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SV Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2008 0 comments
According to a Circuit City employee tip-off to Gizmodo, the retailer plans to take back HD DVD players from consumers who've become casualties of the high-def format war. Instead of its typical 30-day return policy, Circuit City will extend...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2008 0 comments
If you've said it once, you've said it a thousand times: An HDTV without an HD signal is like sugarless cake, non-alcoholic beer, or a Lamborghini running 87-octane gasoline. It works, but it isn't right, and its definitely no fun. All the...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2008 0 comments
Here's a chance for TiVo Salvation: a 40% off sale. At one-product-per-day retailer Woot.com, refurbished Tivo HDs are selling for $179.99 (MSRP for the unit is $299) with three months service included. For HDTV owners pained daily by their...
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Reports in the Japanese business daily Nikkei that Pioneer Electronics is planning to cease production of plasma panels shocked the consumer electronics industry on Tuesday. Along with Panasonic, Pioneer has been one of plasma’s greatest...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 05, 2008 0 comments
How does Toshiba plan to move forward in the wake of HD DVD's demise? The company's CEO says improved DVD upconversion is among the strategies to be pursued. Here's a nugget from a Wall Street Journal interview with Atsutoshi Nishida: "If you watch standard DVDs on our players, the images are of very high quality because they include an 'upconverting' feature. And we're going to improve this even more, so that consumers won't be able to tell the difference from HD DVD images. The players would be much cheaper than Blu-ray players too."
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Mar 04, 2008 0 comments

I wasn't going to post a story about this until we know more about it, but it's too important to wait. According to several news sources, Pioneer is finalizing plans to stop manufacturing plasma panels and concentrate on assembling plasma TVs. The company is negotiating to acquire panels from Matsushita, Panasonic's parent company. A Pioneer spokesperson said an official statement would be forthcoming this Friday.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2008 0 comments
If it seems lately that some of your jumpy Netflix discs have been around the block a few times, maybe they have. Newsweek reports this week that video stores, and even public libraries, are gobbling up subscriptions to the online DVD retailer,...
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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 04, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/403dan.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Newspaper columnist Dan Burns (Steve Carell) dispenses advice to families in his column, but his own personal life is in shambles. The widowed father of three girls is afraid of letting go and letting his kids grow up. He's so consumed with their lives that he has no time to live his own.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2008 0 comments
No wire hangers Monster Cables ever! Audiophiles are used to hearing abuse about high end cables. High pricing and boastful marketing claims make many home theater-enthusiasts skeptical about differences in cable performance. Here's a test that...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2008 0 comments
Sony began phasing out its classic Trinitron television brand in 2004, but March 2008 marks the final stopping point for the CRT displays - tech's original "series of tubes." Sony said Monday it would cease all production by the end of...

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