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Posted: Dec 10, 2000 0 comments

If you subscribe to a cable system or direct broadcast satellite service, you probably need a set-top box (STB) hooked up to your television. Where would you prefer to get your STB? According to a recent study, most TV viewers still prefer to buy retail.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2015 1 comments
In what has turned out to be a big news week for Hi-Res Audio, a new study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) found that more than half of consumers who recently purchased audio products are interested in Hi-Res Audio (HRA) and three-quarters spent time researching audio products in physical stores.
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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 14, 1999 0 comments

Children's programming seems to fill a huge number of time slots on television these days. What once was a minor business in the broadcasting industry has become a giant in its own right. The industry is throwing increasing amounts of capital at developers of children's programming in the hope of creating brand loyalty and thereby pulling in lucrative advertising dollars.

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Posted: Mar 04, 2001 0 comments

The direct broadcast satellite industry is making great progress over cable providers in the digital TV arena, according to a recently published study by research firm <A HREF="http://www.strategyanalytics.com"> Strategy Analytics</A>. Worldwide, more than twice as many new subscribers to digital television signed up with DBS services than with cable last year, the study finds.

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Posted: Dec 08, 2002 0 comments

A government survey of 1000 people indicates that most Americans know little or nothing about digital television. Fewer than half of those surveyed claimed to know the difference between analog and digital: 40% said they had never heard of digital television, while 43% claimed to be "somewhat aware" that a change is taking place in TV and broadcasting technology.

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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 17, 2000 0 comments

In the past two years, more than 8 million households returned recently acquired electronic products. Most of the returned goods were thought to be defective, but a new study released September 11 indicates that three out of every four "defects" are actually "operator error"&mdash;the owners didn't understand how the products were supposed to work. More surprising is a finding that most consumers are really pretty happy with the industry's return and repair policies.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2003 0 comments

DVD will continue its rapid growth over the next four years, according to a report released January 29 by international analysis firm, Jon Peddie Research. The Tiburon, CA&ndash;based research firm predicts that the future looks bright indeed for the most successful new consumer electronics technology ever launched.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2002 0 comments

Public acceptance of high definition television is growing, but not at the rate hoped for by manufacturers, cable providers, and broadcasters, according to a recently released study by <A HREF="http://www.strategyanalytics.com">Strategy Analytics</A>.

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Posted: Aug 13, 2000 0 comments

Makers of personal video recorders (PVRs) like <A HREF="http://www.tivo.com/">TiVo</A> and <A HREF="http://www.replaytv.com/">ReplayTV</A> have been fighting an uphill battle to get consumers to understand and purchase their products. This reluctance has caused some marketing executives to question whether there is much of a market for personal video services. But consumer apathy toward unknown technology shouldn't be confused with the potential for such services, according to a recently released report from market analysts <A HREF="http://www.techtrends.net/">TechTrends</A>.

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HT Staff Posted: Apr 14, 2004 Published: Apr 15, 2004 0 comments
Manufacturers of digital televisions have clear sailing ahead, according to a new study by In-Stat/MDR
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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 29, 2001 0 comments

Eighteen months after its introduction, the V-chip has found its way into approximately 40% of TV-equipped American homes, but surprisingly few parents use the device to control their children's viewing habits.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2003 0 comments

High definition television (HDTV) and video-on-demand (VOD) services will help push the cable industry to the next level in the coming years, according to a study recently released by Boston-based technology research firm <A HREF="http://www.tracestrategies.com">TRACE strategies</A>.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments
Voice control tops a list of 10 top consumer technology trends recently released by Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates.
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2000 0 comments
Décor-conscious movie buffs dismayed by big, black rear projector sets have something new to look at. Marantz has come up with the PD4290D widescreen plasma monitor--it's only 3.5-inches deep, but offers wide-angle viewing from its 42-inch diagonal screen. Mounted on a wall (with cables hidden) or on its tabletop stand, the $14,999 PD4290D makes an unequivocal statement about melding technology with high style.

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