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SV Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2008 0 comments
These economic times are tough on everyone. Is the TV hardware business immune from the troubles? In a conference centered around HDTV displays, the news was surprisingly optimistic. In the past, manufacturers were concerned about dropping prices...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2008 0 comments
DVRs are great, but they tend to be so . . . limited. Whether it's the box you got from your cable company or your own shiny new TiVo, you're still relying on its built-in interface and pre-programmed features. Of course, you're probably not a...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2008 0 comments
Must we make a choice? While DVD is still king, Blu-ray and digital downloads seem to be battling for second place attention. Why? There's no doubt that digital downloads are cheap, convenient, and almost instantaneous. But, not everyone has...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
Now this is a contest I can get excited about! Netflix is sponsoring the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship: The Quest for the Popcorn Bowl! In an attempt to snag a Guinness World Record, eight contestants will begin watching 56 movies...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
This would seem like a small mistake if it wasn't so prevalent. Hotels across the nation are upgrading to flat-panel HDTVs, tossing out those bulky CRT sets and slapping either LCD or plasma sets on the walls. Should look great, right? Seems like...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
It just makes sense. AT&T has an Internet and video bundle called U-verse. The iPhone is an AT&T device. Does it take a genius to connect the two?  At a showcase of future technologies, AT&T hinted that, at some point in the...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
Pioneer just announced two exciting new products for Japan: two Blu-ray Disc recorders, both with built-in HDDs. The BDR-WD900 has a 1 TB drive and the BDR-WD700 has a 500GB hard drive. Prices aren't available yet. Want more info? These HDD/BD...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
Is it just me, or do most people get a headache trying to transfigure our HD video to work from one device to the next? Wouldn't a transcoder that would take either HD or SD MPEG-4 AVC or MPEG-2 media, convert and wirelessly transmit it to another...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2008 0 comments
Come on, people. What are you waiting for? According to a study by DisplaySearch, less than 6% of the people who have requested the coupons the government is supplying have actually redeemed them. That means millions of folks will be left in the...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2008 0 comments
You know who you are. You're not shooting home videos, you shoot art. Thus, the two newest Handycam's from Sony are so you. Quite a bit more advanced than the camcorder your neighbor uses to shoot his kid's recitals, but not quite up there with...

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