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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 09, 2010 0 comments
Are 3D and wireless home video distribution both equally important to you? Then you'll be glad to hear that the Wireless Home Digital Interface will support all the 3D formats included in the HDMI 1.4a specifications. The updated spec will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Apr 23, 2013 0 comments
Will 2013 be the year of high-quality wireless audio?

Jim Venable, president of the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association (WiSA), thinks so. The association was formed in 2011 to develop interoperability testing and compliance programs for wireless products with a focus on multichannel surround sound systems.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 04, 2010 0 comments
Wireless TVs may be on the market as soon as the second half of 2010.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2009 0 comments
Welcome to A/V cable overkill. Cable manufacturer Wireworld has introduced its new Platinum Starlight HDMI Cables, a new top-of-the-line cable that costs $1,000 per meter. Yes, that's a grand per meters, or approximate price of a fully-equipped...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
As if your cell phone didn't already try to perform too many functions at once, a slew of consumer electronics manufacturers want to add in one more feature: A digital projector. That's right, a mini-version of the home-theater grade projectors...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2008 0 comments
Just how big a victory the Blu-ray Disc camp scored when Toshiba pulled the plug on HD DVD remains to be seen. Blu-ray may have won the hearts of Hollywood, which is dedicated to preserving traditional media (note Jon Stewart's jabs at viewing...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Aug 09, 2010 0 comments
Last week, Home Theater editor Shane Buettner, UAV editor Scott Wilkinson, and I visited the Hollywood facilities of The Best Practices Laboratory. BPL is an independent technology laboratory located at the historic Raleigh Studios. Established under a different name in 1915 (it became Raleigh in 1980), Raleigh today is primarily dedicated to the production of independent films, commercials, and TV shows. (When we were there they were filming The Closer, Private Practice, and Castle.)
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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments
The Korea Times is reporting that Samsung and LG will stop making Blu-ray/HD DVD combo players. This is another blow to the fast-sinking HD DVD luxury liner. Cutting their losses, and also cutting the throats of early adopters who adopted the wrong...
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 12, 2012 0 comments
Women are embracing technology more than ever before, buying tablets, e-readers, smartphones, cameras, PCs, and other electronics for themselves and their families. And when it comes to the traditional audio/video categories, there’s no question that the gentler sex is an equal partner in major buying decisions. If she doesn’t like the big-screen TV hubby is drooling over, chances are it ain’t gonna happen.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2008 0 comments
Hey Kids,Remember back last winter when we held that Win-an-iPhone Contest? Well it wasn't just some scam to increase our site traffic (though it did that quite nicely - thanks for coming by). Yes, we actually have a winner! Her name is Janie...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2008 0 comments
Disney's making sure no one misses an opportunity to watch their favorite Disney movies. What happens when you and your little ones miss out on the ABC airing on Saturday nights of Wonderful World of Disney? Instead of tears and tantrums, just go...
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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 08, 2002 0 comments

Flatscreens are getting bigger and better.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jul 11, 1999 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Panasonic Consumer Electronics</A> announced the retail launch of its new digital VCR&mdash;or, as they call it, a D-VHS VCR. The new PV-HD1000 will begin shipping this month. It carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $999.95 and marks the first DTV-compatible VCR to hit the US market.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2008 0 comments
Leave it to our friends over at DVICE to dig up the dirt on this.  The story's a bit old, but nonetheless, still fascinating. While most people just head to their local hifi shop when they need a new subwoofer, an audio designer dug around...
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Posted: Jan 16, 2000 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Saco SmartVision</A> announced that the world's largest video screen has been activated at 4 Times Square, flooding the area with nine-story-tall video images. The new screen is based on millions of discrete, individually energized red, green, and blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and measures 120x90 feet, following the curved form of the new Conde Nast Building at the southeast corner of Seventh Avenue and 43rd Street.


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