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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Come Tuesday, the list of to-be-released HD DVDs will be considerably shorter. Perhaps HD DVD player owners should consider shopping for a stylish vase to put on that empty shelf reserved for HD copies of  Paramount's There Will be Blood,...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Samsung's latest plasma - the 50-inch PAVV Cannes 450 - will sport several "first ever" features aimed at gamers, including 3D-capability and an unfathomable 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. But before buyers put this beast on their wish lists,...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2008 0 comments
If you're like most Americans, you spend 17 hours a week in your vehicle. That's a lot of time behind the wheel, which is why 38 percent of the driving population is planning to buy and install a CE device in their ride this year. It's not what...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 29, 2008 0 comments
Now that it's a Blu-ray world in high-definition video discs, expect to see a lot more product available on both the hardware and content sides. That gives you a wide range of options when it comes to allocating your bucks. Amazon reports that the...
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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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