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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  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Sit down at a cafe in Paris and begin talking about your latest Blu-ray movie purchase, and odds are your French neighbors will have no idea what you're talking about. Try the same at a Manhattan bar and the barflies will likely get the gist. ...
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Too old to rock & roll? Not the Rolling Stones, as they prove in Martin Scorsese's killer concert documentary Shine a Light, which opens today. The subject of age seems to be on most other critics' minds, but I honestly wasn't struck by the...
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Comcast isn't the only service provider trying to make room for more high definition channels by compressing other channels into a smaller bandwidth footprint. It looks like they all do it, to some degree, though some carriers are better at masking...
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments
In 2008, 14% of all television-watching will happen online, according to a study from Convergence Consulting Group. It would be reassuring to also hear that approximately 14% of television-watching will take place outside of a home environment...
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments
In fewer than five short years, Apple has managed to whomp the entire music industry. The iTunes online store sold more music in January and February than any other U.S. retailer, including second-place finisher Wal-Mart, according to a report from...
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments

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Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-110FD 50-inch plasma HDTV $6,000, February/March 2008 This truly Elite plasma went head to head

SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Many consumers are justifying purchases of expensive high-definition Blu-ray players and movie discs by lamenting that a better alternative - such as streaming downloads of high-def movies to a hard drive attached to the TV -is too many years away....
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Excuses, excuses. Television executives like to say that upgrading certain shows to high-def not only costs mountains of cash, but would be inconvenient for certain types of programming. Such as shows, where, you know, a behemoth high-def camera...
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments
True high-def camcorders tend to be on the bulky side compared to their standard-def brethren. Sony is touting its new HDR-TG1 camcorder as the world's smallest full-HD version, so there's no real excuse to leave the camcorder at home while you...

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