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SV Staff Posted: Nov 12, 2007 0 comments
Monday, Monday / Entrust that date: Comes word this morning (at 6:03 a.m., to be exact) that the regular CD of Radiohead's In Rainbows will now be released on January 2, 2008. (See my post immediately below.) The parent label is indeed the ATO...
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Posted: Jul 07, 2006 0 comments

The final specs for HDMI version 1.3 are nearing completion and it's been announced that the first products incorporating the new HDMI standard will be released late this year. In somewhat related news, Sony has pushed the release of its BDP-S1 Blu-ray player back from August to October 25th. There isn't currently indication that the BDP-S1 will incorporate HDMI 1.3, but speculation is rampant all over the web that PlayStation3, due in November, will indeed incorporate the new spec.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments
Samsung's BD-P1500 is getting better. BD Live is the next big thing to hit Blu-ray players, and it's now available as an upgrade for the Samsung BD-P1500. The upgrade is available as a download that you can get two ways. Connect the player to the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments
And you thought the Hubble Telescope was the only technology that needed refurbishment. Well, it turns out that your local cinema needs an overhaul too. In particular, film projectors are heading to the scrap heap. You'll start seeing a lot less...
John Sciacca Posted: Jul 01, 2011 0 comments

Friday the 13th is nothing to fear this month as remote control giant URC releases the first wave of its new Total Control platform of housewide automation, control, and audio distribution components today.

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Posted: Oct 17, 1999 0 comments

The FCC's plan to convert US households to digital television by 2006 is on the verge of collapse, according to a new report by consultants <A HREF="">Strategy Analytics</A>. Their report, titled "Interactive and Digital Television: Issues in the Transition Phase," predicts that fewer than 5% of US households will be watching over-the-air DTV by 2005, with terrestrial broadcasters expected to use their digital capacity increasingly for data services. Terrestrial broadcasters can use their digital (DTV) capacity for either HDTV (high-definition TV) or SDTV (standard-definition TV), and there is currently debate over whether the industry should change the technical specifications of the ATSC standard.

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 01, 1998 0 comments

One of every five American children is seriously overweight, and government officials are pointing their fingers at television as a major contributing cause. Health experts have been observing the trend for years, but it has finally grown to the point that high-level policy makers are beginning to take note. Some, like experts speaking at a <A HREF="">US Department of Agriculture</A> conference last week, are calling it an epidemic.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2008 0 comments
Think you've seen it all? How about an MP3 skullcap? At first glance, you must wonder why anyone would bother, but you know, it's actually kinda cool. LimbGear's Noggin Net is a cap with a built-in pocket for an MP3 player, plus the...
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Posted: Apr 19, 1998 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Intertainer, Inc.</A> announced that both <A HREF="">USWest Communications</A> and <A HREF="">Sony Corp.</A> have invested in the company, which provides a broadband entertainment-on-demand programming service of the same name. The two investors join <A HREF="">Intel</A>, <A HREF="">Comcast</A>, and Sterling Ventures in committing capital and technological resources to Intertainer. As part of the agreement, <A HREF="">USWest !nterprise Networking</A>, the data-integration arm of USWest Communications, will supply the Interprise service to its customers via Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) wire centers in 40 cities starting in June 1998.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: May 05, 2005 0 comments

Focus Enhancements, one of the primary developers of ultra wideband (UWB) wireless networking technology, has successfully demonstrated the transmission of two HDTV datastreams through the walls of its Hillsboro, Oregon, facility. This is an important step toward enabling consumer products to wirelessly transmit multiple HD streams throughout the home using Focus Enhancements' UWB chipsets, which should become available later this year.

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HT Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2003 0 comments
V Inc. has upped the ante on Gateway Computer.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Mar 07, 2007 0 comments
NHT says it's shipping the company's new speakers that are designed to hang on the wall, or sit on a table/shelf, next to a high-definition flat-panel display. NHT makes note that the speakers are "visually elegant, simple to use and affordable." (Wow! Speakers designed to go with plasma TVs? What a concept...)
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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 05, 2004 0 comments

Jack Valenti has officially announced the end of his tenure as president of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The silver-haired 82-year-old pitchman carved his niche in entertainment industry history as the originator of the movie rating system. He also fought hard against the VCR, a device he likened to "the Boston Strangler." In recent years, Valenti concentrated on a campaign against piracy&mdash;not only the wholesale industrial variety, but against small scale copying by movie fans for personal use, an effort that has not endeared him to the civil libertarian element among home entertainment enthusiasts.

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Barry Willis Posted: Feb 11, 2001 0 comments

Predicting a "collision" between film studios and expanding digital technology, Jack Valenti, president of the <A HREF="">Motion Picture Association of America</A> (MPAA), has asked for Congressional help in beefing up copyright protection for his industry.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 12, 2009 0 comments
If you haven't finished your Valentine's Day shopping yet (you've already started, right???) then this heart-shaped MP3 player should top your list.Designed to be worn as a necklace, this little player has a 1GB memory. There...


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