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Mark Fleischmann  |  May 12, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony has bought Indianapolis-based Gracenote for $260 million. Why should you care?
SV Staff  |  Jul 07, 2008  |  0 comments
We just reported that Sony's coming out with a 27-inch OLED display in the somewhat-near future. But, before you start saving up for that, check out the latest technology Sony's working on. Sony is taking over a Pioneer manufacturing plant so they...
HT Staff  |  Oct 04, 2000  |  0 comments
Autumn's shortening days and cooling temperatures bring people inside, where they can enjoy sports, the latest movies, and new network programming. Sony Electronics has introduced several new products to enhance the home theater lifestyle.
SV Staff  |  Jul 18, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony's new Blu-ray player is making news on many accounts. They're currently shipping the BDP-S350 that is about 55% smaller than previous models, uses approximately 52% less packing materials (when will they replace packing peanuts with cheese...
Scott Wilkinson  |  Feb 14, 2005  |  0 comments

On February 7, 2005, Sony hosted a party to celebrate the grand opening of their new Design Center in Los Angeles, which joins several other such centers located around the world. With around 14,000 square feet of floor space, the Design Center is divided into several sections, including a large open work space with desks and movable dividers as well as several simulated living areas to see how new product designs fit into normal rooms.

SV Staff  |  Oct 02, 2009  |  0 comments
Wireless HDMI is a developing technology that will be able to transmit high-def video directly to a screen without running any cables from the video's source. Unfortunately, it still leaves the issue of actually providing power to the screen; even...
SV Staff  |  Jun 30, 2008  |  0 comments
Okay, so maybe when Sony reported that they were planning on downloads for its PS3 platform, they were a little optimistic. Turns out, they're only able to confirm that they can only offer downloads from one movie studio. Wanna take a guess at...
Barry Willis  |  Mar 05, 2000  |  0 comments

As of March 1, <A HREF="">Sony Electronics</A> is offering a nice inducement to home-theater fans: a 30% reduction in the suggested retail prices of 53" and 61" high-definition rear-projection television sets. 1999 list prices for 53" and 61" HDTV RPTV models were $4499 and $5499, respectively. The equivalent models for the year 2000, the KP-53HS10 and KP-61HS10, will be priced at $3199 and $3699&mdash;a discount of approximately 30% from the previous year. Both sets are capable of displaying pictures at 1080i, the highest quality of all varieties of digital video. The price reductions are encouraging news for broadcasters as well as for consumers, as more than 120 stations nationwide now offer HD programming.

HT Staff  |  Sep 06, 2000  |  0 comments
Movies or music? Sony has solved this dilemma with its new Sony DVP-S9000ES, an all-purpose disc spinner that offers progressive-scan video with Super Audio CD capability. Not only will the machine output flicker-free 480p video, it will also play standard music CDs, CD-Rs and DVD-Rs. Such versatility enables home theater fans to get the most from their present music and film libraries while being prepared for the future.
jon iverson  |  Oct 24, 1999  |  0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Sony Electronics</A> announced that its newest 16:9 flat-panel plasma display, the PFM-510A1WU high-resolution 42" (viewable area, measured diagonally) monitor, is now available. Sony claims that the new monitor, originally debuted at NAB in April 1999, is one of the first on the market to offer over 1,000,000 pixel capability in a plasma display, and is capable of handling high-definition video signals.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Mar 10, 2011  |  0 comments
Though disc releases are festooned with special features, movies sold as downloads tend to be unadorned. However, Sony Pictures is beginning to add features to movies sold as downloads through iTunes.

You'll be able to search for actors and dialogue, choose clips to share on social networking sites, and find songs embedded in soundtracks. Not surprisingly, the latter will be linked for purchase in the iTunes music store.

Barry Willis  |  Dec 05, 1998  |  0 comments

Entertainment-industry executives should sleep better thanks to a recent announcement from <A HREF="">Sony Corporation</A>. On November 30, Sony announced it has developed robust, multilevel copy protection for the emerging IEEE 1394 interconnect standard, which represents an escalation in the technological war against poachers of intellectual property.

SV Staff  |  Nov 07, 2008  |  0 comments
Looks like I bought a new cellphone a few years too early. While most phones are maxing out these days at around 5 megapixels — 8 if you're lucky — Sony Ericsson just announced plans to blow those numbers out of the water.In a bit of...
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.