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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 10, 2000 0 comments

Last week, in a statement coinciding with the International Broadcasting Convention taking place in Amsterdam, <A HREF="">Equator Technologies</A> and <A HREF="">Snell & Wilcox</A> announced that they have developed what they describe as the world's first end-to-end, optimized digital video platform enabling low-cost consumer products to deliver "better-than-VHS-quality" video at sub-megabit bandwidths. The companies claim that the newly developed technology, which they have dubbed "VHS-plus/Megabit-minus," will be available near the end of 2000.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 09, 1998 0 comments

The new holy grail of the media business is video-on-demand (VOD)---the ability to make high-quality video, audio, and Web content available on customers' TVs when they want it, not according to a broadcaster's schedule. When you add shopping-on-demand supported by live video and sound, you have the makings of a new media empire.

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Posted: Oct 29, 2000 0 comments

Hoping to fulfill the long-awaited promise of delivering broadband entertainment direct to the television, <A HREF="">Intertainer</A>, <A HREF="">uniView Technologies</A>, and Microsoft have buddied up and announced that they will join <A HREF=""></A> to market-test a service that will provide asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) broadband entertainment directly to consumers' televisions. says it expects to deploy the service to its more than 35,000 subscribers next year following completion of the trial.

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 25, 2003 Published: Aug 26, 2003 0 comments

Video-on-Demand (VOD), long one of the cable industry's holy grails, is increasingly becoming a reality.

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Barry Willis Posted: May 07, 2000 0 comments

Video-on-demand (VOD) is coming soon to more than 1.2 million homes in Los Angeles, courtesy of <A HREF="">Charter Communications, Inc.</A>, the fourth-largest cable operator in the US. Charter has completed an agreement with Redwood City, CA&ndash;based <A HREF="">DIVA Systems Corporation</A> to provide VOD software and hardware for customers in Long Beach, Pasadena, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Glendale, and Burbank.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2015 0 comments
Chesky Records recently introduced the Binaural+ Series of recordings said to capture music as if you were sitting in front of the band.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
I know, it's a little TBS Superstation of me to post one of "the world's funniest commercials!" But, as an A/V nerd, this one got me. While itd doesn't quite have the wow-factor of Sony's ultra-elaborate Bravia ads, it's wroth a chuckle. I won't...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 20, 2015 0 comments
The War Rig is racing down Fury Road through the apocalyptic wasteland in Mad Max:Fury Road and you feel like you’re along for the ride. The expansive soundtrack pulls you deep into the action. You start to fear for your life.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 09, 1999 0 comments

A<B>ugust 10</B><BR>Vidikron of America, Inc. has now announced that it has obtained a credit line to replace its obligation to PNC Bank. As previously announced, Vidikron reported that PNC Bank had exercised its right of setoff against the funds in accounts maintained at the Bank. Vidikron says that with its new funding in place, the Company is now in a position to satisfy its obligations and continue its operations.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jun 23, 2002 0 comments

The final curtain has fallen for the financially troubled Vidikron, as the company's dissolution has been announced by its secured creditor, Markland Technologies. As <A HREF="">reported</A> nearly three years ago, in August of 1999, Vidikron narrowly escaped bankruptcy at that time by arranging a line of credit and was then <A HREF="">independantly financed</A> by a group of international investors one month later.

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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 05, 1999 0 comments

One of the most respected makers of video projectors is back in action. On August 31, Vidikron of America announced that it has been sold by its parent company, Vidikron Technologies Group, Inc., to a group of international financial investors. Vidikron of America is now an independent company for the first time in its 11-year history. The investment group backing the company has access to funding in excess of $250 million, according to VOA's public relations agency, JB Stanton Communications, Inc.

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Posted: Jan 25, 1998 0 comments

In a move intended to broaden its home theater product line, <A HREF="">Projectavision, Inc.</A> of New York announced January 21 that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of <A HREF="">Vidikron Industries, S.p.A.</A>, including its US subsidiary, Vidikron of America. Vidikron, a privately held company founded 18 years ago and headquartered in Milan, Italy, is a manufacturer and marketer of high-end projection systems for the home-theater consumer and commercial markets, and serves customers in over 30 countries worldwide.

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HT Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2004 Published: Jan 21, 2004 0 comments
Vidikron's PlasmaView family has a new sibling. Officially introduced at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, the VP-42HD is a high-resolution 16:9 plasma display monitor ("PDP"), boasting a native resolution of 1024x768. The VP-42HD is "a high-resolution alternative to the enhanced resolution VP-42," states a company announcement.
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2000 0 comments
Three ultra-high resolution LCD panels and twin projection lamps make Vidikron's new Epoch D-2200 a frontrunner in the home theater projection race.
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HT Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2003 0 comments
Vidikron is on the comeback trail.


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