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SV Staff  |  Jul 17, 2008  |  0 comments
Next time you're in New York City, look up in the sky!  It's a bird! It's a plane!  Nope -- it's the new Toshiba LED display taking over the prime spot on top of One Times Square, 285 feet over the crowds on Broadway. This spot used to...
SV Staff  |  Dec 10, 2008  |  0 comments
Go - NOW!  Amazon.com is having a Blu-ray sale! From now until midnight (pst) December 17th, get three Blu-ray discs for the price of two. Not every Blu-ray in stock, but almost every disc. (They have a total of 201 Blu-ray movies for sale,...
SV Staff  |  Aug 18, 2008  |  0 comments
Several months ago, I lamented about how my Scientific Atlanta cable box repeatedly refused direct orders to record Survivor. Week after week I would say, "Record all showings," and week after week I looked in vain through my recorded list. My...
SV Staff  |  Jan 02, 2009  |  0 comments
Nothing catches my eye more than a headline about a "less costly, better performing" subwoofer. Who doesn't love a good subwoofer? From Canadian manufacturer PSB, the new SubSeries 500 is a 12-inch design, smaller and more affordable...
SV Staff  |  Aug 16, 2007  |  0 comments
Another big announcement today. Complete press release below. And how's this for an excellent new photo? -Ken Richardson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 16, 2007 Bruce Springsteen's Magic Set for October 2 Release on Columbia Records Magic, Bruce...
SV Staff  |  Feb 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Now that it's a Blu-ray world in high-definition video discs, expect to see a lot more product available on both the hardware and content sides. That gives you a wide range of options when it comes to allocating your bucks. Amazon reports that the...
Michael Berk  |  Apr 12, 2011  |  0 comments

Steve Jobs can go ahead and add another notch to his belt. The Flip camera is the latest casualty of the smartphone's charm offensive and ever-expanding role in our lives; it now joins Microsoft's Zune in the dustbin of history.

SV Staff  |  Aug 11, 2009  |  0 comments
If you're going to give your kid a notebook computer, it might as well be pre-covered in slime. Dell and Nickelodeon have announced a partnership to produce a Nickelodeon-themed Inspiron Mini 10v netbook, based on the network's signature "green...
SV Staff  |  Sep 04, 2008  |  0 comments
JVC held its CEDIA 2008 press release this morning, where it showed off five new digital projectors. The first one was the DLA-SH4K (left). It's a "4K" projector, which means it can project a 10 megapixel picture (four times the...
SV Staff  |  Oct 24, 2007  |  0 comments
I held a garage sale recently and had hundreds of CDs on display. One of the shoppers asked me why I was dumping all my CDs. I wasn't getting rid of all my discs. I was just filtering out those that I bought for maybe a song or two (Journey's...
SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2010  |  0 comments
I had to double-check to make sure this wasn't an April Fool's joke. Yes, Netflix has released a streaming video app on the iPad through the iTunes App Store. The app seems to let people browse Netflix's Watch Instantly library, add movies to...
SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2008  |  0 comments
DirecTV will flip a switch on April 15 that prevents pay-per-view movies downloaded to a DVR from being watched more than 24 hours after the purchase. How's that for great service? The company is blaming the sudden restriction on Hollywood,...
SV Staff  |  Oct 12, 2009  |  0 comments
 This is not optional! When hooking up speakers, make sure the corresponding red (+) and black (–) terminals go from the receiver to the respective speakers. If you don’t connect red to red and black to black, bass and imaging will suffer....
SV Staff  |  Sep 09, 2009  |  0 comments
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Michael Berk  |  Mar 14, 2012  |  0 comments

The writing may be on the wall for the CD and for physical media in general; but we're still seeing interesting disc players emerge as we enter the format's end times (of course, we could be totally wrong about that; vinyl certainly hasn't gone away, and nor has innovation in the turntable arena). But simple CD-playback devices may be a thing of the past.

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