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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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SV Staff Posted: Oct 22, 2008 0 comments
We love reports from DisplaySearch. They completely break down all the industry trends so we can all understand what's going on. Their latest report indicates that the recent downturn in flat panel sales isn't a short term slump, but a...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2009 0 comments
Get back to the good old days of arcade gaming without having to worry about waiting in line or dishing out quarters with the Street Fighter FightStick Controller for $129.99 (normally $149.99). More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Nintendo...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
In a year or two, OLED TVs could come in sizes larger than 11-inches and price points cheaper than $2,000, according to predictions by Samsung SDI, which will double its production of the displays from 1.5 to 3 million by 2009. Looks like Sony...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Ask the average person on the street if they've ever heard of HD Radio, and you'll most likely get a blank stare. Despite a large advertising push, most folks still have no clue what HD Radio is, how to get it, or why it even matters. However, in a...

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