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SV Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2008 0 comments
If you’ve wondered what the heck all the fuss is about BD-Live, perhaps, here’s something that might pique your interest. Universal Studios just announced that those in possession of the just-released Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and who own a...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 15, 2009 0 comments
Many of us have been waiting rather patiently for Peter Jackson's epic, Lord of the Rings trilogy to hit our preferred format, but this isn't exactly what we had in mind. On April 6th, 2010, the first LotR Blu-ray release will hit shelves...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2008 0 comments
Have you been lusting for the best in the biz? Always trying to outdo your neighbors? Instead of keeping up with the Jones', wanna knock it out of the park? Sony just introduced two new 4K projectors that are bound to impress, with resolution of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2010 0 comments
Pretty soon, home users will be able to produce their own 3D home movies, thanks to the latest software from Roxio. The company just announced Roxio VideoLab 3D, a video editing suite designed specifically for 3D video. 3D cameras are still...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 18, 2008 0 comments
England's Sky satellite broadcaster has said that "there is a very good chance you'll see the London Olympics in 3D"Sky had a meeting in London demo-ing 3DTV, and if they have their way, they'll be shooting more and more 3D...
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SV Staff Posted: May 28, 2008 0 comments
Last but not least, Sony has agreed to work with the NCTA (National Cable & Telecommunications Association) to support tru2way, the next generation of high-definition cable devices with two-way communication and interactivity. Sony is joining...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2010 0 comments
 CEDIA has predictably turned out to be a 3D front projector show, but there’s also a surprising amount of cool two-channel audio gear being hawked here. One compelling demo I sat through was of Cambridge Audio’s new Minx speaker...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
While the transition is coming, ready or not, a member of the FCC has said that it "will be messy . . . but we'll get through it." This quote is from Robert McDowell (R), just a few weeks after FCC Chairman Daniel Inouye said that the...
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Ken Richardson Posted: Mar 17, 2011 0 comments

 

Maybe not exactly ever, but it sure seemed that way. After all, unlike recent "keynotes" at the SXSW Music Festival - which have tended to be mere Q&As with an onstage interviewer - Bob Geldof's talk this morning was an actual keynote speech. And an enthralling one at that.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 14, 2009 0 comments
The EU is taking energy conservation rather seriously. Just after putting a ban on incandescent lightbulbs, power-hog plasma TVs might be getting the boot too.Plasma TVs use about 50% more power than LCDs, and obviously, the bigger the TV, the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2008 0 comments
MartinLogan, known for those electrostatic speakers that audiophiles love and everybody else confuses with Japanese shoji screens, conducted its first U.S. demos of the new $25,000-per-pair, 25th-anniversary CLX flagship speaker today at Los Angeles...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2007 0 comments
Of all the directors I've ever talked to, no two have ever taken the same approach to watching movies at home - which isn't too surprising, since each has had an extremely idiosyncratic approach to making movies.   Pete, with his son Bob...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2009 0 comments
Thanks to the twin nerd-industry wonders of New York Comic-Con and Toy Fair, I managed to get an eyeful of several upcoming movie-branded games. Usually, branded video games are at best mediocre, and at worst horrible. They all too often reek of...
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Stan Horaczek Posted: Feb 15, 2011 0 comments

Criterion has proven time and time again that they can do incredible things regardless of media. Now, they're expanding their streaming efforts (some of their titles are already available on Netflix's intant option) with the help of Hulu's pay subscription service.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2009 0 comments
It's great that iTunes has so many great selections for entertainment. The problem is, how do you store all this material once you've downloaded it. A high-def video file is huge, and even if you don't buy it, renting requires you to...

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