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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
High-end home theater owners might not be the only ones who'll get to experience D-Box motion-simulation chairs.  Some commercial theater owners are considering adding these electromechanical rides to their theaters. For most folks, they were...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
No goofy glasses required! This HD screen (SVGA with 800 x 600 pixels) uses a special alignment of pixels to display 3D without needing specs. Right now, this is a prototype, and the press release is in Japanese, but from what the Google...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2008 0 comments
Flexing its muscles, the FCC has slapped a fine on Time Warner Cable and Cox communications for introducing switched digital video signals into cable systems still utilizing CableCards.  This is a direct violation of federal rules that...
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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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