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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2010 0 comments
For years, FOX has shown NFL games in 4:3, even when in high-def. This was fine for SD TV users with old-fashioned 4:3 screens, but for widescreen HDTV users this meant two huge bars on either side of the screen, wasting space that could better be...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 28, 2009 0 comments
When Microsoft first reported that the Zune platform profits dropped by more than $100 million, or more than half, many analysts started getting ready to send their condolences to another dead media player. Microsoft isn't ready to let the...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2008 0 comments
You know the Nielson Co.?  You know, the folks who report on who's watching what? They have a new report out. With only 56 days until the digital transition, 6.8% of American households are completely unprepared. The latest Nielsen...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2009 0 comments
InFocus, one of the big names in digital projectors, has announced that it will be acquired by the Image Holdings Corporation. IHC will buy all outstanding shares at $0.95 per share, totaling around $39 million. Both InFocus' president Bob...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2007 0 comments
There's something about the electronic book that holds a lot of appeal. When Sony launched its first-edition Reader at the Consumer Electronics Show a few years ago, reporters flocked around the device - to the surprise of the Sony PR team, who...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments
Mitsubishi is making some big splashes in the HDTV pool. They just announced some exciting news, which includes 3-D DLP packages with new screen sizes. But, perhaps the most exciting news is in the LCD line. Mitsubishi is releasing two new sets:...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2009 0 comments
Sonance is now shipping its Invisible speaker series, in-wall speakers designed to blend completely in with the decor. While they still reflect light (and are not, technically speaking, invisible), the speakers are completely flat and sit flush...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 06, 2007 0 comments
So says the headline of a press release we received about the first annual High-Def Disc Awards, presented primarily by the weekly B2B trade publication Home Media Magazine. Specifically, 300 won two different awards for its two different...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2009 0 comments
Fall TV season is getting close now, but until new episodes of our favorite shows start rolling off the line, Blu-rays are going to be getting a lot of rotation. This week has some good titles, but lacks in the special features department. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2008 0 comments
  Who knows what the future may bring? Pioneer has announced its plans for the beloved Kuro line of plasma televisions, but those plans still seem so...unpredictable. Will Panasonic really incorporate enough of Pioneer's tech innards to make...


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