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SV Staff  |  Jul 31, 2008  |  0 comments
The DISH Network has unveiled what is being called the biggest HD upgrade in pay TV history. They'll beam down 1080p programming, and up to 150 national HD channels; that's an industry first. Their 100% all-HD suite of programming packages will be...
SV Staff  |  Jul 10, 2008  |  0 comments
Belkin is introducing an amazing new product that can improve the appearance of many home theaters. Unsightly wires, or non-optimal placement of components can now be avoided. The Belkin FlyWire is a transmitter, receiver and remote control that...
SV Staff  |  Jan 19, 2009  |  0 comments
Putting words in actions, 280 electronics recycling locations just opened across the country. There's at least one per state, and the number of locations should grow to 800 nationwide by 2011.These locations are a joint venture by Sharp,...
Stan Horaczek  |  Jan 20, 2011  |  0 comments

We managed to catch the trailer for the upcoming release of the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray out at CES. During the presentation, which was put on by Panasonic, they marched out an Amazon exec to announce that pre-orders were going live, but there was still no release date to be had.

SV Staff  |  Mar 12, 2008  |  0 comments
Those lucky Brits. During the 2012 London Olympics, they'll receive BBC broadcasts in "Super Hi-Vision," on big screens across the country. Japan's public broadcaster NHK and Britain's BBC are collaborating on Super Hi-Vision, a format...
SV Staff  |  Aug 28, 2008  |  0 comments
News out of IFA 2008 is clear. According to Sharp, you can never be too thin. At the Berlin show, Sharp was showing off their new XS1 Aquos LCD products, slated for release in the UK in October. The XS1 is available in either a 52-inch or 65-inch...
SV Staff  |  Feb 27, 2009  |  0 comments
I haven't had much use for 3-D. But with the advent of RealD — and since I am, after all, the entertainment editor of this magazine — I figured it was high time for me to check out the latest state of the 3-D art. And what better film to do...
SV Staff  |  Apr 07, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony was one of the earliest backers of the Blu-ray format, but continues to promote the format mainly through one product: the PlayStation 3. Looks like the company is finally wising up, and searching for ways to put its Blu-ray eggs into more...
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2008  |  0 comments
DVRs are great, but they tend to be so . . . limited. Whether it's the box you got from your cable company or your own shiny new TiVo, you're still relying on its built-in interface and pre-programmed features. Of course, you're probably not a...
SV Staff  |  Feb 09, 2009  |  0 comments
 Sleek and shiny new LG Blu-ray players will be hitting the shelves, but only in Japan. The BD370 is a networked Blu-ray player, with BD-Live and YouTube support. Alas, no Netflix, no CinemaNow. For now. Set for a Q2 release in Japan,...
SV Staff  |  May 02, 2008  |  0 comments
No sooner than the government gives you a break from the doom and gloom of the dismal economy, Circuit City has great news! Come in before Saturday, and spend your tax rebate! Now, of course, the government wanted the rebates to be an economic...
SV Staff  |  May 07, 2009  |  0 comments
More and more young people have been realizing the advantages of vinyl lately and we can only hope the release of Activision's DJ Hero video game will be another step in the right direction. The picture above is apparently going to be the...
SV Staff  |  Oct 14, 2008  |  0 comments
Bonus time for owners of Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link! Almost a full month ahead of its release on Blu-ray, Sony is offering their blockbuster hit, Hancock, starring Will Smith, as an At-Home Premiere. For just $9.99, October 28 through...
SV Staff  |  Jul 08, 2009  |  0 comments
Yesterday, Sharp announced its newest HDTV line, the Aquos LED series. As its name implies, the Aquos LED HDTVs use LED backlighting instead of conventional CCFL. Because LEDs lack the toxic chemicals of CCFL backlights, use far less energy, and...
SV Staff  |  May 30, 2008  |  0 comments
What's your grocery list look like? Milk, butter-pecan ice cream, bread, butter, blueberries, Blu-ray.  Blu-ray??? Starting in June, DVDPlay is going to be offering Blu-ray discs right along side standard DVD in their standalone rental kiosks....

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