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SV Staff  |  Nov 05, 2008  |  0 comments
While the retail industry scales back on CD shelf space, Sony has announced a new type of CD. Dubbed "Blu-spec CD," this is still a Red Book CD, but the difference is in the manufacturing process.In an attempt to reduce CD jitter, these...
SV Staff  |  Apr 30, 2009  |  0 comments
Yesterday, Audyssey Labs announced DSX, a new technology designed to add extra channels to a 5.1 or 7.1 surround-sound system. DSX, or Dynamic Surround Expansion, adds two front height-channel speakers, just as Dolby’s new Pro Logic IIz technology...
SV Staff  |  May 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Think you've got the biggest TV on the block? In the neighborhood? Not so fast there, buddy. Big Moving Pictures (BMP) is announcing a plan to produce the world's first mobile LED screen that's going to dwarf anything currently out there. Working...
SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2008  |  0 comments
No, that's not a typo. Rising from the ashes of HD DVD, the Chinese version of the format is getting ready to launch. Yup - almost a year after the demise of HD DVD,  Shanghai United Optical Disc is set to power up its production line of CBHD...
SV Staff  |  Feb 09, 2009  |  0 comments
And here's something the ladies will love: the just-released Limited Edition Gift Set of The Notebook (Warner), director Nick Cassavetes's 2004 adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's 1996 romantic-novel bestseller.For those not in know -...
SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2010  |  0 comments
Redbox machines carrying Blu-ray Discs are finally starting to pop up, and they're a little more expensive than previously thought. According to the Consumerist, a Blu-ray-renting Redbox kiosk was spotted in front of a 7-Eleven in Pleasant Hill,...
SV Staff  |  Oct 21, 2008  |  0 comments
The economy is tanking, Circuit City is dying, and Netflix posted a 30% increase in profits. It makes sense — the cost of a night out at the movies, especially for the whole family costs more than months worth of Netflix subscription fees. ...
SV Staff  |  Dec 09, 2008  |  0 comments
If you were hoping that the digital TV switch would be a good reason to ditch your car, well, you're out of luck. Like some folks who sell the car because the ashtrays were full, others were probably getting ready to  turn in the keys...
SV Staff  |  Aug 25, 2009  |  0 comments
Before Space Shuttle Discovery launches Wednesday morning why not get your hands on one of the best documentaries on space travel; Man on the Moon (40th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] for $10.99 (normally $19.98). Plus more HD and gadget deals*...
SV Staff  |  Oct 17, 2007  |  0 comments
It was a lesson in perspective this week in Baja California, Mexico, where Sharp Electronics officially cut the ribbon on a $300 million LCD manufacturing plant in Rosarito. While American journalists were busy scribbling notes about screen sizes...
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Talk about dragging your feet. It seems like years ago that XM and Sirius proposed a merger. The Justice Department approved the merger months ago, and finally, it looks like the FCC will reach a decision by the end of June. Finally! In a report...
SV Staff  |  Sep 03, 2008  |  0 comments
I've mentioned the LG BD300 previously, when talking about Netflix's streaming video service. Blu-ray player with support for Netflix content, like the Roku Netflix player (currently available) and the Xbox 360 (available through a free interface...
SV Staff  |  Jul 06, 2009  |  0 comments
Yamaha announced today a new A/V receiver with an impressive feature set and a price tag just shy of a grand. The RX-V1065 is a slightly more powerful version of the RX-V665 receiver. It retains all the features of its little brother, including...
SV Staff  |  Oct 14, 2010  |  0 comments
Sony is gearing up for apps specific to its products only a few days after the reveal of the company's Google TV-powered Internet TV products. Electronista found that Sony just launched the Android Developer Fight for Android development for its...
SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2009  |  0 comments
As John Sciacca pointed out in an earlier post, companies at CES 2009 are under no illusions about the economy. In particular, they know that 09 (and possibly 10, and 11) will be pretty tough sledding, until people have enough money to start...

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