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Posted: Jul 20, 2006 0 comments

Exclusive Blu-ray Disc supporter Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced its first wave of titles on the HD format. Hitting Stores on 9/19 from Walt Disney Pictures will be one time trade show demo favorite, <I>Dinosaur</I>, along with <I>Eight Below</I>. Rounding out this first small group are Miramax's <I>Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back</I> and <I>The Great Raid</I>.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 07, 2009 0 comments
The U.S. is little more than a month away from the final deadline date for the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting, coming on June 12, 2009. So how are we doing? According to a new poll from the National Association of Broadcasters, we're doing OK, with 82 percent of broadcast-dependent TV households fully prepared for the DTV transition. This is a huge improvement over January.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2008 0 comments
Henry Ford famously said that customers could buy a Model T in any color, as long as it was black. The equally famous reason, probably apocryphal, was that he chose black because it dried faster than other colors, and that let him crank up the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2008 0 comments
The days of waiting for information to come to you on TV are over. Samsung, Sharp and Sony announced at the Consumer Electronics Show TV services that enable you to instantly pull in data from the Internet for information such as news, stock quotes...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 30, 2000 0 comments

In an effort to kickstart the digital feature-film production and distribution market, <A HREF="http://www.intertainer.com">Intertainer</A> and <A HREF="http://www.artisanent.com">Artisan Entertainment</A> announced last week a new agreement to co-develop, produce, and distribute five feature-length motion pictures, to be shot and edited completely in the digital format. Intertainer says it will showcase the films on its entertainment "on-demand" service, and Artisan will retain domestic rights to the features.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jun 20, 2007 0 comments

Today I bring very sad news. Randy Tomlinson, a valued contributor to Ultimate AV and, more importantly, a close personal friend of over 30 years, dating back to when we were both in the Air Force, was killed this past Saturday morning in the crash of a private plane in northern California.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 20, 2006 0 comments
Late last week, CustomFlix Labs, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, announced that CBS News had selected CustomFlix and Amazon.com to distribute thousands of hours of prime-time and classic news content. The treasure trove of past CBS News content includes broadcasts from "60 Minutes", "CBS Evening News", and a variety of long-form documentaries produced by CBS News Productions over the past 10 years.
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Posted: Mar 29, 1998 0 comments

Predicted by an industry announcement last week: Widescreen digital televisions with theater-quality pictures and sound are on track for delivery by the end of the year. They'll be backed with new high-definition broadcasts in the fall, according to Sarnoff Corporation.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Oct 26, 2015 7 comments
TiVo users have been aware for years that the company had found another revenue stream by selling banners that superimpose themselves on paused programs. Click the Select button on the TiVo remote and a previously downloaded commercial plays. But when is an ad superimposed on a paused show wildly inappropriate?
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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
You know you do it. I do it too. We all do it. We all use our DVRs to skip commercials. For many users, that's the main reason they purchased a DVR in the first place. Unfortunately, this trend is effecting the advertiser's bottom line. They pay...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2009 0 comments
The Shield remains one of the most seamless shows that has ever aired, period. It never faltered, never stumbled, never even had a "fill-in" or "coasting" episode. For seven seasons, Michael Chiklis's Vic Mackey runned and...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments
The video phone is another one of those permanently futuristic technologies that electronics companies never seem to get right for mainstream consumers. They've been trying for decades though, and the closest thing to a reliable video phone we've...
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1 comments
Wondering what it means when you see a Blu-ray Disc with a gold seal that says “Dolby TrueHD Advanced 96K Upsampling”? In its never-ending quest to squeeze every last drop of detail out of movie and music soundtracks, Dolby Labs has created a tool that enables studios and authoring/mastering facilities to take sound quality to an even higher level.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2008 0 comments
Can't you just picture your whole family gathered around the TV wearing those goofy red and blue 3D glasses? Makes you all warm and fuzzy thinking about it. Well, Warner Bros. just announced they're going to release the computer-generated animated...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
Now this is a contest I can get excited about! Netflix is sponsoring the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship: The Quest for the Popcorn Bowl! In an attempt to snag a Guinness World Record, eight contestants will begin watching 56 movies...

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