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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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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments

Panasonic TH-50PZ800U 50-inch plasma HDTV $2,400 ($3,200 list), September 2008 Each generation of Panasonic plasma tends to be better than the last, and this THX-certified 50-incher is no ex

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments
It seems that anything can be turned into a speaker. These little cuties were created for the London Design Festival, and they are pretty darn adorable. With bodies made from expanded polystyrene, the Speaker Buddies are meant to be used in pairs....
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments
It's not clear whether Sharp is showing their latest prototype as a for-real solar powered LCD screen, or if it's a dramatic visualization on how little power is required to run this new 52-inch TV. Using a solar panel just a bit bigger than the...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments
Imagine watching a TV show, then - as the closing credits start to roll - you roll up the TV screen and tuck it in your pocket. Yup: Roll it up. Sony and researchers from the German company Max Planck Institute have revealed a new OLED screen...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
Everyone's doing it. Frequent flyer programs for airlines, frequent shopper loyalty cards for the drugstore, grocery store - even the Flying J Truck Stop I went to today (don't ask) asked me if I was enrolled in their rewards program. Sony...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
Apple TV's latest update, version 2.2, has gone HD. In addition to security updates (always a good thing) and Genius features, Apple TV has HDTV options. Looks to me to be the same things offered through the iTunes Store, and this gives you two...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
Nothing like buying a shiny new Blu-ray Disc movie, and discovering that its BD-Live or BD-Java feature doesn't work properly, or takes forever to load. Kinda sucks, doesn't it? Technicolor, a division of Thomson, has opened a facility to test...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
The latest new trend is hitting Sony's 4K projectors, proving that everything old is new again. 3D, once reserved for the truly campy sci-fi thrillers, is going to be available as an adapter for the SRX-R220 4K projector, maintaining the full...

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