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SV Staff  |  May 29, 2008  |  0 comments
You don't need to have a business degree or know how to balance your checkbook to know this is just not a good idea. Blockbuster is launching a test program of download kiosks in their stores -- customers come in with a portable storage device or...
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony just announced a new speaker that's quite unique. The new Sountina NSA-PF1 is a glass speaker. The Sountina is based on a vibrating glass tube. Sound is omni-directional, as the tube vibrates three-dimensionally in all directions. Afraid it...
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2008  |  0 comments
News from the Netflix Investor Day was quite interesting. The CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, said that the DVD-by-mail business will peak in as soon as five years. What? That's not going to inspire confidence in investors, will it? Good news for...
SV Staff  |  May 28, 2008  |  0 comments
Breaking out of the typical Hollywood timeline, Warner Bros. is planning a new approach with Watchmen. The theatrical release of this take of a graphic novel is scheduled for March. However, instead of waiting months for the DVD release, Warner is...
SV Staff  |  May 28, 2008  |  0 comments
LG's new LHT888 HTiB system is hitting the streets with wireless rear speakers and a look that's bound to impress.  The champagne glass shape to the speakers gives this affordable DVD system an elegant look that belies the price. How's it...
SV Staff  |  May 28, 2008  |  0 comments
Last but not least, Sony has agreed to work with the NCTA (National Cable & Telecommunications Association) to support tru2way, the next generation of high-definition cable devices with two-way communication and interactivity. Sony is joining...
SV Staff  |  May 28, 2008  |  0 comments
Ultra-ultra thin. That's not a typo. Just a lack of words to describe what happens when you take an ultra-thin screen and make it 1/10th its original thickness. If you thought that Sony's XEL-1 OLED display was thin at 3.0mm, what do you think...
SV Staff  |  May 27, 2008  |  0 comments
Although promised in a press release last summer, owners of DirecTV TiVo combo units are finally getting their upgrades. While many stand-alone TiVo boxes have had these features, it seems that DirecTV was a little slow to bring these features to...
SV Staff  |  May 27, 2008  |  0 comments
Ask the average person on the street if they've ever heard of HD Radio, and you'll most likely get a blank stare. Despite a large advertising push, most folks still have no clue what HD Radio is, how to get it, or why it even matters. However, in a...
SV Staff  |  May 27, 2008  |  0 comments
Coming soon to a fairground near you! JVC is hitting the road with the JVC Hi-Def Experience, a traveling demonstration of the latest JVC gear. This will be the second year for the tour. Showing up at NASCAR races, county fairs, hot-air balloon...

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