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Amazon, Universal Embrace Blu-ray

In the wake of Toshiba officially dropping its HD DVD format, a flurry of companies are joining the Blu-ray camp...even some HD DVD stalwarts.

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Sony Funnels $203M into OLED Technology

The investment will help develop technology for manufacturing OLED screens larger than the company's current 11-inch model.

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Toshiba Officially Kills Off HD DVD

Blu-ray finally emerged as the victorious HD format on Tuesday when Toshiba announced it was pulling the plug on HD DVD for good.

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DTV Coupons In The Mail

The U.S. government says it has started mailing out $40 coupons good toward the purchase of DTV converters, while Nielsen says 13 million home aren't ready for DTV.

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Toshiba Opens up on HD DVD

A Monday-morning announcement attempted to stave off rumors of certain death for HD DVD, but left a lingering cloud over the format's fate.

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Wal-Mart Drops HD DVD

Mega-retailer Wal-Mart has decided to exclusively back the Blu-ray high-definition disc format, phasing out HD DVD by June, 2008.

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Niveus Pushes Media Servers to 4 TB

The Niveus Storage Server is now available with up to four TB of media storage, plus reflection technology that pushes new content to servers in remote locations.

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HD DVD Camp Ready to Give Up?

Anonymous sources in the Hollywood Reporter say Toshiba is finally ready to cry uncle, though company reps continue to deny it.

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DVRs Boost TV Watching

A new report from Nielsen shows DVRs people actually spending more time in front of the tube with DVRs, but at different times.

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Bang & Olufsen Goes Wide and Deep

Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 8 wants to be your high-def TV...and your computer monitor, game console screen, and high-quality sound system.

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Samsung See’N’Search Automates TV Surfing

By interpreting closed captioning data, Samsung's technology can automatically pull up Web content relevant to a TV show without a mouse or keyboard.

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When High-Definition Just Isn’t Enough

With all the buzz about high-definition television, some folks might be wondering what comes next. How about a 56-inch LCD TV with 3,840 by 2,160-pixel resolution?

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Best Buy Backs Blu-ray

In a one-two punch for HD DVD, first Netflix says it's phasing out HD DVD, now electronics retailer Best Buy says it will recommend and showcase Blu-ray products over HD DVD.

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Netflix Goes Blu-ray

The rent-by-mail DVD company has announced it will only offer high-definition DVDs in Blu-ray format, phasing out HD DVD by the end of 2008.

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Mustek’s PF-E700 Digital Frame Multitasks

A calendar, thermometer and alarm clock are among the extra goodies rolled into the PF-E700.

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