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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2015 1 comments
Anxious to hear DTS:X surround sound? Lionsgate Films today announced plans to release three films in the new object-based immersive audio format.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Microsoft lets you channel your inner idol with their new singing game, "Lips." Exclusively for the Xbox 360, "Lips" is a singing game that comes complete with motion-sensing bedazzled microphones, wireless of course, that lets...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2009 0 comments
It's now been over a month since Circuit City began its liquidation. We've covered the liquidation to death; you probably won't get any real deal at these stores unless you're both canny and lucky. They jack up prices to MSRP, then start shaving...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Oct 24, 2005 0 comments
Pity those poor manufacturers of portable audio and video devices whose names don't begin with an "A" and who don't make gadgets with a model numbers starting with a lower-case "i". HandHeld Entertainment, makers of one of those "not an iPod audio/video" portables, sees an avenue to fame and success in offering a handheld portable player that costs significantly less than an iPod from Apple. Prior to Apple's much ballyhooed introduction earlier this month, HandHeld Entertainment announced plans for the next generation of their digital video/audio/photo media players.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2008 0 comments
Lots of little boxes, all lined up on your television set. All the little boxes you need to download movies from the Internet, satellites and cable systems, and none of them talk to each other. What is it going to take to get one source and one...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Nov 10, 2006 0 comments
NASA plans to once again make space history on November 15th when it broadcasts the first live High Definition Television images from the International Space Station (ISS). Next week's live HDTV video feed will be produced in cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Discovery HD Theater, and Japanese broadcast network NHK.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2016 0 comments
Millions of people use free live-streaming websites to watch sports and other live events online, but this comes with a considerable security risk, according to a new study.
Michael Antonoff Posted: Dec 14, 2015 1 comments
Successive Thursday night offerings in December of live musicals to the home were as different as could be: The Wiz featured a big cast and attracted an audience of millions through its broadcast on NBC; Daddy Long Legs was performed by two actors and seen by thousands via the Internet. Yet it was Daddy that made history as the first off-Broadway show streamed live from New York.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 19, 2015 0 comments
One-third of viewers casting around for something to watch still make live TV their first port of call, said a Hub Entertainment study. However, that’s down from 50 percent in 2013, and Netflix is making inroads among younger viewers. Millennials prefer live TV to Netflix by just 33 to 31 percent. And those 16 to 24 prefer Netflix over live TV by 40 to 26 percent.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 29, 2016 0 comments
If a rapper can design and market headphones why not an NFL football player?
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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 30, 2002 0 comments

In the ongoing battle between small-dish satellite and cable, the ability to broadcast local channels was a decided advantage for the wired approach. But the direct broadcast satellite (DBS) companies <A HREF="">successfully petitioned</A> the FCC for the right to carry local stations on their system; early in December a federal appeals court ruled that they must carry "<A HREF="">all or none</A>" of those stations to comply.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 26, 1998 0 comments

The lack of local programming has long been perceived as an obstacle to the growth of Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) television. However, this assumption might be in error, according to two studies recently conducted by the <A HREF="">Strategis Group</A>, a communications marketing research organization with offices in Washington DC, London, and Singapore.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

Whether we'll have one, two, or more direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services next year isn't clear today. But no matter how many DBS companies the future holds, if they want to re-transmit signals from local TV stations, they'll have to offer all or none.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 11, 2005 0 comments
First there was the TV, and we saw that it was good. Then came cable and satellite, and we saw that it made TV better. Some years later, the digital video recorder (DVR) was born, and those who fell under its spell knew that it was as close to an electronic gift from God as was humanly possible. But now the sun is shining on the Slingbox, a device that, as the name suggests, slings TV (or other media) from your living room to locations far and wide; and - short of having a Digital TV tuner with a high-capacity DVR hardwired directly to your brain - this could be the best thing to happen to TV since, well, TV itself came along.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Nov 14, 2005 0 comments
Sony's PSP (PlayStation Portable) can now utilize Sony's LocationFree technology.