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SV Staff  |  Jun 10, 2009  |  0 comments
Harman Kardon is finally entering the U.S. Blu-ray Disc player market with the BDP-1, a full-featured and pricey deck that ships later this month. The BDP 1 plays both Profile 1.1 (Bonus View) and Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) Blu-ray features, and can...
SV Staff  |  Dec 19, 2008  |  0 comments
What could possible push the sales of Blu-ray harder into the positive numbers is debuting in Japan. The world's first hybrid Blu-ray/DVD movie is going to be released (in Japan) on February 18th.  One of the benefits of the dearly...
SV Staff  |  Jan 23, 2009  |  0 comments
We just showed off the prototype boxee set-top box, and now, boxee is in the news again. If you missed the premiere of Lost this week (no you didn't!) fear not: boxee just added support for ABC.com streaming. This brings shows like Grey's...
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  |  Sep 18, 2009  |  0 comments
Fresh after CEDIA, Denon has announced a pair of new home theater devices, the AVR-4810CI A/V receiver and the DBP-4010UDCI Blu-ray Disc player. These two new high-end products pack some impressive features, and equally impressive price tags. The...
SV Staff  |  Apr 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Data shows that 30-inch LCD TVs saw an upsurge in popularity from January to February, according to a New York Times report. The smallish sets went from 16% of sets sold to 24% of all sets sold, while 45-inch to 49-inch sets lost market share....
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 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  |  Oct 22, 2009  |  0 comments
Question: My home theater is located in a 12 x 12- foot spare bedroom. A local A/V dealer told me this room is too small to install back surround speakers for 7.1. Is this true? If so, is there a speaker that can function as both ...
SV Staff  |  Aug 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Marantz has announced a trio of new A/V receivers, two of which feature optional Bluetooth support, and one which boasts a slim size not found in most receivers. The SR6004 and SR5004 are the company's two new full-size, Bluetooth-capable...
SV Staff  |  Aug 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Okay, not really a bargain. The behemoth retails for about $50,000. However, consider that the price has dropped by $20,000. Maybe rich people look for bargains too. Wouldn't know. This isn't just about a price cut. The Viera TH-103PZ800 has...
Michael Berk  |  Apr 15, 2011  |  0 comments

Google's revamp of YouTube as a platform for live events has generated plenty of excitement already, if mainly for its potential to dominate the rapidly expanding streaming market.

SV Staff  |  Mar 26, 2009  |  0 comments
It's fine to look for deals. If you've fully researched (that is, read Sound & Vision regularly and enjoy our thorough test reports) the home theater equipment you're looking to buy, there are few reasons not to shop around for 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.

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