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Posted: Mar 05, 2000 0 comments

Last week, the <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) reported that in January 2000, for the fourth consecutive month, factory-to-dealer (not through to consumers) sales of digital television (DTV) products surpassed the 20,000-unit mark. The CEA's figures reveal that January's total of 21,008 units brings the total sales since the introduction of DTV in August 1998 to 155,410 units.

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SV Staff Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
Wow. Talk about never giving up.  Or not giving up without a fight. Sometimes it's best to give up and walk away with a modicum of respect.  Apparently, Toshiba doesn't think so. We all know that Blu-ray beat out Toshiba-backed HD DVD....
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 19, 2001 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">CBS</A> and <A HREF="">Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America</A> (MDEA) announced that they have entered into an agreement by which MDEA will sponsor high definition coverage of the semi-finals and finals of the 2001 US Open Tennis Championships. It is the third consecutive year MDEA has sponsored CBS's HDTV coverage of the US Open. According to CBS, this year's coverage will feature the HD primetime broadcast of the Women's Final on Saturday evening, September 8.

SV Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2015 0 comments
Terk, the 30-year-old brand specializing in radio and TV antennas, has introduced two amplified indoor HDTV antennas aimed at cord cutters.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2009 0 comments
The latest Terminator is going to be released at IMAX theaters, but it will look different from the previous films in the series, hopefully, in a good way.  While the third was a bit, well, sad, Terminator Salvation is going for a darker...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments
The hardest of hard-core AV enthusiasts live in a world of perpetual upgrades. They love tinkering and being the first on the block with a shiny new piece of gear. They also love showing off those prize possessions, wowing friends, relatives, neighbors—anyone they can get to sit down with their new 4K OLED screen, full-tilt Dolby Atmos surround sound setup—you-name-it.

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

Astute observers have long predicted that the computer industry would beat consumer-electronics manufacturers to the finish line in the race for affordable high-definition television. That prediction could prove correct, if a recent press release from Austin,Texas- based <A HREF="">TeVCA Technologies</A> is to be trusted.

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Posted: Oct 31, 1999 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Texas Instruments</A> announced that its Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology has received the "Golden Note" award from <A HREF="">The Academy for Advancing High Performance Audio & Video</A>. The award recognizes DLP as "The Most Innovative Video Technology," and was received at the Academy's Award Banquet at the Indianapolis Westin Hotel.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2008 0 comments
You want to spend time with the family.  That's good. You want to watch Survivor, the kids want to watch Ugly Betty. So, you slog off to the home theater, alone, and leave the rest of the family sharing popcorn. Bummer for you.If Texas...
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Posted: Nov 19, 2000 0 comments

Rumors of the demise of HDTV football may have been greatly exaggerated. <A HREF="">CBS</A> has announced that this year's Thanksgiving Day <A HREF="">NFL</A> game between the New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions will be broadcast in 1080I HDTV. The digital broadcast, sponsored by <A HREF="">Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America</A> (MDEA), will be produced separately from the standard NTSC version.

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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: Nov 22, 2004 0 comments

Plenty of television gets watched on Thanksgiving Day&mdash;from Disney classics to nonstop college football. Until recently, not much of it was in high-definition.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2009 0 comments
Sweden's Transmission Audio might have developed the most expensive speaker to date. For a hefty $2 million (that's a 2, followed by six 0's), you can purchase the company's Ultimate system, a massive speaker setup containing several dozen drivers...
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Posted: May 20, 2007 0 comments

Over the next four weeks Toshiba is embarking on an aggressive promotional campaign for HD DVD, timed to coincide with this Tuesday's release of the blockbuster <I>Matrix</I> trilogy, one of the most anticipated franchises to hit either HD format. The campaign will feature in-store rebates for HD DVD players, and will also have HD DVD promo trailers running in movie theaters with this summer's hottest movies, including, in a heavy dose of irony, Sony's own <I>Spider-Man 3</I> (wonder if anyone at Sony or the Blu-ray Association is wondering why he didn't think of that).

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments
Halcro, in case you haven't heard, makes some of the most bad-ass hi-fi gear on the planet. In a world gone mad for iPods and earbuds, Halcro is perfecting the art of really, really excellent componentry.  It's also really, really expensive...
Rob Sabin Posted: Dec 11, 2014 4 comments
Home theater enthusiasts know that when it comes to performance there is no real substitute for an AV receiver connected to discrete speakers spread around the room. But soundbars, those popular standalone TV speaker systems, have been getting better and better with each passing year, and some very respectable options have been turning up in the premium category. Here’s our current list of the best you can buy, with recommendations under $500, from $500 to $1,000, and above $1,000. For the full review (where available), click on the title of each product. —Rob Sabin