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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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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
So, Canon, you're really serious about this SED TV thing, aren't you? Like Sony and Panasonic before you, you've ditched rear-projection television technology plans. That makes sense, almost everyone agrees it is an outdated, dying design. But...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
It is unusual for corporate executives to blab about new product concepts that aren't even in testing yet, and even more rare for them to openly discuss product ideas that appear very controversial. That's why we're surprised that Comcast's...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
Still have some old vinyl kicking around the attic that you'd like to offload to the iPod? You've got a few options for converting those soundwaves into bits. Numark, maker of turntables for pro DJs and consumers, will ship a direct-to-iPod...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
Sony appears to be taking inspiration from Japanese fictional monster Mothra in the design of its latest use of Blu-ray technology. Or, at least, from common moths. Sony plans to use Blu-ray laser manufacturing to produce a type of bumpy film...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
Claiming to share consumers' frustrations that they were asked to make a choice in a format war, Best Buy is placating HD DVD player customers who bought players or before  Feb. 23 fire sale prices with a $50 gift certificate. Best Buy will...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
If you bought an HD DVD player or Xbox drive before February 23, here's some good news from Best Buy. You now have two options. You can keep your HD DVD player and the store will give you a $50 gift card to ease the pain. Or you can trade in your HD DVD player for further gift-card bounty.

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