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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2007 0 comments
A lot of profit, if you're talking about trusted names in consumer electronics. But some of those reassuring brands we grew up with - RCA, AT&T, Westinghouse, and Polaroid - bear no relation to the American companies we associate them with....
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
File this one in the "Are you kidding me?" folder. Monster Cable is acting like Frankenstein's monster - out of control, and creating chaos in its wake. Monster Cable, maker of "high-end" audio and video cables and connectors...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 13, 2008 0 comments
So Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy protection. What's in store for the nation's third largest consumer electronics retailer (after Best Buy and Wal-Mart)?
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2009 0 comments
No, not the Richardson you're thinking of. This is Tony Richardson here, the younger son of Ken. I'm writing this from my dad's office because today is Take Your Sons & Daughters to Work Day.Now, I realize that usually this event is...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2009 0 comments
My hat's off to Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune for marking the death of Les Paul so wittily. But two other things are off about this cartoon. Can you figure them out? Answers below the jump. If we are to assume that Breen...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 30, 2009 0 comments
Wireless HD has been a slow train coming. But a new chipset may finally bring it to HDTVs, Blu-ray players, transmitter/receiver kits, and other products.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 26, 1999 0 comments

Late last week, the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> outlined steps it says are being taken by its Video Division Board to expand existing voluntary industry definitions for digital television. This follows a vote the previous week in which the CEA decided to futher define the technical requirements a television set must satisfy to be labeled "HDTV."

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 20, 2002 0 comments

We know that DVD is hot, but few could have predicted that the video format would become the fastest growing in the history of consumer electronics. The latest statistics reveal that, in 2001, consumer spending on DVD purchases and rental combined were $6 billion, 2.4 times more than the previous year. This represents an increase that put DVD purchases ahead of VHS purchases for the first time, despite an installed player base of 25 million DVD households versus a VCR installed player base of 96 million households.

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Posted: Jul 23, 2000 0 comments

A recent study&mdash;presented at the NAB convention in Las Vegas by Dr. Marvin A. Hecht, assistant professor of psychology at <A HREF="http://www.lacollege.edu/">Louisiana College</A> in Pineville, Louisiana&mdash;examined "how broadcasters can make the most use of digital television." The college reports that, in the study, some of its students were shown identical scenes in both high-definition digital television (HDTV) and standard-definition digital television (SDTV) in six different content areas: action, drama, sports, documentaries, entertainment television, and news.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2008 0 comments
I raced back from the Las Vegas Convention Center to fire up the computer I'd left in my hotel room to catch the East Coast feed of the Nightly News at 3:30 pm thinking that Brian Williams would be broadcasting live from the CES convention floor....
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Mar 29, 2006 0 comments
Panasonic says its first Blu-ray Disc (BD) player, the DMP-BD10, will be available this September for under $1,500 in the U.S.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 04, 2009 0 comments
Where does the Obama administration stand on the consumer's right to record? Depends on the situation. On copyright issues, the White House is not predictable, but eclectic.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Traditional LCD screens use fluorescent lighting components - cheap, reliable, but power-hungry. Lately, manufacturers have been using RGB LEDS in their backlight units, mainly in high-end units. While more expensive, they use less power, have...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 22, 2006 0 comments
BenQ says it has a way to put some style along with performance on your desk top. (Anyone who's ever seen the top of my desk knows there is no way anyone will ever put performance or style there. I suppose other people are not in as sad a shape as I am, however.)
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2007 0 comments
Can an interior designer learn to love a speaker that's not camouflaged in the wall?  One of the founding companies of the huge in-wall/-in-ceiling speaker market is banking on it and even believes a little visibility might be a good thing. ...

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