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SV Staff  |  Mar 05, 2008  |  0 comments
If you've said it once, you've said it a thousand times: An HDTV without an HD signal is like sugarless cake, non-alcoholic beer, or a Lamborghini running 87-octane gasoline. It works, but it isn't right, and its definitely no fun. All the...
SV Staff  |  Mar 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Here's a chance for TiVo Salvation: a 40% off sale. At one-product-per-day retailer Woot.com, refurbished Tivo HDs are selling for $179.99 (MSRP for the unit is $299) with three months service included. For HDTV owners pained daily by their...
SV Staff  |  Mar 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Reports in the Japanese business daily Nikkei that Pioneer Electronics is planning to cease production of plasma panels shocked the consumer electronics industry on Tuesday. Along with Panasonic, Pioneer has been one of plasma’s greatest...
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2008  |  0 comments
If it seems lately that some of your jumpy Netflix discs have been around the block a few times, maybe they have. Newsweek reports this week that video stores, and even public libraries, are gobbling up subscriptions to the online DVD retailer,...
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2008  |  1 comments
No wire hangers Monster Cables ever! Audiophiles are used to hearing abuse about high end cables. High pricing and boastful marketing claims make many home theater-enthusiasts skeptical about differences in cable performance. Here's a test that...
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony began phasing out its classic Trinitron television brand in 2004, but March 2008 marks the final stopping point for the CRT displays - tech's original "series of tubes." Sony said Monday it would cease all production by the end of...
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Blu-ray's victory over HD DVD in the high-definition format war has given owners of Blu-ray players a sense of smug satisfaction and the right to infinite I-told-you-sos. But for Blu-ray-owning Netflix subscribers, the end of the format war...
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Tivo has been through some tough times - lawsuits, financial losses, price wars - but the tiny company has survived on the strength of its loyal and sometimes zealous customer base. These consumers refuse to use an inferior cable or...
SV Staff  |  Mar 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Come Tuesday, the list of to-be-released HD DVDs will be considerably shorter. Perhaps HD DVD player owners should consider shopping for a stylish vase to put on that empty shelf reserved for HD copies of  Paramount's There Will be Blood,...
SV Staff  |  Mar 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Samsung's latest plasma - the 50-inch PAVV Cannes 450 - will sport several "first ever" features aimed at gamers, including 3D-capability and an unfathomable 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. But before buyers put this beast on their wish lists,...

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