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Panasonic Viera TC-P42GT25 Review

Review: With Panasonic's Viera TC-P42GT25 you get a 3D HDTV that has excellent 3D and 2D picture quality all at an affordable price level.

  • Pros: Great price , Excellent 3D, 2D , THX option for 2D , Decent…
  • Cons: No glasses supplied , No wireless LAN adaptor , Blah styling

Samsung to unveil world’s ‘thinnest’ Blu-ray player at CES

Although not much is yet known about the device, it is expected to have a 2D to 3D conversion feature.

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Rovi to acquire Sonic Solutions for $720 mln

Rovi Corporation is buying Sonic Solutions - the outfit behind RoxioNow, CinemaNow, Blockbuster streaming, and DivX - for $720 million.

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FCC chair proposes conditions on Comcast/NBC merger

FCC chair Julius Genachowski has proposed conditions on the pending Comcast/NBC merger to guarantee rival TV services still have access to NBC programming.

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Pioneer ships its first 3D Blu-ray players

Hoping for a few holiday sales, Pioneer has shipped its first 3D-capable Blu-ray players...and you can control them from an iPhone, if you like.

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EMP Tek Impression Series E55Ti Review

Review: The E55Ti tower speakers, part of EMP Tek's Impression Series, offer clean, lively sound and an attractive finish that make them a solid buy.

  • Pros: Lush midrange reproduction , Clean and articulate high…
  • Cons: Lacks deepest bass octave , Taller than average cabinet…

Apple TV expected to reach 1 million sales this week

Apple expects its second-generation Apple TV will sell its one millionth unit this week - does that make it more than a "hobby" the company indulges?

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Best Buy drops restocking fees

Best Buy has dropped its 10-15 percent restocking fee for all merchandise due to slow sales over the holiday. If you were charged a restocking fee, get your money back!

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Google tries to delay debut of TVs

With CES on the horizon, Google has unexpectedly begun asking major television manufacturers to halt plans to debut new Google TV systems in January.

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Sharp AQUOS Quattron LC-60LE925UN Review

Review: The fully featured Quattron LC-60LE925UN from Sharp offers 3D, 240 Hz, and is internet connected with Netflix and Vudu built in.

  • Pros: Outstanding 2D playback , Very good 3D effects , Supplied…
  • Cons: Expensive , Remote should be better (as always) , No SD card…

IBM lists five tech innovations coming in the next five years

Every year IBM predicts five new technologies that will change things in the next five years. This year, 3D holograms, GPS, and batteries dominate the list.

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Vizio’s monstrous 65-inch Class Theater 3D uses passive glasses

Most people can't get over the bulky, dim, battery-dependent glasses that come with 3D TVs. Now Vizio claims they don't have to.

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Google TV rolls out its first updates

Despite a bumpy start, Google TV is forging ahead with some impressive software updates.

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The Freebox 6 is awesome and you can’t have it

A new European TV box embodies the phrase "all-in-one." And it's not available here.

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Comcast tests Internet + Cable device, code-named ‘Xcalibur’

Comcast is testing ways to combine its cable service with the Internet as subscribers begin to cut the chord.

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