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Posted: Feb 18, 2001 0 comments

The theater glut has claimed its latest victim. New York-based Loews Cineplex Entertainment, the second largest movie exhibitor in the US, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, February 15 in US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The theater giant simultaneously brought an application under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for its Canadian units, including Cineplex Odeon Corporation, with whom it had merged three years ago.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2009 0 comments
Would you spend more on a remote than many people would spend on their entire home theater? The Logitech Harmony 1100 touchscreen universal remote is quite an amazing remote. It features a customizable touchscreen, anodized black aluminum body,...
SV Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2015 0 comments
Logitech has introduced the Harmony Elite, the first remote control in the popular Harmony line designed ground up as a whole-home controller with dedicated buttons for instant access to lighting and temperature controls and a touchscreen interface that communicates the status of all home devices at a glance.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2010 0 comments
Logitech has revealed many of the details behind its upcoming Google TV set-top box, the Logitech Revue. The complete package will retail for $299, but will be available for $179 to Dish Network customers. For that price, customers will get the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 18, 2010 0 comments
We've known about Logitech's Google TV box for a while now, but it's finally getting a name. Instead of the generic "Logitech Google TV box," the upcoming set-top device will be known as the Logitech Revue. It's a better name than Logitech...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2014 0 comments
Jack Wayman in the early days of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

International CES founder and consumer electronics (CE) industry legend Jack Wayman died Saturday, August 30 of natural causes at the age of 92, announced Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO Gary Shapiro.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 28, 2001 0 comments

Bandwidth limitations have long been a primary obstacle to transmitting broadcast-quality video over the Internet. Even digital subscriber lines (DSL), so useful for quick access to text and graphics, are typically capable of quality video over short distances only.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2008 0 comments
Our friends over at EngadgetHD spotted another mildly interesting product at the CEATEC show in Japan. Hitachi is showing wireless HD camcorder transfer. Obviously a prototype, the camcorder reliably streamed high-definition content to a nearby TV,...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 29, 2011 0 comments
The latest cloud-based content initiative comes from Amazon. Its Cloud Player will enable users to store their music libraries on the web and access them from broadband-connected computers or Android devices.

"Now," says Bill Carr, Amazon's veep for movies and music, "whether at work, home, or on the go, customers can buy music from Amazon MP3, store it in the cloud and play it anywhere."

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2008 0 comments
An unqualified hit, Sony’s Bravia line of video displays are keeping up with the times (a new XBR6, left, made its debut at CES). In particular, aside from the usual upgrades of style and size, the new Bravias are heavily into connectivity....
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user Posted: Dec 28, 2009 0 comments
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, arguably the greatest sfx fest in movie history, will finally get a high-def release next year. Unfortunately, there's a catch. The Blu-ray disc release will use only the shorter cut shown in theaters.
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 05, 2000 0 comments

Net loss: Video vendor Hollywood Entertainment Corporation would be doing well if it weren't for its publicly traded online operation <A HREF=""></A>, which just can't make a profit no matter how hard it tries. The nation's second-largest video rental chain, <A HREF="">Hollywood Video</A> enjoyed strong growth last year but was driven into the red by losses incurred by the Internet business, which reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $21.7 million.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jun 10, 2009 0 comments
Monster Cable had a lot to discuss at the CEA Line Shows in New York today. First and foremost was the world's first THX-certified HDMI cables, which meet or exceed the new HDMI 1.4 spec's bandwidth rating of 10.2Gbps as measured by Simplay Labs.
Leslie Shapiro Posted: Oct 28, 2013 2 comments
Iconic indie-rocker Lou Reed passed away at the age of 71 on Sunday, October 27th from complications after a recent liver transplant. Reed was married to experimental performance artist Laurie Anderson. Although Reed had only a single top-ten hit, he will be remembered for so much more.


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