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Yesterday's TiVo conference call shared some interesting details but kept others in hiding. Lifetime service goes away as an option and TiVo is going with a subscription-based model on the Series 2 boxes. Depending on your commitment of one, two or three years, your monthly TiVo service and the hard...

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What we're watching: Let the early symptoms of the disease known as "March Madness" begin! ESPN-HD has a Big East Basketball doubleheader in 720p starting at 7 p.m. tonight. First up: Rutgers vs. Seton Hall at Madison Round Garden. Tip number two is Louisville vs. Pittsburgh at 9 p.m. Don'...

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Looking to control your PC with an infrared remote that's not the size of French baguette? Look no further because SnapStream Media just let their FireFly Mini remote out of the bag. We've had one of these in the HDBeat labs for our upcoming BeyondTV 4 review and we're quite impressed with the size ...

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Sony's highly popular BRAVIA line expands to three U.K. sub-lines right before CeBit. The S, V and X-lines don't have ship dates or prices yet, but this move makes sense considering Sony's master plan to increase their European market share by 20% this year. Each line has a built in tuner for DVB-T ...

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Charleston, are you ready for some HD? Your local CBS affiliate, WOWK, is making the transition to high-def just in time for March Madness. They didn't say when the over-the-air fun will start but if you're on Charter in the area, it will begin next Thursday. You can find WOWK on channel 782 via Cha...

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Confirming a May 23rd date for Blu-Ray, Samsung indicates that their Blu-Ray entry, the BD-P1000 pictured above will hit the United States in a few short months on that very day. We thought it was just our poor Korean translation skills, but a double-check of the press release translation indicates...

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What we're watching: What a country! You can go from being the President of the United States to an Allstate front man to a U.S. Special Forces commander all in a single acting career. We're talking about Dennis Haysbert, who would actually get our vote if he really did run for President; what a dec...

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Huh is right! What is going on here? When I first started to read this press release for technical details it sounded exactly like a press release: boring. Then I started to get into the details of the technology. It turns out that a company named SkyStream owns the technology named zBand that powe...

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We theorized about it when ATI licensed HDMI technology and today Sapphire has announced the first of many expected video cards that will feature HDMI ports. The Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro low profile PCI Express card is scheduled for an April release and will simplify both the Video and Audio connec...

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DISH Network was apparently 'it" in the game of "HD locals tag", so today was their turn. The second largest satellite provider lit up the locals in seven areas today and we've got them for you in alphabetical order for no good reason whatsoever. Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boston, Minneapo...

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We warned you the poll was coming and here it is. This poll allows for multiple choices, meaning you can "vote" for more than option here. Right off the bat, we better see everyone vote for the 1920 x 1080 resolution because we all see eye-to-eye on that one, right? Let's forget progressiv...

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What we're watching: We hate picking the same show every Monday, but let's get real: when you have back-to-back eps of "24" on Fox, how can you pass that up? The first episode must not be that violent for two reasons. First off, it's on at 8 p.m. and some of the kids haven't hit the sack y...

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So what IS the minimum resolution requirement for something to be called "high-definition"? We kicked this around last year (and then we got kicked around in the comments) when discussing "Truth in Advertising". On on hand folks believe that any display that can show 720 horizon...

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In a semi-snubbing move, some Asian companies plan to show off their red-laser based next generation DVD formats at CeBit this week, and why wouldn't they? China never really adopted the DVD standard; instead, they're using the Enhanced Versatile Disc (EVD) format. New Medium Enterprises claims tha...

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So our usual sources are indicating that the 78th Annual Academy Awards are not in HDTV, but several of you are indicating that they are. What gives? We typically check TitanTV and even double-check on the network's own website; at this point, we don't see the show in high-def, but we're hoping tha...

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What we're watching: If you were looking forward to the Oscars in high-def, we hate to disappoint you. Either Jon Stewart or the li'l gold guy didn't want their wrinkles to show in HD. ABC has an hour of Oscar countdown programming in 720p starting at 7 p.m., but once the big show starts, it's back ...

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Just in case you missed some of this week's great HDTV news and opinions, here's our weekly widescreen wrap-up for you. Featured "How To's" and Podcast HD Beat Podcast 003 now available in iTunes! New Macs connecting to HDTVs: they just work MacBook Pro: a portable HD machine! N...

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What we're watching: Personally, I was peeved to see "A Beautiful Mind" win Best Picture of "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring", but then after watching it, I can see why it took the Oscar. You can see it too, since it's on tonight at 8 p.m. in 720p on ABC. If it doesn't ...

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In case you missed it, Engadget ran a great interview with Joe Belfiore on all things WMCE, Vista, HD-DVD and more on Thursday evening. Stephen Speicher got a chance to chat with Joe and the first part of the interview provides the Microsoft insight into topics we've been bantering around as late. J...

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The LCD vs Plasma battle is nothing new, but in the past two years it has just started to get interesting. A few years ago when someone would ask me which one I thought was better my response was "It depends, do you want a TV bigger or smaller than 40 inches?" It amazed me that so many peo...

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