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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2009 0 comments
By now, you’ve heard about the sudden death of actress Natasha Richardson. I wrote about her and husband Liam Neeson’s home theater for the January ’09 issue (“A Class Act”; see story), and I wanted to share a few thoughts about her: The...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 04, 2014 0 comments
Control4, a leading provider of home automation and control solutions, today announced that it has been selected by the national builder Toll Brothers to provide smart home technology options to new-home buyers.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2000 0 comments

Moving the consumer-electronics world a little closer to a universal high-end DVD player, <A HREF="http://www.national.com">National Semiconductor</A> announced last week the second generation of its DVD-on-a-chip product family, the Mediamatics NDV8501. National reports that this is the first chip on the market with progressive-scan video support and DVD-Audio capability in one package.

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Michael Berk Posted: Oct 04, 2011 0 comments

NBA2K12, the latest entry in 2K Sports' long-running basketball franchise, hits store shelves today, and it's as slick and smooth-playing as befits a 21st-century sports juggernaut - and with the upcoming NBA season in some doubt, it's a good thing it mimics the real thing so closely. Maybe you won't be getting any NBA Today updates (and real-world rookies won't be appearing until the sport resolves its labor trouble), but the latest NBA2K looks back to the sport's golden years to give you a whole lot more.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 24, 2003 0 comments
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) may up the ante in the digital broadcasting game, according to a November 22 report from New York.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 11, 2008 0 comments
What happens when NBC makes a mistake that causes your Vista Media Center to miss capturing your favorite shows? Luckily, Microsoft jumps in to save the day. Imagine that!  What's up with these broadcast flags? In a report posted on Engadget,...
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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 12, 2000 0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.nbc.com/">National Broadcasting Company</A> has announced its withdrawal from the <A HREF="http://www.nab.org/">National Association of Broadcasters</A>. The network is departing the industry's most powerful trade group in protest of the NAB's refusal to support the network's effort to raise the federally mandated cap on the number of stations that can be owned by a single company. A majority of NAB members support the current limits on ownership.

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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="http://www.nbc.com">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="http://www.ncube.com">nCUBE</A>, a developer of scalable video servers, announced a reseller agreement with <A HREF="http://www.vela.com">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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