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SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony may be the No. 1 seller of LCD TVs around the world, but Sharp is tops in Japan, according to a survey of retailers conducted by Japanese newspaper Nikkei Business Daily. The paper asked four retailers to forecast demand for LCDs around April...
SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2008  |  1 comments
Studies from ABI Research are perfect for making us feel embarrassed about Americans' home theater habits. And after we feel ashamed, we just feel angry. Earlier this month, the research firm reminded us of how bad we are at slinging video around...
SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2008  |  0 comments
While the Department of Justice has decided it doesn't think a Sirius/XM satellite radio merger makes the music market uncompetitive - the two companies don't try to woo each others' subscribers - we're wondering if an approved merger would make...
SV Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Some home theater fanatics can get pretty worked up about design. Typical brushed metal and black can look bland and "off the shelf." Recent additions from many electronics manufacturers of slick "piano black" and bamboo-encased...
SV Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Any self-respecting gear-hound has tried his hand at haggling at least once, but, depending on the merchant, the product (sheep, for instance - see photo), the state of the economy or the persistence of the haggler, it may not have worked. Give it...
SV Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
As anyone who owns a DVR can tell you, DVR-owners watch fewer ads. A three-year study from Information Resources Inc. confirms this obvious point, according to Ad Age, but goes a step further by suggesting that DVR-owners end up buying fewer new...
SV Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
The odds of Columbia University professor Getrude Neumark Rothschild's complaint with the International Trade Commission evolving into a patent suit that wipes Blu-ray technology out of all the electronics companies in the world are so slim they're...
SV Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Are your home videos trapped on your PC? Are your digital photos prisoner to My Pictures? Do you feel digitally disconnected? Then Microsoft wants you. The company is sponsoring a digital home makeover contest that will reward a digitally...
SV Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
The video phone is another one of those permanently futuristic technologies that electronics companies never seem to get right for mainstream consumers. They've been trying for decades though, and the closest thing to a reliable video phone we've...
SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2008  |  0 comments
When the Federal Communications Commission auctioned off about $19 billion worth of wireless spectrum last week, the most voracious bidders were wireless companies like Verizon and AT&T who plan to use the airwaves for expansions of phone and...

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