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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
Apple is celebrating, and with good reason. According to Apple, the iTunes Store is the world's most popular online TV store. How popular? They've sold over 200 million TV episodes, which includes the 1 million HD shows sold since launching the HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
While the transition is coming, ready or not, a member of the FCC has said that it "will be messy . . . but we'll get through it." This quote is from Robert McDowell (R), just a few weeks after FCC Chairman Daniel Inouye said that the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
It seems like yet another battle in the CE world. Everyone is trying to come out with bigger OLED screens to compete with Sony's 11-inch mini OLED. Samsung was showing a 14-inch and a 31-inch Full HD panel, and LG showed off a 19-inch OLED, powered...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
Remember how low-class it was to have a TV with a built-in VCR?  No one would ever take that seriously. What if an HDTV had a built-in Blu-ray player?  Better yet, add in an HDTV tuner too. Not too shabby, right? Sharp is doing just...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 15, 2008 0 comments
What better way to burn off the calories from Aunt Sandy's Thanksgiving Whiskey Cake than to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving. You know, Black Friday is the day to find amazing deals on everything from toasters to TVs. Looks like this could...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 15, 2008 0 comments
Stand-alone Blu-ray recorders have been available in Japan for a while, but alas, we're not so lucky here in the U.S. Prices aren't that great even over there - about $800 US for a Sharp Blu-ray recorder. But, a story from HD Guru said that...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
Wow, Steve Jobs is telling it like it is. Well, telling it like he thinks it is. Engadget is reporting from Steve Job's keynote speech. The Apple Computer honcho said, "Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It's great to watch the movies, but the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
Unless you've been living under a rock, (and these days, that might be the only housing you can afford) you might have noticed that the economy ain't doing great. As a result, analysts are reporting a slowdown of HDTV sales. Ya think? A report in...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
Bonus time for owners of Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link! Almost a full month ahead of its release on Blu-ray, Sony is offering their blockbuster hit, Hancock, starring Will Smith, as an At-Home Premiere. For just $9.99, October 28 through...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
Neil Young is known for hating early digital audio formats, and seemed to be all set to embrace Blu-ray as the format with high enough resolution to be acceptable. His Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972) had been slated for a November 3 release, but it's...

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