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SV Staff  |  Jul 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Couch potatoes rejoice! Seems like just days ago we reported that Amazon.com was going to let you purchase movies downloaded through your TV system. Not a stretch, but opening a whole new world of opportunities, Amazon and TiVo just made an...
SV Staff  |  Oct 14, 2008  |  0 comments
Wow, Steve Jobs is telling it like it is. Well, telling it like he thinks it is. Engadget is reporting from Steve Job's keynote speech. The Apple Computer honcho said, "Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It's great to watch the movies, but the...
SV Staff  |  Jan 26, 2009  |  0 comments
Not only is today the start of the year of the Ox - Happy New Year, China, but it's also the birthday of the television.  Way, way back in 1926, John Baird demonstrated the device in London. You have two choices: go home and share a...
SV Staff  |  Jul 26, 2007  |  0 comments
That would be Mike Bloomberg (at left in photo), a.k.a. Michael R. Bloomberg, a.k.a. The Mayor of New York City. And the TV is indeed the world's largest 1080p plasma set, a.k.a. the professional model TH-103PF9UK - which can be yours, too, for...
SV Staff  |  Jan 26, 2010  |  0 comments
Comcast clearly thinks 3D is an important part of the future of television, and it's aiming to be the new king of the third dimension. According to Multichannel News, Comcast is planning to offer a steadily growing stream of 3D content in the...
SV Staff  |  Sep 08, 2008  |  0 comments
Harman Kardon took the wraps off its new flagship receiver, the AVR-7550HD. My photo (at right) is pretty poor, but in fact there's not much to see. This beauty has a completely stealth front panel, with a cool lighted, translucent volume knob....
SV Staff  |  Dec 03, 2010  |  0 comments
The Kaleidescape system has always been filled with The Awesome. But with Great Awesome also came Great Expense. Today, joining that elite club of Kaleidescape system owenership just got a whole lot easier on your credit line. They announced that...
SV Staff  |  Nov 03, 2008  |  0 comments
How bizarre. A band is telling its fans not to buy their latest video release.Wilco is telling its fans to avoid purchasing the Blu-ray release of the documentary about them, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. The 2002 film was released on DVD, and...
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2009  |  0 comments
Not that POTUS, but the band The Presidents of the United States of America have a very interesting iPhone app.  For just $3, you can get a complete boxset-worth of material, including unreleased tracks and rare images. The tracks are...
SV Staff  |  Sep 13, 2007  |  0 comments
Been meaning to post this link for some time now . . . Fans of DVD-Audio, SACD, surround sound, and so forth are hereby encouraged to check out No Taste for High-Quality Audio, published recently in the British newspaper The Guardian. It's a...
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2008  |  0 comments
Are flat-panel TVs going the way of Duff Beer? Simpson fans will recall the episode where Homer and Barney visit the Duff brewery and witness all the different varieties of beer - Duff Lite, Duff Ice, Duff Mountain Berry Blast - all being bottled...
SV Staff  |  Nov 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Don't you wish your life had TiVo? I do. A few weeks ago, we told you all about the first BD-Live chat with the director of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Guillermo del Toro. The chat, accessible only through Universal Studio's BD-Live...
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  |  Mar 30, 2009  |  0 comments
I love Netflix. I have been a subscriber forever, so I'm a little sad to hear that the price for Blu-ray subscribers is going up again on April 27th. They announced the price increases this morning through their arsenal of social media...
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2008  |  0 comments
News from the Netflix Investor Day was quite interesting. The CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, said that the DVD-by-mail business will peak in as soon as five years. What? That's not going to inspire confidence in investors, will it? Good news for...

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