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SV Staff  |  Aug 06, 2007  |  0 comments
Perhaps you noticed the phrase that has been touting, among other things, the Neil Young Archives/Performance Series: "Because Sound Matters." It refers to the fact that each CD+DVD title includes 96-kHz/24-bit "high-resolution...
SV Staff  |  Aug 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Blockbuster is taking aggressive steps to push Blu-ray and download services. While known as a DVD rental giant, Blockbuster is busting out of the mold. The stores are pushing Blu-ray with software and hardware displays and kiosks in a joint...
SV Staff  |  May 14, 2010  |  0 comments
DirecTV has just officially rolled out its multi-room DVR across the country. The new service, called Whole Home DVR, lets users record and watch multiple shows in multiple rooms with one DVR unit. Whole Home DVR works by using a single DVR...
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...
SV Staff  |  Dec 04, 2008  |  0 comments
The only single-screen movie theater left in the state of Louisiana is upgrading - in a major way. The historic Prytania Theater has just upgraded to 4K digital cinema. The Prytania is the oldest operating theater in the city, having opened ...
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...
Michael Berk  |  Jun 29, 2011  |  0 comments

...who knows? It'll change next week, I'm sure. I'm not going to get into that question again.

SV Staff  |  Jul 06, 2010  |  0 comments
Sony is seriously trying to sweeten the pot for early adopters of 3D HDTVs. According to CrunchGear, the company is adding a bundle of additional products for users who purchase a Bravia HX800 HDTV. Besides the TV itself, Sony is throwing in a...
Michael Berk  |  May 05, 2011  |  0 comments

Man for all seasons, adopted New Yorker, and sometime visual artist David Bowie (who's the subject of a new retrospective at the Museum of Arts and Design) has contributed a print for auction to a new fundraising e

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  |  Dec 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Instead of sitting back and watching minority shoppers go elsewhere, Best Buy is launching an all-out attempt to lure in Latino and Korean shoppers into their stores in areas with large populations of these shoppers. Brilliant.Best Buy had a...
SV Staff  |  Jan 06, 2008  |  0 comments
What a difference a year makes. I walked into the same hotel and a room that seemed identical to the one I stayed during the last CES. Then, I began noticing differences: a wall-mounted widescreen TV, a clock radio with an iPod dock, and a sign on...
SV Staff  |  Sep 16, 2008  |  0 comments
Is it just me, or do most people get a headache trying to transfigure our HD video to work from one device to the next? Wouldn't a transcoder that would take either HD or SD MPEG-4 AVC or MPEG-2 media, convert and wirelessly transmit it to another...
Michael Berk  |  Nov 15, 2012  |  0 comments

Danish manufacturer Jamo's been making a splash with the spherical speakers we saw back at the 2012 CES, and this week they've announced a pair of 5.0 setups in the appropriately named 360 Series, based around their unique architecture: the S 25 HCS ($649.99), including five of the company's S 25 speakers, and the S 35 HCS ($999.99), which groups four of the larger S 35 units with a C 35 center channel.

SV Staff  |  Jun 13, 2008  |  0 comments
If the RIAA has its way, and we know how they like to have their way, a piracy tax will be imposed on each and every person using the web. Yup. Even if you just use the web to look for love on Match.com, the RIAA wants to assume you're stealing...

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