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SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2008 0 comments
It used to be that a brand name was just that. You always knew exactly what you were getting when you opened the box -- the name on the outside matched the components on the inside. These days, you can never tell. In the latest round of re-badging,...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2008 0 comments
September means only one thing: It's time for Apple's announcement of its new iPods. But it's still August, and that means that everyone else wants to steal Steve Jobs' thunder. For example, Sony has announced new additions to its line of Walkman...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
Who needs a real fireplace when you can enjoy a faux fireplace - in HD no less? Did everyone grow up in areas that broadcast Yule Logs? WPIX in NY City had it every year when I was growing up. It wouldn't be the holidays without it. Now, HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Panasonic unveiled the world's thinnest Plasma HDTV today. The set measures less than one-third of an inch and is also lean on power as well, using up to one-third less power than previous models. Specifics were lean -- no model, pricing or...
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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2010 0 comments
We're heading into Back to the Future Part 2 territory 5 years early. Panasonic has just announced that Skype is coming to VieraCast-equipped HDTVs, with support for video-chat. While the Skype software is free and Skype-to-Skype calls can be...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2010 0 comments
1080p high-definition is nice. 4K (4096 x 2160) is even better, but only a few theaters have projectors that use that resolution yet. Super Hi-View is even better than that, with a resolution of 7680 x 4320, 4 times greater than 4K and 16 times...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 29, 2009 0 comments
A few weeks ago, Apple's iTunes converted most of their library to higher-quality DRM-free content, so you can move it around to whatever computer or player you want that can handle the AAC format. The iTunes Plus was available for new...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2009 0 comments
Seems like everyone is looking to bridge the gap between your computer and TV. Yahoo and Intel are the latest to join the party. They've allied with some of the big names in the TV world, including Samsung and Toshiba. Yahoo hopes the Widget...
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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2009 0 comments
Since time immemorial (or at least, since color televisions have been available), TVs have used 3 colors: red, green, and blue. Combinations of these three color building blocks produced the increasingly wide spectrum of colors you now see on the...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2010 0 comments
It seems that Oakley is joining the 3D glasses market. The fashion optical company recently announced that it will make a full range of 3D glasses, all equipped with Oakley's fashion sense, branding, and (presumably) hefty price tags. ...

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