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SV Staff  |  Sep 22, 2009  |  0 comments
digg_url = 'http://digg.com/television/Top_Gear_now_recording_in_HD'; I love Top Gear. I might not be a "car guy," but Top Gear always manages to captivate me. Fast cars, strange vehicles, great humor, it's one of the most entertaining series...
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  |  Nov 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Before you head out Friday morning, (or Thursday night, for that matter) for your Black Friday shopping spree, you might want to put a Samsung Blu-ray player on the top of your list. Aren't we nice — giving you a head-start so you can shop...
SV Staff  |  Oct 26, 2009  |  0 comments
It's been a long time coming, but the Playstation 3 is finally getting streaming Netflix support. Netflix's Watch Instantly library has been available on the Xbox 360 (and the Roku Player, and a handful of HDTVs and Blu-ray players) for quite some...
SV Staff  |  Jun 12, 2009  |  0 comments
 Yesterday, I went over to The Howard Stern Show at Sirius XM central HQ here in midtown Manhattan to hand-deliver copies of the June/July/August issue to Gadget Gary himself, Gary Dell'Abate. The issue features a piece that reports on...
SV Staff  |  Mar 15, 2008  |  0 comments
Have you got a favorite film that's never been released on DVD? I have - in fact it never came out on laserdisc and is virtually impossible to get on VHS. I acquired a tape copy of Montparnasse 19 , also known as Modigliani Montparnasse 19 and The...
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  |  Dec 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Right now, B&H is offering a Sharp Blu-ray/AQUOS TV bundle. However, it looks like Sharp is sharing the joy, from now until January 31, 2009.  Buy a select TV, and get a free Sharp BD-HP21U Blu-ray player. What something a bit spiffier?...
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2010  |  0 comments
Things are looking bleak for Blockbuster. The former video rental giant is in the process of closing hundreds of its stores, and now it's finding itself in a massive financial hole. The company filed its annual report on Tuesday, which stated...
SV Staff  |  Dec 09, 2009  |  0 comments
Walmart looks like it is trying to make up for the lackluster Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year with its special "Week of Savings" starting this weekend. On Saturday, December 12, the megachain is offering one of the best...
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  |  Jul 29, 2009  |  0 comments
JVC just announced four new headphones, two over-ear and two in-ear models. The HA-M750 (pictured) is the company's newest full-sized, over-ear headphones. It sports 40mm drivers, folds up for travel and storage, and comes with 1.2- and 2-meter...
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  |  Aug 25, 2009  |  0 comments
British audio manufacturers Bowers & Wilkins has just announced a new subwoofer, the ASW12-CM. The 12-inch subwoofer completes the company's CM series of speakers, which consists of a pair each of bookshelf, floor-standing, center-channel, and...

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