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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2008 0 comments
Details were sparse to nonexistent, but at its press conference, Sony verified that an ES branded Blu-ray player is in the works. ES is the emblem Sony reserves for its best components, and if history is a guide, the ES BD player will be...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2008 0 comments
If you can, try to imagine a football having sexual relations with a hard-boiled egg. Their offspring might be a Rolly — making its Sony CES debut this year. Robotics meets boombox, Rolly is a playback device like none other. Its 2GB flash memory...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
One of the buzzwords coming into the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show was the intriguing wireless TV. The idea is that you can shoot video or pictures from a digital video source to a TV without so much as an HDMI cable in between. But wireless TV may...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
Despite the air being sucked out of the room by the HD-DVD presentation that kicked-off today's Toshiba's CES press conference (you'll recall Warner just dumped Tosh's HD DVD format for Blu-ray), there was one non-HD-DVD nugget of information that...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
“A TV designed by women, for women.” While that isn’t exactly what Philips said at their CES press conference today, it might as well have been. What they did say about their new Aurea set is that it has “feminine lines” and is designed to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
When you're Harmony, the world's leading manufacturer of universal remote controls, what do you do for an encore to replace your best selling model ever? You start by listening to what your legion of satisfied customers and loyal dealers have to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
"As you can imagine, this is a tough day for me," said Jodi Sally, VP of Marketing Digital A/V for Toshiba. "I've had better." Sally's better days, to be more specific, were right before last Friday, when Warner Bros....
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
What's this? Pioneer's Kuro line isn't the final word in the blackest TV blacks after all? Not according to Russ Johnston, the company's  executive VP of marketing for Home Entertainment. Pioneer is actually working on a new concept - the...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
What a difference a year makes. I walked into the same hotel and a room that seemed identical to the one I stayed during the last CES. Then, I began noticing differences: a wall-mounted widescreen TV, a clock radio with an iPod dock, and a sign on...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
Part 1 (see my post below) was full of tribute albums and cover songs. Now comes my second stash from 2007: The Year in Books About Music. You still have too much disposable cash left over from the holidays, right? Read (and buy) on! -Ken...

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