AUDIO VIDEO NEWS

Sort By: Post Date | Title | Publish Date
Filed under
Gary Frisch Posted: Apr 29, 2001 0 comments

G<I>eorge Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, Diane Lane, William Fichtner, John Hawkes. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 130 minutes. 2000. Warner Home Video 18584. PG-13. $24.98.</I>

Filed under
Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 29, 2001 0 comments

The idea of watermarking high-resolution audio signals has riled audiophiles for months, ever since Verance announced that the controversial tracking signals would be incorporated into DVD-Audio discs. Now videophiles can get in on the action: last week, <A HREF="http://www.digimarc.com">Digimarc</A> announced that it is partnering with Hitachi, Macrovision, NEC, Philips, Pioneer, and Sony to form the Video Watermarking Group (VWM Group) to provide video copy prevention and play control solutions for digital recording devices.

Filed under
Barry Willis Posted: Apr 29, 2001 0 comments

Better late than never, the old adage goes. The <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> and the <A HREF="http://www.nab.org">National Association of Broadcasters</A>, former adversaries in the digital television rollout debacle, have decided to bury the hatchet and begin promoting DTV cooperatively.

Filed under
Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 29, 2001 0 comments

According to <A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith</A>, the orginator of the VSB digital transmission system behind over-the-air broadcast of DTV and HDTV, "there will be no urban-rural 'digital divide' in the delivery of digital television (DTV) service." The company says that this is thanks in large part to ATSC VSB translators that it has developed.

Filed under
HT Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2001 0 comments
Far too many home entertainment products are obsolete six months after they are introduced. A new variation on surround sound or video processing comes out, and you have to buy a new processor to take advantage of it.
Filed under
Barry Willis Posted: Apr 28, 2001 0 comments

The entire city of Los Angeles depends on the entertainment industry, and Mayor Richard Riordan is doing his best to find a way to prevent strikes by screenwriters and actors that could have crippling economic repercussions.

Filed under
HT Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2001 0 comments
The makers of the renowned Power Plant "regenerators" have come up with another ingenious solution to an all-too-common problem: noisy electrical power.
Filed under
HT Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2001 0 comments
Prediction: film industry attorneys and executives will experience unprecedented high blood pressure this summer. The reason: the arrival of DVD recorders from Swiss manufacturer Vivastar.
Filed under
HT Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2001 0 comments
Sensory Science is upping the ante in the video processor game. On April 12, the Scottsdale, AR-based electronics firm introduced the new CL-2500 Video Processor from its California Audio Labs division. The processor is "a videophile-quality home theater component functioning as both an HDTV-ready video switcher as well as video processor," according to the announcement, and is claimed to "raise the standard in home theater performance and operation."
Filed under
Thomas J. Norton Posted: Apr 22, 2001 0 comments

M<I>el Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tcheky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Aspect ratio: 2.35 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 165 minutes. 2000. Columbia TriStar Home Video 05731. R. $27.96</I>

Filed under
Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 22, 2001 0 comments

At the insistence of renegade broadcasters led by the Sinclair Group, the Federal Communications Commission began <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?639">reviewing the specifications</A> for over-the-air 8-VSB digital television (DTV) signal transmission back in 1999. Even though tests demonstrated that there may be <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?553">weaknesses</A> in the standard chosen by the Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC), the FCC <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?641">reaffirmed its commitment</A> to 8-VSB a little over a year ago.

Filed under
Barry Willis Posted: Apr 22, 2001 0 comments

The erosion of long-standing regulatory policy that began with the Telecommunications Act of 1996 continues under the leadership of <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov">Federal Communications Commission</A> chairman Michael Powell. The FCC has approved by a 3&ndash;1 vote the ownership of multiple networks by a single owner, thereby reversing one of the agency's oldest rules.

Filed under
Posted: Apr 22, 2001 0 comments

New technology often debuts at the annual <A HREF="http://www.nab.org">National Association of Broadcasters</A> convention. This year's late April confab in Las Vegas is no different. From Monday the 23rd through Thursday the 26th, engineers, marketers, and journalists alike will get a glimpse of the world to come.

Filed under
HT Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2001 0 comments
Consumers attending the Home Entertainment 2001 Show in NYC, May 11–13, 2001, will have a unique opportunity to speak with and learn from the home entertainment industry's leading experts. As part of the three-day audio and video extravaganza, the Show will offer educational seminars and panel discussions—included with the admission ticket price on a first come, first served basis. This is a rare opportunity for consumers to meet with legendary industry journalists, manufacturers, dealers, and others.
Filed under
HT Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2001 0 comments
"Looking huge" is an understatement when applied to Marantz's new PV6480W HDTV-ready rear projection television set. Not only is its 64" (diagonal) screen among the biggest on the market, so are its 9" CRTs.

Pages