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SV Staff  |  Feb 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Insiders at Sirius XM are reporting that the company has hired advisers to help it prepare for bankruptcy filings.  The Chapter 11 filing could make it quite easy for Echostar to finally take it over.Through the filings, the satellite radio...
SV Staff  |  Feb 02, 2009  |  0 comments
Everyone has a killer app for the iPhone, and hopefully, Sirius XM will find an app that will save the day.  An application was just submitted to the App Store for uSirius StarPlayr, an app that will let users listen to Sirius XM on their...
SV Staff  |  Jun 18, 2009  |  0 comments
If you have been pining for satellite radio on your iPhone or iPod touch, then today is your lucky day. The Sirius XM app lets you stream 120 channels to your portable player. It's free for Premium subscribers, but will cost $3 a month (after a...
SV Staff  |  Nov 11, 2008  |  0 comments
It's the end of the world as we know it. Okay, maybe not. It's the end of the world as I know it. I've been a fan of XM Radio literally from day one, and I'm not taking too kindly to the merger. I'll get over it. What I will...
SV Staff  |  Nov 18, 2008  |  0 comments
It's official. The merger of XM and Sirius is a done deal, and the new system is up and on-the-air. How do you think they've handled the transition?I was the first to complain (okay, among the first) online about the new XM channel...
SV Staff  |  Jan 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Rumors are flying around the web that Sirius XM is about to raise their rates. Normally, you would think that's just business as usual. No problem, except that part of the FCC approval of the merger of XM and Sirius is that there wouldn't...
SV Staff  |  Jun 10, 2009  |  0 comments
The news comes from some "leaked" internal documents, but it looks like subscribers will be hit for an extra $2 in every Sirius XM bill in the form of a music royalties surcharge. This is happening because of a royalty increase that was...
SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2009  |  0 comments
Howard Stern can sigh with relief. His home on Sirius XM satellite radio is safe, at least for now. Liberty Media Corp., parent company of DirecTV, has stepped up to the plate to save the floundering radio service.  In a corporate game of...
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Hard-core movie watchers may never get up off the couch (or comfy recliner) now that D-BOX Technologies, Inc. has introduced the Quest X3ME. (D-BOX says you're supposed to pronounce "X3ME" as "extreme". To me it looks more like "ex cubed me", which sounds like what someone with a bad cold says after they sneeze on you, but it's their product so we'll let them say it any way they want.)
 |  Jan 25, 1998  |  0 comments

Just in case you were planning to use your computer for watching and possibly copying DVD movies in the near future, Compaq Computer Corporation, Gateway 2000 Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation, Micron Electronics, Inc., and Packard Bell/NEC are now licensed to incorporate Macrovision's DVD analog copy-protection technology in their personal-computer products.

SV Staff  |  Dec 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Have you noticed recent advertisements for TVs use "classes" to describe the size category? It's not a 32-inch TV, it's a 32-inch Class TV. Is this why my new 37-inch TV doesn't fit in the same armoire that my old set fit...
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 19, 2004  |  0 comments

Over the last few years, we've heard a lot about the "electronic house," an application that will seamlessly integrate personal computers and home entertainment systems throughout an entire household. If customers have been slow to adopt this concept, it may be because the existing options have tended to be complicated to use and install&mdash;not to mention expensive. <A HREF="http://www.skipjam.com/">SkipJam</A> may have a solution for all three objections.

SV Staff  |  Dec 21, 2008  |  0 comments
 Earlier in the week, we told you that England's Sky TV satellite broadcaster was promising the London Olympics in 3D. Looks like that promise is one step closer to becoming a reality. They have successfully tested 3D delivery to a...
Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 25, 2005  |  0 comments

While Ireland is gearing up for a nationwide digital-cinema network (see <A href="http://www.ultimateavmag.com/news/032405Ireland/">news story</A>), the best the US can do is a network for digitally distributing <I>advertising</I> to commercial movie theaters. The project was recently announced by Thomson and Screenvision, a joint venture of Thomson and ITV. Technicolor Digital Cinema, part of Thomson's Services division, will provide technology, network operations, and digital-content management systems on an exclusive basis to Screenvision and its theater-advertising customers. Screenvision provides advertisement services to nearly 15,000 screens in the US, of which approximately 5,000 will be included in the initial rollout.

SV Staff  |  May 18, 2010  |  0 comments
We're heading into Back to the Future Part 2 territory 5 years early. Panasonic has just announced that Skype is coming to VieraCast-equipped HDTVs, with support for video-chat. While the Skype software is free and Skype-to-Skype calls can be...

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