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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Feb 28, 2007 0 comments

With the 2007 CES barely a memory, it seems far too soon for a 2007 line show from a major manufacturer. But Sony opened its annual product showcase for the press today at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

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HT Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2003 0 comments
Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show, previously unknown companies make their debut. One that caught our attention this year is Fountain Valley, CA-based V Inc. This year, the company hopes to leverage its expertise in the computer display field with a foray into home entertainment, with a line of affordable plasma displays and an MPEG-4 DVD player.
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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 27, 2003 0 comments

FCC feet to the fire: The Bush administration will hold the Federal Communications Commission to an early June deadline for rewriting regulations for media ownership. The changes will likely lift most remaining restrictions on control of radio and television stations in single markets, as well as throughout the nation.

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Posted: Oct 28, 2001 0 comments

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has withdrawn its offer to acquire direct broadcast satellite service <A HREF="http://www.directv.com">DirecTV</A>, according to reports over the weekend of October 27&ndash;28. News Corp. had been in contention for 18 months to buy DirecTV's parent company Hughes Electronics from its corporate owner General Motors.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 13, 2003 0 comments

More than a year of relentless campaigning to acquire DirecTV ultimately put EchoStar exactly back where it started, but patiently waiting in the wings has paid off handsomely for News Corp. and its CEO Rupert Murdoch.

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SV Staff Posted: May 07, 2008 0 comments
In case the whole Obama/Clinton thing is getting old, here is a new debate, that in fact, is far more important. Did Neil Young embrace Blu-ray because digital audio is finally good enough to satisfy his musician's keen sensibilities, or did he...
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HT Staff Posted: Mar 25, 2002 0 comments
Liquid crystal displays have been around a long time, but only in the past year or so have they gotten the engineering attention they deserve---as potentially movie-quality displays.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2009 0 comments
Straight from the "getting blood from a stone" files, YouTube has announced that it will begin streaming 1080p video next week. Until now, the highest resolution YouTube could stream was 720p, and that was only a minority of videos. The move to...
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Posted: May 06, 2006 0 comments

The studios have released dates for dozens of films coming to you in either Blu-ray or HD-DVD.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 30, 2009 0 comments
As the LCD and plasma categories have matured, some manufacturers have been developing next-generation displays that would supposedly take performance to the next level. One of those display technologies was the Field Emission Display (FED). Alas, Sony has pulled the plug.
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Posted: Mar 16, 2006 0 comments

Sony finally admitted the inevitable this week, announcing that the Blu-ray Disc-based PlayStation3 will be delayed until November. According to Sony, the much-anticipated game console will be available in stores worldwide in November just in time for the holiday season. The console will apparently not be available concurrent with the launch of movies available on Blu-ray Disc, which are currently scheduled for release May 23rd.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 09, 2010 0 comments
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance has released details on the second-generation version of its technology which allows home networking via power lines.
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Posted: Jul 30, 2006 Published: Jul 31, 2006 0 comments

Looks like there's no relief from the format war in sight. According to TWICE, LG Electronics has backed off its plan to deliver a <a href="http://ultimateavmag.com/news/031906hddvd/">Blu-ray/HD DVD combi disc player</a> later this year. In addition, a recently published report from Video Business claims that Toshiba has denied that it will ship a second generation HD DVD player in time for the holiday shopping season this year.

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Posted: May 06, 2001 0 comments

Poly-OLED. Add this new acronym to your technophile lexicon. It's short for "polymer organic light emitting diode," a type of display technology developed by Wilmington, Delaware&ndash;based <A HREF="http://www.ritekdisplay.com/in_English/index_English.htm">RiTEK Display Technology Company</A>, the beneficiary of a recent investment by <A HREF="http://www.dupont.com/displays">DuPont Displays</A>, a unit of DuPont iTechnologies of the DuPont chemical conglomerate. Poly-OLED is said to be considerably better than the traditional liquid crystal display (LCD) because of its greater brightness, better contrast, and lower manufacturing costs.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2008 0 comments
We told you about the 3D broadcast of the NFL game last Thursday night at a few theaters across the country. Wondering how it went? Some scores, some fumbles, but overall, you could call it a success. There were two satellite glitches that caused...

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