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 |  Aug 22, 2005  |  0 comments

The HDTV Jungle High-def channels are widely available and prices for HDTVs continue to drop. But there's still the problem of too many TV types to choose from. The Solution

SV Staff  |  Mar 15, 2005  |  0 comments

The Consumer Electronics Show is all about firsts, but some of this year's bordered on the freakish. Samsung unveiled a flat-panel TV with a 102-inch screen - that works out to 31 square feet of plasma real estate. Or how about $75,000 for LG's 71-inch plasma set?

Daniel Kumin  |  Apr 03, 2006  |  0 comments
What We Think
It's not cheap, but Inteset's luxury-class Windows Media Center server does it all, and does it well.
After years of false starts, the age of convergence app
Gary Dell'Abate  |  Nov 05, 2007  |  0 comments

When I moved into my new house earlier this year, I had hopes of setting up some of my more antiquated gear. One of the pieces is a Technics turntable - state of the art, circa 1985. When people (er, guys) see it, they start waxing poetic about their vinyl LP collections and how, "one day," they're going to get another turntable.

John Sciacca  |  Sep 19, 2011  |  0 comments

Prices for flat-panel TVs have been reduced to a level where they’ve literally become throwaway commodities. Just yesterday, a customer informed me that he was going to put a TV outside on his deck and “leave it there until it breaks, then buy another one.”

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments

What do you think of downloading? In the days when I grew up, you really had to work hard just to find music.

Michael Antonoff  |  Jul 09, 2002  |  0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza The launch of a new cassette format in 2002 made me wonder whether those who invented the Walkman were back in charge at Sony. The payoff is that the tape cassettes, so tiny they could be mistaken for audio microcassettes, are for high-quality video recording in Sony's new MicroMV camcorders.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 05, 2008  |  0 comments

Regular readers know I'm a nut for media servers, especially ones capable of managing and streaming DVD movies around the home. Not too long ago, if you wanted to enjoy this awesomeness, you were pretty much limited to the pricey Kaleidescape system.

Rob Sabin  |  Jan 07, 2007  |  0 comments

John Sciacca  |  Feb 09, 2009  |  0 comments

We had a saying back when I worked in the golf business: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." For a while, I felt like I was getting into the rut of teaching and not doing. While my Custom Installer column strives to help you get the most out of your system, I allowed technology to pass my system by.

 |  Jan 06, 2005  |  0 comments
Tens of thousands of dealers, distributors, reporters, and gear-happy users pass through the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center on the first official day of CES 2005.
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John Sciacca  |  Apr 29, 2009  |  0 comments
When two titans of industry join forces, you expect the results to be something special.
Doug Newcomb  |  Jun 22, 2003  |  0 comments
Illustration by Bill Villareal Ah, summer. The warmth of the sun, the smell of fresh-cut grass, the taste of backyard barbeque - and your music playing too softly to hear on the patio but blasting as you walk inside for more ice cubes. As life migrates out of doors at this time of the year, your tunes don't have to get left behind.
Al Griffin  |  Mar 19, 2012  |  0 comments

INEVITABLY, WHEN something cool comes out, it will influence everything that immediately follows. That’s what happened with Avatar. In 2009, we all went to see it in 3D, and the following year stores were packed with 3D TVs and 3D Blu-ray players.