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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments
One of the difficulties in swallowing Microsoft's home theater PC concept is the ugliness associated with plopping a boxy tower anywhere near your sleek living room set-up. This post is neither the time nor place to discuss the merits of HTPCs and...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments
If you've got an eye for crisp video, surely you've wished the high-definition signal being pumped into your living room was even better. The signal quality appears to have good days and bad days, and you may have even wondered if the same HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
Now that bean counters have a sense for consumer Blu-ray appetite when HD-DVD is out of the picture, it looks like 15 million of the high-def discs will sell in 2008, according to HMR Research. From mid-2006 (Blu-ray's launch) until the end of...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
At a seminar in Japan this week, Matsushita plasma group manager Susumu Tsujihara didn't say a word about subsidiary Panasonic's plans to manufacture plasma panels for Pioneer's high-end Kuro line. But everything he did say sounded like very good...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
This plasma stuff might burn you up with jealousy, but don't try this at home, electrical engineers. At least wait until you get back to the lab. Everybody else should simply enjoy the YouTube videos in safety. Gizmodo posted two videos of one...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
In the decades-old gender battle for the remote control, it appears women have begun to wrangle the device at a higher rate then men, especially when there's a digital video recorder involved. According to a new study from Solutions Research...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
If audio is recorded without the intention of being listened to, is it still a recording? American researchers in Paris are getting philosophical about a piece of etched paper they found which may contain the first ever piece of recorded audio. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
How is Toshiba managing to mourn the painful and expensive death of HD-DVD? Well, with a little bit of R&D therapy, it seems. Perhaps spending bucket-loads of cash on an adorable 11-inch robot of limited utility will soothe Toshiba's angst....
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
LG Display, an LCD-panel making offshoot of LG Electronics, is sniffing around for partners to help it sell more LCD TVs. One possible bedfellow is Amtran, the Taiwanese parent of U.S. everyman flat-screen brand Vizio. Pundits and investors don't...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
Nearly twenty million consumers are so eager to jump on the high-definition disc bandwagon this year that they can't be bothered to wait for a bargain. Even though a Sony executive all but promised that the price of Blu-ray players won't drop to...

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