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 |  Jan 28, 2007  |  0 comments

One of the stories of CES 2007 that didn't make it into <A HREF=""><I>UAV's</I> Blogs</A> is Sony's Internet TV, which is a two-part concept that includes an add-on module for its BRAVIA TVs and streaming broadband content provided by Sony's music and movie arms and partners like AOL, Yahoo, and Grouper. The BRAVIA Internet Video Link requires an Ethernet connection and is compact enough that the BRAVIA LCD flat panels can still be wall-mounted with the module in place.

Barry Willis  |  Jan 23, 1999  |  0 comments

Although the original intent behind digital television was simply "better quality," the unfolding format will create unimagined opportunities for both Internet entrepreneurs and makers of widescreen computer displays, according to a recent report from electronics-industry observers <A HREF="">The McLaughlin Consulting Group</A>. The implementation of HDTV was the stated agenda by those involved in its design and rollout, but the biggest opportunities won't befall broadcasters, satellite providers, or traditional makers of television sets, the report says. In fact, many of the original participants might not reap the full rewards of the new technology.

Barry Willis  |  Jan 30, 2000  |  0 comments

Video streaming on the Internet is a few years away from offering any real competition to cable television, but technological limitations haven't prevented entrepreneurs from exploring the entertainment frontier. This year's recently completed <A HREF="">Sundance Film Festival</A> saw a huge increase in the number of Net startups&mdash;many without active sites&mdash;looking to sign deals with independent filmmakers for short features.

Mark Fleischmann  |  May 19, 2008  |  0 comments
Frequent internet shoppers know the feeling. You've searched out the best deal, added it to your shopping cart, and you're ready to type in your credit card number. But what's this? The total isn't what you expected. How are you getting nickel-and-dimed to death? Oh, taxes.
jon iverson  |  Apr 01, 2001  |  0 comments

HDTV has been broadcast via the Internet2 (see <A HREF="">previous story</A>), and several companies such as <A HREF="">Lucent</A>, Motorola, and <A HREF="">2NetFX</A> say they have been working on the technology. But <I><A HREF="">InternetWeek</A></I> announced last week that they have conducted what they claim is the first ever high-definition television (HDTV) broadcast over the Internet.

 |  Sep 15, 2002  |  0 comments

An advancement in integrated circuit technology could boost the recording capacity of single-sided optical discs from 4.7 gigabytes to 27GB, according to a September 9 announcement from Irvine, California&#150based <A href="">Intersil Corporation</A>. One likely result is the rapid development of consumer HDTV and PC-based optical recorders.

 |  Sep 29, 2002  |  0 comments

Hollywood studios are going to have to defend their jealously protected distribution systems in an antitrust suit filed in US District Court in Los Angeles.

SV Staff  |  Aug 15, 2008  |  0 comments
If you've been using Inteset's Movie Collection to rip and organize your movie collection, today's your lucky day.  Well, lucky if you're adding Blu-ray Discs to your collection. Simply insert a Blu-ray (or DVD) and the application will scan...
SV Staff  |  Jul 20, 2007  |  0 comments
Saw a killer Crowded House show last night in an intimate setting of about 300 people. It was one of those "secret show" deals that are never really all that secret - Paul McCartney did some of these recently himself in L.A. and NYC - but they're...
SV Staff  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  0 comments
Integra today introduced a low-profile network AV receiver and a soundbar-based system designed for object-based Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound.
SV Staff  |  Oct 29, 2008  |  0 comments
In a surprising move, Sony executives called a press conference today and announced that Sony and other licensees would abandon the Blu-ray disc format. According to the Sony spokesperson, "After considerable thought, we've decided that we...
Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 19, 2011  |  5 comments
Here at, our primary mission is to help you choose the best audio/video gear for your needs and budget, and then get the most out of it when you set it up at home. The first step in that process is deciding which product to buy from among the myriad options available, which is where our product reviews come in. Of course, we review a lot of products, far more than any shopper would be willing to wade through to find the gems—so we've done it for you in our new section called Top Picks.
SV Staff  |  May 20, 2010  |  0 comments
The iPad is barely a few weeks old and already it's seeing significant software updates. The Netflix Watch Instantly app for the iPad is getting a major new feature that could change how you use your iPad. The newly released version of the...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jun 02, 2010  |  0 comments
Two major content producers refuse to throw out their Adobe Flash-based video libraries to suit Apple's iPad.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 02, 2010  |  0 comments
Judging from the initial round of content deals, the iPad will have plenty of video content.