arms...
SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2009  |  0 comments
The hot mess that was the transition to digital TV was supposed to happen today. At midnight. Some stations went ahead and pulled the plug - it was their option, and for many stations, it was too expensive to keep both analog and digital...
Brent Butterworth  |  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.

SV Staff  |  Sep 29, 2009  |  0 comments
It's hard to say much about custom audio gear makers Specimen's Little Horn speakers, other than that they're big horns. Each speaker consists of a 36-inch-tall fiberglass horn mounted on an 8-inch plywood cube. Almost four feet tall isn't exactly...
SV Staff  |  Sep 15, 2008  |  0 comments
It seems to be a common business model. Look at Hyundai. They hit the US market with very cheap affordable cars that were good, reliable modes of transportation. Get a reputation for building good, solid cars, then hit the market with luxury cars...
SV Staff  |  Jun 17, 2008  |  0 comments
The year is 2208. The bad news: the earth is so toxic that even intergalactic invaders avoid the planet like the plague, which in fact is rampant here. The good news: Your great, great, great, great, great grandchildren can be bored out of their...
SV Staff  |  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....
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2009  |  0 comments
What's better than one Blu-ray disc? Two hundred of them, all stacked in a neat little carousel for you to load and play at your leisure. Crestron is making that dream a reality with the ADC-200BR, a 200-disc Blu-ray super-changer that, combined...
SV Staff  |  Oct 09, 2008  |  0 comments
Check the weather - looks like a freeze might be coming. Back in the day, PS3 was Blu-ray, Xbox 360 was HD DVD. And, Toshiba was HD DVD, and still refuses to switch to Blu-ray. My, oh my, how times are changing. X-bit Labs is reporting that...
SV Staff  |  Jul 09, 2008  |  0 comments
Complete details are sketchy at the moment, but LG is launching four new TVs in celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Called "Smart Time Machines," these all contain hard disc recorders, built right into the TV set. Not sure if we're...
SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2007  |  0 comments
So says the headline of a press release we received about the first annual High-Def Disc Awards, presented primarily by the weekly B2B trade publication Home Media Magazine. Specifically, 300 won two different awards for its two different...
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...

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