Mark Fleischmann

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Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 16, 2007  |  0 comments
Don't know who to support in the format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD? Those who have firmly decided not to decide got another option Friday as Samsung announced the long-rumored BD-UP5000 combi player. That makes Samsung the second manufacturer to market a high-def combi, following LG.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 17, 2007  |  0 comments
Samsung plasma DTVs are going wireless.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 19, 2010  |  0 comments
In an unusual departure from the current 3DTV marketing frenzy, Samsung has issued a health warning about possible side effects of 3D on certain viewers.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 10, 2007  |  1 comments
I'm beginning to lose track of the number of "goes wireless" headlines I'm writing. In a move reminiscent of Microsoft's Zune, Sandisk--which last year humiliated Steve Jobs by introducing an 8GB flash memory player before Apple did--has introduced the Sansa Connect, which uses wi-fi hotspots to tap into Internet radio and yet-to-be-announced download services (in the recent past SanDisk has done business with Rhapsody, hint hint). Zune killer? The price is $249 and it ships in a few months.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Sep 22, 2006  |  0 comments
Last week's announcement of Apple's new iPod line was a historic one. It was the first time a rival maker of music players has made Steve Jobs sweat in public. It was no accident that Jobs introduced a second-generation iPod nano with a capacity of 8GB and a price of $249, essentially doubling the capacity of the old 4GB nano for the same price. SanDisk, number two in the music-player market, has been selling an 8GB, $249.99 nano-killer for months. The Sansa e280 is not nearly as thin as the nano, though it does have a color LCD that's a half-inch taller, and it sounds equally good. I'd love to tell you more, but the blog-review that was slated to appear in this space today has been spirited off to the print magazine where it will appear in the December issue. Say, big spender, isn't it about time for you to finally subscribe? Come on, it's $12.97 a year, just over a buck an issue. It won't kill you.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Dec 30, 2006  |  Published: Dec 03, 2006  |  0 comments
The company that made Steve sweat.

SanDisk has been building on their position as a Flash memory-card manufacturer to offer music players. Search, and you'll find that the company's solid-state players come up as often as their highly rated SD cards, putting them at the forefront of iPod competition. The Sansa e280's main attraction—a compelling one—is 8 gigabytes of storage, making it one of the most capacious memory-based players out there.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 17, 2006  |  0 comments
Having reported the world's biggest TV, I might as well tell you about the smallest one operating at full 1080 by 1920 resolution. This Sanyo Epson prototype LCD is 7.1 inches and is designed for low power consumption. Who knows, you might see it on some enlarged iPod someday, though this is just irresponsible speculation on my part. The press release says Sanyo Epson has its eye on DTV broadcasting and mobile devices, especially One Seg, a just-debuted Japanese service that lets DTV be viewed on the move. The LCD has resolution of 310 pixels per inch, 180-degree viewing angle, and covers more than 100 percent of the NTSC color gamut (ATSC is not mentioned).
Mark Fleischmann  |  Apr 23, 2010  |  0 comments
Want more high-def choices on satellite? Both of the major satellite TV providers are adding HD channels, and DirecTV's 3D roster is now up to four channels.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Feb 23, 2009  |  0 comments
A member of Congress is pushing for satellite video services to carry all local channels in all markets.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Feb 01, 2010  |  0 comments
A Massachusetts tax on satellite TV service has drawn legal fire from the two major satellite operators.