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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 08, 2000 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.semiconductors.com">Philips Semiconductors</A> (a division of Philips Electronics) announced the first in a new family of silicon chips that they claim "will revolutionize the way we use television." The company says its pnx8500 Nexperia Home Entertainment Engine will enable the combination of digital video, audio, graphics, and Internet content into "highly interactive" program material and will allow cable and satellite service providers to add new digital subscriber services to their existing TV program offerings. At the same time, Philips also announced Samsung's support for the new chip in its next-generation consumer set-top box.

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HT Staff Posted: Mar 17, 2001 0 comments
You've got a gorgeous new 16:9 CRT or plasma display. Sleek and modern, it looks totally at odds with your old wooden furniture. Now, you need some sturdy high-tech apparatus to put it on.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2008 0 comments
Just because you've bought your home theater equipment at bargain retailer Target doesn't mean you're going to be left on your own to figure out how to make it all work. Target just announced a partnership with Zip Express Installation. Zip will...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Target isn't the first name you think of when you go shopping for electronics gear, but with Circuit City pulling out of some cities and Tweeter/HiFi Buys disappearing, options are getting pretty limited. So, why not see what Target has to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2015 0 comments
Are you stuck in the past, musically speaking? Blogger Ajay Kalia studied listener data from Spotify and rankings of the most popular music artists and found that people—especially males—tend to “age out” of mainstream music in their early to mid 30s because they stop liking or discovering new music.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 28, 2002 0 comments

Federal Communications Chairman Michael Powell isn't the only powerful figure in Washington who is working toward a solution to the digital television impasse. Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-LA) is doing his part, too.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 18, 2008 0 comments
On what will you spend your forthcoming federal tax refund? One out of five U.S. households will buy consumer electronics, according to (who else?) the Consumer Electronics Association. That's positive thinking. We like that.
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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 14, 2002 0 comments

Jamie Kellner, the <A HREF="http://www.tbs.com">Turner Broadcasting System</A> chairman, who proclaimed that viewers have a "contract" with broadcasters to watch commercials, has predicted that digital video recorders could spell the end of free television programming. Kellner has been widely quoted as saying that viewers who "take too many bathroom breaks" are "stealing the programming."

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2008 0 comments
It happens every spring. Birds chirp, flowers bloom, and high-definition broadcasts of Major League Baseball games show up on TV - on TBS HD, to be precise. The season started a couple weeks ago, just about the same time that Sound & Vision...
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Posted: Jan 25, 1998 0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.cema.org">Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association</A> (CEMA) this week expressed concern over cable provider TCI's plans to transmit only signals that fall below the threshold of HDTV.

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Barry Willis Posted: May 10, 1998 0 comments

Plans by the NBC and CBS networks to transmit 1080i HDTV this fall are "suicidal," according to John Malone, chairman of <A HREF="http://www.tci.com/">Tele-Communications, Inc.</A> On May 5, at the <A HREF="http://www.ncta.com/">National Cable Television Association's</A> annual convention in Atlanta, Malone vowed that TCI won't carry HDTV in its ultimate form. A single channel of full-bore HDTV occupies the same transmission bandwidth as 12 low-resolution channels or several standard-resolution channels.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2014 0 comments
China-based TV brands Hisense and TCL (The Creative Life) today announced the availability of smart TVs based on an operating system designed by Roku, creator of the popular Roku Streaming Stick.

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HT Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2013 2 comments
TCL (The Creative Life), a Hong Kong-based multibillion dollar TV manufacturing company, today announced that it will begin selling a 50-inch Ultra HD LCD TV in September for $999, which would make it the least expensive Ultra HD, or 4K, TV on the market. The Ultra HD designation refers to a display resolution of at least eight million active pixels (3,840 x 2,160), which is four times the number of pixels found in standard HDTVs.
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SV Staff Posted: May 30, 2014 0 comments
Chinese consumer electronics giant TCL (The Creative Life) today announced the 3600 Series of 720p LED/LCD TVs, which kicks off with 32- and 39-inch special edition models endorsed by professional surfer Erica Hosseini.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2014 0 comments
Chinese consumer electronics giant TCL (The Creative Life) yesterday introduced a 48-inch 1080p LED-backlit LCD HDTV that will be sold exclusively through Sam’s Club stores nationwide and online at SamsClub.com for $449 starting in early March. The model is the first in a 2014 lineup of TVs with screen sizes ranging from 23 to 55 inches due out later this spring.

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