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Al Griffin Posted: Feb 06, 2008 0 comments

At last year's CES, Sony previewed an 11-inch, 3mm-deep OLED TV prototype that made other flat-panel sets at the show look positively obese. That same model showed up in finished form at the company's press conference Sunday, rising up Vegas showbiz-style from beneath the stage in a maneuver reminiscent of the Stonehenge scene from Spinal Tap.

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John Sciacca Posted: Feb 06, 2008 0 comments

Day 4

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user Posted: Feb 06, 2008 0 comments
Kaleidescape, the world-beating home video server system, will soon support Blu-ray discs, according to information passed from the company to the Kscapeowners website.
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Michael Riggs Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments

TV is rooted in the same concept as movies: Capture and display a sequence of still images fast enough, and the eye perceives smooth motion rather than a succession of individual pictures. Historically, however, TV has handled this process somewhat differently from movies. A TV image, or frame, is a grid of individual picture elements (pixels), arranged in rows and columns.

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John Sciacca Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments

A computer in the living room? Madness! Computers are big and noisy. They aren't reliable, they aren't remote-controllable, and they can't even handle high-def. Keep them the hell away from my media room!

Steve Guttenberg Posted: Feb 05, 2008 469 comments
When it comes to home theaters, I thought I'd seen it all. But nothing's come close to this. First, I'm going to try to describe the sheer magnitude of Jeremy Kipnis' theater. His Stewart Snowmatte laboratory-grade screen is the biggest I've ever seen in a home, and in the back of the theater, there's a Sony ultra-high-resolution (4,096-by-2,160) SRX-S110 digital projector. I'm looking everywhere, jotting down questions, and Kipnis sounds almost giddy talking about his theater's capabilities. He refers to his baby, the Kipnis Studio Standard (KSS), as "The Greatest Show on Earth." And from the looks of it, he may be right.
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments

When analog over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting shuts down on February 17, 2009, analog cable subscribers probably won't notice thanks in part to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is requiring cable operators to carry local stations in both analog and digital format for three years after the OTA cutoff date. This has many major cable networks, such as C-SPAN, Discovery Communications, A&E, and The Weather Channel concerned that they will be pushed off cable systems to make room for the dual carriage. As a result, these and other cable programmers are suing to block the FCC from implementing the mandate.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments
Seven years ago, when we launched our coverage of DVD-Audio in the February/March 2001 double issue, we ran an exclusive interview with Neil Young, where the "legendary rocker and CD-hater" sang the praises of the new format. ...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments
NHT is out of the woods. The very reputable speaker manufacturer has endured a long series of acquisitions since it was founded in 1986. Its latest owner finally sold the company to its employees and it will be known as NHT Audio LLC.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 04, 2008 0 comments
Shortly after the first of the year, I gave you some "Post-Holiday Clues" on how to spend some of your Christmas cash. One section of that two-part blog offered up some books about music (click here to revisit), but the bigger batch was a...

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