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SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2008  |  0 comments
DirecTV will flip a switch on April 15 that prevents pay-per-view movies downloaded to a DVR from being watched more than 24 hours after the purchase. How's that for great service? The company is blaming the sudden restriction on Hollywood,...
SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2008  |  0 comments
Mark Cuban loves HDTV, which is why he founded all-high-def network HDNet. But he also loves NBA basketball, which is why he owns the Dallas Mavericks. Why, then, is he pitting his two loves against each other by urging people in Dallas to leave...
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2008  |  0 comments
Display technology researchers are on a roll. A professor at University of California Santa Barbara has discovered a way to combine lighting technologies to create an even brighter, more energy efficient, longer lasting back-light than LED by...
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2008  |  0 comments
Industry analysts like to say that part of the reason Blu-ray won the high-def format war against HD DVD was because of Blu-ray promised Hollywood rock-solid copy protection against illegal pirating of movies. Well, that was short-lived. This week...
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2008  |  0 comments
Some Dish Network and DirecTV high-def subscribers may not see local channels in HD until 2013 due to a ruling this week by the Federal Communications Commission. The satellite carriers insisted they didn't have the capacity to carry all the local...
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2008  |  0 comments
If Sony's PlayStation 3 didn't already look like a great deal to people shopping for a Blu-ray player (it costs about $20 more than several other players but comes with an entire gaming system attached), its value proposition versus the competition...
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2008  |  0 comments
Don't be surprised if it's not Excel your co-workers are watching on their PCs over the next few days. A survey conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association and the Sports Video Group shows that 38 percent of sports fans expect to download and...
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2008  |  0 comments
So, Canon, you're really serious about this SED TV thing, aren't you? Like Sony and Panasonic before you, you've ditched rear-projection television technology plans. That makes sense, almost everyone agrees it is an outdated, dying design. But...
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2008  |  0 comments
It is unusual for corporate executives to blab about new product concepts that aren't even in testing yet, and even more rare for them to openly discuss product ideas that appear very controversial. That's why we're surprised that Comcast's...
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2008  |  0 comments
Still have some old vinyl kicking around the attic that you'd like to offload to the iPod? You've got a few options for converting those soundwaves into bits. Numark, maker of turntables for pro DJs and consumers, will ship a direct-to-iPod...

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