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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 05, 2013 2 comments
Roger Ebert (1942-2013) transcended his identity as the nation's most respected movie critic to teach valuable lessons about cinema, technology, and finally about life and death.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 15, 2009 0 comments
Chances are, you were well-prepared for the DTV switch, but those who weren't got to see something pretty interesting. This video is a collection of the local Houston, Texas, TV stations the moment of the switch. Some simply went to static,...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2009 0 comments
Well, now that the DTV Transition deadline has moved, you don't have to rush out and do this this weekend. However, once your old analog TV  becomes obsolete (since you didn't get a converter box and they're as hard to come by...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
In the decades-old gender battle for the remote control, it appears women have begun to wrangle the device at a higher rate then men, especially when there's a digital video recorder involved. According to a new study from Solutions Research...
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Feb 12, 2014 2 comments
Companies want shoppers to think of them first—just not too deeply. If consumers start dissecting the brands synonymous with electronics, some of them are just weird.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 02, 2001 0 comments

Last week, Faroudja's parent company, <A HREF="http://www.sageinc.com">Sage</A>, announced that it has launched a "video quality certification program" that authorizes the use of the Faroudja "Flying P" logo and trademark to certified licensees for product placement, literature, and packaging.

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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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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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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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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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