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SV Staff  |  Mar 11, 2008  |  0 comments
In a press briefing touting the virtues of its expanded line of Viera plasma and LCD televisions, Panasonic indicated that it's quietly exiting the rear-projection television business. "We're out of that market," Panasonic spokesman Jeff...
SV Staff  |  Jun 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rent a movie and watch it before it self-destructs. Although it's not on the initial list of DVD releases, Staples is offering a unique way to rent DVD movies that's straight out of...
SV Staff  |  Aug 21, 2008  |  0 comments
Remember Convergence? How diverse industries such as telecommunications and entertainment were supposed to merge and create weird new offspring? Well, yesterday at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel and Yahoo announced a bit of...
SV Staff  |  Oct 31, 2008  |  0 comments
Since getting your DVR, have your DVD viewing habits changed? A new study from Knowledge Networks Inc. found that DVRs aren't cutting into TV watching — they're cutting into DVD watching. The study, reported at The Canadian Press, found...
SV Staff  |  Jan 22, 2009  |  0 comments
Monster who?  No, you don't need to spend more than the cost of a Blu-ray movie just for the cable to connect your Blu-ray player to the TV. Meritline.com is selling packages of two HDMI cables for a whopping $5.99. These are 30 AWG...
SV Staff  |  Oct 22, 2009  |  0 comments
When you hear the phrase "music game," you probably think of musical rhythm games like Guitar Hero or Rock Band, games that give you a list of songs and make you emulate playing them by hitting keys or buttons in a specific order at specific...
SV Staff  |  Apr 26, 2010  |  0 comments
DRM measures may be preventing some Avatar DVDs from playing on Blu-ray players, according to The Consumerist. Based on first-hand consumer reports on Amazon.com, several DVD players simply aren't playing Avatar correctly. Users have noted...
SV Staff  |  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...
SV Staff  |  Mar 31, 2008  |  0 comments
If you've got an eye for crisp video, surely you've wished the high-definition signal being pumped into your living room was even better. The signal quality appears to have good days and bad days, and you may have even wondered if the same HD...
SV Staff  |  Jun 23, 2008  |  0 comments
Scientists say the human brain can process only between five and nine things at once. To that postulate, we'd add that the human brain can catalog only 25 DVDs. Here's proof: Have you ever rented a DVD that you later realized you own? Have you ever...
SV Staff  |  Sep 05, 2008  |  0 comments
If anyone thought that Panasonic was lagging in the hotly-contested display market, the company moved to dispel the misconception. The 65VX100U plasma display was unveiled, and it is wonderful indeed. The VX100 is a 65-inch custom-install only...
SV Staff  |  Nov 21, 2008  |  0 comments
The one claim - okay, one of a few claims - that Hulu had over YouTube was the quality of the video. But, crafty YouTube viewers have scrounged around and found a few HD-quality videos mixed into the regular, pixelated, sputtering content we all...
SV Staff  |  Jun 14, 2010  |  0 comments
It seems like only yesterday we were just getting video recording on your smartphones. The iPhone 3GS was the first iPhone to shoot video, and it's just one generation old. Now the iPhone 4 will feature a mobile version of iMovie, Apple's video...
SV Staff  |  Apr 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Various companies and organizations are competing to standardize a wireless technology that will toss high definition sound and video effortlessly across a living room. Some of them, like WirelessHD are close, but none of them are here yet, and...

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