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SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2008  |  0 comments
JVC/Victor obviously believes in covering all bases. For Japanese release, they're launching two new HDD-based recorders, with a twist. The new DR-HX250 and DR-HX500 are 250GB or 500GB HD video recorders. Hope you can guess which model is which....
SV Staff  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments
Halcro, in case you haven't heard, makes some of the most bad-ass hi-fi gear on the planet. In a world gone mad for iPods and earbuds, Halcro is perfecting the art of really, really excellent componentry.  It's also really, really expensive...
SV Staff  |  Dec 17, 2008  |  0 comments
Green is the new black. We knew that already. It's great to see how companies are living up to their responsibility to reduce power consumption and save our planet. GreenPeak is coming out with a new product line featuring wireless radio...
SV Staff  |  Sep 29, 2010  |  0 comments
  While many have been eagerly awaiting Star Wars to make its way to Blu-ray, apparently George Lucas has been hard at work bringing his beloved franchise into 3D. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, 2012 will mark the...
SV Staff  |  Mar 31, 2008  |  0 comments
If you've got an eye for crisp video, surely you've wished the high-definition signal being pumped into your living room was even better. The signal quality appears to have good days and bad days, and you may have even wondered if the same HD...
SV Staff  |  Jun 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Channel surfer, that is. Looking more like a pair of Manolo Blahnik kitten heels (go on, look that up), this remote control is about as simplistic as possible.  Simply elegant, that is. Designed by Yurii Smitana Perfilov, it was inspired by...
SV Staff  |  Apr 28, 2009  |  0 comments
Do you think you know — or do you think you are — the drummer who has everything? Well, he/she/you will now have to make room for the Miles Davis Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Snare Drum, offered by the Innovation Drum Company (in conjunction with...
SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2007  |  0 comments
Yes, from all accounts, they pulled it off last night. Exhibit A: Just look at those photos! Exhibit B: Ben Ratliff's review in The New York Times and David Fricke's review at Rolling Stone's Rock & Roll Daily. Exhibit C: The set list: ...
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  |  Jul 14, 2008  |  0 comments
As the country gets ready to pull the analog plug, CBS is finally putting the finishing touches on its new HD sets and control room. The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric will debut in HD later this month, and just in time, the 1080i control room...
SV Staff  |  Jun 10, 2009  |  0 comments
The Shield remains one of the most seamless shows that has ever aired, period. It never faltered, never stumbled, never even had a "fill-in" or "coasting" episode. For seven seasons, Michael Chiklis's Vic Mackey runned and...
SV Staff  |  Sep 08, 2008  |  0 comments
This is just so cool. SIM2 makes gorgeous high-end home-theater projectors, with cabinets that look like art. They're Italian. Great-looking Euro-art. But that's not even the cool part. The 1080p three-chip DLP projector is capable of home theater...
Michael Berk  |  Mar 28, 2011  |  0 comments

Today's the day Radiohead's The King of Limbs (which has managed to generate a pretty complex release history in its short life) finally hits stores.

SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2009  |  0 comments
Samsung showed two new Blu-ray Disc players at its press event on Wednesday, the BD-P4600 and BD-P3600. According to the company, the lozenge-shaped BD-P4600 (shown at left), is the world’s slimmest BD player, measuring only 1.5 inches deep....
SV Staff  |  May 11, 2010  |  0 comments
Kaleidescape announced this morning that they have developed a Blu-ray solution to their popular movie server system that will begin shipping next week. The new M500 player ($3995) will playback AND import Blu-ray content to the server. To appease...

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