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SV Staff Posted: Dec 11, 2008 0 comments
While the NFL had a limited showing of a football game recently to press and invited guests, the NBA and Turner Sports is bringing 3D to the masses. The NBA All-Star Saturday Night - 3-point contest, skill challenge and most fun, slam dunk...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Feb 25, 2001 0 comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's <A HREF="">Los Alamos National Laboratory</A> say they have developed a technology that could make the coming transition from current analog television to high-definition television a whole lot easier. The scientists describe the technology as a new transmission algorithm capable of compressing a HDTV data stream to the point where the HDTV and analog TV signals can be broadcast over the same channel.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 12, 2011 0 comments

Steve Jobs can go ahead and add another notch to his belt. The Flip camera is the latest casualty of the smartphone's charm offensive and ever-expanding role in our lives; it now joins Microsoft's Zune in the dustbin of history.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2009 0 comments
A while ago I wrote how this is a great time to be both a nostalgic gamer and a home theater enthusiast, listing six great high-def remakes of classic titles. This month, I was keyed up to add two more titles to the list with the recent releases...
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Posted: Aug 27, 2000 0 comments

A while back, we <A HREF="">reported</A> on the small island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific, which, as fate would have it, was assigned the international domain of ".tv." It didn't take long for a company called <A HREF="">dotTV</A> to make a deal with the Tuvalu government to administer and sell the ".tv" domains. Last week, dotTV announced that they have auctioned off three high-priced domain names&mdash;,, and;each selling for initial annual registration fees of $100,000.

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HT Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2003 0 comments
Surround sound via Dolby Digital is becoming a standard for an increasing number of television broadcasts. The past few months have seen many special broadcast using technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, including Super Bowl XXXVII, the GRAMMY® Awards, the Academy Awards, NASCAR’s Daytona 500, the NCAA basketball tournament, and the NBA playoffs. All of these special events have been broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 04, 2010 0 comments
Are you tired of TV ads blaring at what seems like a much higher level than the program you actually want to watch? Relief is coming thanks to the CALM Act.
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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 04, 1998 0 comments

Mother always said TV would rot your brain. Now there's proof.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 16, 2010 0 comments
A few days ago, ThinkGeek posted a new item that immediately caught my eye. The TV Clean is an electronics duster that doesn't use any sort of spray or cloth to wipe down flat panel screens, but instead uses a rubber cylinder to pick up dust. ...
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 15, 1999 0 comments

Copyright hysteria is one of the entertainment industry's longest-running programs. Last week's episode featured an announcement by the recently formed Advanced Television Copyright Coalition (ATCC) that the group would exert legal pressure on <A HREF="">TiVo, Inc.</A>, and <A HREF="">RePlay Networks, Inc.</A>, two Silicon Valley-based makers of personal video recorders (PVRs). These are hard-disk-based video recorders that allow users to easily shift viewing times and instantly zip past commercials if they wish. The machines' manufacturers will be asked to sign licensing agreements for the use of the group members' content.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 16, 2011 0 comments
The yellow energy efficiency label already decorating store displays of air conditioners and refrigerators will also be required for TVs and cable/satellite boxes starting this year.

The familiar EnergyGuide label includes model, estimated yearly cost compared to similar models, and estimated energy usage for the particular model on display.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 25, 2015 1 comments
Major TV manufacturers are collaborating in field tests that would bring a new ATSC 3.0 television broadcast standard, which would include a new IP-based Ultra HD video standard and a broadcast- and streaming-friendly surround standard.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 07, 2010 0 comments
TVs sold faster in the first quarter of this year, reports DisplaySearch. And no wonder--prices are plummeting.
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Posted: May 28, 2000 0 comments

Rumors of network television's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Despite a declining viewership&mdash;several studies have shown that a smaller proportion of the population than ever is watching network TV&mdash;the networks are pulling in a record amount of money from advertising. Total "upfront" ad sales&mdash;those sold in the spring, before Memorial Day, for the following season&mdash;for all six broadcast networks will reach $8 billion, according to several news reports the last week in May. The networks have already sold about 80% of available prime-time advertising slots.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 01, 2003 Published: Dec 02, 2003 0 comments

Give-and-take is the essence of politics. On Monday evening, November 24, demonstrating that it's better to compromise than to lose entirely, US lawmakers agreed to cap broadcast ownership at 39% of the national market of potential viewers&mdash;less than half-way between the old limit of 35% and a new one of 45% approved by the Federal Communications Commission last June. Some Democratic lawmakers decried the 39% deal as a betrayal by their Republican colleagues.


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