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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2015 0 comments
Everyone knows Netflix is the No. 1 in video streaming but what other services would make a top 10 list based subscriber numbers?
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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 18, 1999 0 comments

Last week, an important milestone in the development of broadcasting in China was marked with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the <A HREF="http://www.dvb.org">Digital Video Broadcasting Consortium</A> (DVB), a group committed to designing a global family of standards for the delivery of digital television, and the Academy of Broadcasting Science (ABS) of the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television of China. The ABS is a research organization responsible for formulating recommendations for digital-television standards for China.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 04, 2007 0 comments
Misunderstood teenagers + (aloof parents x other cold authority figures) + doomed lovers. Do the math, and the answer is: 1957. The year of West Side Story, right? Two nights ago, I felt like it was indeed 50 years ago as I watched a similarly...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: May 31, 2010 0 comments
Comes the spring and a young person's fancy turns to thoughts of…3D?
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 16, 2016 0 comments
Plug Sprint’s Ride-Fi dongle into your car’s 12-volt power socket (formerly known as the cigarette lighter) and you create a Wi-Fi hotspot that’ll connect up to eight devices at a time while you’re cruising down the highway.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments
Channel surfer, that is. Looking more like a pair of Manolo Blahnik kitten heels (go on, look that up), this remote control is about as simplistic as possible.  Simply elegant, that is. Designed by Yurii Smitana Perfilov, it was inspired by...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 16, 2010 0 comments
Would you like your streamed movies to include 5.1-channel sound? One way you may get it is through SRS, which is providing its surround technology to the Microsoft Silverlight streaming platform.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2010 0 comments
SRS Labs has just announced that Samsung will start producing HDTVs using the company's newest audio technology, SRS TheaterSound. TheaterSound is an all-in-one audio technology that performs dynamic equalizer adjustments, volume normalization, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2009 0 comments
Given that TV makers can already choose from at least two volume-leveling technologies— Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dolby Volume—the announcement that SRS has launched a competing technology might be greeted with the same excitement as a new...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2008 0 comments
We all love a bargain, especially on Blu-ray. But in the past, the prices for Blu-ray have been all over the map. And, there seemed to be no correlation between price and features on a disc.  Some with tons of features and BD Live...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 12, 2010 0 comments
The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem--a group of studios, cable companies, and other partners--has set the standard for a Common File Format that will allow a/v software consumers the convenience of "buy once, play anywhere."
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 14, 2011 0 comments
There isn't a unified standard for 3D glasses. That's a problem for consumers and the Consumer Electronics Association is looking for a solution.

CEA has started the process of building a standard for 3D eyewear. Interested parties are invited to make their initial proposals by March 31, 2011.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2001 0 comments
If you've ever installed a stack of A/V equipment in an armoire or cabinet with a sealed back, you know the meaning of "pain-in-the-neck." Struggling with a hand mirror and a flashlight to hook up cables in a cramped compartment can make you wish you'd never heard of home theater.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 04, 2016 2 comments
Star Trek Beyond, released theatrically in July as the thirteen film in the 50-year-old Star Trek franchise, is available to purchase digitally today for $29.99 in 4K/Ultra HD high dynamic range (HDR) with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack or $19.99 in HD from vudu.com. iTunes and Amazon are offering only the HD version.

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SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments
Today through Sunday, Star Trek fans are meeting in Bonn, Germany for Fedcon, Europe's largest Star Trek convention. If you're stateside right now, you're probably not heading to Fedcon. Fortunately, if you have the Star Trek Season One Blu-ray...

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