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SV Staff Posted: Mar 12, 2008 0 comments
For some, OLED displays seem like just another future-tech promise that, like jet packs, flying cars, and domestic robots, has never been fulfilled. Sure, Sony put out one OLED TV this year - the $2,500 11-inch XEL-1 - but who can afford it? Now...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 12, 2008 0 comments
Those lucky Brits. During the 2012 London Olympics, they'll receive BBC broadcasts in "Super Hi-Vision," on big screens across the country. Japan's public broadcaster NHK and Britain's BBC are collaborating on Super Hi-Vision, a format...
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When high-school baseball coach Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) was looking for a way to inspire his perennially losing team to win, he decided to issue a challenge they couldn't refuse. If they made it to the district playoffs, he would try out for a major-league baseball team. Fortunately for Morris, his team fulfilled their part of the bargain, and he went to the tryout in which his fast ball was clocked at 98 mph! It wasn't long before Jim found himself pitching for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a 35-year-old rookie. The best part of the story is that it actually happened in 1999.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 12, 2008 0 comments
Panasonic showed off two distinct approaches to flat-panel color reproduction yesterday at a New York press event. This was just one facet of a sweeping presentation that covered new LCD as well as plasma lines, all rebranded with the name Viera, much of which will reach the market in a "critical mass" slated for April.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Is there an HDTV owner in America who thinks there's a glut of HD channels and content to watch? Probably not. Well, maybe one. His name is Michael Angelakis, and he's the chief financial officer of Comcast. At a conference Monday, he told the...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Format transitions are tough. That's a concept with which video gamers are intimately familiar, so when gamers and game executives hear news about the movie business that suggests even though sales of Blu-ray discs will triple in 2008, DVD sales...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
In a press briefing touting the virtues of its expanded line of Viera plasma and LCD televisions, Panasonic indicated that it's quietly exiting the rear-projection television business. "We're out of that market," Panasonic spokesman Jeff...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Good thing this rumor doesn't have legs. If it did, we'd have to break them. Since early January, reports have surfaced that Microsoft is interested in acquiring peripheral-maker Logitech for close to $10 billion. Finally, Logitech chairman...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
We don't know about your family, but ever since we set up our big-screen HDTV and surround-sound speakers a couple years ago, we've been to the movies exactly . . . once. There's something about enjoying a film with all settings (picture quality,...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Like a Perdue Oven Stuffer Roaster with an unpopped plastic thermometer, downloads are still a half-baked method of movie delivery, according to a recent survey.

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