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SV Staff  |  Feb 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Insiders at Sirius XM are reporting that the company has hired advisers to help it prepare for bankruptcy filings.  The Chapter 11 filing could make it quite easy for Echostar to finally take it over.Through the filings, the satellite radio...
SV Staff  |  Oct 15, 2009  |  0 comments
We're not entirely sure why Sony didn't make this info official back when they released the 120 GB version, but it hardly matters now. From the release, it looks like more storage space will be the only thing that extra $50 gets you....
SV Staff  |  Jul 21, 2009  |  0 comments
If you're sick of missing your favorite TV shows when you're away from your home, you have to get your hands on this Slingbox Pro HD for under $300. Check out more HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Brite-View BV-2500 Wireless HD...
Billy Altman  |  Mar 17, 2012  |  0 comments

I've been attending the South By Southwest music festival for many years, but I can't ever recall ever hearing the particular sound I encountered late Friday night at Stubb's: squealing. And I mean the kind of squealing that means only one thing – female hormones on the march. 

SV Staff  |  Jul 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Homeowners, rejoice. Finally, a digital solution standard is in the works to solve your home theater dilemmas. Industry giants are teaming up with AMIMON to create a standard that will bring wireless HD to homes, supposedly by the end of 2008....
SV Staff  |  Mar 16, 2009  |  0 comments
The term "jump the shark" is used to describe when a television series (or any other form of entertainment) outlives its welcome, usually through a single stunt or event that signals to any fans that it has lost everything that once made it...
SV Staff  |  Apr 12, 2010  |  0 comments
Seagate's FreeAgent Go drives have been around for some time now, but the company spent a lot of time trying to make their drives more than just another place to cram your data. The latest addition to the series is a 500 GB drive that comes...
SV Staff  |  Jan 04, 2008  |  0 comments
The rumors got louder and louder and today they became truth: Warner Bros. - the "Switzerland" studio in the high-def format wars (they produced Blu-ray and HD DVD discs) - just dumped the red states (HD DVD) and went exclusively Blu. A...
SV Staff  |  May 12, 2008  |  0 comments
Know any retrogrouch Luddites that have resisted the temptations of cable TV, to say nothing of the latest in satellite TV? Here's your chance to bring them up to date, and win some cool schwag for yourself too. The Consumer Electronics Association...
SV Staff  |  Nov 19, 2009  |  0 comments
2K Games has just unveiled the contents of its upcoming Bioshock 2 Special Edition release, and it has something for the audiophiles. Along with a soundtrack CD, 3 posters, and an art book, it comes with the orchestral score of the original Bioshock...
SV Staff  |  Aug 18, 2009  |  0 comments
Usually, you have to choose between headphones and speakers. After all, they're two different devices with two different purposes. iHome is trying to change that with the new iHMP5 Dual Mode Headphones. These over-the-ear headphones convert into...
SV Staff  |  Aug 20, 2008  |  0 comments
When Verizon began rolling out trucks to run fiber optic cables through nearly half its territory, critics were skeptical. Rightly so. The cost to install fiber optic cables for Verizon's FiOS system was close to $23 billion. Billion. Doing the...
SV Staff  |  Mar 12, 2008  |  0 comments
In the ongoing battle to lure consumers away from their PCs, TiVo has become the latest consumer electronics company to announce plans to bring Internet-based video content into the living room. TiVo will join Apple TV as the other hardware box...
SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Integra is taking its position as a custom installation specialist seriously. Their previous A/V receiver (DTR-5.8) was among the first to offer HDMI v1.3a, and now the new DTR-5.9 takes that to the next level. The DTR-5.9 has four HDMI v1.3a...
SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2008  |  0 comments
Is Blu-ray in or out? Hot, or not-hot? It seems that pendulum swings daily. Most recently, though, it seems to be looking good for Blu-ray heading into the holiday shopping season. The Blu-ray Disc Association, made up of manufacturers and movie...

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