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SV Staff  |  Sep 09, 2008  |  0 comments
After a year in exile, fans of NBC should rejoice. And there's even more exciting news from Steve Jobs. It is Apple season, after all. First part is that Apple is adding high-definition TV shows to iTunes 8.  Standard def shows cost $1.99 to...
Mark Fleischmann  |  May 01, 2008  |  0 comments
Apple has struck a deal with Hollywood to give iTunes the same release window as brick-and-mortar stores. The same day a movie hits Wal-Mart or Blockbuster on disc, it'll also appear in the iTunes store as a download.
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments
In fewer than five short years, Apple has managed to whomp the entire music industry. The iTunes online store sold more music in January and February than any other U.S. retailer, including second-place finisher Wal-Mart, according to a report from...
 |  Oct 15, 2000  |  0 comments

Interactive TV (iTV) is about to become a reality, according to a new study released by <A HREF="">The Strategis Group</A>. The study, "Interactive TV: Platforms, Content, and Services," projects that, by 2005, the majority of US households will be iTV-capable, and that active usage will reach over 41 million&mdash;a dramatic rise from the 1 million households using the service this year.

Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 02, 2015  |  1 comments
In contrast to years past, TVs were in short supply in the Toshiba booth at the recent CES 2015 trade show.

Toshiba will no longer develop and sell TVs in North America as part of a restructuring and will license the TV business to Taiwan’s Compal Electronics. According to a press release issued in Tokyo, Compal will begin delivering Toshiba brand TVs to the North American market in March.

SV Staff  |  Aug 26, 2009  |  0 comments
There is no shortage of drawbacks when it comes to using your phone as a portable media player. But, once you get past the quality issues and the crappy interfaces, you still have to deal with the annoying headphone cord. Jabra’s newest pair of...
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 12, 2016  |  0 comments Ever heard of ’em? I hadn’t but was intrigued when I saw the press release: “Live Music Pioneers Launch Streaming Service.” Turns out the company has been making professional recordings of concert performances available to fans of jam bands for years—something followers of Gov’t Mule, Phish, and Widespread Panic probably already know. To learn more about this unique service, I reached out to founder Brad Serling.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  May 08, 2006  |  0 comments
In June, FILMFEST HD, one of the VOOM HD Networks, will begin a month-long Bond-fest showing high-definition world premieres of 17 classic James Bond flicks. While the very thought of seeing so many Bond movies in High Definition ought to send orgasmic shivers of delight through the remote controls of any James Bond devotee, the news gets even better. The movies will be uncut and commercial-free. David Hasselhoff will serve as the on-air host.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Feb 03, 2011  |  1 comments
As wildly successful as Avatar was, many people still complained of eye fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms of what I call 3D sickness. (If you haven't yet taken our poll on whether or not you suffer from this malady, I invite you to do so here.) So director James Cameron plans to significantly improve the 3D experience of Avatar 2—scheduled for release in December 2014—as revealed in an interview with the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog.
SV Staff  |  Aug 20, 2009  |  0 comments
The trailer for the $200 million epic, Avatar, hit the internet this morning, bringing with it the kind of visual effects we have come to expect from movie master, James Cameron. It gives us a sneak peak into the outlandish creature-like...
SV Staff  |  Apr 30, 2010  |  0 comments
It sounds surreal, but Avatar's massive success could influence our real-life space program. According to CBS News, James Cameron has convinced NASA to use a 3D camera on its next Mars mission. The Curiosity mission, set to launch next year,...
HT Staff  |  Jun 12, 2001  |  0 comments
Many home theater fans use in-wall speakers for rear/side channels. Some even use them for the front channels as well. It's a space saving strategy, but one fraught with acoustic problems, the most prominent being the unpredictable nature of the "bay" into which the in-wall speaker is installed. Is it big or small, empty or stuffed with insulation? These factors make a huge difference in the performance of typical open-back in-walls.
SV Staff  |  Dec 05, 2016  |  0 comments
Outdoor speakers may be the last thing on your mind as the holiday season gets underway, but for those counting the days to the serenity of spring, James Loudspeaker is planting a few seeds with the introduction of the “ultimate landscape speaker.”
HT Staff  |  Apr 02, 2002  |  0 comments
Many home theater fans think all subwoofers are alike.
Barry Willis  |  May 17, 2004  |  0 comments

Most movie fans agree that earthshaking bass is an essential part of the home theater experience. They also agree that the presence of one or more high-powered subwoofers required to create it can cause severe fluctuations in domestic tranquility.