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SV Staff  |  Dec 25, 2008  |  0 comments
We know it's been a dying format, but alas, VHS is officially gone. It celebrated its last Christmas, toasted its last New Year.  Back in October, the last truckload of VHS tapes were moved out of a warehouse in Florida, and anything...
SV Staff  |  Sep 08, 2008  |  0 comments
Philips has just released their latest Pronto remote - the TSU9800. Figure the "TS" in the model number stands for "Touch Screen" - maybe? The TSU9600 features a very large 6.4" VGA display.  The large size makes the...
SV Staff  |  Apr 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Various companies and organizations are competing to standardize a wireless technology that will toss high definition sound and video effortlessly across a living room. Some of them, like WirelessHD are close, but none of them are here yet, and...
SV Staff  |  Oct 28, 2008  |  0 comments
Red's an interesting company, creating buzz like no other. There's been so much hype about their new Scarlet camera months before it even exists. Well, they're upping the hype once again.Without giving any real specifics, Red CEO Jim...
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2008  |  0 comments
Honey, pass the Puppy Chow and hand me the remote. In a time of economic woes, Wal-Mart has posted earnings that are up 6.9%. While many folks are struggling to make their house payments, where's the profit coming from? Oddly enough, it's the...
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2009  |  0 comments
Music just got more expensive on just about every MP3 site in the game, so I certainly won't be surprised when more sites pop up offering tunes for free. Grooveshark is simple: Type in the name of the song you want to stream and two clicks...
SV Staff  |  Mar 11, 2010  |  0 comments
March Madness has gotten a little bit more mad. CBS Sports is going to show the NCAA Final Four live in 100 movie theaters across the country. Oh, and it'll be in 3D. Locations haven't been nailed down yet, but details should be finalized before...
SV Staff  |  Jan 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Rumors are flying around the web that Sirius XM is about to raise their rates. Normally, you would think that's just business as usual. No problem, except that part of the FCC approval of the merger of XM and Sirius is that there wouldn't...
SV Staff  |  Oct 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Tough sledding, kids. We're not going to Wally World. I'm not paying 4 bucks a gallon to buckle you into the Hummer and drive your little butts cross-country to that place. And for the last time, we're not getting a damn Prius. But, if you agree to...
SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Has the look of the Sound & Vision Web site grown . . . tiresome? Or maybe you're cool with our color palette and design but have trouble finding stuff? Well just wait till tomorrow. Starting thursday, June 12, you'll see a whole new...
SV Staff  |  Aug 18, 2009  |  0 comments
The internet has been abuzz with talk of a skinnied-up PS3 for months, but now Sony has made it official. The Slim will cost $299 and sport a same 120GB hard drive, but it will be lighter and smaller by more than a third. It will also use...
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2009  |  0 comments
By now, you’ve heard about the sudden death of actress Natasha Richardson. I wrote about her and husband Liam Neeson’s home theater for the January ’09 issue (“A Class Act”; see story), and I wanted to share a few thoughts about her: The...
SV Staff  |  Dec 29, 2008  |  0 comments
We're not sure if this is art, or audiophile perfection. Angelis Labor is unveiling the Gabriel Turntable, a remarkable way to treat your vinyl.  Made in a factory that also turns out parts for Ferrari, the Gabriel is a customized...
SV Staff  |  Jul 02, 2008  |  0 comments
We reported last week on Sony's initiative with bold business plans to carry through 2010 and beyond. What got lost in the shuffle was Sony's commitment to make 90% of its electronics network-enabled by 2010. That means your computer talks to your...
SV Staff  |  Nov 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Speaker makers Boston Acoustics has introduced its newest line of satellites, the Reflection Series. The new series includes 6 models ranging from compact bookshelf to floorstanding tower models, all of which us fiber-ceramic woofer cones that...

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