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SV Staff Posted: Mar 12, 2008 0 comments
In the ongoing battle to lure consumers away from their PCs, TiVo has become the latest consumer electronics company to announce plans to bring Internet-based video content into the living room. TiVo will join Apple TV as the other hardware box...
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For some, OLED displays seem like just another future-tech promise that, like jet packs, flying cars, and domestic robots, has never been fulfilled. Sure, Sony put out one OLED TV this year - the $2,500 11-inch XEL-1 - but who can afford it? Now...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 12, 2008 0 comments
Those lucky Brits. During the 2012 London Olympics, they'll receive BBC broadcasts in "Super Hi-Vision," on big screens across the country. Japan's public broadcaster NHK and Britain's BBC are collaborating on Super Hi-Vision, a format...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Is there an HDTV owner in America who thinks there's a glut of HD channels and content to watch? Probably not. Well, maybe one. His name is Michael Angelakis, and he's the chief financial officer of Comcast. At a conference Monday, he told the...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Format transitions are tough. That's a concept with which video gamers are intimately familiar, so when gamers and game executives hear news about the movie business that suggests even though sales of Blu-ray discs will triple in 2008, DVD sales...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
In a press briefing touting the virtues of its expanded line of Viera plasma and LCD televisions, Panasonic indicated that it's quietly exiting the rear-projection television business. "We're out of that market," Panasonic spokesman Jeff...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Good thing this rumor doesn't have legs. If it did, we'd have to break them. Since early January, reports have surfaced that Microsoft is interested in acquiring peripheral-maker Logitech for close to $10 billion. Finally, Logitech chairman...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
We don't know about your family, but ever since we set up our big-screen HDTV and surround-sound speakers a couple years ago, we've been to the movies exactly . . . once. There's something about enjoying a film with all settings (picture quality,...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2008 0 comments
Environmental organizations like Greenpeace are used to provoking the ire of brand-loyal techies who take issue with any negative press about their favorite consumer electronics manufacturers (Apple fans are notorious for this). Its a dirty job,...
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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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