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SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2008  |  0 comments
THX wants to take the headaches and confusion out of the audio/video/gaming experience for consumers. The company is meeting with journalists and companies at CES to promote its fledgling Media Director program that's designed to take the digital...
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2008  |  0 comments
LCD TVs , like many other electronics sold in Japan, are souped-up, highly-advanced machines that companies evidently think Americans aren't ready to handle. Take, for instance, Toshiba's new batch of ten Regza LCD TV models, which hit the Japanese...
SV Staff  |  Dec 25, 2008  |  0 comments
Did Santa bring you everything you wanted? Need to fill in a few blank spots on your wish list? Just in time, Amazon is playing an elf.  From now until December 29th, get $150 off the price of a TiVo HD DVR when you purchase one of seven...
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2009  |  0 comments
The first thought that hits me when I open Hulu's desktop application is how bad I feel for Joost. A few years ago they were trying to pull off the same magic trick: bringing a full-fledged TV experience to the desktop. Adobe tried, too with...
SV Staff  |  May 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Currently, it is extremely hip to be hating on Blu-ray and to explain to all five people who read your blog that Blu-ray won't be successful because everyone is totally happy with their upconverting  DVD players. The other herd mentality...
SV Staff  |  Jul 14, 2009  |  0 comments
There has been a lot of talk lately about all the various boxes that now stream Netflix's on-demand service, but Blockbuster is apparently eager to remind us that big red isn't the only game in town. Starting in the fall, owners of certain...
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2009  |  0 comments
. . . or so you might surmise from the high-profile placements he's been getting in the press lately. As you know, we here at Sound & Vision have been longtime supporters of Steven Wilson and his modern progressive-rock band Porcupine...
SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2008  |  0 comments
No, that's not a typo. Rising from the ashes of HD DVD, the Chinese version of the format is getting ready to launch. Yup - almost a year after the demise of HD DVD,  Shanghai United Optical Disc is set to power up its production line of CBHD...
Dan Bracaglia  |  Aug 02, 2011  |  0 comments

With the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance, the Raveonettes took the stage at Beekman Beer Garden this past Sunday, performing a free show to a packed house at the outdoor venue and drinking establishment located at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport.

SV Staff  |  Aug 31, 2010  |  0 comments
Onkyo has unveiled a trio of home theater components ready to take their places at the top of Onkyo's product line-up. The company describes the PR-SC5508, PA-MC5500, and BD-SP808 as its new "flagship" A/V component separates. The PR-SC5508 is...
SV Staff  |  Aug 12, 2009  |  0 comments
Roku's $99 Netflix Player is moving up in the world, with a new service that's sure to please baseball fans. The company has just added Major League Baseball as a partner, and is now streaming live MLB.TV Premium content straight through its Player....
SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Straight from the "getting blood from a stone" files, YouTube has announced that it will begin streaming 1080p video next week. Until now, the highest resolution YouTube could stream was 720p, and that was only a minority of videos. The move to...
SV Staff  |  Aug 29, 2008  |  0 comments
No, not the Jolly Green Giant. EngadgetHD has news from IFA about Panasonic's newest products. Plasma prototypes that are very big, very thin, or very eco-friendly. Not happy with a 103-inch screen, Panasonic debuted a 150-inch 4K plasma. I want...
Michael Berk  |  Dec 17, 2012  |  0 comments

Here at S+V we spend most of our time telling you about the coolest products for listening to music and watching movies - but many of our staffers and contributors also make their own sounds , and we know a whole lot of you readers are also musicians, whether seasoned pros or weekend hobbyists. And if there's one thing we know about musicians, it's that they love cool new gear.

SV Staff  |  May 22, 2008  |  0 comments
One of the reasons many consumers are holding off on buying into Blu-ray is their complaints about the cost.  Hopefully, Panasonic's latest development will help bring the price down, reduce power consumption, and add more features....

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