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SV Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2008 0 comments
Blockbuster is firing on all cylinders in an attempt to bring movies into your living room every possible way. The company is so eager to please that its backing all movie delivery strategies - even conflicting ones. Its latest effort? A...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 10, 2008 0 comments
The latest heavy-hitting entry to the music-downloading scene is MySpace Music. It's a joint effort that brings together three of the four of the major record labels with the social networking site owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
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John Sciacca Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments

My spirits were hovering somewhere between disdain and contempt when Press Day started at this year's Consumer Electronics Show back in January - but man, did that change in a hurry! It seemed like every manufacturer had something big, new, and important to say, and I felt a strange emotion welling up. Dare I say it? I was actually excited!

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Doug Newcomb Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments

A home theater is nothing without a first-rate surround setup, and a 7.1-channel system can give you the most compelling sound experience that today's technology can offer. But having the right receiver and the right number of speakers doesn't mean you'll magically get the most out of your system.

Brent Butterworth Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments

Since speaker manufacturers typically replace a particular model in their line after 3 years, you could say that 1 human year equals about 25 speaker years. That means Revel's original Salon lasted to the ripe old age of 200 - or 8 years to you and me. The engineers behind the Salon didn't want to create a new model just for the sake of creating a new model.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments
LCD TVs , like many other electronics sold in Japan, are souped-up, highly-advanced machines that companies evidently think Americans aren't ready to handle. Take, for instance, Toshiba's new batch of ten Regza LCD TV models, which hit the Japanese...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments
Manufacturing and marketing LCD TVs, especially in the U.S., is a tough gig. The margins are thin and the competitors are fierce, which is why may companies are outsourcing everything but their brand name to Asian manufacturers. Royal Philips...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments
If you're one of the unlucky souls who sprang for an HD DVD player attachment for your Xbox 360, the rest of the world may have already dismissed you, but Microsoft still has your back. Months after the format war victory officially went to...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments
Philips will no longer sell television sets in the North American market. Instead it will license its Philips and Magnavox brand names to Funai, which makes TVs for Wal-Mart among others. The license is for five years. Other Philips consumer product businesses in North America will not be affected.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 08, 2008 0 comments
Gemstar-TV Guide International made nice with TiVo and paid for the right to deploy the company's technology around the world. The magazine publisher and programming data reseller didn't say which countries' set top boxes it plans to colonize in...

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