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SV Staff  |  Jul 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Talk about a slap in the face. After making a bid for Circuit City, supposedly for over $1 billion, Blockbuster has changed its mind. Siting "market conditions," Blockbuster has withdrawn its $1.3 billion bid. There's no word yet from...
SV Staff  |  Dec 09, 2008  |  0 comments
Early year-end present for Netflix! They had hoped to have 500,000 subscribers paying an extra $1/month to be able to get Blu-ray discs by the end of the year. They've already met that goal, a few weeks ahead of schedule. Do the math -...
SV Staff  |  Apr 26, 2010  |  0 comments
Denon has announced several new home theater products, including eight new A/V receivers and two new Blu-ray Disc players. For the retail market, Denon unveiled the AVR-391, AVR-591, AVR-791, AVR-891, and AVR-991. The 391 and 591 are...
SV Staff  |  Mar 12, 2008  |  0 comments
We said our hellos (on the night before): That would be writer Billy Altman, photographer Ebet Roberts, and I (your humble Entertainment Editor, Ken Richardson) saying our annual hellos on Tuesday night - the night before the South by Southwest...
SV Staff  |  Apr 27, 2010  |  0 comments
Samsung is looking into incorporating Google's Android OS into its HDTVs, according to a report in the Korea Herald. An unnamed Samsung executive is reported to have said, "We are considering (developing) Google TVs. We are examining the...
SV Staff  |  Jul 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Wake the kids. Call the neighbors. Mark your calender. October 14. The Ultimate Matrix Collection will be released on Blu-ray. Seven discs, $129.95, from Warner Home Video. This set has long been available on HD DVD, but that format is history. Now...
SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2009  |  0 comments
Tangent's U.S. debut at the 2008 CEDIA Expo focused primarily on table radios, but at CES the company is bringing out the big guns: gorgeous high-end speakers and electronics designed to compete with some of the elite brands in audio. What I...
SV Staff  |  Jan 05, 2002  |  0 comments

Panasonic With portable music players, the question is, how small can you get? About 1 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 5/8 inch, according to Panasonic, whose SV-SD80 digital audio player, shown larger-than-life below, weighs less than an ounce. It uses postage-stamp-size Secure Digital (SD) memory cards and can play music encoded in the MP3, WMA, and AAC formats.

SV Staff  |  Apr 08, 2008  |  0 comments
Verizon calls its FiOS TV subscribers "ahead of the game" for buying into its advanced, all-digital service. That must be why the company feels no shame in snipping the wires on its customers' analog TV channels and taking them off the air...
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2008  |  0 comments
PT Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute." Not sure if that's the market for this, but Furutech just launched a new power cable. Yup, gorgeous new power cable. How much would you pay for a Powerflux Piezo Ceramic series with...

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