SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
Philips got out of the US TV market, but Philips-branded Blu-ray players, marketed under the Funai banner will be hitting shelves soon, along with a Magnavox-branded LCD/Blu-ray combo unit.Three new units will be available: the $299 BDP-3010, the...
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to test drive the new Aston Martin DBS for an upcoming Sound & Vision feature. One of the coolest parts of the car's Bang & Olufsen audio system was the iPod integration. Once docked, this...
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
We reported last week about President-elect Barack Obama's desire to postpone the DTV transition, mainly because the poor and elderly weren't prepared. Now, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is suggesting alternatives to keep the...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 14, 2009  |  0 comments
A year after the end of the format war with HD DVD, the Blu-ray format is doing well.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 13, 2009  |  0 comments
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Shane Buettner  |  Jan 13, 2009  |  11 comments
A number of things have dovetailed into this Blog in the last week and a half. A NY Times article landed downplaying the success Blu-ray is having thus far and its future prospects, and, IMO, vastly overrating the current and future prospects of movie streaming and downloads. A massive wave of CE products launched at CES that connect to Internet-driven content, adding some fuel to this fire, and well, NPR called me in the middle of the show to get my take on this, which you can read and listen to here.
SV Staff  |  Jan 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Lost in the shuffle of CES was rather interesting news from iTunes.  The iTunes stores is going offer all of their music in iTunes Plus -- DRM-free (without copy-protection) and at a higher-quality bit rate. The 256 kbps AAC files were...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Acting in response to consumer-group complaints, the Obama transition team has asked the Federal Communications to delay the DTV transition.
SV Staff  |  Jan 13, 2009  |  0 comments
Sony has always seemed a fortress in the electronics world - unshakable, until recently.  Sony is expected to post a loss of about $1.1 billion for 2007 and 2008 -- the first loss posted by the corporation in 14 years. Ouch.  What...
Kevin James  |  Jan 12, 2009  |  0 comments