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SV Staff  |  Sep 10, 2009  |  0 comments
Those who love high-end subwoofers may find no greater joy than wandering the aisles of the CEDIA Expo, the place where most speaker manufacturers choose to debut their boldest new bass boxes. I've seen quite a few promising new subs in the...
SV Staff  |  Jan 07, 2009  |  0 comments
With no mention whatsoever of the whole HD-DVD fiasco which dominated last year’s press conference, Toshiba pressed on with several announcements of interest. As technology improves and better features continue to find their way ported down to...
Michael Berk  |  Apr 06, 2011  |  0 comments

DISH Network today made the winning $320 million bid for the bankrupt Blockbuster, the onetime leader in brick-and-mortar physical movie rentals left reeling by the rise of Netflix and the more recent explosion of streaming services.

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  |  Jul 26, 2007  |  0 comments
That would be Mike Bloomberg (at left in photo), a.k.a. Michael R. Bloomberg, a.k.a. The Mayor of New York City. And the TV is indeed the world's largest 1080p plasma set, a.k.a. the professional model TH-103PF9UK - which can be yours, too, for...
SV Staff  |  Mar 31, 2010  |  0 comments
I recently had a disagreement with a friend about the band, Sunn O))). They're what's considered a drone metal band, which means they come out on stage in monk robes and play long strings of guitar sounds with an almost total lack of...
SV Staff  |  Feb 14, 2010  |  0 comments
LEGO's no stranger to marketing, but this one managed to surprise me. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is coming to LEGO later this year. Based on the upcoming movie (which is based on the 2003 video game), the LEGO series will include various...
SV Staff  |  Feb 15, 2008  |  0 comments
HD DVD proponent Toshiba is expected to wave the white flag in the next few weeks, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter. The move would surprise few following the announcement by Warner Home Video last month that it would support...
SV Staff  |  Feb 02, 2009  |  0 comments
By now, you've heard about the porny interlude that Super Bowl viewers got in Tucson, but it certainly wasn't the first time something like that has happened. Here are a few more situations where viewers got more than they expected....
Michael Berk  |  Aug 30, 2011  |  0 comments

Steve Jobs may have moved on, but Apple's quickly returned to shaking up the music and movie industries in the good old-fashioned way: with beta releases and rumors.

SV Staff  |  Aug 05, 2008  |  0 comments
We all know and love noise-canceling headphones. Who can bear to fly without them, right? Now, imagine that same technology used in your home theater? Come on, who here has a completely acoustically quiet home theater? Between air-conditioners,...
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  |  Jan 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Flush with cash from the holidays? Eager to ka-ching those checks and hit the stores? I hear ya! I help ya! All through the past year, I've been gathering nuts & nuggets, squirrel-like, that just couldn't fit into the print mag or anywhere...
SV Staff  |  Aug 29, 2008  |  0 comments
We've known for a while that Disney has been planning on its first Blu-ray release, Sleeping Beauty, to hit the streets on October 7. Finally, we have word of some of the other classics that will be coming out over the next two years in the...
SV Staff  |  Jul 28, 2008  |  0 comments
It's official. You should receive your engraved invitation to the wedding (er, merger) any day now. On Friday, with a 3-2 vote, the FCC blessed the proposed merger of satellite radio companies Sirius and XM. This is the first marriage (er, merger)...

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