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HT Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2004 0 comments
DVD: Good Boy!—MGM/UA
Video: 2
Audio: 3
Extras: 3
What if dogs really came from another world and were sent on a mission to Earth to domesticate humans and assert their superiority? That's the premise of this fetching family film, whose writers never met a canine joke they didn't like. The gimmick of talking dogs—especially when the voice talent includes Carl Reiner and Cheech Marin—carries the movie up to a point, but it runs out of steam about the time the Greater Dane arrives from the planet Sirius to inspect her minions. Still, the visual jokes and awwww-inspiring moments will engage most young viewers and their parents.
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HT Staff Posted: Jun 20, 2005 0 comments
DVD: Elektra—20th Century Fox
While some fans lament the seemingly imploding film career of the latest prettier half of "Bennifer," what's really sad is that Hollywood has managed to take Elektra, the dark, driven creation of the great Frank Miller, and reinvent her as just another melodramatic heroine. As portrayed by the lithe, earnest Jennifer Garner, "E" is a conflicted killer with quirky habits (obsessive-compulsive disorder for a few quick laughs!), who squares off against a slew of overdone computer-generated special effects. Oh, and did I mention the precocious young sidekick and the hunky single dad next door? Had the filmmakers gone for gritty action and an R rating instead of the flashy fantasy nonsense, this movie could have been great instead of just OK. Even at a mere 96 minutes, it's a tad sluggish.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2008 0 comments
Have you noticed a distinct push lately towards Blu-ray this holiday season? The latest Disney release (Horton Hears a Who) had a commercial solely for the Blu-ray release. No mention of the DVD until the tag. Disney has a whole Blu-ray...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 09, 2007 0 comments
Kudos to our own Brett Milano for predicting the current legal skirmish between Avril Lavigne and the Rubinoos. S&V online readers will recall that, in his review of Lavigne's The Best Damn Thing, Brett was among the first (and possibly the...
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: May 26, 2005 Published: May 27, 2005 0 comments

At the Society for Information Display (SID) 2005 International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition this week in Boston, MA, Samsung is highlighting a number of important developments. Their 82-inch LCD panel, the largest in the world, is being exhibited for the first time in the Americas. The prototype is said to have a horizontal and vertical viewing angle of 180º, reproduce 92% of the NTSC color gamut, and exhibit a response time of 8ms or less.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments
100% satisfaction guaranteed. Love it, or get your money back. All good products should come with a good refund policy. Unfortunately, folks are returning their LCD TV's with alarming frequency. What's wrong the sets? Are they faulty, or are folks...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 02, 2009 0 comments
In the LCD vs. plasma competition, LCD has sold more sets overall, while plasma has dominated in some larger screen sizes. But plasma has given up that advantageous position in the latest numbers from Quixel Research, which show LCD selling more in the 40 inches and up categories for the first time.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 01, 2010 0 comments
The world economy may be tottering, but TV sales are on the rise, especially LCD TV sales.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
It's no secret that LCD TVs are outselling plasma displays, but a new study by J.D. Power and Associates and Market Force Information have unearthed one clue as to why. And, apparently, those online ads for mystery shoppers aren't complete scams....
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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 17, 2003 0 comments

Liquid Crystal on Silicon or LCOS technology is clearly hot in the HDTV market. <A HREF="http://www.microdisplay.com">MicroDisplay Corporation</A> announced last week that it his introduced a single panel 1920 x 1080 LCOS microdisplay with resolution of two million pixels. The company says the new chip is designed for front and rear projection televisions.

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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: May 31, 2004 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.brilliancorp.com">Brillian Corporation</A> is making waves among the HDTV elite with its first-ever rear projection monitor, a 65"-diagonal widescreen unit with exceptional specifications&mdash;among them a 160-degree viewing angle and 2000:1 contrast ratio. At the heart of the new BR6501m/I are three 1280x720 microdisplays, the latest in the company's patent-pending Gen II LCoS line.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 15, 2000 0 comments
Home theater means more than great sound and a gorgeous picture. It also means having a comfortable seat while enjoying the movies, but---as many home theater fans have discovered---what's comfortable isn't necessarily stylish or good-looking.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 31, 2009 0 comments
LCD TVs with LED backlighting will surpass the more common kind, with CCFL backlighting, within five years, according to DisplaySearch.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 28, 2010 0 comments
LED backlighting for LCD displays has already surpassed CCFL backlighting in performance, energy efficiency, and overall hipness. And LED eventually will beat CCFL again in sheer numbers, predicts the Quarterly LED Backlight Report by DisplaySearch.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2007 0 comments
Rumors were flying last week, but today it's official: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones will play one concert as Led Zeppelin on Monday, November 26, at London's O2 arena (capacity: 22,000). They'll be joined by Jason Bonham, son of...

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