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SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
Pioneer didn't have a big press push at the show this year, but they are pushing three new Blu-ray players with BD-Live. The Pioneer BDP-120 and BDP-320 and the Elite BDP-23FD are all BD-Live with either expandable external memory or built-in...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
Toshiba's showing off a complete line of LCD/DVD combo units. Toshiba's still betting that DVD is going to be around for quite a while -- not a single Blu-ray player in their CES booth . . . this year.  Toshiba believes...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
The President-Elect's transition team today announced that the conversion to digital TV, scheduled to occur on February 17, should be moved back. John Podestra chair of the transition team, sent a letter to the Commerce Committees of the House...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
JVC introduced the company's first Blu-ray-equipped home theater in a box system. The TH-SB100 is a 2.0 system, with a Profile 2.0 player, powered soundbar and wireless subwoofer. The player provides BD-Live capability, and an Ethernet port....
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
As they say - strange bedfellows. I mean, how many times do you hear "VHS" and "Blu-ray" used in the same sentence? And how many times do you see them in the same player? Panasonic has mated these old and new technologies in...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
The term "Home Theater in a Box" formerly had about as much cache as "wine in a box." HTiB was, in fact, a very pejorative acronym used only with extreme prejudice. But, that is changing. Increasingly, HTiBs are going upscale,...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
More details are now available on Samsung's new lineup of home-theater-in-a-box systems. Three systems are being unveiled, and all three have Blu-ray players with BD-Live capabilities. In addition, they'll have streaming capabilities to...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
The question many TV manufacturers are asking at CES 2009 is, "How thin is thin enough?"   LG demonstrated their AMOLED technology, which is a scant .85 millimeters thin, or about .033 inches for us non-Metric heathens. This 15-inch TV is...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
When I asked Samsung to demonstrate their HT-BD8200, the world’s first sound bar to incorporate a Blu-ray player, someone came rushing over saying, "Don’t touch that!" They finally conceded and allowed me to film a bit of video of...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
I’ve been a big fan of the CELL processor for a while. Here is a demo of a Toshiba prototype TV running 8 simultaneous full HD channels. Because of the processors super-computer speed, it can easily record all 8 channels at once, along with...

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