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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 24, 2015 1 comments
A promising new encoding method from Meridian, maker of world-beating active loudspeakers and other digital audio hardware, has been adopted by Tidal and 7digital, two major forces in music streaming. Tidal is the Norwegian company whose lossless 16-bit streaming has gotten audiophiles interested in streaming. 7digital operates music download and streaming services for itself and other parties and was the first company to offer DRM-free MP3 downloads in 2008.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2017 0 comments
For the first time ever, the percentage of free or paid streaming video subscribers in the U.S. has nudged past the number of paid TV subscribers at 68 percent vs. 67 percent, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 12, 2000 0 comments

This week, <A HREF="http://www.2netFX.com">2netFX</A>, which specializes in providing streaming technology for intranet and broadband Internet media delivery, has announced that its new HDTV-over-IP streaming technology will be featured in a live demonstration of Gigabit Ethernet over fiber in conjunction with <A HREF="http://www.worldwidepackets.com">World Wide Packets</A> at Comdex in Las Vegas. The new approach is intended to enable Internet Service Providers, cable television companies, and telecommunication carriers to base new services on HDTV technology.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2008 0 comments
It's not an officially sanctioned marriage, but more like common law. With a little effort, you can stream NetFlix movies over your Xbox 360 video game console. It isn't even really a hack - just a clever application of a Vista Media Center...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2008 0 comments
Netflix is a company on the move. They've already become the world’s largest online movie rental service, and they're fast sewing up their leadership in online streaming.Hard on the heels of their announcement that LG will offer Netflix...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 01, 2013 0 comments
Online streaming outfits are turning themselves into studios, bankrolling movies and TV series. Before you scoff, did you watch Netflix’s House of Cards? We did, blasting through all 13 episodes in the first month of availability. The series, with Kevin Spacey as a Machiavellian congressman, has made 86 percent of Netflix subscribers less likely to cancel, says a Cowen and Co. survey. We can’t wait for the second “season.”
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SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2010 0 comments
Marvel-licensed HDTVs were nerdy enough, but this is just over the top. Roundtable Concepts, the company behind the Marvel Comics HDTVs, is now offering a series of Super Street Fighter IV HDTVs. The new screens are based on Capcom's hit...
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Posted: Dec 24, 2000 0 comments

The year 2000 was a box office record breaker for the film industry, but the chance of repeating that feat in 2001 is being dimmed by the possibility of labor strikes that could halt film production for months.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 13, 2007 0 comments
Sir Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony, has finally conceded what other observers have been saying for some time: The format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD is stalled in a stalemate.
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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 28, 1998 0 comments

Dawn Steel, widely regarded as one of the most powerful women in Hollywood, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, succumbing to brain cancer at the age of 51.

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Michael Berk Posted: Dec 17, 2012 0 comments

Here at S+V we spend most of our time telling you about the coolest products for listening to music and watching movies - but many of our staffers and contributors also make their own sounds , and we know a whole lot of you readers are also musicians, whether seasoned pros or weekend hobbyists. And if there's one thing we know about musicians, it's that they love cool new gear.

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Posted: Oct 14, 2001 0 comments

With the market penetration of DVD players now at 33% and growing, the film industry is ramping up production to release an unprecedented number of new titles, as well as plenty of old favorites in the new format.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jul 16, 2000 0 comments

Musicians and record labels have long been able to back up their bragging with gold records hanging on their walls, but film directors and movie studios have had to rely on mere sales statistics when it came to a DVD's success. But last week, the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) announced the first eight titles to qualify under its new DVD Certification Program to recognize "outstanding sales performance" of DVD titles. The titles were announced during the Association's 19th Annual Convention in Las Vegas by VSDA president Bo Andersen.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 29, 2009 0 comments
Hollywood is at it again. The movie studios and their trade association are lobbying the Federal Communications Commission for power to cripple the component video interface--the only one available on millions of early-generation HDTVs.
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Barry Willis Posted: Feb 16, 2003 0 comments

High definition video may be the Holy Grail for couch potatoes, but it's not good enough for the cinema. At least that's what members of the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) concluded at a Hollywood technology retreat February 8.

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