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SV Staff  |  Sep 09, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony Ericsson isn't going to let Nokia get the upper-hand since announcing unlimited music downloads. Sony Ericsson's Walkman phones will be able to download music from more than just the Sony label. Reportedly, they're in discussion with all of...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Dec 20, 2007  |  0 comments
Sony has become the latest manufacturer to dump its rear-projection television line.
SV Staff  |  Aug 24, 2016  |  1 comments
Sony and Best Buy today announced that starting this week Sony Hi-Res Listening Stations are being rolled out to 250 Magnolia Home Theater locations around the country, joining the 82 Magnolia Design Centers that have had listening stations since late last year. The rollout is expected to be complete by September.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Aug 22, 2005  |  0 comments

At a press event in Pittsburgh, PA, last week, Sony announced two new rear-projection SXRD televisions. Previously available only in the company's upscale Qualia line, SXRD now enters a wider market. The 60-inch KDS-R60XBR1 and 50-inch KDS-R50XBR1 Grand Wega designs, at $5000 and $4000 respectively, are still priced toward the high-end, but they are now in direct competition with top-of-the-line sets using other digital display technologies.

SV Staff  |  Sep 26, 2008  |  0 comments
They promised, and now they've delivered. Sony has just released the firmware update for their BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc Player to add BD-Live functionality, improved BD-Java compatibility, and better remote control sensitivity for  when the...
HT Staff  |  Dec 21, 2000  |  0 comments
Improvement wrought by Sony and other manufacturers is bringing flatscreen monitors into territory they weren't originally intended to serve. First developed for commercial signage and public information display, flatscreen monitors---especially the type known as plasma display panels (PDPs)---have seen huge advances in contrast ratio and reduction of motion artifacts, to such an extent that they can be seriously considered by even hard-to-please home theater fans.
SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2014  |  0 comments
Sony is aiming to make high-resolution music available to a broader audience with the introduction of high-rez-capable AV receivers, a Blu-ray-based home theater system, and a series of speakers, all due out in May. Two of four new receivers and the Blu-ray system are equipped to handle a variety of audio formats from FLAC to Sony's own Direct Stream Digital (DSD), originally developed for Super Audio CD.
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2016  |  1 comments
Dismissing the notion of product development shrouded in secrecy in an isolated corner of a remote R&D lab, Sony’s new Future Lab Program plans to share early prototypes to get real-world feedback on what’s good and not so good about work-in-progress technology.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 06, 2010  |  0 comments
At a press event last week in Beverly Hills, California, Sony announced three new receivers and a Blu-ray player in the company's premium ES (Elevated Standard) line. Also new this year is a revised policy for ES sales. Unlike Sony's standard models, the ES series will be marketed exclusively through specialty retail outlets. These will include the Magnolia division of Best Buy and independent sellers. Sony feels that only such stores are fully qualified to properly demonstrate these products to consumers, allowing buyers to appreciate and take full advantage of the features they offer. Such limited distribution will also allow Sony to better enforce its minimum advertised pricing structure. The ES products will no longer be available online, nor will they be sold in Sony Style stores.
SV Staff  |  Jul 06, 2010  |  0 comments
Sony is seriously trying to sweeten the pot for early adopters of 3D HDTVs. According to CrunchGear, the company is adding a bundle of additional products for users who purchase a Bravia HX800 HDTV. Besides the TV itself, Sony is throwing in a...
Barry Willis  |  Sep 20, 2004  |  0 comments

High-definition video isn't just for professionals anymore. It could soon be in the hands of hobbyists and amateur filmmakers everywhere.

SV Staff  |  Sep 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Just in time for back-to-school home video projects, Sony has slashed prices on two of their new HD camcorders by $200. The models are the HDR-UX20 and the HDR-UX10, both are high def digital video cameras with still capabilities. This sale...
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 09, 2010  |  0 comments
Sony is about to launch two movie channels. One, Sony Pictures Movies HD, would be the first channel completely under Sony ownership. The other, FearNet, is a joint venture with Lionsgate and Comcast.
SV Staff  |  Dec 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Most people compare things like contrast ratios and black levels. As I stare at my flickering TV screen, I'm glad that PC World has done a study on HDTV reliability.The study looked at five factors: problem on arrival, any significant...
Barry Willis  |  Sep 12, 1999  |  0 comments

Competition in the personal video recorder market heated up considerably on September 8, when <A HREF="http://www.sony.com/">Sony Corporation of America</A> announced that it had made an equity investment in <A HREF="http://www.tivo.com/">TiVo, Inc</A>. TiVo is a Sunnyvale, California-based maker of personal video recorders (PVRs), a new category of product using hard-disk technology for time-shifting television viewing.

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