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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...
Michael Berk  |  May 31, 2011  |  0 comments

You've no doubt been poring carefully over our guide to this summer's music festivals. It's time to take a break from planning the next few months, 'cause tickets for Coachella 2012 go on sale this Friday.

SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Starz is making a big move to improve quality and expand their HD offerings. They're going to start using the MPEG-4 codecs instead of their current MPEG-2 systems. This will effect their complete lineup of HD channels: Starz HD, Starz Kids and...
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  |  Feb 12, 2009  |  0 comments
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and alas, another few weeks of winter for most of us. You'll need to keep your ears warm and toasty, but most earmuffs get in the way of your earbuds. Bummer.For about $20, you can get these Earmuff...
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  |  Jun 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Pioneer's four new 1080p plasma Kuro sets are tall, dark, and thin; who could ask for anything more? Two of them come with a really hot separate media receiver - a 4-port HDMI external switcher. The only problem is that they're only scheduled from...
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  |  Feb 17, 2009  |  0 comments
If you watched the HD debut of The Simpsons this weekend, then you probably noticed the super-fast scan during the open. I couldn't help but wonder what hilarious stuff was going on in that split second, so I put together a quick and dirty...
SV Staff  |  Jun 25, 2010  |  0 comments
A start-up company based in California has appeared, and its claim to fame is its strange, nearly obscene name. Schiit is a company that makes headphone amplifiers, designed and built in the United States. And, yes, their tagline is "You aren't...
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  |  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  |  Jul 22, 2009  |  0 comments
If the pair of headphones you have is just not cutting it, Shure Pro Audio has just introduced three new professional headphones to add to its lineup of recording equipment. They are the SRH240, SRH440, and SRH840. The SRH240 is calibrated...

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