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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2009 0 comments
In a recent story on Daily Finance, newly appointed CDO at News Corp, Jonathan Miller, was quote saying he thought it was logical for Hulu to have some content that's only available to paying subscribers. The Internet conjured up images of...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 14, 2010 0 comments
Alfred Hitchcock fans will get a special treat this fall: Psycho is going to be released on Blu-ray in a new 5.1-channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 05, 2008 0 comments
Just when you finally got your 5.1 speaker system dialed in, Iosono comes out with a system that will totally blow away your old system. Introduced at the 2008 SMPTE Conference, this new system can use from 200 - 500 speakers, completely ringing...
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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 29, 2003 0 comments

Upscale parents have already discovered the benefits of "mobile theater"—DVD players and LCD screens in sport-utility vehicles that keep cranky kids content on long drives. Soon they will be able to take the "plug-in drug"—broadcast television—with them as well.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2008 0 comments
Okay.  At this very moment, it's 53 days, 11 hours and 13 minutes until the DTV transition. We keep talking about it, but the National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants everyone to hustle up and get ready. 22...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2008 0 comments
You know the Nielson Co.?  You know, the folks who report on who's watching what? They have a new report out. With only 56 days until the digital transition, 6.8% of American households are completely unprepared. The latest Nielsen...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2008 0 comments
You know the Nielson Co.?  You know, the folks who report on who's watching what? They have a new report out. With only 56 days until the digital transition, 6.8% of American households are completely unprepared. The latest Nielsen...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2010 0 comments
While it hasn't quite ousted Apple and their iPod from the top of the portable media player game, Microsoft's Zune HD has been doing quite well for itself. Starting on April 12th, it will be doing even better because users will officially...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 11, 2008 0 comments
That's right.  69 days until the plug is pulled on analog TV. Have your local stations been making an effort to get viewers ready?My local NBC affiliate, 11Alive in Atlanta, GA has been doing DTV readiness tests.  They'll do...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 02, 2009 0 comments
By now, you've heard about the porny interlude that Super Bowl viewers got in Tucson, but it certainly wasn't the first time something like that has happened. Here are a few more situations where viewers got more than they expected....
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2009 0 comments
What do good speakers sound like? Here’s what to listen for. Make sure to bring your own demo material so you’ll have a known reference. A Natural Tonal Balance Acoustic instruments and vocals should sound realistic, not muddy or...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Mar 01, 2011 0 comments

Home theater enthusiasts have had seven speakers in their systems for a decade now, but only now is Hollywood finally catching up. Last Saturday, Dolby Laboratories feted the release of the Megamind Blu-ray Disc, which it says is the first movie released in 7.1-channel sound in theaters and on Blu-ray. A screening of the Blu-ray Disc in the company's technically unassailable theater was preceded by a discussion with Erik Aadahl, one of the movie's two supervising sound editors.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2015 2 comments
Eight in 10 American homes (81 percent) now have broadband Internet service, a three-fold increase over the number of homes (26 percent) that had a high-speed connection a decade ago, according to a new study from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG).
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2008 0 comments
On February 17, 2009, the entire fleet of RVs, all 8 million of them, will be thrown into disarray. Campers and retirees from Happy Isles campground in Yosemite, to the Wal-Mart parking lot in Yonkers, will run into the streets in full panic mode,...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments
Paying premium prices to sit in the exclusive Club Level at Miami's Dolphin Stadium during this year's Super Bowl means you won't have to actually watch the game from your primo perch. Instead, you'll be able to munch crackers and caviar while spilling champagne on yourself, all in front of one of eight 103" Panasonic Professional 1080p HD plasma displays (TH-103PF9UK).

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