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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 22, 2006 0 comments
BenQ says it has a way to put some style along with performance on your desk top. (Anyone who's ever seen the top of my desk knows there is no way anyone will ever put performance or style there. I suppose other people are not in as sad a shape as I am, however.)
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2007 0 comments
Can an interior designer learn to love a speaker that's not camouflaged in the wall?  One of the founding companies of the huge in-wall/-in-ceiling speaker market is banking on it and even believes a little visibility might be a good thing. ...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 19, 2005 0 comments
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has some news for the 33.6 million of you who use your television (TV) to view over-the-air (OTA) TV programming - get a life, or rather, get a new Digital TV.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments
How's this for a logical reasoning puzzle? Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during his company's earnings conference call earlier this week that Netflix is working with four companies to build devices that will play streaming video on a TV screen. ...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2 comments
American cable subscribers get way more cable channels than we really want. In 2008, according to Nielsen’s Advertising & Audiences Report, U.S. households received an average of 129.3 channels and viewed 17.3 of them. In 2013, the number of channels jumped to 189.1, of which 17.5 were viewed. So the number of channels went up 46 percent, but the number viewed rose only 1 percent. Why are cable systems jamming so many channels down our throats? Their dilemma is that channels travel in packs—and a network that owns a popular channel will always insist that cable operators buy all of its channels. “However,” says the Los Angeles Times, “the rising cost of sports programming is starting to lead to louder calls that at least some content should be sold to consumers who want it and not forced on everyone.”
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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2008 0 comments
Honey, pass the Puppy Chow and hand me the remote. In a time of economic woes, Wal-Mart has posted earnings that are up 6.9%. While many folks are struggling to make their house payments, where's the profit coming from? Oddly enough, it's the...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Sure, we can talk all we want about high-end video. We can compare formats. We can talk until we're Blu about pixels.Who cares, though? Not when we have PUPPYCAM!!!! No wonder Circuit City is failing. All you need is a computer and a...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments
If you live in an eco-conscious city, you may have heard something about "earth hour" over the weekend. In various locales, public awareness campaigns were conducted for the March 29 at 8 p.m. holiday from electricity. National landmarks went dark,...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 27, 2010 0 comments
The originator of the MP3 audio file format is backing a new version that would embed extra features into the file.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 29, 2009 0 comments
Gatefold LPs and CDs with copious booklets seduced past generations of listeners with form factors that made them want to buy longform music--and settle down for long, pleasurable evenings playing it. While these formats are not exactly dead, a struggle has broken out over what kind of longform digital music album will succeed them in the age of downloads.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 11, 2009 0 comments
Under recent legislation, some television broadcasters will extend their digital TV transitions to June 12, while others will proceed earlier, by February 17. Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission released a list of TV stations that intend go all-digital next week, cutting off analog transmissions.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
This is odd. But, it kinda makes sense. Sony and computer memory manufacturer PNY Technologies are odd bedfellows indeed. They've come out with a 2GB USB flash drive that's preloaded with the comedy classic Ghostbusters, just in time for the 25th...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 02, 2007 0 comments
Is the end near for HD DVD? A recent spate of bad news suggests that the format is running out of retail friends. But the situation may not be as bad for Toshiba's favorite format as it first appears.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 13, 2006 0 comments
Sony is the best brand around - or so say the majority of the 2,351 U.S. adults surveyed online by Harris Interactive between June 7 and 13, 2006. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Sony has made it to the top spot beating out other brands such as Dell, Coca-Cola, Ford, Honda, and Apple.


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