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SV Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
I'm not gonna lie; it's nice to be proven right. For the "CES 2008 in Perspective" article, I wrote, "Note to flat-panel wall-mount manufacturers: 2-inch-thick mounts aren't going to cut it anymore. Start working on new designs now!" And today,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2009 0 comments
Verizon must think we don’t get enough social-media updating via our computers or hand-held devices, with its new plan to bring those types of services to our TVs. Just announced today, Verizon FiOS Tv has worked with social media giants...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 08, 2008 0 comments
Verizon calls its FiOS TV subscribers "ahead of the game" for buying into its advanced, all-digital service. That must be why the company feels no shame in snipping the wires on its customers' analog TV channels and taking them off the air...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2008 0 comments
When Verizon began rolling out trucks to run fiber optic cables through nearly half its territory, critics were skeptical. Rightly so. The cost to install fiber optic cables for Verizon's FiOS system was close to $23 billion. Billion. Doing the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2008 0 comments
Verizon, along with some other providers, have been kicking and screaming about tru2way and CableCARD systems. Instead of jumping reluctantly on the tru2way bandwagon, they've developed VueKey as a way to grant plug-and-play access to your...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2008 0 comments
YouTube is all good and fine, but jeez, sometimes the quality of the video is so poor you can barely see what's going on. Viddyou, a service similar to YouTube, had already launched an HD service (for a fee) but they just announced they're getting...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2009 0 comments
Whether you think it's good or bad, at least it's a step in some technological direction. The September 18 issue of Entertainment Weekly will run video ads placed by CBS. You read that correctly. A print magazine will run video ads. According to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2009 0 comments
Philips hasn't been eager to divulge many details about their upcoming 56-inch 21:9 TV, but some lucky British reporters got a chance to see it in person. You can't really tell much from the video, but we know it has five HDMI ports...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2008 0 comments
Don't have time to catch up with Jack Bauer and every episode of 24? Ever wish you could take all of the programs locked away on your cable company's DVR with you on the road? Now you can with Panasonic and Comcast's new co-branded AnyPlayT...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
I know, it's a little TBS Superstation of me to post one of "the world's funniest commercials!" But, as an A/V nerd, this one got me. While itd doesn't quite have the wow-factor of Sony's ultra-elaborate Bravia ads, it's wroth a chuckle. I won't...

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