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SV Staff  |  Jun 25, 2009  |  0 comments
The U.S. International Trade Commission is banning imports of certain models of Sharp LCD, due to an ongoing 2007 patent dispute with Samsung. Out of four patent infringement claims from Samsung, an ITC judge ruled that one was indeed violated by ,...
SV Staff  |  Dec 22, 2009  |  0 comments
After you unwrap that new TiVo from under the tree this Friday morning set it up and use this free Amazon VOD deal we found to test it out. Or if you don't expect to get a TiVo this year, the deal can still work on your new laptop too. More HD...
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2008  |  0 comments
Anything that brings down the price of Blu-ray is a good thing. Anything that keeps them running just as efficiency while bringing down the price is better. Simple logic. NEC just announced the EMMA3PF, the world's first chip that combines signal...
SV Staff  |  Oct 17, 2008  |  0 comments
LG had quite the interesting display to show off at the International Meeting on Information Display in Korea. Looking at the specs, it's certainly nothing to write home about. Pixel count is 512 x 384, reflectance ratio is 20%, color gamut is 12%,...
SV Staff  |  Feb 04, 2009  |  0 comments
Join me in doing your best Amy Poehler voice when I read that headline and say, "Really?" The bill pushing back the deadline for the DTV transition to June 12th is alive again and should be going under the pen of the president fairly...
SV Staff  |  Feb 11, 2010  |  0 comments
We don't often talk about the Nintendo Wii on this blog, and for good reason. It doesn't support high-def, it isn't as good with audio as its competitors, and it's simply not very impressive for home theater buffs. At least, it's not very...
SV Staff  |  Aug 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony is one of the most recognized, and respected, corporate names in the world. How many Sony products do you have at home? But when's the last time you bought a Sony product? The electronics juggernaut struggled to cope with monumental...
SV Staff  |  May 10, 2010  |  0 comments
One of the most iconic thrillers of all time is finally getting a surround mix. After decades of languishing in mono, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is hitting Blu-ray with a DTS HD 5.1 soundtrack. The release commemorates the 50th anniversary of...
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony appears to be taking inspiration from Japanese fictional monster Mothra in the design of its latest use of Blu-ray technology. Or, at least, from common moths. Sony plans to use Blu-ray laser manufacturing to produce a type of bumpy film...
Ken Richardson  |  Mar 27, 2011  |  0 comments

The iPad is cool for a lot of things, but does it work for music? Various opinions came from the SXSW Music Festival, and together they're an interesting follow-up to Michael Berk's earlier post here on the concept of the iPad Album.

Michael Berk  |  Jun 22, 2011  |  0 comments

While we have yet to see an explosion of NFC-enabled products, Nokia's brought the near-field communications protocol to a new range of home entertaiment products launching along with its much-lauded new

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...
SV Staff  |  Mar 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Watchmen is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies of the season, and it's almost certainly going to be one of the biggest to hit IMAX. This Friday, the film hits both the big screen and the bigger screen, and if you choose to see it on the...
SV Staff  |  Aug 13, 2007  |  0 comments
The answer is: Dying within two weeks of each other, these three titans influenced visual media immeasurably. Who were Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Merv Griffin? That's correct for $1,000! Ah yes, in the Arts & Entertainment...
SV Staff  |  Aug 27, 2008  |  0 comments
With complex processing, Tera-sized storage and slick user interfaces to pull all your movies and music together, movie servers are among the rarest and coolest breed of A/V gear. While you've likely heard of Kaleidescape (latest review here), you...

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