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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
Sure, anyone can upconvert anything to air on an HD station. However, TBS-HD just started airing syndicated episodes of Seinfeld in HD. How is that possible, when HD was in its infancy when it was shot? Like many sitcoms, Seinfeld was shot on 35mm...
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The Elite KURO Signature Series are finally shipping. Life is good. This long-awaited line of monitors takes the KURO to the next level. The Signature Series are handpicked at the factory for the deepest blacks and highest levels of color accuracy,...
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I explained most of Sony's new Blu-ray products yesterday when covering the company's press conference, but I've been saving this gadget until I could actually get a picture of it. Sony has a 400-disc Blu-ray mega-changer slated for 2009. It...
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Amazon has boxed up Unbox and just announced that starting immediately, Mac and PC customers can instantly watch movies on either a Mac or PC with Amazon Video On Demand. Using the old Unbox app, material had to be downloaded first, to either a PC...
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JVC held its CEDIA 2008 press release this morning, where it showed off five new digital projectors. The first one was the DLA-SH4K (left). It's a "4K" projector, which means it can project a 10 megapixel picture (four times the...
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Shortly after announcing a new DirecTV combination unit, TiVo is making bigger news, all by themselves. A new standalone DVR has been released, with tons of exciting features. The TiVo HD XL, if you couldn't guess by the name, has extra-large...
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DirecTV and TiVo are together again, with a new unit coming soon. It was a sad day when DirecTV and TiVo broke up a few years ago. They were the first receivers with a built-in DVR, and worked together seamlessly. But, when DirecTV started using...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2008 0 comments
You gotta wonder how TV makers decide what sizes their screens should be. Why does one manufacturer go for a 60-incher (cough, cough . . . Pioneer) while another goes for 58? Maybe someday, we'll try to find out for you. Till then . . . After...
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Sharp will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012, and part of their core philosophies for the big event is to create energy saving and energy creating products and "achieve ubiquity for LCDs by integrating Sharp LCD technology into...
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SpeakerCraft's unconventional president, Jeremy Burkhardt, kicked off his press conference by saying this would be a CEDIA "like no other we've ever had." And he wasn't kidding.  Before Jeremy took the stage, dancers/performers from the...

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