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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.

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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>

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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.
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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.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 15, 2001 0 comments

Hard-disc&ndash;based digital video recorder (DVR) products (aka PVRs or personal digital recorders) such as those sold by TiVo and ReplayTV have been getting a lot of press lately, but only a modest share of consumer dollars. In the few short months since DVRs hit the shelves, ReplayTV has already <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?876">bailed out</A> of the manufacturing business, and the ultimate fate of TiVo is still unkown. In spite of its shaky start, the DVR category is slated to take off in the next five years, according to a new report from the <A HREF="http://www.yankeegroup.com">Yankee Group</A>.

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Posted: Apr 15, 2001 0 comments

Consumers attending the Home Entertainment 2001 Show in NYC, May 11&ndash;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&mdash;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.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 15, 2001 0 comments

Civil libertarians and computer hackers are united in their opposition to a ruling last summer by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan that banned the posting or propagation of DeCSS. The code, named for its ability to unlock DVD's Content Scrambling System, enables the copying of DVDs. In his ruling, Judge Kaplan ordered website <A HREF:"http://www.2600.com">2600</A> to remove not only the code, but also links to other sites where curious visitors might find it.

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Posted: Apr 15, 2001 0 comments

The DVD format is rolling into its fifth year, and history's most successful consumer electronics product continues to gain momentum. Sales of both hardware and software continue to rise, despite downturns elsewhere in the economy.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Apr 15, 2001 0 comments

I<I>an Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, James Nesbitt. Directed by Kirk Jones. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (widescreen). Dolby Digital 2.0. 91 minutes. 1998. 20th Century Fox 4110285. PG. $24.95.</I>

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HT Staff Posted: Apr 14, 2001 0 comments
Is your video system proliferating out of control? Do you have too many sources? Or do you want to feed multiple displays from the same source? Tributaries Cable has designed the VX2 "video integration system" with you in mind.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 08, 2001 0 comments

There may be more than 220 <A HREF="http://www.imax.com">IMAX</A> theaters operating in 28 countries around the world, but videophiles still love to get their hands on IMAX videos, long acknowledged to be some of home theater's finest demo materials. Favorites among the dozen IMAX DVDs already available include <I>Super Speedway</I>, <I>Everest</I>, and <I>The Magic of Flight</I>. Now, more are on the way.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Apr 08, 2001 0 comments

R<I>entaro Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama. Directed by Masaki Kobayashi. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital mono. 164 minutes. Criterion Collection KWA020. 1965. NR. $28.99.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 08, 2001 0 comments

Personal video recorder pioneer <A HREF="http://www.tivo.com/">TiVo, Inc.</A> has initiated massive cost-cutting measures in an attempt to remain viable without the need for further external funding.

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Posted: Apr 08, 2001 0 comments

In football, it's called the "hurry-up offense," running play after play without huddling or stopping for a break. The strategy is often used in the last minutes of a game when time is running out.

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Posted: Apr 08, 2001 0 comments

New York City, one of the world's most diverse and eclectic cities, will play host to an outstanding group of musicians, who will perform live at the Home Entertainment 2001 Show, May 11-13, 2001 at the Hilton New York & Towers.

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