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SV Staff Posted: May 20, 2008 0 comments
Just last week, we reported about the somewhat dismal adoption of Blu-ray among consumers. We said it seemed that $300 was the magic number that would entice more folks to whip out the credit card and go Blu. Seems like Wal-Mart was taking notes....
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
Everyone's doing it. Frequent flyer programs for airlines, frequent shopper loyalty cards for the drugstore, grocery store - even the Flying J Truck Stop I went to today (don't ask) asked me if I was enrolled in their rewards program. Sony...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2010 0 comments
Television show and network apps for the iPhone/iPad/iPod are a dime a dozen, but ABC is offering something surprising and new. Its new My Generation Sync app listens to the new show My Generation while you watch it, and uses audio cues to load...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 27, 2008 0 comments
The 3D field is getting busy. Sensio, who is already working in the consumer market with JVC, is bringing live 3D broadcasts to an additional 50 cinemas throughout the US.  The first 50 licenses were sold in July. Sensio's system is...
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Michael Berk Posted: May 11, 2011 0 comments

We took a look at the Boxee Box (and some of its competitors in the connected-set-top box universe) earlier this week, and today the company announced an OS update (set to roll out over the next few da

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2008 0 comments
If the RIAA has its way, and we know how they like to have their way, a piracy tax will be imposed on each and every person using the web. Yup. Even if you just use the web to look for love on, the RIAA wants to assume you're stealing...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Panasonic unveiled the world's thinnest Plasma HDTV today. The set measures less than one-third of an inch and is also lean on power as well, using up to one-third less power than previous models. Specifics were lean -- no model, pricing or...
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Michael Berk Posted: May 09, 2011 0 comments

Samsung today unveiled the biggest 3D set to come to market (that's just the Korean market for now) thus far.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2009 0 comments
For years, it seemed like the only thing consumers cared about when buying a new TV was how thin it was. You could never be too thin.  However, last year, 20% of the flat panel TVs sold has some kind of "green" feature. According...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2007 0 comments
Steve Jobs has done it again. Stealing some thunder from another consumer-electronics confab (that would be CEDIA Expo 2007, where nearly all of S&V's editors are ensconced right now), the Apple Inc. CEO actually made not one but six big...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
We just reported that Sony's coming out with a 27-inch OLED display in the somewhat-near future. But, before you start saving up for that, check out the latest technology Sony's working on. Sony is taking over a Pioneer manufacturing plant so they...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2009 0 comments
Since time immemorial (or at least, since color televisions have been available), TVs have used 3 colors: red, green, and blue. Combinations of these three color building blocks produced the increasingly wide spectrum of colors you now see on the...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2009 0 comments
When iTunes introduced their one-price-fits-all model for selling music, many record labels were unhappy with the situation. The ability to buy a single song for a dollar made full records a hard sell for some artists. But it was a hit with...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Come Tuesday, the list of to-be-released HD DVDs will be considerably shorter. Perhaps HD DVD player owners should consider shopping for a stylish vase to put on that empty shelf reserved for HD copies of  Paramount's There Will be Blood,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2008 0 comments
The DISH Network has unveiled what is being called the biggest HD upgrade in pay TV history. They'll beam down 1080p programming, and up to 150 national HD channels; that's an industry first. Their 100% all-HD suite of programming packages will be...


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