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September 5, 2001 | JON HEALEY and RICHARD VERRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the latest effort to bring the Internet to the living room, electronics companies are unveiling a new breed of digital recorders that can download video from the Web and play it on TV sets. Today, Sonicblue Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., is expected to revive the defunct ReplayTV brand with four new digital video recorders that can tap into the Web as well as conventional TV broadcasts. A similar device was announced earlier this year by Echostar Communications Corp.
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April 17, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
D&M Holdings of Tokyo won a Bankruptcy Court auction for Sonicblue Inc.'s ReplayTV and Rio business units, giving it two well-known brands in the emerging markets for digital video recorders and portable digital music players. D&M, a consumer-electronics company that manufactures products under the Denon and Marantz brands, announced Wednesday that it will pay $18 million for ReplayTV and $18.2 million for Rio, as well as assume undisclosed liabilities. D&M's Digital Networks North America Inc.
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BUSINESS
April 2, 2003 | Jon Healey
Insolvent Sonicblue Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., said it was unable to close a deal to sell two of its units to D&M Holdings of Tokyo before the deadline imposed by a federal bankruptcy judge. As a result, the two units -- ReplayTV Inc., maker of a pioneering digital video recorder, and Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc., maker of the groundbreaking Rio portable digital music players -- are to be sold April 15 at a bankruptcy auction, the firms said.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2003 | Jon Healey
Insolvent Sonicblue Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., said it was unable to close a deal to sell two of its units to D&M Holdings of Tokyo before the deadline imposed by a federal bankruptcy judge. As a result, the two units -- ReplayTV Inc., maker of a pioneering digital video recorder, and Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc., maker of the groundbreaking Rio portable digital music players -- are to be sold April 15 at a bankruptcy auction, the firms said.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Sonicblue Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., a pioneering but financially troubled maker of digital audio and video gear, reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss, reflecting lower expenses. Sonicblue's sales and profit margin both shrank, however. With its cash reserves dwindling to less than $7 million, analyst Van Baker of Gartner G2 said Sonicblue must raise money quickly "to keep going." Sales fell 16% from a year earlier to $67 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, and its net loss was $33.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
D&M Holdings of Tokyo won a Bankruptcy Court auction for Sonicblue Inc.'s ReplayTV and Rio business units, giving it two well-known brands in the emerging markets for digital video recorders and portable digital music players. D&M, a consumer-electronics company that manufactures products under the Denon and Marantz brands, announced Wednesday that it will pay $18 million for ReplayTV and $18.2 million for Rio, as well as assume undisclosed liabilities. D&M's Digital Networks North America Inc.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Television networks and studios lost a bid to dismiss a suit by consumers who say the media companies might try to stop their use of Sonicblue Inc.'s ReplayTV recording device. In June, five ReplayTV users sued the media companies, claiming that they had been accused of piracy and would be harmed if the studios succeeded in blocking features that let viewers share video over the Internet and skip TV commercials.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after spurring a revolution in digital music, a leading maker of MP3 players announced a deal Thursday to buy ReplayTV Inc., a move the MP3 giant hopes will similarly stoke the fires of the digital video revolution. Sonicblue Inc., whose groundbreaking Rio digital audio devices have come to symbolize the changes sweeping the music industry, sees the same kind of opportunities in the digital video recorder made by ReplayTV.
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December 20, 2001 | Reuters
Consumer electronics company Sonicblue this week unveiled a high-end home-entertainment hub that can store an entire music collection. At about $1,500, Sonicblue's Advanced Digital Audio Center is designed to become the centerpiece of a music enthusiast's wired home. It features a 40-gigabyte hard drive that can record up to 650 hours of music.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Sonicblue Inc., the money-losing maker of Rio digital audio players, said it's cutting about 25% of its staff and consolidating business units. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sonicblue, which has posted net losses for nine straight quarters, had 350 to 400 employees before the job cuts. It's consolidating units in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tigard, Ore., into a Santa Clara facility by the end of the year.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Sonicblue Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., a pioneering but financially troubled maker of digital audio and video gear, reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss, reflecting lower expenses. Sonicblue's sales and profit margin both shrank, however. With its cash reserves dwindling to less than $7 million, analyst Van Baker of Gartner G2 said Sonicblue must raise money quickly "to keep going." Sales fell 16% from a year earlier to $67 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, and its net loss was $33.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Sonicblue Inc., the money-losing maker of Rio digital audio players, said it's cutting about 25% of its staff and consolidating business units. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sonicblue, which has posted net losses for nine straight quarters, had 350 to 400 employees before the job cuts. It's consolidating units in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tigard, Ore., into a Santa Clara facility by the end of the year.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Television networks and studios lost a bid to dismiss a suit by consumers who say the media companies might try to stop their use of Sonicblue Inc.'s ReplayTV recording device. In June, five ReplayTV users sued the media companies, claiming that they had been accused of piracy and would be harmed if the studios succeeded in blocking features that let viewers share video over the Internet and skip TV commercials.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2002 | Associated Press
Ken Potashner said Sonicblue Inc. ousted him as chief executive and chairman over an ultimatum he made that board members repay their sweetheart loans early or resign. Potashner said he was fired from the maker of Replay TV after describing his boardroom confrontation on the issue to a newspaper. Potashner's immediate replacement, interim CEO L.
NEWS
December 20, 2001 | Reuters
Consumer electronics company Sonicblue this week unveiled a high-end home-entertainment hub that can store an entire music collection. At about $1,500, Sonicblue's Advanced Digital Audio Center is designed to become the centerpiece of a music enthusiast's wired home. It features a 40-gigabyte hard drive that can record up to 650 hours of music.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Launching a preemptive strike in federal court, a high-powered group of television networks and Hollywood studios Wednesday sued the makers of an as-yet unreleased digital video recorder that can send copies of movies and TV shows over the Internet. The copyright-infringement lawsuit against ReplayTV Inc. and its owner, Sonicblue Inc., carries the battle over Internet "file-sharing" to a new front: consumer electronics companies.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Launching a preemptive strike in federal court, a high-powered group of television networks and Hollywood studios Wednesday sued the makers of an as-yet unreleased digital video recorder that can send copies of movies and TV shows over the Internet. The copyright-infringement lawsuit against ReplayTV Inc. and its owner, Sonicblue Inc., carries the battle over Internet "file-sharing" to a new front: consumer electronics companies.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2002 | Associated Press
Ken Potashner said Sonicblue Inc. ousted him as chief executive and chairman over an ultimatum he made that board members repay their sweetheart loans early or resign. Potashner said he was fired from the maker of Replay TV after describing his boardroom confrontation on the issue to a newspaper. Potashner's immediate replacement, interim CEO L.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2001 | JON HEALEY and RICHARD VERRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the latest effort to bring the Internet to the living room, electronics companies are unveiling a new breed of digital recorders that can download video from the Web and play it on TV sets. Today, Sonicblue Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., is expected to revive the defunct ReplayTV brand with four new digital video recorders that can tap into the Web as well as conventional TV broadcasts. A similar device was announced earlier this year by Echostar Communications Corp.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after spurring a revolution in digital music, a leading maker of MP3 players announced a deal Thursday to buy ReplayTV Inc., a move the MP3 giant hopes will similarly stoke the fires of the digital video revolution. Sonicblue Inc., whose groundbreaking Rio digital audio devices have come to symbolize the changes sweeping the music industry, sees the same kind of opportunities in the digital video recorder made by ReplayTV.
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