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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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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2015 0 comments
Neil Young is remarkably upbeat and remarkably candid in a recent Facebook post about the problems facing his Kickstarter-funded company, PonoMusic.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments
Seven years ago, when we launched our coverage of DVD-Audio in the February/March 2001 double issue, we ran an exclusive interview with Neil Young, where the "legendary rocker and CD-hater" sang the praises of the new format. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
Neil Young is known for hating early digital audio formats, and seemed to be all set to embrace Blu-ray as the format with high enough resolution to be acceptable. His Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972) had been slated for a November 3 release, but it's...
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Barry Willis Posted: Feb 06, 1999 0 comments

Michael Nesmith could soon be back in the business: The former Monkee has been awarded $47 million by a jury in a Los Angeles Federal-court case. The judgment came Tuesday, February 2, after the jury found the <A HREF="">Public Broadcasting Service</A> guilty of fraud, breach of contract, and contract interference over a video-distribution deal it signed with Nesmith's now-defunct Pacific Arts Corporation in 1990. Malfeasance by PBS caused the demise of Pacific Arts, jurors decided.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 29, 2011 0 comments

Net neutrality has become a political and regulatory football in the United States, with internet service providers squaring off against electronic libertarians, and the feds uneasily caught in the middle. But in one European nation, for the first time, it may be about to become law.

In the Netherlands, the parliament is weighing a net neutrality bill designed to prevent the dominant (and newly privatized) telco from discriminating against certain kinds of net traffic.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 16, 2007 0 comments
Webcasters and the music industry worked out a deal on Thursday of last week that will temporarily delay draconian new royalties that many predict would kill many net radio broadcasters.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 16, 2010 0 comments
Most viewers watch internet TV to some degree, says a new study by Retrevo, and younger viewers watch more than older ones.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Internet users have progressed beyond quick YouTube clips to widespread viewing of full-length network television shows. According to a Nielsen Media Research study quoted in The New York Times, one in four online viewers has streamed full programs in the last three months. That includes not only 39 percent of viewers ages 18-34 but also 23 percent ages 35-54.
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Barry Willis Posted: May 03, 1998 0 comments

Surprise, <A HREF="">Microsoft's</A> <A HREF="">WebTV</A> is now the only player in the TV/Internet game. On Wednesday, April 29, NetChannel Inc. threw in the towel, announcing that it was getting out of the business of bringing the Internet into homes via set-top converter boxes. The $20-per-month service never gained a large enough following to become profitable.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 20, 2010 0 comments
The audio part of Netflix streaming video rentals is about to get a lot better with the adoption of Dolby Digital Plus surround.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 02, 2010 0 comments
The old phrase information superhighway is coming back into style. It's in danger of gridlock and badly in need of a traffic cop, as the recent collision between Netflix and Comcast shows.


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