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HT Staff Posted: Dec 17, 2001 0 comments
Is your video system installed in a small room? If so, you've probably wrestled with the problem of generating great bass without crowding yourself out.
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HT Staff Posted: Dec 17, 2001 0 comments
Lightweight video projectors are the hottest tickets in home theater. Marantz has taken the concept to a new level of performance with the HDTV-ready VP-12S1.
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Gary Frisch Posted: Dec 16, 2001 0 comments

<I>Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic widescreen). Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1. Two discs. 141 minutes. 1994. Paramount 15644. PG-13. $29.99.</I>

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Posted: Dec 16, 2001 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.threefive.com">Three-Five Systems</A> announced the first public demonstration of the company's recently developed Brillian 1920, a high-resolution, reflective, liquid crystal on silicon "microdisplay," which the company has created in addition to its more traditional LCD products. The demonstration took place at the 19th Annual Flat Information Displays Conference in Monterey, California last week.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 16, 2001 0 comments

DVD, the most successful consumer electronics format ever, shows no signs of slowing down. Almost 11 million DVD players were shipped to dealers through the end of November, according to recent statistics from the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A>.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 16, 2001 0 comments

Canadian HDTV fans got a boost when <A HREF="http://www.rogers.com">Rogers Cable</A> announced last week that it has launched the largest high definition television offering by a cable operator in Canada to date. Rogers provides services to 2.3 million customers in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 16, 2001 0 comments

Not too long ago, executives of the nation's only two makers of personal video recorders (PVRs) were talking about joint ventures. Now they are locked in a legal battle over patented technology.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 16, 2001 0 comments

Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service <A HREF="http://www.echostar.com">EchoStar Communications Corporation</A> and French multimedia conglomerate <A HREF="http://www.vivendi.fr">Vivendi Universal, SA</A> have entered an alliance that should benefit both of them.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

The completion of a proposed $26 billion acquisition of DirecTV's parent company Hughes Electronics by EchoStar Communications Corporation appeared in doubt after a week of intense scrutiny by federal lawmakers.

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Cable providers' reluctance to adhere to compatibility standards is hampering manufacturers' designs and hindering the market for digital entertainment products, according to complaints filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA).

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

Back in September, <A HREF="http://www.dtsonline.com">DTS</A> announced that Pioneer and Denon were planning to be the first companies to incorporating the new 96kHz/24-bit high resolution surround sound technology in their flagship A/V receivers. It would appear the companies have made good on that promise, with some help from integrated circuit manufacturer <A HREF="http://www.analog.com/">Analog Devices</A>.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

When it comes to defining the cutting-edge gift list for tech enthusiasts, gadget-heads, and just about any person over the age of 14, you probably couldn't do much better than to ask 1,000 computing professionals&mdash;folks who live and breathe technology&mdash;to pick their top five tech gifts.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

Whether we'll have one, two, or more direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services next year isn't clear today. But no matter how many DBS companies the future holds, if they want to re-transmit signals from local TV stations, they'll have to offer all or none.

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Robert Deutsch Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

<I>Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Andr&#233; the Giant, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk. Directed by Rob Reiner. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 98 minutes. 1987. MGM 1002362. PG. $29.08.</I>

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HT Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2001 0 comments
Do you like making movies with a digital camcorder? Want to add some professional touches to your creations? ATI Technologies has the solution for you.

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