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SV Staff  |  May 23, 2008  |  0 comments
You know you do it. I do it too. We all do it. We all use our DVRs to skip commercials. For many users, that's the main reason they purchased a DVR in the first place. Unfortunately, this trend is effecting the advertiser's bottom line. They pay...
SV Staff  |  Jun 09, 2009  |  0 comments
We reported before that value-oriented Vizio is currently shipping more LCD TVs than anyone else in the country and it sure doesn't look like they plan on stopping. They have announced 31 new SKUs across three different product lines that will...
SV Staff  |  Apr 28, 2010  |  0 comments
After two years, Sanyo is finally rolling out a follow-up to its 3LCD PLV-Z3000 home theater projector. The PLV-Z4000 is a 1080p home theater projector with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 1,200 lumen lamp, and Deep Color and x.v.Color compatibility....
SV Staff  |  Jan 30, 2009  |  0 comments
Philips hasn't been eager to divulge many details about their upcoming 56-inch 21:9 TV, but some lucky British reporters got a chance to see it in person. You can't really tell much from the video, but we know it has five HDMI ports...
SV Staff  |  Oct 14, 2008  |  0 comments
Bonus time for owners of Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link! Almost a full month ahead of its release on Blu-ray, Sony is offering their blockbuster hit, Hancock, starring Will Smith, as an At-Home Premiere. For just $9.99, October 28 through...
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 11, 2009  |  0 comments
If you got your hands on a new PS3 Slim, then why not expand your game library with this buy one game get one half off deal. Plus more HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Harman Kardon HKTS-15 5.1 Channel Speaker System for $383.95 (normally...
SV Staff  |  Jun 21, 2007  |  0 comments
USA Today reports that PricewaterhouseCoopers is predicting that HDTV sets will be in 59% of homes in 2011, up from 12.7% at the close of 2006. As for DVRs, 39% of all homes will have 'em in 2011, up from 11.8% in 2006. Coolness. Me, I've got three...
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  |  Dec 04, 2009  |  0 comments
Now that the dust has settled after Black Friday and Cyber Monday we've found the perfect holiday-gift deals for you. Today we found a Sharp AQUOS LC-52D85U 52-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD TV for $1,179.00 (normally $1,699.99).  More HD and...
SV Staff  |  Oct 18, 2007  |  0 comments
Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson (holding down the middle position and leaning on the center channel in the accompanying photo) dropped by the S&V offices yesterday for a 2-hour surround-sound listening session with yours truly (at right)...
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  |  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 03, 2010  |  0 comments
Maybe you saw Inception. Maybe you loved those three-dimensional-looking images. Maybe you realized — and appreciated — that those images weren't actually in 3D.Director Christopher Nolan (at right in photo, with Leonardo DiCaprio) digs good...
SV Staff  |  Nov 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Sometimes the best approach is the simplest. Put a high-end 150-watt amplifier right into the chassis of a high-end speaker that can be placed in any position in your home theater. Simple enough.The MartinLogan "Feature" is an...

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