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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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SV Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2008 0 comments
"Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached a cruising altitude of 10,000 feet, and the captain has turned off the fasten seatbelt sign. You are free to use personal electronic devices at this time, and feel free to plug in your iPod or iPhone into...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Jun 21, 1998 0 comments

On June 17, <A HREF="">Unity Motion</A> announced an agreement with <A HREF="">Turner Engineering</A> under which Turner will supply high-definition television (HDTV) broadcast-engineering expertise to Unity Motion, which this year begins transmitting multiple channels of HDTV via satellite to subscribers in the US. In addition, Unity Motion announced that it will broadcast the first national satellite-based HDTV signal in the US on June 23-25.

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Posted: Feb 28, 1999 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Columbia TriStar Home Video</A> (CTHV) and <A HREF="">Universal Studios Home Video</A> (USHV) jointly announced an agreement to distribute USHV DVDs outside North America. According to the companies, the agreement represents a milestone in the international expansion of DVD. CTHV, the first major Hollywood studio to release films on DVD outside the US (i.e., in Europe, Latin America, and Japan), is now joined by USHV as one of the few major studios releasing its movies on a consistent basis internationally.

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Posted: Sep 07, 2006 0 comments

<B>The Big Monkey Of High-Def</B><BR>

HD DVD player owners (and the format itself) are getting an early Christmas present on November 14th when Universal will release Peter Jackson's smash remake of <I>King Kong</I> on the fledgling HD disc format. The suggested list price is $29.98. Few details on the release are available, and it's not known if Peter Jackson's extended cut, scheduled for release on DVD on the same day, will be included on the HD DVD.

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user Posted: Jul 09, 2007 0 comments
The world's largest music label has become the first to potentially break with the world's largest online music retailer. Vivendi's Universal Music Group declined to renew its annual agreement with iTunes, selling content only "at will."
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2009 0 comments
I love gadgets of all kinds, but there has been more than one occasion where I wanted to slap the phone out of someone's hand for taking it out during a movie. After the release of Fast & Furious on Blu-ray on July 28, iPhone users will...
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Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments

Universal is boldly going where no studio has gone with its HD DVD web interactivity. In addition to allowing users to access and download content and share favorite scenes with other HD DVD users on their "Best Buddies" lists, the U-Shop feature will expose users to movie-related online purchases.

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Posted: Mar 19, 2007 0 comments

If you're a next-gen format with only three supporting studios total, and only one studio that's exclusive to your format, you could do worse than having that one exclusive studio be Universal. Following up on its promise to release over 100 HD DVD titles in 2007 Universal is releasing 13 catalog titles on the Toshiba-backed format this June. Count 'em- 13!


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