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SV Staff Posted: Jan 31, 2008 0 comments
Panasonic has made it easier to leave the camcorder at home with two of its newest Lumix cameras announced this week before the Photo Marketing Association show in Las Vegas. The FX35 and TZ5 (both due out this spring at $349) shoot high-def video...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 31, 2008 0 comments
It took only a week after Warner defected to the Blu-ray camp for the latter to establish a more commanding position in the market, according to the NPD Group.
Steve Faber Posted: Jan 31, 2008 1 comments
Lighting, acoustic treatment, and other details to really make your theater your own.
Mark Elson Posted: Jan 31, 2008 0 comments
Questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 30, 2008 4 comments

It's already a month into 2008, but never too late to make predictions for the coming year or so—predictions of things that probably won't happen in the way we expect. If anything is certain, it's the uncertainty of the future. The volatile world of consumer electronics is no exception.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 30, 2008 2 comments
Oh no. What is that large object sitting on your desk?
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 29, 2008 0 comments
Legit P2P? It seems too good to be true. And it is, at least for now. Qtrax missed its debut this week.
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Fred Manteghian Posted: Jan 28, 2008 12 comments

<b>Part I - Jump Already!</b>

Gary Altunian Posted: Jan 28, 2008 0 comments
Like many homeowners, you probably enjoy home theater, but you'd prefer not to have five speakers and a subwoofer on your living-room floor. Then consider in-wall speakers as a solution. The question is, can you install them yourself, or should you call a professional? The answer is, yes you can install in-walls yourself, with some planning, a few basic tools, and a little patience. Here's a step-by-step overview of the process of installing in-wall (or in-ceiling) speakers, as well as the parts and tools you'll need to complete the job like a pro.
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Chris Chiarella Posted: Jan 28, 2008 0 comments
These guys make the image work: peter nofz, jonathan cohen, and spencer cook.

The most popular movie of the year and breaker of just about every box-office record, Spider-Man 3 owes much of its success to its seamless, high-impact visual storytelling. Vast portions of this were rendered in the computers at Sony Pictures Imageworks, the digital production studio that helped bring life to all three arachno-adventures. On the occasion of the release of this latest chapter on DVD—and the entire trilogy in a magnificent Blu-ray set—Sony invited HT to speak with three of the very dedicated men of Imageworks. Digital effects supervisor Peter Nofz, special projects computer graphics supervisor Jonathan Cohen, and animation supervisor Spencer Cook are all gifted artists and masters of their individual technologies. Each has different responsibilities, yet is proud of his role within the elaborate team. And their work speaks for itself—even when you don't notice it.

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