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SV Staff  |  Jul 24, 2009  |  0 comments
The U.S. release dates are finally official for the first batch of KC on DVD-A (yes, DVD-Audio): Sept. 22 for Red, Oct. 13 for In the Court of the Crimson King, and Oct. 27 for Lizard. And as we reported some time ago, the surround mixes are...
SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2010  |  0 comments
I had to double-check to make sure this wasn't an April Fool's joke. Yes, Netflix has released a streaming video app on the iPad through the iTunes App Store. The app seems to let people browse Netflix's Watch Instantly library, add movies to...
SV Staff  |  Jul 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Recently, we reported on an environmentally unfriendly aspect of LCD screen manufacturing - the use of nitrogen trifluoride as a cleaning agent in the production process. (Some sites are incorrectly reporting that NF3 is contained in LCD TVs...
SV Staff  |  Nov 25, 2008  |  0 comments
There are ghosts in my machines. I'm convinced of it. Two weeks ago, my trusty 32-inch CRT TV started to fail. The picture would go green, then black and white, and then the death roll. Grrr.  Off to Best Buy to start researching what I...
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  |  Oct 16, 2009  |  0 comments
Need an early Christmas present for three relatives or just love using multiple computer screens for Web browsing, then we found the perfect deal for you. Buy 3 Samsung 2494SW 24-Inch Monitors & Get 1 for FREE. More HD and gadget deals* after...
SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2007  |  0 comments
What a day : NJ train late, NYC subways halted, temperature headed to 97º, humidity already at 5,000%. By the time I melted in to work today (having walked/sweated 20 blocks, my chestnuts long since roasted), I wasn't merely ready to let it snow....
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  |  Feb 01, 2010  |  0 comments
The Super Bowl is less than a week away and Walmart (along with many other stores) is having a huge HDTV sale to help save you some money to watch the big game in high def. But before heading to the store check out our 10 commandments for buying...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2008  |  0 comments
At its CES press conference, the Blu-ray Group could have been doing the Happy Dance. Instead, it was all about business. Home video software executives made the case for BD with a series of slides, showing both the hard sales data, as well as...
SV Staff  |  Feb 02, 2009  |  0 comments
Everyone has a killer app for the iPhone, and hopefully, Sirius XM will find an app that will save the day.  An application was just submitted to the App Store for uSirius StarPlayr, an app that will let users listen to Sirius XM on their...
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2009  |  0 comments
. . . or so you might surmise from the high-profile placements he's been getting in the press lately. As you know, we here at Sound & Vision have been longtime supporters of Steven Wilson and his modern progressive-rock band Porcupine...
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2008  |  0 comments
There have been plenty of new developments in plasma displays lately, but here's some interesting news from Samsung in the LCD world. Samsung just revealed the world's first LCD screen driven at 240Hz. The new "Blue Phase" LCD panel is a...
SV Staff  |  Aug 21, 2008  |  0 comments
Remember Convergence? How diverse industries such as telecommunications and entertainment were supposed to merge and create weird new offspring? Well, yesterday at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel and Yahoo announced a bit of...
SV Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
The video phone is another one of those permanently futuristic technologies that electronics companies never seem to get right for mainstream consumers. They've been trying for decades though, and the closest thing to a reliable video phone we've...

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