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SV Staff  |  Mar 06, 2008  |  0 comments
Okay, plasma-lovers. Take a deep breath. We know that news of Pioneer's plans to exit the plasma-making business caught a lot of you off guard. Not because all home theater enthusiasts own a beautiful, industry-leading model from Pioneer's Kuro...
SV Staff  |  Sep 28, 2009  |  0 comments
The Dallas Cowboys have gotten into the record books, and not for anything actually football-related. The "Godzillatron" at the new Cowboys' stadium is officially the world's largest high-definition display, according to the Guinness Book of World...
 |  Feb 18, 2011  |  0 comments

Going Ultra: Klang Ultrasonic speakers Industrial designer Adam Moller'concept speakers are cut from a different billet. The idea behind the Klang Ultrasonic speakers came from an invention by Lemelson-MIT Prize-winner Woody Norris. Norris's HyperSonic Sound generates ultrasonic waves - as in, above the range humans can hear - that are modulated in very specific ways to create an audible sound.

SV Staff  |  Oct 07, 2009  |  0 comments
The merits of “high-end” vs. generic “lamp cord” speaker cable have been, and will be, endlessly debated. I personally have heard differences between speaker cables — there, I said it! Use common sense — $500 worth of cable with a $200 speaker...
SV Staff  |  May 27, 2008  |  0 comments
Westinghouse is a name everyone knows; from home heating to garage door openers, it's a name you know. What you might not know is that they're in the consumer electronics biz, and hoping to become as known for TVs as they are for coffee pots. See...
SV Staff  |  Dec 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Lord knows it's hard to pull together a home theater that sounds great and looks good too. Especially in small spaces, it's tricky to fit everything in without overwhelming your apartment.Z-Base 550 to the rescue. New from ZVOX, the...
SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2008  |  0 comments
We've got to say this: Perhaps it was good for most of us that HD DVD failed. It seems that failure has prompted Toshiba to really step up the developments for standard-def DVD. Not long ago, we talked about Toshiba's upscaling DVD players. Now...
SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2008  |  0 comments
One of Raul Castro's first orders of business since taking over control of the Cuban government from his brother Fidel Castro: Opening up the electronics stores. Cuban citizens don't have much cash, but at least they have a few more choices about...
SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2010  |  0 comments
Early adopters can rest easy. Denon has just announced that four of its currently available A/V receivers are officially Windows 7-compatible, and all new receivers in 2010 will share that compatibility. The Denon AVR-4810CI, AVR-4310CI,...
SV Staff  |  Jan 06, 2010  |  0 comments
The CES news bombs have started dropping and Vizio is on the front lines with some ambitious announcements. Their XVT series is getting three new additions in the form of a 47-inch, a 55-inch and a monsterous 72-inch, each running at 480 Hz and...
SV Staff  |  Jun 20, 2008  |  0 comments
As we predicted last month, Bond's going Blu. Blu-ray, that is. Just announced from MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the same six titles that were being released in France will be available in the States, just one day after their...
SV Staff  |  Jan 07, 2009  |  0 comments
LG kicked off CES press day with a slew of impressive product announcements, including wireless HDTVs, 240 HZ LCDs TVs, and LED backlit LCD models — as well as TVs that combine several of those capabilities. So many sets, really, that they...
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...
SV Staff  |  Oct 21, 2010  |  0 comments
There's no shortage of headphones options out there at the moment, but starting on November 15th, legendary amp-maker Marshall will be entering the fray. There isn't a lot to talk about yet, since details on the familiar-looking cans is...
SV Staff  |  Jan 10, 2008  |  0 comments
An unqualified hit, Sony’s Bravia line of video displays are keeping up with the times (a new XBR6, left, made its debut at CES). In particular, aside from the usual upgrades of style and size, the new Bravias are heavily into connectivity....

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