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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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SV Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2007 0 comments
"Diamond" David Lee Roth, that is - and to (cleanly) quote the T-shirt that Stella McCartney wore to her Dad's solo induction into the Roll & Roll Hall of Fame: About F---ing Time! Yes, the big Van Halen tour was announced just a...
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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2010 0 comments
Aficionados of antique audio gear will want to make sure they're in the Vancouver area in mid-June, when Surrey, BC, vintage audio dealer Innovative Audio hosts its third annual Garage Sale: a huge gathering where the company and many...
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HT Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2002 0 comments
Speaker stands are one of those things you just don't think much about---until you need them. Once you do, finding the right ones for your speakers and your room can be a time-consuming chore. Too often, those that are available look like they would be more at home in an auto repair shop.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
I'm not gonna lie; it's nice to be proven right. For the "CES 2008 in Perspective" article, I wrote, "Note to flat-panel wall-mount manufacturers: 2-inch-thick mounts aren't going to cut it anymore. Start working on new designs now!" And today,...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 22, 2010 0 comments
Thinking of signing up for Verizon's FiOS fiber optic TV, internet, and phone service? The company now offers a new incentive: You can get the service on a month-to-month basis, with no contract and no termination fee.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 06, 2007 0 comments
Starting on July 1, all non-broadcast television providers are required under federal law to support the CableCARD standard and storebought cable boxes--with very few exceptions. One of those exceptions is Verizon.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 31, 2010 0 comments
Verizon will slow the rollout of its FiOS fiber optic video/internet/phone service, creating winners and losers in its service area. Among the winners are New York City, Washington DC, and Philadelphia, where existing projects will be completed. But FiOS will not be coming to Baltimore, downtown Boston, and other areas.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2009 0 comments
Verizon must think we don’t get enough social-media updating via our computers or hand-held devices, with its new plan to bring those types of services to our TVs. Just announced today, Verizon FiOS Tv has worked with social media giants...


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