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SV Staff  |  Nov 23, 2009  |  0 comments
If you're looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Harry Potter fanatic we've found the perfect deal for you. Not one, but movies 1-5 are on sale in a set for only $54.99. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Samsung PN50B430...
Stan Horaczek  |  Mar 03, 2011  |  0 comments

It was kind of a big deal with The Beatles finally made their way onto the ever-growing digital music behemoth that is iTunes, but we find this news just as, um, satisfying. Starting this week, 27 Stones records will be finding their way onto the audiophile music service, HDTracks.com. The tracks have been pulled from remasters that were originally created for and released on SACD in the early 2000s.

SV Staff  |  Sep 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Traveling business folks: rejoice! Another big name is entering the pocket projector party. Dell's M109S On-the-Go projector weighs a scant 0.8 lbs, and fits neatly into your hand. Compared to Sony's latest projector that weighs in at 265 lbs.,...
SV Staff  |  Dec 31, 2008  |  0 comments
The FCC has just proposed a new rule - one that will drag out the analog/digital transition for another 30 days. This "Analog Nightlight" program is actually quite interesting.  Some full-power stations will be permitted to use...
SV Staff  |  May 20, 2010  |  0 comments
Aficionados of antique audio gear will want to make sure they're in the Vancouver area in mid-June, when Surrey, BC, vintage audio dealer Innovative Audio hosts its third annual Garage Sale: a huge gathering where the company and many...
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2008  |  0 comments
Samsung is certainly getting a lot of press out of the FPD International 2008. We've seen their flexy OLED, their 40-inch Full HD OLED, and now, they're really pulling out all the stops. Samsung unveiled a 63-inch plasma screen with...
SV Staff  |  Apr 30, 2008  |  0 comments
First, let's get the uncomfortably "truthy" stuff out of the way. HD Radio doesn't have anything to do with HDTV, and it doesn't really have anything to do with "High Definition" in general. Instead, think of HD as being...
SV Staff  |  Jul 03, 2007  |  0 comments
What a time we had. What a time our ears had. As I'd mentioned in my Track One editorial in the July/August S&V, longtime friend of the mag and CE industry vet Micah Sheveloff and I have been planning to do monthly vinyl-listening sessions for some...
SV Staff  |  Feb 23, 2009  |  0 comments
Thanks to the twin nerd-industry wonders of New York Comic-Con and Toy Fair, I managed to get an eyeful of several upcoming movie-branded games. Usually, branded video games are at best mediocre, and at worst horrible. They all too often reek of...
SV Staff  |  Jan 27, 2009  |  0 comments
I'm all for protecting copyright owners. It's their property, and they have the right to protect it. But, there are right ways to go about it and wrong ways.In a lawsuit in New Hampshire, the RIAA is suing a woman for violating copyright...
SV Staff  |  May 27, 2008  |  0 comments
Although promised in a press release last summer, owners of DirecTV TiVo combo units are finally getting their upgrades. While many stand-alone TiVo boxes have had these features, it seems that DirecTV was a little slow to bring these features to...
SV Staff  |  Nov 08, 2007  |  0 comments
It's getting tougher and tougher these days to cheerlead the cause of music in surround sound. No, we at S&V aren't giving up. But, coming so soon after hearing that we're getting the best of Led Zeppelin on stereo CD (again) as opposed to any...
SV Staff  |  Jul 28, 2009  |  0 comments
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment (the folks behind the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable) held a preview event, showcasing their upcoming titles for the rest of the year. The 2009 holiday season will be good for gamers, but multimedia...
SV Staff  |  Sep 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Ion Audio made news a while ago with their LP 2 CD turntable that made it easy to transfer your old vinyl records to CD. It just got even easier to get music to your computer. The new LP 2 FLASH plays your albums and converts them to MP3, then...
SV Staff  |  Jun 20, 2008  |  0 comments
Most of the video-display headlines have centered on the LCD versus plasma big-screen competition. Kind of like McDonald's versus Burger King. But there's also Wendy's. Or, more to the point, video projectors. Love 'em or hate 'em, projectors offer...

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