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SV Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2009 0 comments
A few days ago, I mentioned the new Xbox 360 update that includes some new Netflix features, such as browsing the service's streamable library directly from the Xbox. I've had some time to play around with it, and I've grown to appreciate another...
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Posted: Jan 22, 2006 0 comments

Gaming sites all over the web were abuzz last week with reports of Microsoft offering an external Blu-ray Disc drive for its Xbox 360 game console. The hubbub started when Microsoft’s Peter Moore stated, in an interview with a Japanese gaming site, that if Blu-ray becomes the apparent winner in the format war Microsoft could accommodate that format easily with an external drive. By the end of the week Microsoft, staunchly in the HD DVD camp along with Intel, was spinning his comments, and reiterating the computer giant's support for HD DVD.

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Michael Berk Posted: Jun 06, 2011 0 comments

Microsoft's keynote was the hot ticket this morning at the E3 Expo, and the company didn't disappoint. While a few had held out hopes for a hardware surprise (the company dominated last year's event with the Kinect motion controller), no such thing was forthcoming from Redmond.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments
Sirius and XM may still have separate web sites, but they're rapidly merging their resources following their announced (and FCC approved) merger. Rather then painfully having to choose one service over another (or even more painfully, having to pay...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
It's been a long, arduous, paperwork-strewn path, but at last Sirius and XM Satellite Radio companies are . . . a little bit closer to coming together. The long-awaited merger is still in the hands of the Federal Communications Commission, but both...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 19, 2008 0 comments
It seems we might be one tiny step closer to the FCC approval needed for the merger between XM and Sirius satellite radio companies. We reported last month that it might make a June FCC agenda, and it appears that party politics are playing a role...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 20, 2007 0 comments
Satellite radio providers SIRIUS and XM have announced that, after years of talking smack about each other, they've agreed to merge the two companies.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 21, 2010 0 comments
The video streaming landscape just got a little more interesting for Dish Network subscribers with XStreamHD's announcement that it will carry Lionsgate content in HD.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments
If you paid for downloads from the Yahoo Music Store, your purchases are in big trubs. The store will close on September 30, 2008, taking its digital rights management encryption keys with it.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments
Coming soon to a TV near you: Yahoo Widgets.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2009 0 comments
Seems like everyone is looking to bridge the gap between your computer and TV. Yahoo and Intel are the latest to join the party. They've allied with some of the big names in the TV world, including Samsung and Toshiba. Yahoo hopes the Widget...
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HT Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2013 1 comments
Yamaha today announced the addition of two flagship A/V separates to its upscale Aventage line, which until now had been reserved for receivers. The CX-A5000 11.2 channel A/V preamplifier and MX-A5000 11-channel power amplifier will each carry a suggested retail price of $3,000 when they become available in August.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2013 0 comments
Joining in on the recent “back to hi-fi” trend sweeping across the A/V industry, Yamaha is adding a new flagship integrated amplifier and CD/SACD player to its hi-fi lineup. The retro-styled A-S3000 amp ($8,000) and CD-S3000 player ($7,000) will be available in retail stores in September.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 06, 2009 0 comments
Yamaha announced today a new A/V receiver with an impressive feature set and a price tag just shy of a grand. The RX-V1065 is a slightly more powerful version of the RX-V665 receiver. It retains all the features of its little brother, including...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 06, 2010 0 comments
Yamaha has introduced a new line of audio/video receivers, named Aventage, that will serve as a complement to its existing (and somewhat staid) RX-V line.

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