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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2008 0 comments
Audio and video placeshifting technology: That's what Sling Media does, and does well. If you just got back from the ISS (motto: "Urine doesn't taste so bad!") you might not know about SlingBox. Slingbox "slings" AV signals. It...
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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2008 0 comments
Woohoo!!! Celebrate good times, come on! Let's celebrate! TiVo's Lifetime Service is back! For fans of the TiVo service, this can be great news. Plus, unlike what others are reporting, a quick phone call to TiVo customer service revealed that the...
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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2008 0 comments
There have been plenty of new developments in plasma displays lately, but here's some interesting news from Samsung in the LCD world. Samsung just revealed the world's first LCD screen driven at 240Hz. The new "Blue Phase" LCD panel is a...
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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments
Toshiba changed their stripes when Blu-ray demolished HD DVD. So, in addition to abandoning red, they're going green. Methanol fuel, produced naturally from a variety of sources, is the main component in Toshiba's Direct Methanol Fuel Cells....
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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments
The Korea Times is reporting that Samsung and LG will stop making Blu-ray/HD DVD combo players. This is another blow to the fast-sinking HD DVD luxury liner. Cutting their losses, and also cutting the throats of early adopters who adopted the wrong...
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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments
Consider something really bright (like the sun on a sunny day) and something really dark (like under your covers at night). That span from light to dark can be expressed as a contrast ratio; the human eye has good ability in that regard. Now...
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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments
Competition isn't always a good thing. From VHS vs. Betamax all the way to SACD vs. DVD-Audio and most recently Blu-ray vs. HD DVD, competing formats have always been controversial. In the case of SACD and DVD-Audio, it could be said that the war...
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SV Staff Posted: May 14, 2008 0 comments
The 66th Cannes Film Festival kicks off with killer custom sound systems from JBL. Four JBL Synthesis systems, large-scale and according to JBL, ultra-high-end, are going to be installed in the theaters built in the Hotel Gray d'Albion to showcase...
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2008 0 comments
While 45 rpm records aren't exactly news, and even 45 rpm LP records aren't news, most pop and indie fans will be surprised when they see these as new releases. Over at CNET, it's an interesting read. What's the frequency, Kenneth? R.E.M. released...
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2008 0 comments
Okay class, let's settle down. Today's topic is "Globalization." Please remember that term, because I want you to know what to blame when you're wondering what happened to your livelihood. Globalization is when trade barriers drop and...

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