Recent Posts by SVG Staff

Got Modeo? 2006 a big year for mobile video

Crown Castle may not have a booth on the CES floor but that doesn t mean its presence won t be felt on the show floor. The company s mobile video service, which was officially named Modeo earlier today, will be found in a number of booths, including Microsoft, Nokia, Intel, Motorola and Kenwood. The […]  More

CES UPDATE: Toshiba rolls out HD-DVD

Toshiba, the original champion of the HD-DVD format, took the wraps off its first two HD-DVD players at CES: the HD-XA1 and HD-A1. The former will be priced at $799 and include four DSP chips while the latter will only cost $499. Both will be available in March. We think HD-DVD, represents the best value […]  More

CES UPDATE: Panasonic intros massive 103-inch plasma

Usually exhibitors at a trade show are simply looking to make big news but Panasonic actually made huge news at CES with the unveiling of a prototype 103-inch plasma screen. The massive screen (which is equivalent in size to four 50-inch screens) doesn t have a ship date or pricing but it s a new […]  More

CES UPDATE: Dolby pitches TrueHD

Dolby Laboratories is offering a sneak preview of Dolby TrueHD technology, which offers up to 7.1 discrete channels of lossless audio for next-generation optical media, bringing audio to home theater that is bit-for-bit identical to original studio masters. The demonstration will also push Dolby TrueHD to its theoretical limit of 14-channel surround sound, giving attendees […]  More

CES UPDATE: LG weds DVRs and plasma screens

LG Electronics came to the desert with nine new plasma HDTV sets. Topping the list? A 71-inch set that has full 1920x1080p resolution. But it s four of the other models that were the most intriguing because they included built-in 160 GB digital video recorders. Two of the models, known as the PC1DR series, are […]  More

CES UPDATE: Thomson gets connected

Mike O Hara, Thomson s executive vice president, highlighted the company s end-to-end philosophy, which begins with tools from its Grass Valley and Technicolor divisions and extends out to RCA, Jensen and Gyration product lines, at the company s CES press event. But he says the company isn t done yet. Our focus is to […]  More

ABC, ESPN bowl over iTunes

ESPN and ABC Sports are getting into the iTunes business. The two Disney divisions are following their entertainment counterparts by offering up a variety of content for sports fans interested in downloading video content to a laptop or, in turn, an iPod. Two condensed BCS College Football Games, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the Nokias […]  More

SVG, CEA co-host Sports TV Summit at CES

The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) will hold the industry’s first Sports TV Summit at CES in Las Vegas, giving professionals from the sports industry, the manufacturing community, and the broadcast and cable networks, its first-ever opportunity to learn more about the important relationship between the sports industry and the […]  More

Panasonic P2 HD camcorder available today

Sports broadcasters and teams interested in tapeless acquisition systems today have a new option: the Panasonic AG-HVX-200, the first HD-capable P2 camcorder. The camcorder, which is shipping today, costs only $5,995, giving those looking for the speed of tapeless acquisition a new low-cost option. Adding two 8GB P2 cards jumps the price to $9,995 (a […]  More

Concrete Pictures rocks Rose Bowl show open

Next Wednesday night when the University of Texas and the University of Southern California square off in the Rose Bowl to determine college football s national champion there s little doubt that the hype machine will be in overdrive. All the hype is just part of the reason ABC decided to use the opening moments […]  More

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