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SV Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments
The iconic videogame character Mario is on the move again in the app world. This time he’s heading for Android.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 23, 2017 0 comments
Mario’s iOS honeymoon is over. Nintendo’s iconic videogame character makes his debut on Android devices today in Super Mario Run, more than three months after he first skipped his way onto iOS.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2010 0 comments
One of the greatest fears of any home theater buff is that their awesome HDTV will be tapped, knocked, or flung-Wiimoted, shattering the screen into many sharp, pointy, useless pieces. The large glass panes in HDTVs are fairly fragile, and like...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 12, 2001 0 comments

Is there still some video quality to be wrung out of the DVD format? Will you buy yet another version of <I>The Fifth Element</I> on DVD? <A HREF="http://www.cthe.com">Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment</A> (CTHE) thinks so, announcing last week the launch of "The Superbit Collection," slated for release starting October 9. CTHE says that the Superbit titles will utilize a special high^#150;bit-rate digital encoding process which "optimizes video quality" while offering a choice of both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.

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Michael Berk Posted: Dec 17, 2012 0 comments

It's that gadget-buying time of year again, and in case you haven't noticed, there's been something of a mobile-device convergence going on lately, with tablets shrinking and smartphones getting bigger and bigger. Under the hood, they're all very similar to begin with, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

But is there a compelling reason for S+V readers to pick up one of these barely-pocketable chunks of Gorilla Glass and plastic? To find out, we took a look at three of the current leaders in the competition for your inside jacket pocket: HTC's Windows Phone 8x and Droid DNA, as well as Samsung's boundary- (and pocket-) stretching Galaxy Note II.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 14, 2007 0 comments
Cablevision's appeal of the court ruling that killed its network DVR is gaining some powerful supporters, including the telcos, media activists, libraries, and academics.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 29, 2007 0 comments
The Supreme Court adopted a looser standard for price fixing yesterday, ruling that manufacturers may sometimes set minimum prices for products without violating antitrust statutes. Good thing, say manufacturers. Bad thing, say consumer groups.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2014 0 comments
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in a 6-3 decision that the Aereo TV streaming service, which distributes broadcast TV to subscribers over the Internet and provides cloud-based DVR storage for a fee, violates the Copyright Act of 1976.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
Unless you've been living under a rock, (and these days, that might be the only housing you can afford) you might have noticed that the economy ain't doing great. As a result, analysts are reporting a slowdown of HDTV sales. Ya think? A report in...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2008 0 comments
This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's taken a peak at the economy. While there's some growth, the flat panel TV markets are slowing, according to the latest report from DisplaySearch. Even though the economy tanked in the...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2008 0 comments
HD DVD proponent Toshiba is expected to wave the white flag in the next few weeks, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter. The move would surprise few following the announcement by Warner Home Video last month that it would support...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2007 0 comments
Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson (holding down the middle position and leaning on the center channel in the accompanying photo) dropped by the S&V offices yesterday for a 2-hour surround-sound listening session with yours truly (at right)...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Nov 29, 2005 0 comments
The 2005 Surround Music Awards nominees, chosen from more than 100 submissions and judged by a panel of surround-sound producers and journalists, were announced yesterday. (No, I wasn't asked so I can say anything I want about the list of nominees, and you can't stop me...)
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
That's right, you read it here first: The next installment in Rhino's boxed-set series of the complete Genesis studio recordings has been scheduled for October 23, according to a label spokesperson. That date "could move," however. As...
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Posted: Mar 17, 2002 0 comments

Surround sound used to be a rare experience available only in the best commercial theaters and the most exotic home theaters.

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