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SV Staff  |  Feb 27, 2009  |  0 comments
It's getting mighty depressing around here for plasma fans. Pioneer is gone, Vizio is gone, and now there are reports that LG is thinking about closing shop on its PDP operation. Of course, nothing is set in stone yet, but the decision is...
SV Staff  |  Nov 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Don't mess with Texas.  Marshall, Texas, that is. Marshall is the hotbed of patent infringement cases, and true to form, Marshall has ruled for the plaintiff - in this case, Pioneer Electronics. Japanese manufacturer Pioneer Corp....
SV Staff  |  Aug 27, 2008  |  0 comments
For those times when you're really bored, and nothing fun has shown up on Cake Wrecks, you have to check out FeedFlix. FeedFlix tracks your Netflix RSS feeds and will analyze your usage. So, you can find out if you really need to get a life, or...
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  |  May 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Look straight up. Do you see any speakers? No? Then this means one of two things: either you don't have any in-ceiling speakers, or you have some remarkably hidden ones. If your situation is the former and you want the latter, Boston Acoustics might...
SV Staff  |  Sep 09, 2008  |  0 comments
"Anything you can do, I can do better" has its place, but this might be a bit of too little too late to make a difference. AT&T U-verse just announced the launch of Total Home DVR will playback on up to 8 tvs in a single home. This is...
SV Staff  |  Dec 24, 2009  |  0 comments
How do you know a consumer electronics technology has hit the big time? When you can buy it in the grocery store. While running last-minute Christmas Eve errands in the western suburbs of Houston with my Dad, I noticed Sylvania Blu-ray players near...
SV Staff  |  Jun 28, 2007  |  0 comments
One of the things we’ll be doing regularly here in da Bitstream is discuss music and DVDs we’re otherwise unable to get to in the magazine proper or cover over in the website’s Entertainment review section. (Ken Richardson has more on that manifesto...
SV Staff  |  May 20, 2008  |  0 comments
Dish Network keeps dishing out the hits. They just revealed their latest DVR at a retailer conference, complete with a full array of Slingbox features. The 722s (the "s" identifies this unit as the Slingbox version of the previously...
SV Staff  |  Aug 17, 2010  |  0 comments
Twitter, it seems, is inescapable. It's on computers, cell phones, iPads/Phones/Pods, and now it's coming to Panasonic VieraCast HDTVs. The company just announced that several of its VieraCast plasma HDTVs will be getting Twitter Internet apps,...
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?...
Al Griffin  |  Oct 02, 2012  |  0 comments

Regional hi-fi shows are sprouting up all over North America. We now have the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, AXPONA in Jacksonville, and NYC’s New York Audio and A/V show. And each year Montreal gets its own event, Salon Son & Image. Wouldn’t it be great if they also held one in Toronto?

SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2008  |  0 comments
It is unusual for corporate executives to blab about new product concepts that aren't even in testing yet, and even more rare for them to openly discuss product ideas that appear very controversial. That's why we're surprised that Comcast's...
SV Staff  |  Oct 01, 2008  |  0 comments
If your house is like mine, you have enough remote controls lying around to fill a 10-gallon trash bin. In fact, if Panasonic's new EZ Touch Remote catches on, that's exactly where your old remotes may wind up. Most remotes are the same - slabs...
SV Staff  |  Feb 12, 2010  |  0 comments
If you like Isaac Asimov, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Asimov's classic Foundation trilogy is headed for the silver screen as a 3D film. The bad news is that it'll be directed by the man behind the 1998...

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