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SV Staff  |  Aug 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Hot off the rumor mill: the firmware update for Sony's PS3 is going to have an exciting new feature. Screen grabs. Why, you ask? Simple. To prove that high score. Or, to save (and maybe zoom?) into your favorite movie scene. You know, movies like...
SV Staff  |  Dec 01, 2009  |  0 comments
If you have a gamer on your holiday list and they want an Xbox, then getting them an online account is a must. We found a deal today that kills two birds with one stone: Buy Modern Warfare 2 Console, Get Xbox LIVE Gold Free More HD and gadget...
SV Staff  |  Sep 29, 2008  |  0 comments
There are so many ways to interface between your home entertainment system and your home computer. The lines between the two are disappearing, but one product seemed to be stuck firmly on the entertainment side. The DVR seemed to only exist in the...
SV Staff  |  Feb 25, 2008  |  0 comments
Just how big a victory the Blu-ray Disc camp scored when Toshiba pulled the plug on HD DVD remains to be seen. Blu-ray may have won the hearts of Hollywood, which is dedicated to preserving traditional media (note Jon Stewart's jabs at viewing...
SV Staff  |  Aug 26, 2009  |  0 comments
For years, DivX has been one of the major video codecs used by movie pirates. The codec (and the company) itself has no real sinister origin, but since it can compress videos to a conveniently small size while maintaining respectable video and audio...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2008  |  0 comments
The specs for Blu-ray discs and players hold the promise of loads of cool features, including stuff like games, Web-based interactivity, and video picture-in-picture where you can see the director discussing the movie on an inset box onscreen...
SV Staff  |  Nov 25, 2008  |  0 comments
There are ghosts in my machines. I'm convinced of it. Two weeks ago, my trusty 32-inch CRT TV started to fail. The picture would go green, then black and white, and then the death roll. Grrr.  Off to Best Buy to start researching what I...
SV Staff  |  Mar 27, 2008  |  0 comments
Nearly twenty million consumers are so eager to jump on the high-definition disc bandwagon this year that they can't be bothered to wait for a bargain. Even though a Sony executive all but promised that the price of Blu-ray players won't drop to...
SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2010  |  0 comments
Usually, spending almost eight thousand dollars on a center channel speaker would sound ridiculous. Of course, when you spend over twelve thousand each on your left and right channels, it would practically be silly not to spend that much....
SV Staff  |  Nov 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Just when you finally got your 5.1 speaker system dialed in, Iosono comes out with a system that will totally blow away your old system. Introduced at the 2008 SMPTE Conference, this new system can use from 200 - 500 speakers, completely ringing...

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