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SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
The EU is taking energy conservation rather seriously. Just after putting a ban on incandescent lightbulbs, power-hog plasma TVs might be getting the boot too.Plasma TVs use about 50% more power than LCDs, and obviously, the bigger the TV, the...
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
Oh happy day - my DTV converter box coupons came in the mail today. How exciting, right? Two plastic cards, as requested.  But, on the bottom of the page they were attached to was some interesting reading.Listed were eight locations,...
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
Philips got out of the US TV market, but Philips-branded Blu-ray players, marketed under the Funai banner will be hitting shelves soon, along with a Magnavox-branded LCD/Blu-ray combo unit.Three new units will be available: the $299 BDP-3010, the...
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to test drive the new Aston Martin DBS for an upcoming Sound & Vision feature. One of the coolest parts of the car's Bang & Olufsen audio system was the iPod integration. Once docked, this...
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
We reported last week about President-elect Barack Obama's desire to postpone the DTV transition, mainly because the poor and elderly weren't prepared. Now, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is suggesting alternatives to keep the...
SV Staff  |  Jan 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Lost in the shuffle of CES was rather interesting news from iTunes.  The iTunes stores is going offer all of their music in iTunes Plus -- DRM-free (without copy-protection) and at a higher-quality bit rate. The 256 kbps AAC files were...
SV Staff  |  Jan 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Sony has always seemed a fortress in the electronics world - unshakable, until recently.  Sony is expected to post a loss of about $1.1 billion for 2007 and 2008 -- the first loss posted by the corporation in 14 years. Ouch.  What...
SV Staff  |  Jan 12, 2009  |  0 comments
A ninety-nine cent double-cheeseburger is about 1.5-inches thick, but looking inside one of those isn’t too interesting. Actually, looking inside one of those is equal parts scary, sadness and curiosity. What is interesting is taking a peek inside a...
SV Staff  |  Jan 12, 2009  |  0 comments
This year, a lot of TV manufacturers demonstrated how they are integrating the Internet into their sets. Whether the Web is used for checking the weather, news or sports scores, or streaming You Tube or Netflix videos, once your TV is Web-enabled...
SV Staff  |  Jan 12, 2009  |  0 comments
One of the big video stories from CES 2009 was 3D. Whether it was LCD, Plasma, DLP, flat panel, front projection or rear projection it seemed like every booth had a crowd of people standing around wearing plastic glasses with polarized ...

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