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SV Staff  |  Nov 02, 2016  |  0 comments
RetailNext predicts that Black Friday will not be the biggest shopping day of the rapidly approaching 2016 holiday season.
 |  Jan 28, 2001  |  0 comments

Speaking last week at a meeting of the Association of Local Television Stations (ALTV) in Las Vegas, <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A>'s Gary Shapiro announced that actual unit sales to dealers (not to end consumers) of digital television (DTV) displays and integrated sets reached 648,429 in 2000, surpassing earlier industry estimates and accounting for $1.4 billion. Shapiro says that these figures represent more than 400% growth over 1999 sales. In addition, 36,794 stand-alone set-top receivers were sold to dealers in 2000, says Shapiro.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 19, 2007  |  0 comments
The federal government's Copyright Royalty Board refused this week to reconsider an earlier decision to impose a massive rate hike on Internet radio broadcasters starting May 15. Depending on whom you ask, this is either a victory for recording artists or the finally tolling of the bell for net radio.
SV Staff  |  Oct 01, 2008  |  0 comments
Iron Man was one of the hottest releases of the fall season, and was supposed to be a coming out party for the triumphant Blu-ray format. Instead, it's turned into a headache for Paramount. In particular, sometimes success is your own worst enemy....
SV Staff  |  Jul 10, 2008  |  0 comments
Krell is well known as a hardcore audiophile manufacturer. Their amplifiers in particular are the stuff of legend. With the introduction of the Papa Dock, they push the audiophile envelope, and possibly step over the line. The Papa Dock is...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Mar 30, 2010  |  0 comments
RadioShack, the national electronics retailer that always has that gizmo or adapter you need, may soon be sold to or merged with Best Buy or another large chain, reports the New York Post.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  0 comments
The good news is that Comcast’s new streaming service, Stream TV, does not count its video streams toward the subscriber’s data cap. The bad news...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Feb 24, 2016  |  3 comments
Ultra HDTVs and associated technologies are the next chapter in video history. But they also use an average of 30 percent more energy than regular HDTVs. According to a report from the National Resources Defense Council, this may add $1 billion to U.S. consumers’ energy bills.
 |  Nov 29, 1998  |  0 comments

The digital-television media bombardment has been a case study in contrasts. Some optimistic reports predict that most households will be DTV-equipped within 10 years, while others cite turf battles between broadcasters, the FCC, and various computer and electronics manufacturers as evidence of the minefield stretching out ahead. A study released this month by <A HREF="">PricewaterhouseCoopers</A> reports that industry executives are also painting dramatically different pictures of the digital future in 2009. In one, consumer technologies are seamlessly interconnected; in the other, television is stalled between analog and digital technology.

SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2017  |  4 comments
FM radio in my phone? Are you crazy? In one of those little-know (or at least little discussed) facts, today’s smartphones have an FM receiver built-in. The thing is, the receiver is not activated in most phones. As of last fall, FM was working in only 44 percent of the top-selling smartphones in the U.S.
SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2016  |  3 comments
Television has been a fixture of the living room for well over half a century but a new report out of the UK is challenging the notion that TV is still the focal point of activity there.
SV Staff  |  Jul 22, 2008  |  0 comments
In our Top Five Tech Trends for 08, we picked 3D television as one the most exciting. Laugh all you want at the funny glasses (and we've done our share of laughing too) but 3D TV is the real deal. Movie studios are ramping up production of 3D movies...
 |  Jul 26, 1998  |  0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Microvision, Inc.</A> announced that it has successfully conducted its first demonstrations of a laser-projection television display. The company claims that the full-color 17" image projected by the prototype system has the resolution of a VGA computer monitor and provides full-motion video. With additional development, the company plans to increase the size of the projected image and improve the resolution to extremely high levels that "exceed high-definition television (HDTV)." Prototypes are planned to be unveiled later this year.

SV Staff  |  Nov 11, 2008  |  0 comments
The next time your spouse starts needling you to toss out the vinyl records taking up valuable real estate in the living-room bookcase, score some points by explaining that your stockpile pales in comparison to the one now up for sale by Neiman...
SV Staff  |  Jul 02, 2008  |  0 comments
The Blu-ray vs. HD DVD war may be over, but reverberation from the battle lingers on. In particular, tgdaily has called our attention to the fact that the DVD Forum (chaired by Toshiba - its only remaining member?) has released a new DVD logo....