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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2009 0 comments
Almost a year ago, RealNetworks launched RealDVD, an application that lets users rip their DVDs to a hard drive, so they can keep their entire library together and watch their DVDs on a whim, instead of spreading their collection across multiple...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
Too old to rock & roll? Not the Rolling Stones, as they prove in Martin Scorsese's killer concert documentary Shine a Light, which opens today. The subject of age seems to be on most other critics' minds, but I honestly wasn't struck by the...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 04, 2015 0 comments
Second-screen use is “creating a generation of kids for whom TV is punishment,” says Miner & Co. Studio.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Dec 12, 2004 Published: Dec 13, 2004 0 comments
Want an easy way to store, manage, access, and enjoy digital entertainment content in your home? Beginning to think Microsoft's Windows Media Center Edition 2005 doesn't quite live up to all the hype? Afraid you'll run out of storage room? Concerned about so many questions to answer?
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
One of the most significant pieces of the transition from analog to digital TV broadcasting fell into place with the recent announcement that major retail chains would carry the set-top boxes necessary to keep analog sets from going dark.
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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 30, 2011 0 comments

Like everybody else who covers media technology, we were excited by yesterday's announcement of Amazon's Cloud Drive remote storage and associated Cloud Player streaming media

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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments
Competition isn't always a good thing. From VHS vs. Betamax all the way to SACD vs. DVD-Audio and most recently Blu-ray vs. HD DVD, competing formats have always been controversial. In the case of SACD and DVD-Audio, it could be said that the war...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 24, 2015 1 comments
A promising new encoding method from Meridian, maker of world-beating active loudspeakers and other digital audio hardware, has been adopted by Tidal and 7digital, two major forces in music streaming. Tidal is the Norwegian company whose lossless 16-bit streaming has gotten audiophiles interested in streaming. 7digital operates music download and streaming services for itself and other parties and was the first company to offer DRM-free MP3 downloads in 2008.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 12, 2000 0 comments

This week, <A HREF="http://www.2netFX.com">2netFX</A>, which specializes in providing streaming technology for intranet and broadband Internet media delivery, has announced that its new HDTV-over-IP streaming technology will be featured in a live demonstration of Gigabit Ethernet over fiber in conjunction with <A HREF="http://www.worldwidepackets.com">World Wide Packets</A> at Comdex in Las Vegas. The new approach is intended to enable Internet Service Providers, cable television companies, and telecommunication carriers to base new services on HDTV technology.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2008 0 comments
It's not an officially sanctioned marriage, but more like common law. With a little effort, you can stream NetFlix movies over your Xbox 360 video game console. It isn't even really a hack - just a clever application of a Vista Media Center...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2008 0 comments
Netflix is a company on the move. They've already become the world’s largest online movie rental service, and they're fast sewing up their leadership in online streaming.Hard on the heels of their announcement that LG will offer Netflix...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 01, 2013 0 comments
Online streaming outfits are turning themselves into studios, bankrolling movies and TV series. Before you scoff, did you watch Netflix’s House of Cards? We did, blasting through all 13 episodes in the first month of availability. The series, with Kevin Spacey as a Machiavellian congressman, has made 86 percent of Netflix subscribers less likely to cancel, says a Cowen and Co. survey. We can’t wait for the second “season.”
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SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2010 0 comments
Marvel-licensed HDTVs were nerdy enough, but this is just over the top. Roundtable Concepts, the company behind the Marvel Comics HDTVs, is now offering a series of Super Street Fighter IV HDTVs. The new screens are based on Capcom's hit...
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Posted: Dec 24, 2000 0 comments

The year 2000 was a box office record breaker for the film industry, but the chance of repeating that feat in 2001 is being dimmed by the possibility of labor strikes that could halt film production for months.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 13, 2007 0 comments
Sir Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony, has finally conceded what other observers have been saying for some time: The format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD is stalled in a stalemate.

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