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Bob Ankosko Posted: May 20, 2015 0 comments
Introducing the Ultra High Definition Alliance

When we first heard about the Ultra High Definition Alliance, an industry coalition that has set its sights on establishing new standards that raise the bar on video quality, we were eager to learn more, especially after perusing the “who’s who” list of member companies: DIRECTV, Dolby, LG, Netflix, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Technicolor, Walt Disney Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, and Warner Bros. We caught up with Vince Pizzica, senior executive vice president of strategy at Technicolor, to find out what makes the UHD Alliance tick.

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HT Staff Posted: May 31, 2013 4 comments
If you’ve got some extra dough laying around, IMAX has announced the IMAX Private Theatre.

Calling it “the world’s most immersive cinema experience,” the company says it has taken the best of its commercial theater experience and customized it to create a state-of-the-art home cinema experience.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments
HDMI cables are packed full of conductors and they tend to be pretty stiff. So if your equipment rack's up against the wall, you might have a tough time bending the HDMI cables to make the 90-degree turn into the back of your receiver. There are...
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2002 0 comments
What's the point of high definition if your cabling makes it a bit fuzzy around the edges? Ultralink Products Inc. has a new line of cables to answer that question for you.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 04, 2010 0 comments
High-end headphone company Ultrasone has unveiled its newest headphones, the Edition 10 open-back headphones. The best word to describe them would be "opulent." They have titanium bodies, Zebrano wood inlays, and Ethiopian sheepskin ear cups. They...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2010 0 comments
If you like your headphones German, shiny, and really expensive, Ultrasone has the pair for you. The company is shipping its Edition 8 Palladium headphones to North America, giving American audiophiles a chance to get their hands on (according to...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2009 0 comments
The Ultrasone Edition 9s were incredible. They looked, sounded and fit like a pair of ultra-expensive headphones should. The Edition 8 phones replace the Edition 9s at the top of the Ultrasone totem pole, boasting upgrades like ear cups covered in...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2009 0 comments
Headphone maker Ultrasone has just unveiled its newest flagship model, the HFI-2400. The new headphones feature 40mm gold-plated drivers, an open-backed design, and a relatively hefty price tag. Besides its attractive design, the HFI-2400...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 21, 2011 0 comments
Buy it once, play it on any device: That's the promise of UltraViolet, a cloud-based computing scheme. While the Consumer Electronics Show was in full swing this month, it was reported that UltraViolet is launching this summer.

As we've previously reported, this is a big deal. UltraViolet will let you access content you've paid for once across multiple platforms including TVs, PCs, gaming consoles, smart phones, and any kind of computer.

Bob Ankosko Posted: Sep 24, 2012 5 comments
I half expected an ordeal as I walked into Walmart carrying a small shopping bag with several movies, ready to take the new Disc-to-Digital service for a spin. I was directed to the electronics department where I was greeted by a large placard that read: “Access your movie collection. Any time. Any place. 3 Easy Steps...” Offered in Walmart stores across the country, the service is operated through the chain’s online streaming service, Vudu, and is intended to provide an easy way to set up a cloud-based digital movie library with DVDs and Blu-ray Discs you already own.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 06, 2008 0 comments
One of the most fascinating facts I learned in college was that microphones and loudspeakers are really physically the same. Well, you know those parabolic microphones you see on the sidelines of football games? You know, the ones that look like...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2007 0 comments
As a follow-up to Ken Pohlmann's story on Apple and EMI vs. DRM: The Universal Music Group has announced that it, too, will begin selling its catalog online without Digital Rights Management. However, Universal won't be making its entire catalog...
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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 29, 2001 0 comments

The digital TV rollout may have more problems than were previously anticipated. A study released July 25 by <A HREF="">Triveni Digital</A> indicates that a majority of the nation's digital broadcasts have transport stream errors that can cause reception problems ranging from "tuner lock-up" to audio sync errors. In addition, a July 26 report in the <I>Los Angeles Times</I> says that new content protection schemes could be incompatible with early generation high-definition TVs.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 26, 2004 Published: Dec 27, 2004 0 comments

<A HREF="">VOOM</A> isn't going anywhere, at least not yet.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2000 0 comments

High school and college students whose parents may be wondering if little Ricky will ever stop playing with the video camera now have a scholarship program to call their own. The creation of the Zoom Culture Undiscovered Genius Scholarship program was announced last week at the Sundance Festival.


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