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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments
High-definition carriers make a lot of promises. Some they keep, some they don't. Last year, DirecTV promised 100 HD channels to its subscribers by the end of 2007. They didn't quite make it, even though the satellite broadcaster still had more HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments
One of Raul Castro's first orders of business since taking over control of the Cuban government from his brother Fidel Castro: Opening up the electronics stores. Cuban citizens don't have much cash, but at least they have a few more choices about...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments
Many early subscribers to Verizon's FiOS TV service consider themselves pioneers paving the way for competition among Internet and TV service providers and forcing cable and satellite companies to stay on their toes. As with all pioneers, the...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments
Apartment dwellers are plagued by exclusive telecom service agreements struck by their landlords and co-op boards. As a result their choice of triple-play service is limited to a single favored provider--until now. The Federal Communications Commission has just banned such agreements.
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Fred Manteghian Posted: Apr 02, 2008 7 comments

<i>Dedicated to the memory of Arthur C. Clarke, who last week, took the big rocket to the stars.</i>

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
HDTV sets keep getting thinner. Hitachi's UltraThin line is only 1.5-inches thick. If you're the type that must have the world's thinnest TV, you probably want to show off its slim profile with a wall-mount. However, there aren't many (as far as we...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
As if your cell phone didn't already try to perform too many functions at once, a slew of consumer electronics manufacturers want to add in one more feature: A digital projector. That's right, a mini-version of the home-theater grade projectors...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
Forget microscopes. Students at Tufts University's Center for Scientific Vizualization don't have to squint when examining particles, molecules, DNA, and tiny organisms. Instead they simply glance up at the enormous VisWall in their classroom. The...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
Despite their popularity, LCD TVs have always had a problem with black level. Yesterday Dolby and SIM2 gave dazzled reporters a glimpse of how good black and dark colors could look on a flat-panel set. Unfortunately, this High Dynamic Range (HDR) tech was only a prototype, so it'll be awhile before you get to share the love.
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Karl Tennant Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments

No one ever said being a home theater enthusiast was cheap. If you've got a full 7.1-channel speaker system, tricked out with the latest gear, and topped off with a 60-inch plasma, it could cost you more than $10,000. Yeah, that thing saying "ouch" is your credit card.

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