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SV Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2007 0 comments
Whoulda thunk that the company that invented the portable music player would years later play catch up to a computer company and some of its biggest TV rivals? But that's what happened to Sony and the Walkman in the digital age. Today's...
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SV Staff Posted: May 21, 2008 0 comments
Don't get me wrong.I love high-quality sound performance. I live for it, and making things sound good is what I do, day in, day out. I used to think that there shouldn't be a limit on how much someone should pay for sound quality. Well, I have seen...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 31, 2008 0 comments
The FCC has just proposed a new rule - one that will drag out the analog/digital transition for another 30 days. This "Analog Nightlight" program is actually quite interesting.  Some full-power stations will be permitted to use...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2009 0 comments
The holiday season is coming up, and we have a deal today for all the serious gamers on your list: Buy this Forza Motorsport Playseat and get the game and 50% off of the wireless racing wheel. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Build...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 29, 2008 0 comments
Now that it's a Blu-ray world in high-definition video discs, expect to see a lot more product available on both the hardware and content sides. That gives you a wide range of options when it comes to allocating your bucks. Amazon reports that the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2008 0 comments
How many times has this happened to you? You're in a movie theater or church, and cell phones keep ringing. The girl in seat 36C is surreptitiously talking on her cell phone as the flight takes off. Or, worst of all, you notice that the creepy guy...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2008 0 comments
Our friends over at HD Guru are reporting that next month Sony will slash $100 off the list price of their diminutive BDP-S350 Blu-ray player and sell it for $300. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Damn! I just bought that player for my brother and payed full...
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SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2009 0 comments
A Porsche 911 C4 with a $20,000 (in 1990) sound system would generally fetch a decent sum on eBay, but this particular ride is a piece of rock and roll history. Before the release of Metallica's self-titled record (most commonly referred to as...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2010 0 comments
Movie rental kiosk company Redbox rented out its 1 billionth movie over Labor Day Weekend, and to celebrate the company has announced a big giveaway. Redbox is giving away a choice of a Sony home theater system or a trip to the Peoples' Choice...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2007 0 comments
Liv Ullmann, Julia Dufvenius, and Ingmar Bergman during the shooting of Saraband "No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul."— Ingmar Bergman14...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 27, 2009 0 comments
I'm all for protecting copyright owners. It's their property, and they have the right to protect it. But, there are right ways to go about it and wrong ways.In a lawsuit in New Hampshire, the RIAA is suing a woman for violating copyright...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 08, 2010 0 comments
Sharp and Samsung have finally settled their LCD patent dispute. According to a press release issued today, the two companies signed a settlement to their three-year dispute on Monday. The dispute revolved around LCD panel patents that both...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
If audio is recorded without the intention of being listened to, is it still a recording? American researchers in Paris are getting philosophical about a piece of etched paper they found which may contain the first ever piece of recorded audio. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2008 0 comments
We've all read the stories about DVD piracy, and how horrible it is, blah, blah, blah. No one we know is illegally copying DVDs, right? Wrong! A new report called the Consumer Home Piracy survey done by Futuresource Consulting had rather shocking...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2008 0 comments
FlyCast, formerly known as FlyTunes, has just released a new free application for iPhone and iPod touch that should make satellite radio providers a bit nervous. Pandora might be a little shaky too. FlyCast has over 1,000 digital channels ranging...

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