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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 15, 2006 0 comments
Planar Home Theater is a new division of the parent company, Planar Systems (primarily known for commercial and industrial flat-panel displays), aimed at bringing unique video technologies to the specialty home theater market. The new division's first product is a front-projection screen, the Planar Xscreen.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2009 0 comments
I, like almost every movie lover, can think of at least two more trilogies that I would like to see on Blu-ray before I would ever even think of asking for X-men. But, on April 21st you'll be able to recapture all of the, um, inconsistency...
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 22, 2001 0 comments
Many home theater fans have multiple systems---a serious home theater, perhaps a dedicated music room, and often, a multi-zone audio system that provides background music throughout the house.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2008 0 comments
Sure, the high-def format war was tense and bloody, though it had nothing on Call of Duty 4 or Assassin's Creed. But for gamers who don't already own both a PlayStation 3 and an Xbox 360, the format war may have left them feeling just a little...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 11, 2009 0 comments
The Xbox 360 has just gotten a major software update, adding a bunch of tweaks and features to its different non-gaming functions. Most notable is the newest Netflix features, which promise to make browsing and watching streaming videos much more...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Got Xbox?  Hope you didn't spend all your lunch money on a Roku box, because you're about to become redundant. I hate it when that happens. Netflix's online streaming library is going to be available on Xbox 360 systems, most likely this...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 02, 2009 0 comments
Xbox 360 has had a problem ever since NXE went live - the HDMI outputs haven't worked. Not for NXE, any other games or even movies or streaming.  Sucks for you, right?Luckily, Microsoft has finally admitted that it's a problem on...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2009 0 comments
After Sony announced a new slimmer, cheaper version of the PS3, it was only a matter of time before bid daddy Microsoft announced a price drop on their Xbox 360. From here on out, the Xbox 360 Pro will be no more, with the remaining stock being...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2010 0 comments
Good news for Xbox 360 owners: you might be able to watch live sporting events through your Xbox and ESPN in the future. According to the New York Times, Microsoft and Disney are in talks to potentially bring ESPN content to the Xbox. The...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2008 0 comments
Check the weather - looks like a freeze might be coming. Back in the day, PS3 was Blu-ray, Xbox 360 was HD DVD. And, Toshiba was HD DVD, and still refuses to switch to Blu-ray. My, oh my, how times are changing. X-bit Labs is reporting that...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Nov 14, 2005 0 comments
Perhaps you're thinking, "Hey, that new Xbox 360 looks pretty hot," along with the thought, "Man, how many remote controls do I need to figure out in order to use my home entertainment system?" It might just be, then, that the idea of adding a remote control for the Xbox 360 into your living room will be too much for your precarious state of mind.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments
Buying HD content from The Xbox Live Marketplace has always been pretty good, but waiting a long time for 720p content is always kind of annoying. Today, on the first day of video game trade show, E3, they announced that they were changing things...
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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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