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SV Staff  |  Jan 10, 2009  |  0 comments
For several months, we've heard promises that LED-driven front projectors for home use would be available in 2009. At CES, at least one company announced a ship date. Vivitek says its H6080FD projector will ship in early June at a suggested...
SV Staff  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
It's hard to find bright colors in large home theater speakers. You can get black speakers, certainly. Wood finishes are always readily available. Sometimes you can even find silver or white speakers. But bright colors are pretty darn difficult...
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...

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