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Michael Fremer Posted: Aug 15, 2007 0 comments

Sharp launched a handsome new line of thin, lightweight LCD flat panel AQUOS HDTVs at a press event held Tuesday August 14th, 2007 at New York's The Weather Room at Top of the Rock. Sharp's Bob Scaglione introduced the new, four model 1080p space-saving D64U line, telling members of the press that the space-saving, stylish looking new sets, which feature bezels that are 25% thinner and weigh 20% less than previous models, are also the thinnest Aquos models Sharp has ever produced, measuring just 3 3/4" deep.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Dec 22, 2009 0 comments

Last May, LG announced the world's thinnest LCD TV panels at that time, with 42- and 47-inch sizes measuring only 5.9mm thick. Now, only seven months later, the company has broken its own record by cutting that figure in half with a 42-inch panel only 2.6mm thick, bringing it squarely into OLED territory.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2015 1 comments
Are you old enough to remember portable record players? Maybe you owned one as a kid and played 45s on it. Now you can share vinyl nostalgia with your children and grandchildren.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 03, 2008 0 comments
"This message will self-destruct in five seconds," goes the old Mission Impossible slogan. But are you interested in buying a DVD that self-destructs in 48 hours?
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rent a movie and watch it before it self-destructs. Although it's not on the initial list of DVD releases, Staples is offering a unique way to rent DVD movies that's straight out of...
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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2009 0 comments
  We love DIY projects here at S&V so I could barely contain my excitement when I saw that someone had taken the time to fit a full-sized Direct TV dish into a clapped out old Volkswagen Jetta Diesel. I tried to hunt down the owner of...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 02, 2016 1 comments
The days leading up to the Super Bowl have always been one of the best times of the year to buy a new TV. Below is a quick look at some of the deals available right now. Just keep in mind that discounted sets are last year’s models, which are being cleared to make way for 2016 models that hit store shelves in the Spring. And don’t forget to check Sound & Vision’s Top TV Picks.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2009 0 comments
Custom home theater installers have to be incredibly creative to make everything in a system look and work just right. But, while we have to give this installation credit for creativity, it's certainly lacking in craftsmanship. All the gruesome...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 30, 2015 1 comments
Music services like Pandora generate musical recommendations based on your listening habits. Will the next step be to recommend music based on your brain type? In a study called “Musical Preferences Are Linked to Cognitive Styles,” researchers at the University of Cambridge asked 4,000 participants to fill out questionnaires and rate several pieces of music. Their goal was to classify listeners according to the E-S (empathizingsystemizing) theory.
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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Aug 18, 2013 0 comments

This may not look like much, but it is a quantum leap in television performance.

In this long-exposure image (note how bright the iPad is in the foreground), you're looking at something incredible.

That TV you see? That TV is on.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2009 0 comments
Every week we will pick the noteworthy Blu-ray Disc releases and highlight a quick shot of the plot and list the special features of each. Enjoy.  District 9 (R) This past summer's surprise sci-fi hit District 9, takes a...
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Christian Rix Posted: Dec 16, 1997 0 comments

L<I>aserdisc. Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Homma. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Aspect ratio 4:3. 87 minutes. 1950. CLV. The Voyager Company Criterion Collection CC1149L. Not rated. $49.95.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 12, 1999 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.thomson-multimedia.com">Thomson multimedia</A> announced a major investment and development partnership with <A HREF="http://www.geocast.com">Geocast Network Systems</A>, in an alliance that the company claims is intended to deploy a comprehensive terrestrial broadcast-based digital television datacasting system and service to millions of homes from coast to coast. Thomson says it is making a $15 million investment in Geocast Network Systems, and that "the result will be seamless, high-quality playback of rich-media content at a moment's notice from home entertainment and information devices."

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HT Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2001 0 comments
Mid-July witnessed the introduction of the new RCA Scenium line of digital television products from Thomson Multimedia. The French-American technology conglomerate says the series embodies "the most advanced technologies and the most expressive designs" ever offered to upscale consumers. The new products are claimed to offer exceptional brightness, contrast ratio, and clarity.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 01, 1998 0 comments

On July 30, Thomson Multimedia announced a five-way agreement with a consortium of high-tech companies to produce its next generation of interactive TV software and hardware. <A HREF="http://microsoft.com/">Microsoft</A>, <A HREF="http://www.nec.co.jp/">NEC of Japan</A>, <A HREF="http://www.directv.com/">DirecTV</A>, and <A HREF="http://www.alcatel.com/">Alcatel SA</A> of France will each take a 7.5% stake in the company to start the new venture. The nation of France, which owns parent company Thomson SA, will hold the remaining 70% of Thomson stock.

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