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SV Staff  |  Sep 02, 2008  |  0 comments
THX-certified drywall too. No, really - we're not making this stuff up. Serious Materials is a company that makes acoustic doors and drywall for home theaters, recording studios, cinemas and more. The QuietHome line of soundproof doors are...
SV Staff  |  Jun 30, 2007  |  0 comments
Don't laugh. After all, 292,000 fans can't be wrong. That's how many people bought Bon Jovi's new "country" album, Lost Highway (Island), in the first week of its release, enabling it to enter The Billboard 200 at the top spot in the...
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  |  Sep 16, 2008  |  0 comments
Now this is a contest I can get excited about! Netflix is sponsoring the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship: The Quest for the Popcorn Bowl! In an attempt to snag a Guinness World Record, eight contestants will begin watching 56 movies...
SV Staff  |  Apr 08, 2008  |  0 comments
As a rule, you won't find me wandering the aisles of big box electronics stores. Between my own custom install showroom, all of the trade shows I attend, and getting products to review for S&V, I get my fill of the latest, high-end gear and...
SV Staff  |  Jul 03, 2008  |  0 comments
The new tru2way technology that was set to allow manufacturer to make set-top boxes and built-in tuners that would work with any cable operating system isn't growing the way the industry predicted. A new research study by ABI Research is...
SV Staff  |  Oct 09, 2008  |  0 comments
Check the weather - looks like a freeze might be coming. Back in the day, PS3 was Blu-ray, Xbox 360 was HD DVD. And, Toshiba was HD DVD, and still refuses to switch to Blu-ray. My, oh my, how times are changing. X-bit Labs is reporting that...
SV Staff  |  Sep 16, 2009  |  0 comments
Talking about the economy is like talking about the weather at this point. It's chit-chat, conversation padding that everyone knows about. It's also the reason Blockbuster is closing almost a thousand stores by the end of next year. According to...
SV Staff  |  Mar 16, 2009  |  0 comments
[Note: This follow-up story has spoilers.] Last week, I watched Watchmen at an inexpensive cineplex in North Jersey. Great movie, faithful adaptation, substandard equipment. Hey, the tickets were $6.50, and around here that's a bargain. ...
SV Staff  |  Oct 06, 2008  |  0 comments
Everyone's doing it. Frequent flyer programs for airlines, frequent shopper loyalty cards for the drugstore, grocery store - even the Flying J Truck Stop I went to today (don't ask) asked me if I was enrolled in their rewards program. Sony...
SV Staff  |  Apr 28, 2009  |  0 comments
Do you think you know — or do you think you are — the drummer who has everything? Well, he/she/you will now have to make room for the Miles Davis Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Snare Drum, offered by the Innovation Drum Company (in conjunction with...
SV Staff  |  Jul 23, 2008  |  0 comments
After three years of research and months of anticipation since these were announced at CES 2008 back in January, Monster's new headphones are here. And, well, they were worth the wait. Claimed to be the reference headphone for today's digital...
SV Staff  |  Oct 30, 2008  |  0 comments
If you can possibly remember back that far, back in September 2004, it looked like TiVo and Netflix would strike a deal to stream movies to set-top boxes. It was a terrifically brilliant idea. But nothing ever came of it. TiVo worked out a deal...
SV Staff  |  Oct 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Good news for Windows 7 users: starting today you can enjoy Netflix's streaming video library with a shiny new interface. The upgrade offers a streamlined way to navigate the "Watch Instantly" section through Windows 7's Media Center. ...

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