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SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2010  |  0 comments
3D marches on, with a notable advance in LED display technology. LG has just announced the LX9500, a screen the company says is the world's first 3D-capable HDTV with a full-array LED backlight. According to a press release on Korea's Newswire,...
SV Staff  |  Sep 24, 2009  |  0 comments
Yesterday, software maker Avid kicked off its Gen Cre8 campaign, a series of events intended to highlight the accessibility of its new consumer-level production software. The first event, held in Brooklyn, highlighted Avid's new trio of Pro...
SV Staff  |  Jul 14, 2008  |  0 comments
JL Audio is leaking little bits of information about a powerful new subwoofer. The Fathom F212 is said to be a more affordable option compared to their much-acclaimed Gotham G213 which retailed for $12,000. The Fathom F212 is going to retail for...
SV Staff  |  Dec 24, 2008  |  0 comments
While everyone was saying that Blu-ray wouldn't take off until the price of players dropped significantly, something odd happened. Prices jumped, and so did sales. Go figure.According to a study by PriceSCAN, the Blu-ray price index has...
SV Staff  |  Feb 23, 2009  |  0 comments
It's now been over a month since Circuit City began its liquidation. We've covered the liquidation to death; you probably won't get any real deal at these stores unless you're both canny and lucky. They jack up prices to MSRP, then start shaving...
SV Staff  |  May 13, 2010  |  0 comments
Integra has announced two new A/V receivers designed with 3D video in mind. The DTR-20.2 and DTR-30.2 use HDMI 1.4a to let 3D video signals pass through from a 3D-capable DVD or Blu-ray Disc player to a 3D-capable HDTV. That's the main feature...
SV Staff  |  Oct 27, 2009  |  0 comments
If you want to get a good scare out of your party guests on Halloween then there's no better movie to do that than Poltergeist. And we just happened to find a deal on the Blu-ray just before the holiday. More HD and gadget deals* after the...
SV Staff  |  May 12, 2009  |  0 comments
A few Vizio panels have made their way in front of the S&V staff and the usual verdict is that they produce "solid" performance when you factor in the low cost. Apparently their formula is an effective one, allowing them to ship 21.6%...
SV Staff  |  Aug 08, 2008  |  0 comments
The Apple iTunes store will go down in history as a textbook success story. Other music services, such as Rhapsody, might just go down as footnotes.  While iTunes has prospered, Rhapsody has struggled. The service offers over 5 million songs,...
SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2009  |  0 comments
We weren't thrilled with the news about Netflix upping their prices for Blu-ray subscribers (though, we understand), so we're happy to see some good news coming out of their camp. Alabama resident Clay Shannon had no idea that he was going...
SV Staff  |  Jun 21, 2007  |  0 comments
The 180-HQ vinyl version of of Rush's Snakes & Arrows arrived on my doorstep yesterday. Yee-hah! Can't wait to do a listening session. One error I noticed on the back cover (yes, I know we've got the front cover pictured here): The last track...
SV Staff  |  Dec 15, 2009  |  0 comments
Most of my media and half of my video games are on my PC, which means the only way I can enjoy some of my favorite content is to run a long cable from my desk to my home theater. Warpia's new Wireless USB to Audio/Video Adapter lets you pipe your...
SV Staff  |  Jun 19, 2009  |  0 comments
Wireless music systems really can run the gamut from low end to something extremely snazzy and high-end like Sooloos. Yamaha’s new outfit finds itself somewhere in the middle, offering multi-room playback of all your audio files (iTunes AAC files,...
SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2008  |  0 comments
Join Jack Sparrow and his crew for the ultimate pirate adventure. That's right. The cannon are loaded and the fuses are lit for The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, a 6-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def set. You'll get all three swashbuckling adventures...

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