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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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SV Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2008 0 comments
All the concern advertisers have expressed about reduced views due to time-shifted DVR recording may be overblown. No question that's true when it comes to the Super Bowl, where a good portion of viewers are as psyched to see the high-profile...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 31, 2008 0 comments
Panasonic has made it easier to leave the camcorder at home with two of its newest Lumix cameras announced this week before the Photo Marketing Association show in Las Vegas. The FX35 and TZ5 (both due out this spring at $349) shoot high-def video...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 27, 2008 0 comments
It's the one-two punch TiVo customers have been waiting for but for now it's only available through Comcast in the Boston area. TiVo's recently announced deal with Comcast marks the first time cable subscribers can tap into TiVo...

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