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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 26, 2007 0 comments
At least one major cable operator is pruning analog channels in advance of the end of analog broadcasting, slated for February 17, 2009. Time Warner Cable's Staten Island Project will provide 100 new channels of HDTV to the southernmost borough of New York City.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 06, 2015 1 comments
Hate your cable company? Sick of unrelenting robocalls that seem to pop up at home and on your cell at the most inopportune moments?

A federal judge fined Time Warner Cable $229,500 for robocalling a Texas woman 153 times in an attempt to dun another customer.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 24, 2008 0 comments
Here's reason number 37,878 to resent the cable industry: It may soon start charging prohibitive tariffs on high-def downloads to penalize consumers who buy or rent from non-cable-controlled download services.
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Audio and video retailer <A HREF="">Tweeter Home Entertainment Group</A> announced last week that it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Big Screen City, located in the greater San Diego and Temecula, CA areas. Big Screen City is a four-store specialty consumer electronics retailer with annual sales over $15 million, and has been in business in the San Diego market for 20 years. The companies say that they expect to complete the transaction on or about May 1, 2001.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2009 0 comments
After abruptly shutting the doors after changing its bankruptcy filing from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, customers who had previously purchased merchandise from Tweeter were left helpless. With urging from Connecticut State Attorney General Richard...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
 This one is personal. Tweeter, and its stores, HiFi Buys and Sound Advice, are no more. Gone. Someone hacked their site today, but now there is nothing. "Server not found." They announced bankruptcy last year - notable to me...
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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 01, 2003 Published: Sep 02, 2003 0 comments

Railroads once defined the US transportation industry, but by the late 20th century, they were all but obsolete, having succumbed to competition from airlines and trucking companies. Television networks may be headed for a similar fate, having lost 18% of the summer audience to cable channels.

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user Posted: Dec 11, 2000 0 comments
Cramped for space? Need a player for a second system? Go-Video's DVR5000 combines DVD player and VCR in one unit without sacrificing performance.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
How many times has this happened to you? You're giving a big presentation to the boss, and the projector bulb burns out. The boss gets mad and fires you and you're poor and your wife leaves you and your kids hate you. Well, that's happened to me...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2009 0 comments
Twitter might not be the most important feature for an internet-enabled home theater device, but Sonos thinks it's at least worth of some attention. According to Sonos' Thomas Meyer (over Twitter, appropriately enough), the company's CR200...
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user Posted: Sep 07, 2005 0 comments
As you probably know, there's bass - and then there's bass. But for the few who really know, there's also BASS.
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user Posted: Jun 12, 2007 0 comments
Two up-and-coming DTV makers are in the doghouse. The Federal Communications Commission has fined them for failing to build digital tuners into their flat-panel sets
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 16, 1998 0 comments

It's been a glorious week for folks who rent or buy open-DVD videos. <A HREF="">Paramount Home Video</A> and <A HREF="">Twentieth Century Fox</A> have each announced a string of releases that signal their entry into the open-DVD market. Both companies, relative laggards in the rollout of the new format, have said that copyright issues are the delaying factor.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 22, 2005 0 comments
What do you do after building a million rear projection TVs? Maybe you should introduce two new models.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments
No one can deny that earbuds are everywhere. You can't see a walker or kid on the train without the ubiquitous white cords going up to their ears. Ever try to pass a jogger, announcing your presence behind them, only to realize they have no clue...


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