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SV Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2008 0 comments
When the Federal Communications Commission auctioned off about $19 billion worth of wireless spectrum last week, the most voracious bidders were wireless companies like Verizon and AT&T who plan to use the airwaves for expansions of phone and...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2008 0 comments
DirecTV will flip a switch on April 15 that prevents pay-per-view movies downloaded to a DVR from being watched more than 24 hours after the purchase. How's that for great service? The company is blaming the sudden restriction on Hollywood,...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2008 0 comments
Mark Cuban loves HDTV, which is why he founded all-high-def network HDNet. But he also loves NBA basketball, which is why he owns the Dallas Mavericks. Why, then, is he pitting his two loves against each other by urging people in Dallas to leave...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 21, 2008 0 comments
The a/v and online worlds converged just a touch more this week when TiVo activated a new feature that allows subscribers to watch web video content on their TiVo-fed TVs.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Display technology researchers are on a roll. A professor at University of California Santa Barbara has discovered a way to combine lighting technologies to create an even brighter, more energy efficient, longer lasting back-light than LED by...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Industry analysts like to say that part of the reason Blu-ray won the high-def format war against HD DVD was because of Blu-ray promised Hollywood rock-solid copy protection against illegal pirating of movies. Well, that was short-lived. This week...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Some Dish Network and DirecTV high-def subscribers may not see local channels in HD until 2013 due to a ruling this week by the Federal Communications Commission. The satellite carriers insisted they didn't have the capacity to carry all the local...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
If Sony's PlayStation 3 didn't already look like a great deal to people shopping for a Blu-ray player (it costs about $20 more than several other players but comes with an entire gaming system attached), its value proposition versus the competition...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Don't be surprised if it's not Excel your co-workers are watching on their PCs over the next few days. A survey conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association and the Sports Video Group shows that 38 percent of sports fans expect to download and...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Internet users have progressed beyond quick YouTube clips to widespread viewing of full-length network television shows. According to a Nielsen Media Research study quoted in The New York Times, one in four online viewers has streamed full programs in the last three months. That includes not only 39 percent of viewers ages 18-34 but also 23 percent ages 35-54.

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