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SV Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2010 0 comments
We all know what's tomorrow: the Lost season premiere. The beginning of the end of one of the most enigmatic sci-fi shows of the decade. Amazingly, before the last season even gets off the ground, the complete series collection on Blu-ray has been...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 31, 2008 0 comments
DISH Network sure is making a big deal about its latest on-demand offering. In a press release about one new addition to the lineup, DISH Network is proud to announce that The Dark Knight is currently available on its 1080p on-demand service....
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2009 0 comments
I am an idiot for having missed The Dark Knight during its first run in IMAX. Luckily, Batman returned (get it?) to the really big screen this past weekend and I finally got to enjoy the best movie of last year (you heard me, Academy) the way it...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
The latest Batman movie is barely breaking out in theaters, yet The Dark Knight's director is already talking about the Blu-ray release. Some sequences of the movie were shot in the IMAX format. For the theatrical 35mm release, they did 35mm...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
After the 1973 original LP and the 2003 surround SACD, now comes the, um, hard-rock version of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. Just kidding! The hard rock here is actually a 3x10-foot section of a brick wall from a 175-year-old...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments
  SKYFI was Delphi's first and very successful XM Radio receiver. Its newest iteration introduced at CES, SKYFi3, is immensely sleeker than its predecessors, and sports genuinely useful new features. Most notably, it can store 10 hours...
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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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