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SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments
We've already alerted you to the forthcoming release of the Ultimate Matrix Collection on Blu-ray. Now Warner Brothers is whetting appetites with more details. The seven-disc box set will hit store shelves on October 14. The set will include the...
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Posted: Jul 19, 2007 0 comments

CinemaNow on Wednesday released an upgrade to its Media Manager software enabling its movie downloads to play back over a networked Xbox 360 and its burn-to-DVD download service to operate with Windows Vista.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 20, 2000 0 comments

With the slow but sure move toward providing consumers with digital television and other services via cable, the set-top box manufacturers have been aggressively jockeying for a position in the audio video system. In a deal sure to give Philips' market share a boost, <A HREF="">AT&T Broadband</A> and <A HREF="">Philips Electronics</A> announced last week their plan to market Philips' digital cable set-top boxes to US consumers beginning in 2001.

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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2008 0 comments
Audio and video placeshifting technology: That's what Sling Media does, and does well. If you just got back from the ISS (motto: "Urine doesn't taste so bad!") you might not know about SlingBox. Slingbox "slings" AV signals. It...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 20, 2009 0 comments
The DTV transition scenario continued to develop this week when the Federal Communications Commission announced that 158 more stations plan to complete their switch from analog to digital broadcasting before June 12's final drop-dead deadline. The FCC made the announcement in a brief Public Notice (PDF).
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2007 0 comments
Ever run out of room on your DirectTV HR20 high-definition DVR? (I don't, maybe because of my HR20's propensity to stop recording episodes of a programmed series for no apparent reason, but maybe your luck is better than mine. Man, do I miss...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 22, 2000 0 comments

Now that e-cinema&mdash;using a non-film, digital projector in a movie theater&mdash;has started to take off, several companies are offering new technologies for getting the high-resolution data to the movie house. Last week brought news of the new <A HREF="">FMD 100GB disc</A> from C-3D, while this week we focus on news concerning the use of a high-bandwidth satellite to do the job.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 03, 2000 0 comments

In a few years, many computer users will have DVD-ROM drives, DVD burners, and Internet connections with sufficient bandwidth to make the sharing and copying of full-length movies a real possibility. The emerging prospect for what some are calling "Napster for movies" has film studios exploring movie downloading and streaming technology, or "video-on-demand."

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Posted: May 03, 1998 0 comments

On April 30, <A HREF="">General Instrument Corporation</A> and <A HREF="">DIVA Systems Corporation</A> signed a letter of intent defining an agreement to market DIVA's OnSet video-on-demand (VOD) service on GI's DCT-1000 and DCT-1200 interactive digital-cable set-top boxes. This joint effort will enable cable operators who use the GI system to commercially deploy an OpenCable-compliant implementation of the OnSet VOD service by this fall.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2001 0 comments

The video-on-demand saga marches on, as <A HREF="">Intertainer</A> and Universal Studios' Pay-Per-View division announced last week that they have signed a long-term output agreement that will deliver the studio's film content over Intertainer's digital VOD cable platform. The companies say that Universal movies will become available on the Intertainer service starting this month.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2009 0 comments
Morel is trying to make round the new square. In a world filled with rectangular, blocky speakers, the company is rolling out a set of sound-blasting spheroids. The SoundSpot MT 1 system uses a set of 60-watt spherical SP-1 satellites, each...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments
Here's the number of CableCARDs in circulation: about 6.6 million. Hooray! Now here's the number of CableCARDs operating in digital cable ready TVs: 372,000. Huh? Wha?!
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 11, 2010 0 comments
As 3DTV stands on the precipice of consumer choice, how are consumers reacting when seeing the technology for the first time?
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 10, 2009 0 comments
The percentage of antenna-dependent U.S. households to be affected by the next phase of the transition to digital television broadcasting, scheduled for June, will be a whopping 84.5 percent, according to figures released at last week's open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
Two-thirds of consumer electronic products returned to retailers are in working order. Another 27 percent are returned due to buyer's remorse. Only five percent are actually defective. This giant disconnect between expectation and reality emerged in a report by the research firm Accenture, in a study entitled Big Trouble with "No Trouble Found" Returns.


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