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SV Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2008 0 comments
Have you been lusting for the best in the biz? Always trying to outdo your neighbors? Instead of keeping up with the Jones', wanna knock it out of the park? Sony just introduced two new 4K projectors that are bound to impress, with resolution of...
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SV Staff Posted: May 28, 2008 0 comments
Ultra-ultra thin. That's not a typo. Just a lack of words to describe what happens when you take an ultra-thin screen and make it 1/10th its original thickness. If you thought that Sony's XEL-1 OLED display was thin at 3.0mm, what do you think...
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: May 20, 2005 0 comments

Normally, <I>UAV</I> wouldn't pay much attention to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 17-20, 2005. But at this year's show, there were some announcements that perked up my ears a bit: new game consoles from the Big Three (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo), at least some of which will have high-def capabilities, making them much more interesting to home theater buffs.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 24, 2011 0 comments
A new form of digital rights management from Microsoft has been adopted by Sony and Samsung, among others. Its first high-profile use is in the Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray player, available since February.

PlayReady DRM allows downloading and streaming of video, audio, games, and images on multiple home and mobile devices. Supported formats include MPEG Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, H.264, Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV). Embedded licenses allow content to play without a constantly active broadband connection.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 10, 2007 0 comments
A next-generation flat-tube display called FED may give videophiles much of what we had hoped for from the frustratingly delayed SED.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2008 0 comments
At a press event yesterday evening in Sony Pictures' Culver City, California, headquarters, Sony took the chance not only to tout its latest advances in digital cinema, but also to show how those advances could make 3D commonplace in movie theaters...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 08, 2008 0 comments
Field Emission Display technology, developed by Sony and Motorola, will make its debut in 2009. While its initial use will be in the broadcast and medical arenas, the FED may also put ultra-flat tubes on the longterm wish lists of consumers.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Talk about optimism. Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony, is quoted in The New York Times saying that he thinks that Blu-ray discs don't need to worry about digital downloads. What planet is he living on? In the NYT article, Stringer said, "I don't...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
Sony appears to be taking inspiration from Japanese fictional monster Mothra in the design of its latest use of Blu-ray technology. Or, at least, from common moths. Sony plans to use Blu-ray laser manufacturing to produce a type of bumpy film...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2007 0 comments
Whoulda thunk that the company that invented the portable music player would years later play catch up to a computer company and some of its biggest TV rivals? But that's what happened to Sony and the Walkman in the digital age. Today's...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
If you thought Sony's $300 gaming monster, the Playstation 3 Slim, was the only new Blu-ray Disc player in the company's bag this season, you were wrong. Sony has just announced the BDP-N460, an all-new Blu-ray player with a slimmer price tag and...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
It's CEDIA, so of course Sony has new HDTVs to show off. The new Bravia XBR10 screens are ultra-thin models controlled wirelessly through a separate box that holds all of the screen's inputs and electronics. With edge-lit LED backlighting, the...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2009 0 comments
Among its other new products at CEDIA, Sony has unveiled a pair of new home theater projectors: the VPL-VW85 and VPL-HW15. The VPL-VW85 is a new high-end home theater projector, a home installer-friendly model with a 120,000:1 contrast ratio, a...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2009 0 comments
It wouldn't be CEDIA without some new A/V receivers, and Sony did not disappoint. It just announced the STR-DA5500ES and STR-DA3500ES, two new receivers aimed at high-end installations. The 5500ES puts out 120 watts across each of its 7 channels,...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 26, 2008 0 comments
You think your 120GB iPod is hot stuff, right? Think again. Sooloos, maker of high-end home networking and entertainment systems, just announced a lower-cost digital music management / storage / playback system with a terabyte of storage....

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