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SV Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2008 0 comments
"Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached a cruising altitude of 10,000 feet, and the captain has turned off the fasten seatbelt sign. You are free to use personal electronic devices at this time, and feel free to plug in your iPod or iPhone into...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2009 0 comments
Pioneer didn't have a big press push at the show this year, but they are pushing three new Blu-ray players with BD-Live. The Pioneer BDP-120 and BDP-320 and the Elite BDP-23FD are all BD-Live with either expandable external memory or built-in...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
You would have thought that sales of flat panel TV would be booming right now. We're 61 days away from the digital conversion. Instead of buying converter boxes, most pundits thought everyone would be rushing out to buy new digital TVs this...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2010 0 comments
A few large manufacturers excepted, most of the video projection industry seems in no big rush to get into 3D. As a result, there was plenty of 2D projection action at this year’s CEDIA Expo, a gathering in Atlanta this week of custom installers...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2008 0 comments
I regret to inform you of the passing of the Compact Cassette. At the age of 45 (that's about 135 in technology years) the cassette finally succumbed to market forces. Cause of death, tragically, was the cassette's own offspring, the Compact Disc....
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
If you thought Sony's $300 gaming monster, the Playstation 3 Slim, was the only new Blu-ray Disc player in the company's bag this season, you were wrong. Sony has just announced the BDP-N460, an all-new Blu-ray player with a slimmer price tag and...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2009 0 comments
Got game? Blockbuster Total Access wants your business. The company is starting a new program to offer video game rentals as part of its movies-by-mail service. They're going to start with a limited number of subscribers when the program...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments
At its CES press conference, the Blu-ray Group could have been doing the Happy Dance. Instead, it was all about business. Home video software executives made the case for BD with a series of slides, showing both the hard sales data, as well as...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments
No, not the Jolly Green Giant. EngadgetHD has news from IFA about Panasonic's newest products. Plasma prototypes that are very big, very thin, or very eco-friendly. Not happy with a 103-inch screen, Panasonic debuted a 150-inch 4K plasma. I want...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 04, 2010 0 comments
A new TiVo DVR might be coming out soon, if TiVo's online store and boundless gadget blog speculation have anything to say about it. Crunchgear noticed that the TiVo HD is sold out on TiVo's web site. The TiVo HD is TiVo's main DVR model, so this...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2009 0 comments
 HD radio is still playing catch-up to terrestrial and satellite, and they’re hoping the first portable rig will be a step in that direction. You can go to Best Buy tonight and buy it for $50 with no added subscription fee. The Insignia...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments
The video phone is another one of those permanently futuristic technologies that electronics companies never seem to get right for mainstream consumers. They've been trying for decades though, and the closest thing to a reliable video phone we've...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2008 0 comments
It seems like many in the industry are killing off Blu-ray in its infancy. This is the second story today alone on the subject. Now, a CNET blogger is going as far as saying that it's his opinion that Sony won't include Blu-ray in the next...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2010 0 comments
Two of the biggest names in sound are going to get two of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'s highest honors next week. Ray Dolby and Amar Bose will respectively receive the IEEE Edison Medal and the IEEE/Royal Society...

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