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SV Staff  |  Apr 23, 2008  |  0 comments
How's this for a logical reasoning puzzle? Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during his company's earnings conference call earlier this week that Netflix is working with four companies to build devices that will play streaming video on a TV screen. ...
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2008  |  0 comments
Alas, poor HD DVD owners. The last major source for new-to-you HD DVD titles is soon to be no more. Netflix just announced that effective December 15, 2008, they will no longer carry HD DVDs. Rent now  or forever watch Blu-ray. HD DVD...
SV Staff  |  Sep 24, 2008  |  0 comments
A lot can get lost in translation, but it looks like Panasonic has big news coming out from CEATEC, the Japanese electronics trade-show that's coming up shortly. Panasonic is releasing a home theater package that's bound to raise some interest....
Michael Berk  |  Apr 25, 2011  |  0 comments

Sure, we love Diana Krall too, but here are a couple of reminders (courtesy

SV Staff  |  Dec 18, 2009  |  0 comments
After you see James Cameron's blockbuster movie this weekend go fight as one of the Na'vi in the new  video game based on the movie for only $44.99. But if sci-fi isn't your genre of choice, we also found The Bourne Trilogy for 50%...
SV Staff  |  Jul 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Scarlet is the new black. Really. This Scarlet is the much-anticipated 3K camera from RED Digital Cinema. Finally we have a sneak peek at this beautiful bombshell. Scarlet is a 3K digital camera that's expected to retail for under $3,000. It has...
SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2008  |  0 comments
 Now that both the discs have dropped, the question must be asked: which superhero rules your theater? Do you like the relatively upbeat, technology triumphs over evil themes of Iron Man or do you prefer the dark, gritty,...
SV Staff  |  Aug 16, 2010  |  0 comments
As I perused the latest Polk speakers at the company’s Baltimore HQ last week, I felt I’d been transported to a more civilized age—to an era before the low end of the speaker market was taken over by HTiBs and soundbars, before the middle of the...
SV Staff  |  Oct 02, 2007  |  0 comments
There's something about the electronic book that holds a lot of appeal. When Sony launched its first-edition Reader at the Consumer Electronics Show a few years ago, reporters flocked around the device - to the surprise of the Sony PR team, who...
SV Staff  |  Feb 09, 2010  |  0 comments
If you want to be an early adopter of 3D HDTV technology, get ready to shell out a pretty hefty chunk of change. Panasonic has announced pricing and shipping information for its upcoming TH-P54VT2 3D-capable plasma TV in Japan. The good news is...
Michael Berk  |  Jun 20, 2011  |  0 comments

The mysterious Decide launches today. The service, founded by MetaCrawler and Farecast vet Oren Etzioni, aims (like Farecast) to use historical pricing and product release schedule data, rumours, and predictive algorithms to take the sting out of shopping.

SV Staff  |  Jun 01, 2009  |  0 comments
We saw Panasonic's portable Blu-ray player back at CES, but it will soon be making its way into the carry-on luggage of HD-addicts. $800 gets you an 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD screen attached to a full-featured BD player that supports both BD Live and...
SV Staff  |  Jan 16, 2009  |  0 comments
Samsung makes lots of stuff.  Lots of different stuff. To reduce internal and external competition, Samsung is splitting into two groups. The consumer group will be responsible for fully-assembled parts: Blu-ray players, cellphones, TVs,...
SV Staff  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments
The TiVo webstore has a glaring omission. The popular Series3 unit is AWOL. The Series2 is chugging along, and the TiVo HD is prominent, but the Series3 is gone and labeled "Out of Stock." Retailers still have inventory ($593 at Amazon)...
SV Staff  |  Oct 01, 2010  |  0 comments
The development of organic LED displays in home entertainment faced a huge setback, as Toshiba announced that it won't pursue OLED production anymore. Toshiba, together with Panasonic, spent over $190 million to set up an OLED manufacturing...

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