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Posted: Sep 09, 2001 0 comments

In the United States, the government's traditional stance on big business has been to accommodate independent distributors whenever possible. The policy has long been seen as a way of encouraging competition and preventing the growth of monopolies; automakers don't operate their own dealerships, and cable providers typically don't produce their own programming. In general, you can't own the "pipes" and the "water," too.

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HT Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2001 0 comments
Here comes something custom-made for real HDTV fans: a recorder with full HD capability.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 02, 2001 0 comments

It ranks as many movie buffs' best film of all time, and has landed at the top of the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American Movies, but until now, you could not get it on DVD. The film, of course, is <I>Citizen Kane</I>, Orson Welles' Academy-Award-winning masterwork credited with expanding film-making frontiers like no other movie in history.

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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 02, 2001 0 comments

Almost a year after exiting the digital video recorder business, <A HREF="http://www.replaytv.com">ReplayTV</A> is returning with a line of new products.

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Posted: Sep 02, 2001 0 comments

Pioneering work by companies like TiVo Inc. and ReplayTV has had some measurable results, according to a recent study by the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A>.

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Michael Metzger Posted: Sep 02, 2001 0 comments

<I>Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Stanley Adams, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino, Francesca Jarvis, Pamela Branch, Dan Frazer. Directed by Ralph Nelson. Aspect ratio: 1.66: 1. Dolby Digital mono. 94 minutes. 1963. MGM 4001857. NR. $19.99.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 02, 2001 0 comments

Last week, Faroudja's parent company, <A HREF="http://www.sageinc.com">Sage</A>, announced that it has launched a "video quality certification program" that authorizes the use of the Faroudja "Flying P" logo and trademark to certified licensees for product placement, literature, and packaging.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2001 0 comments
Want big sound for a small space? On a tight budget? Canton Electronics Corporation's new Movie 10-MX speaker system may be just what you're looking for.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2001 0 comments
Not content to simply repackage some of its many models of drivers for in-wall applications, Danish loudspeaker manufacturer Dynaudio went back to the drawing board to come up with some totally new designs.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

In the world of video-on-demand broadcast over the Internet, MPEG-4 video codec DivX (not to be confused with the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?453">previous Circuit City fiasco</A> of the same name) has emerged as one of the more popular video compression technologies. Last week, <A HREF="http://www.divx.com">DivXNetworks</A> announced that DivX 4.0, the newest version of the codec (compressor/decompressor), is now available for download at its website.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

High definition television is struggling to get off the ground with the hesitant support of local, cable, and satellite broadcasters. But as readers revealed in an <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showvote.cgi?176">online <I>SGHT</I> poll</A> a while back, what would really give HDTV a kick in the pants would be a high definition playback medium&mdash;something like an HD-DVD.

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Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) is once again pushing for a federal mandate that cable services and satellite broadcasters be required to carry digital television signals.

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

Is Canada a threat to the US film industry? The <A HREF="http://www.sag.org">Screen Actors Guild</A> seems to think so.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

<I>William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco. Directed by Randa Haines. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1. Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono). 118 minutes. 1986. Paramount 01839. PG. $29.99.</I>

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2001 0 comments
After the 2001 show's wildly successful run earlier this year, Home Entertainment 2002 is heading back again to the heart of New York City. HE2002 will take place May 30–June 2, 2002 at the Hilton New York.

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