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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
NBC is making history, not just with unprecedented coverage of the 2008 Olympics from Beijing, but with how they're presenting and measuring that coverage. No other Olympics have had the technology available for new viewing opportunities, and NBC...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2008 0 comments
NBC seems to be making all the necessary investments so that come August's opening ceremonies in Beijing, it can provide a high-definition coverage bonanza on audio and video. The broadcaster has already divulged its intentions to fan out around...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 24, 2007 0 comments
Less than a month after withdrawing from iTunes, NBC has announced it will begin allowing time-limited free downloads of popular shows from its website.
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Barry Willis Posted: May 12, 2002 0 comments

Networks and cable providers are slowly getting behind the HDTV effort. Responding to criticism that it has lagged behind competitors ABC and CBS in rolling out HDTV programming, <A HREF="">NBC</A> has announced that it will offer more HD prime-time shows next season.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2010 0 comments
March Madness has gotten a little bit more mad. CBS Sports is going to show the NCAA Final Four live in 100 movie theaters across the country. Oh, and it'll be in 3D. Locations haven't been nailed down yet, but details should be finalized before...
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Posted: Feb 23, 2002 0 comments

College basketball fans will get right in the midst of the high definition action when the NCAA men's 2003 basketball championship series begins next month.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Mar 08, 1998 0 comments

On March 2, <A HREF="">nCUBE</A>, a developer of scalable video servers, announced a reseller agreement with <A HREF="">Vela Research LP</A>, a developer of video-compression products for the cable and broadcast industries. nCUBE will integrate Vela's MPEG2 video-encoding technology as part of an approach that enables cable operators to offer video-on-demand (VOD) and near video-on-demand (NVOD) services over analog networks and real-time feeds for digital networks.

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Michael Berk Posted: Jun 22, 2011 0 comments

While we have yet to see an explosion of NFC-enabled products, Nokia's brought the near-field communications protocol to a new range of home entertaiment products launching along with its much-lauded new

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Barry Willis Posted: May 30, 1998 0 comments

Is DVD hot news or merely lukewarm? Will it sell like hotcakes this year or more like day-old bagels? It all depends on whom you consult.

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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2009 0 comments
If you're in the NYC area this weekend, it might be worth the trip over to the Ziegfeld Theatre to see the new Pixar film on NEC's latest and greatest projector, the NC2500S-A. It uses a 1.2" DMD from Texas Instruments as well triple...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
No goofy glasses required! This HD screen (SVGA with 800 x 600 pixels) uses a special alignment of pixels to display 3D without needing specs. Right now, this is a prototype, and the press release is in Japanese, but from what the Google...
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Posted: Dec 02, 2001 0 comments

<A HREF="">NEC Technologies</A> has radically reduced the cost of its flagship PlasmaSync monitor, dropping the price by almost one-third, according to a November 26 press release. The suggested retail price of the company's HDTV-compatible PlasmaSync 61MP1, said to be the world's first 61" display, has been reduced to $19,995 from $27,995.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jun 17, 2001 0 comments

<A HREF="">NEC</A> announced last week that it will begin sales in Japan on July 23 of what it describes as the industry's largest plasma display monitor, with a panel size of 61 inches (155cm diagonal) and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The introduction of the PX-61XM1, NEC says, will make it the first company to take the jumbo-size screen from the prototype stage to mass production. The suggested retail price of the plasma monitor is initially expected to be $27,995.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2008 0 comments
Anything that brings down the price of Blu-ray is a good thing. Anything that keeps them running just as efficiency while bringing down the price is better. Simple logic. NEC just announced the EMMA3PF, the world's first chip that combines signal...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2009 0 comments
BREAKING NEWS: At a SXSW panel on the Neil Young Archives, manager Elliot Roberts announced that the first volume of the long, long-awaited project will indeed appear on June 2. Of course, previously announced release dates have come and gone —...


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