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SV Staff Posted: Feb 28, 2008 0 comments
Sony gave the press and dealers a peek into the interactive features of next-gen Blu-ray Disc players this week at its Open House in Las Vegas. Don Eklund, executive vp of advanced technologies for Sony Pictures, was on hand to wax on the...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 26, 2008 0 comments
Sony demoed its latest distributed audio solution at its 2008 Open House this week in Las Vegas. The affordable design brings multi-room capability to those on a budget, incorporating wireless RF transmission operating in the 2.4-GHz band. The...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2008 0 comments
Just how big a victory the Blu-ray Disc camp scored when Toshiba pulled the plug on HD DVD remains to be seen. Blu-ray may have won the hearts of Hollywood, which is dedicated to preserving traditional media (note Jon Stewart's jabs at viewing...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 19, 2008 0 comments
  The high definition disc format HD DVD was killed today - the victim of abandonment. Toshiba Corporation, the company behind HD DVD's development, announced that it was pulling the plug on the nearly two-year-old format, effectively making...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 19, 2008 0 comments
Yes, Yogi, it's OVER. Check out this link, originally filed by the AP at 7:48 this morning (and re-filed at 11:05): http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Japan-Toshiba.html?ref=business By the way, folks, for the record: Contrary to these...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 18, 2008 0 comments
You gotta love Blaupunkt's mettle for coming out with a portable active speaker system that can shuttle between the car, the home and the street. It's a clever engineering feat, but you'll need a lot of muscle to lug it around. Dubbed Velocity...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2008 0 comments
HD DVD proponent Toshiba is expected to wave the white flag in the next few weeks, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter. The move would surprise few following the announcement by Warner Home Video last month that it would support...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2008 0 comments
It was a blow to Apple TV owners when they realized their beloved extenders couldn't tap into the hot new rental service from iTunes that was announced at Macworld Expo last month. A fix is now available, according to Macworld, which says "if...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2008 0 comments
Seven years ago, when we launched our coverage of DVD-Audio in the February/March 2001 double issue, we ran an exclusive interview with Neil Young, where the "legendary rocker and CD-hater" sang the praises of the new format. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 04, 2008 0 comments
Shortly after the first of the year, I gave you some "Post-Holiday Clues" on how to spend some of your Christmas cash. One section of that two-part blog offered up some books about music (click here to revisit), but the bigger batch was a...

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