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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2015 1 comments
Whether you hit the stores 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day or wait a few hours (or days, if not weeks…), we've revisited our Top Pick selections over the past year and come up with a tidy 10 for your consideration...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 05, 2015 0 comments
A decade ago Sony was scrambling to recover from the infamous CD Rootkit Fiasco, brought about when Sony BMG, then the second largest music group, placed copyright protection software on 52 CDs.
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Posted: Oct 17, 1999 0 comments

In the past 12 months, 1.8 million homes have signed on to <A HREF="">British Sky Broadcasting</A>'s digital Direct Broadcast Satellite service, the company reported in mid-October. Approximately 45% of them are completely new subscribers. With an estimated half-million homes connected to the COFDM DTV service, the total market penetration of digital television in the United Kingdom is now 2.3 million homes, or slightly more than 10%. By comparison, market penetration of digital delivery services (cable and DBS) in the US is now about 12%, after five years of service from <A HREF="">DirecTV</A>, <A HREF="">Echostar</A>, and digital cable.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2010 0 comments
This is a genuinely impressive graphic for anyone who's enjoyed Pixar's films. Chilean artist Juan Pablo Bravo has produced a huge picture depicting 100 Pixar characters, from the company's mascot Luxo to Up's Kevin, drawn to scale. Well, sort of...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 12, 2008 0 comments
. . . honestly, I don't quite know, myself. But all those things came together at Madison Square Garden last week. Light heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. faced off against Alexandra Richards (Keith Richards' daughter) in a Wii...
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HT Staff Posted: Jan 16, 2003 0 comments
Samsung Electronics is going where no manufacturer has gone before, but where many are certain to follow.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 29, 2005 0 comments
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. is claiming bragging rights to being the first rear-projection HDTV maker to bring Texas Instruments' 1080p DLP technology to your corner TV store. Mitsubishi (sometimes called by customers shopping for big screens "Mister Bushi" - as in, "Let me see one of those Mister Bushi TVs" - seriously, I'm not making this up) says they'll claim their rightful place in the consumer-electronics history books when they begin shipping the 52-inch WD-52627 to certain lucky (or brown-nosing) Southern California retailers on June 30th. National distribution of the widescreen HDTV will commence in the following weeks. The suggested retail price of the WD-52627 is $3,699 (plus local taxes and applicable delivery charges).
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 15, 2011 0 comments
The most popular resolution in LCD HDTVs is now 1080p. The majority of LCD sets sold last year have 1080p resolution, Quixel Research has revealed in its LCD TV Market Review.

While 1080p was already dominant in 40-inch-plus models, it is now dominant in all models, as of the fourth quarter of 2010. The market share of 1080p was 51 percent in 2010 overall and rose to 54 percent in the fourth quarter of that year.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Nov 02, 2006 0 comments
NeoDigits says the company is now shipping the only DVD player on the market with built-in upscaling that's capable of providing output resolutions up to 1080p through HDMI and component connections. The new H4000 can also send 1080i or 720p via the player's VGA/RGB-HV outputs.
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Posted: Jan 02, 2000 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Faroudja</A> announced that it will introduce its new flagship DVP5000 Digital Video Processor/Scaler at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company claims that the DVP5000 is the first processor to automatically upconvert 1080i (interlaced) high-definition signals to 1080p (progressive) resolution, "improving on the best that HDTV currently offers by removing the interlace stairstepping and motion artifacts found in the 1080i signal." The company also adds that standard 480i sources can be upconverted to 1080p.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 15, 2009 0 comments
Many viewers are sitting too far from their HDTVs to enjoy the full resolution of a 1080p display, according to a poll by the good folks at Gizmodo.
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SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments
Without question, the Internet has made life better. It is much easier to look at satellite photos of your neighbor's pool, buy drugs without a prescription, and send checks for $25,000 so the bank in Nigeria will send you a check for $55...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 15, 1998 0 comments

Imagine a dozen alley cats, who would normally claw at each other incessantly, purring happily together in a box. This gives you an idea of what's so remarkable about the <A HREF="">1394 Trade Association</A> (TA) Theater Demo this week at <A HREF="">Comdex</A> in Las Vegas. Several consumer-electronics giants, such as <A HREF="">Sony</A>, <A HREF="">Mitsubishi</A>, <A HREF="">Samsung</A>, <A HREF="">NEC</A>, and <A HREF="">Yamaha</A>, as well as computer titans <A HREF="">Intel</A>, <A HREF="">Compaq</A>, and <A HREF="">Microsoft</A>, are pulling together to support the 1394 (FireWire) standard. It is hoped that FireWire will unite the consumer-electronics and computer worlds with a common digital interface. A recent agreement between the consumer-electronics and cable industries has established 1394 as the standard link between digital television sets and DTV set-top boxes.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jul 05, 1998 0 comments

For the first few days in July, the engineering elite held forth at the posh Fairmont hotel in San Jose to discuss IEEE 1394. Also known as FireWire (Apple Computer), or I-Link (Sony), 1394 is being hailed as a "breakthrough technology for anyone in the world who uses a PC and a Television."

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2008 0 comments
Well, I might as well cancel my tickets and hotel reservations now. Looks like no one is going to attempt to out-size the 150-inch TV display at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) this year. Why bother going if not to gawk at the latest prototype...


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