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SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Hey Canadians, its time for the annual Festival Son et Image, your local high-end audio and video trade show. Now in its twenty-first year, the show takes place from April 3-6 at the Montreal Sheraton Centre, though the first day is limited to...
SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2008  |  0 comments
High-definition carriers make a lot of promises. Some they keep, some they don't. Last year, DirecTV promised 100 HD channels to its subscribers by the end of 2007. They didn't quite make it, even though the satellite broadcaster still had more HD...
SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2008  |  0 comments
One of Raul Castro's first orders of business since taking over control of the Cuban government from his brother Fidel Castro: Opening up the electronics stores. Cuban citizens don't have much cash, but at least they have a few more choices about...
SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Many early subscribers to Verizon's FiOS TV service consider themselves pioneers paving the way for competition among Internet and TV service providers and forcing cable and satellite companies to stay on their toes. As with all pioneers, the...
SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2008  |  0 comments
HDTV sets keep getting thinner. Hitachi's UltraThin line is only 1.5-inches thick. If you're the type that must have the world's thinnest TV, you probably want to show off its slim profile with a wall-mount. However, there aren't many (as far as we...
SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2008  |  0 comments
As if your cell phone didn't already try to perform too many functions at once, a slew of consumer electronics manufacturers want to add in one more feature: A digital projector. That's right, a mini-version of the home-theater grade projectors...
SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2008  |  0 comments
Forget microscopes. Students at Tufts University's Center for Scientific Vizualization don't have to squint when examining particles, molecules, DNA, and tiny organisms. Instead they simply glance up at the enormous VisWall in their classroom. The...
SV Staff  |  Mar 31, 2008  |  0 comments
New moms and dads, as well as any other gearhead who has recently purchased a high-end camcorder, will be glad to know they can now share high-definition home video over the Web. Motionbox, which used to seem like just another video-sharing site,...
SV Staff  |  Mar 31, 2008  |  0 comments
If you live in an eco-conscious city, you may have heard something about "earth hour" over the weekend. In various locales, public awareness campaigns were conducted for the March 29 at 8 p.m. holiday from electricity. National landmarks went dark,...
SV Staff  |  Mar 31, 2008  |  0 comments
One of the difficulties in swallowing Microsoft's home theater PC concept is the ugliness associated with plopping a boxy tower anywhere near your sleek living room set-up. This post is neither the time nor place to discuss the merits of HTPCs and...

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