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SV Staff  |  Jun 25, 2009  |  0 comments
When I heard the news, I was in the S&V sound room listening to (wait for it) "Shine On You Crazy Diamond." True! Specifically, when my mother called (a true rocker, she), I had just heard "Shine . . . Part VII," which ends...
SV Staff  |  Jun 19, 2008  |  0 comments
It seems we might be one tiny step closer to the FCC approval needed for the merger between XM and Sirius satellite radio companies. We reported last month that it might make a June FCC agenda, and it appears that party politics are playing a role...
SV Staff  |  Sep 05, 2008  |  0 comments
If you're anything like me, you probably think that most audio keypad controllers look pretty cool. Then again, we don't live in mega-million dollar mansions where something on the wall might distract from an original Picasso or some other object...
SV Staff  |  May 01, 2009  |  0 comments
Let me start off by saying that I don't really want a Coldplay album, even if it is free, but fans of Chris Martin and co. will be glad to know that they can download the band's nine-track live record, Left Right Left Right Left, at no cost...
SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2009  |  0 comments
DEG, the Digital Entertainment Group hosted their annual awards show tonight at CES. With good growth in Blu-ray and DVD, the group had reason to celebrate.As far as retailers, it wasn't hard to guess who they would honor. Software retailer...
Michael Berk  |  Apr 12, 2011  |  0 comments

U2 will be webcasting the third and final show of the Sao Paulo stop of their U2360° tour; things get started at 9:30 EST. If you're in South America you can tune in gratis (check here for details and a list of URLs) to check out the action from Morumbi Stadium.

SV Staff  |  Oct 02, 2009  |  0 comments
It might be hard to part ways with an old video game system like SNES or N64, but Amazon has a deal that might push you to clean out your attic. Just go to the trade-in store and accumulate $60 or more and you will receive an extra $30. More HD and...
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2007  |  0 comments
Yearn to unleash your inner Liberace? Jimmy Crystal can help. (I'm not sure if that's just the name of the company or the name of an actual guy. Billy's brother, perhaps?) He can encrust  pretty much anything in crystals, it seems, and some of...
SV Staff  |  Jul 10, 2008  |  0 comments
It's not just the U.S. market facing an analog cut-off. Or shall we say, "analogue" cut-off?  Europe's deadline is a bit later than us, and without a firm date - the switch to digital should be complete between 2010 and 2013....
SV Staff  |  Sep 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Who hasn't spent hours on YouTube checking out the latest videos? Were any of them music videos? Universal Music Group is hoping to take away a bit of that market stranglehold, and perhaps, actually make a profit while they're at it. UMG is...
SV Staff  |  Aug 24, 2009  |  0 comments
Sanyo has a new pocket camcorder on the way, and it includes a wireless feature that until now has required a separate accessory. The Sanyo Xacti DXM-CG11 is a 720p video-shooting pocketcam with internal Eye-Fi capabilities. Eye-Fi is a memory...
SV Staff  |  Feb 05, 2009  |  0 comments
Home theater in a box takes on a whole new meaning. The Sonic Bed is a home theater system built into a massive bed. The bed, designed by Kaffe Matthews uses a series of loudspeakers and six subwoofers placed in the base of the bed.The subwoofers...
Billy Altman  |  Mar 14, 2012  |  0 comments

"Keep Austin Weird" is a catch phrase that adorns many a T-shirt in this Texas town that for well over two decades has hosted the South By Southwest music festival.

SV Staff  |  Dec 29, 2009  |  0 comments
Best Buy is having a huge Blu-ray Disc sale this week on a lot of great titles to add to your library. Check out a few of the top picks for under $10 here or for a complete list check out Bestbuy.com. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. ...
SV Staff  |  Dec 21, 2007  |  0 comments
Yes, my friends, the Surround-Sound NOTwatch continues! Next up: Beck's 1996 album, Odelay. Seems that Geffen is releasing a Deluxe Edition on January 29. CD+DVD-A? No. CD+DVD-V? Sorry. SACD? Nope. DualDisc? Ha! MVI? That's only from Warner,...

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