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Tom Norton Posted: Oct 05, 2007 1 comments

Back in late July I blogged about a demo kiosk at my local Best Buy. You can scroll down and read about it. It was set up in a DirecTV promotion kiosk, but it wasn't clear whether or not it was also intended to promoting Best Buy's new video calibration services.

Shane Buettner Posted: Oct 05, 2007 67 comments

The advent of Blu-ray and HD DVD isn't the first time I've covered a format launch- DVD was still pretty fresh and new when I started in this biz in the late 90s. Things have changed a lot since then, especially in the way that the PR machines are operating and interacting with the online community. And what better evidence of that is there than the fact that esoteric technical details like "yield rates" and "cycle times" are a frequent water cooler topic among the uninitiated?

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 05, 2007 0 comments
Buying a CD doesn't give you the right to copy it, a record-company attorney testified in a trial that pit the recording industry against a Native American woman in Minnesota. The single mother of two was successfully sued for using peer-to-peer file sharing to violate numerous copyrights. What may ultimately come to matter more than the verdict were some of the details that emerged along the way.
John Sciacca Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments

While it might take a village to raise a child, it takes an army and lots of time to build an estate! Custom Theater and Audio (CTA) in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, where I work as lead system designer, was recently involved in all aspects of the A/V design and installation for Phil and Janet Pate's new home in North Myrtle Beach.

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Universal is boldly going where no studio has gone with its HD DVD web interactivity. In addition to allowing users to access and download content and share favorite scenes with other HD DVD users on their "Best Buddies" lists, the U-Shop feature will expose users to movie-related online purchases.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 04, 2007 2 comments
You've installed your speakers, but your room still doesn't sound right. In this installment, we show you how to tweak your room's sound with acoustics.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments
At the CEDIA Expo, Texas Instruments announced the latest generation of its Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) technology, dubbed DarkChip 4. The company claims even better reproduction of black and dark grays than achieved by its current DarkChip 3...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments
Look out, Steve Jobs. Two (other) large corporations are looking to eat your lunch. Cue famous Steve Jobs scowl. Thank you, sir.
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Ken Korman Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments
Toshiba Regza Cinema Series 52LX177 52-inch LCD HDTV 22265000700 Toshiba 52LX177 Toshiba has long been an all-purpose TV company making sets in virtually every display category.


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