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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 28, 2001 0 comments

Direct satellite broadcaster <A HREF="http://www.directv.com/">DirecTV</A> has gone on the offensive against piracy by unplugging freeloaders and by installing copy protection circuitry in its latest set-top boxes.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 05, 2009 0 comments
Over the next few months, Dolby is driving a tricked-out surround sound truck around southern California to promote its surround sound technology. The Dolby Truck features Definitive Technology speakers, Toshiba HDTVs, Pioneer Elite receivers, and...
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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 26, 2011 0 comments

Sony's PSN and Qriocity network outage may be ongoing, but the company's pressing forward on the mobile hardware front.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 04, 2009 0 comments
Join me in doing your best Amy Poehler voice when I read that headline and say, "Really?" The bill pushing back the deadline for the DTV transition to June 12th is alive again and should be going under the pen of the president fairly...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Jul 07, 2002 0 comments

They say a rising tide lifts all boats. It appears that the popularity of the DVD format is having a tremendous impact on sales of home theater components, according to the latest sales figures released by <A HREF="http://www.npdtechworld.com">NPDTechworld</A>.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Dec 06, 2004 0 comments
I don't know whether it's the silliest or the slickest player design to come along since the invention of the DVD format, but the new YAHOO! MetroRetro DVD Player is certainly worth a second look from anyone tired of the typical black- or silver-box chassis design that makes even some of the most expensive machines look like cheap commodities. The "retro" styling involves rounded sides and front-panel circular VU meters that give the player a look that's reminiscent of a 1960s/1970s-era Chevy.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 20, 2009 0 comments
Hard times just got a little harder. Circuit City, the second largest consumer electronics retailer in the U.S., will close all stores and liquidate assets, according to a press release. This is the end for Circuit, which had already filed for bankruptcy in November 2008.
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 16, 2008 0 comments

According to a report today from NHK, Japan's public broadcaster, Toshiba has decided to stop production of HD DVD players. The company said it would continue to sell its current products, but there will be no further development, and its related factories in Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan will be closed. Market analysts expect the company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Mar 26, 2000 0 comments

The Linux operating-system movement appeared to have taken a leap forward last week with the announcement of <A HREF="http://indrema.com">Indrema</A>, a new consumer-electronics company specializing in open-source digital products for home entertainment. Using the Linux operating system, enhanced by a set of open-source multimedia standards such as the Direct Rendering Infrastructure, the new OpenStream video architecture, and Mesa 3D compatible graphics components, Indrema says it plans to "turn the consumer-electronics industry on its head."

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Russ Herschelmann Posted: Jun 16, 2002 0 comments

Starting with the November issue, Home Theater Architect is going to change in big ways. This all started with letters from readers telling me they were sick of reading about Jack & Diane's $300k mega-theater.

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Michael Metzger Posted: Sep 24, 2000 0 comments

E<B>lvis: Aloha from Hawaii</B><BR><I>Elvis Presley. Directed by Marty Pasetta. Aspect ratio: 4:3 (full-screen). Dolby Digital 5.1. 72 minutes. 1973. Warner Bros. A54086-2. NR. $24.99.</I>

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Posted: Mar 12, 2000 0 comments

According to the results of the DVD Owners Study, released last week by the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA), "consumers have overwhelmingly voiced their satisfaction with DVD." The CEA has reported that 1999 was a tremendous year for the DVD player, which became the "fastest-selling consumer electronics product in history," achieving a household penetration level of approximately 5% after only three years in the market.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 19, 2008 0 comments
Yes, Yogi, it's OVER. Check out this link, originally filed by the AP at 7:48 this morning (and re-filed at 11:05): http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Japan-Toshiba.html?ref=business By the way, folks, for the record: Contrary to these...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments
Many early subscribers to Verizon's FiOS TV service consider themselves pioneers paving the way for competition among Internet and TV service providers and forcing cable and satellite companies to stay on their toes. As with all pioneers, the...
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Posted: Dec 28, 1998 0 comments

In installment <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?42">one</A> and <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?48">two</A> of this series, we presaged the crawl of HDTV, the rise of the flat-panel TV, and the demise of Divx. For our final set of guesses---er, prescient opinions, we tackle four more topics.

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