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SV Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2010 0 comments
The new Apple TV poses a major threat to Roku's set-top box with its Netflix-streaming capabilities and $99 price point. To keep an edge over Apple, Roku is adding additional premium content to its box. The most recent addition to the Roku service...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2009 0 comments
In a recent story on Daily Finance, newly appointed CDO at News Corp, Jonathan Miller, was quote saying he thought it was logical for Hulu to have some content that's only available to paying subscribers. The Internet conjured up images of...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 29, 2009 0 comments
Best Buy is having a huge Blu-ray Disc sale this week on a lot of great titles to add to your library. Check out a few of the top picks for under $10 here or for a complete list check out Bestbuy.com. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. ...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2010 0 comments
Active shutter glasses are useful for displaying 3D video because they get rid of the "ghosting" that can appear with passive glasses. Active glasses work by using liquid crystal lenses to rapidly switch on and off between the two eyes, ensuring...
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SV Staff Posted: May 26, 2010 0 comments
ESPN is serious in seeing 3D technology develop. The company is launching a dedicated 3D network, ESPN 3D, which will be available through Comcast and DirecTV starting June 11. ESPN is now planning to broadcast over 100 3D events over the next...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2007 0 comments
Saw a killer Crowded House show last night in an intimate setting of about 300 people. It was one of those "secret show" deals that are never really all that secret - Paul McCartney did some of these recently himself in L.A. and NYC - but they're...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments
Many early subscribers to Verizon's FiOS TV service consider themselves pioneers paving the way for competition among Internet and TV service providers and forcing cable and satellite companies to stay on their toes. As with all pioneers, the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2009 0 comments
A few months ago, Onkyo broke into the realm of height channels with the TX-SR607, the world's first Dolby Pro Logic IIz-equipped A/V receiver (reviewed in the latest issue of Sound & Vision). The 7.2-channel receiver could use Dolby PLIIz to turn...
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SV Staff Posted: May 05, 2008 0 comments
Competition is a good thing, right? Competition fueled the growth of cable and satellite services as each one tries to outdo the other. Unfortunately, at least one lucrative market is a virtual monopoly, and one competitor has been sitting back,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2009 0 comments
At the past few CES's, manufacturers were all striving to produce the "World's LARGEST" TVs. We seemed to have gotten bored with that category, and really, who needs a 106-inch TV? This year, the trend is to see who can...
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SV Staff Posted: May 21, 2008 0 comments
I was so content when I designed the wiring in my new home ten years ago.  Dual LNB DirecTV dish with two wires - going to the home theater, the other to the living room. Shortly after, DirecTV launched their boxes that accepted two sat feeds,...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2008 0 comments
We've been hearing the rumors. Word on the street was that MOJO was leaving Cox. And, it turns out, the rumors were right. MOJO HD will officially cease scheduled programming on October 29, permanently pulling the plug on Cox customers. Documents...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 13, 2009 0 comments
Vudu service has been available on a select few LG HDTVs for over a month, and now the service is expanding to the company's top Blu-ray player. Starting today, the LG BD-390 can access Vudu's movie library, thanks to a free firmware update. The...

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