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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Our good buddy, Pete Pachal, over at DVICE, makes a good point. In spite of technological prowess coming out the wazoo everywhere else, television companies just can't seem to figure out aspect ratios. Back in the day, it was pretty simple. When...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Traditional LCD screens use fluorescent lighting components - cheap, reliable, but power-hungry. Lately, manufacturers have been using RGB LEDS in their backlight units, mainly in high-end units. While more expensive, they use less power, have...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
Even with the global economy on increasingly shaky ground, a new study out of China shows that - not  only are plasma sales booming as LCD sales fall - plasma sales are actually hitting historical highs. While you can debate on which is...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2008 0 comments
We try to stay away from politics here - my mom said to never mix business and politics. Sorry Mom, I'm about to break that rule. The curious folks over at Gizmodo picked up on something during the last presidential debate. Apparently, in an...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2008 0 comments
Check the weather - looks like a freeze might be coming. Back in the day, PS3 was Blu-ray, Xbox 360 was HD DVD. And, Toshiba was HD DVD, and still refuses to switch to Blu-ray. My, oh my, how times are changing. X-bit Labs is reporting that...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2008 0 comments
We've just gotten word that a distant member of the Sound & Vision family passed on a couple weeks ago. He was the closest thing we had to a mascot and supermodel, and he was a real good sport: Buddy Butterworth, the Yellow Labrador Retriever. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments
Netflix has always had very reasonable rates, but if you want to keep getting Blu-ray Discs as part of your rental agreement, you're gonna have to pay to play. Not by much. The Blu-ray premium is only $1.00 per month. Is there anything to...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments
Best Buy is ditching the yellow and blue and going for pink. Figuratively, that is. In an effort to appeal to more women shoppers, a few of the new stores in Denver are doing to be redecorated. Not in pink, but for some reason, someone feels that...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments
Isn't patent law fascinating? TiVo has owned the patent for, well, TiVo'ing. Their ability to time-shift while recording a show was a patented process, and DISH's DVRs were violating that patent. The damages stretch back over two years. The first...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 08, 2008 0 comments
Samsung's BD-P1500 is getting better. BD Live is the next big thing to hit Blu-ray players, and it's now available as an upgrade for the Samsung BD-P1500. The upgrade is available as a download that you can get two ways. Connect the player to the...

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