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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments

Wild Blue Yonder Okay, I know I shouldn't gloat. But I told you so. The breathtaking, commercial-free imagery of a packaged HDTV medium would persuade people to watch less broadcast and cable TV. That new medium has arrived.

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Al Griffin Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments

There's no denying that digital high-definition TV (HDTV) is a vast improvement over our old analog TV system, but if you want to record any of the high-def programs delivered over the air by local broadcasters or via satellite from Dish Network or DirecTV, your options are ridiculously limited.

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Brian C. Fenton Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments

Because every new format seems to set off a format war, we were a little surprised when nine major electronics manufacturers announced that they actually agreed on what the next-generation recordable optical-disc format should be.

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Doug Newcomb Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments

Four of Hollywood's home-video heavies - DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, Artisan Entertainment, and Universal Studios - have thrown their weight behind a format for distributing films in high-definition, the JVC-developed D-Theater variant of D-VHS.

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David Ranada Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments

Okay, I know I shouldn't gloat. But I told you so. In a keynote speech at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual convention a year ago, I warned that if the broadcast and cable industries didn't get their act together when it came to putting high-definition signals out there in a big way, high-def programming would be provided by other means.

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HT Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments
Many home theater fans think all subwoofers are alike.
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HT Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments
The two hottest trends in video displays are DLP projection and LCD television. Sharp Electronics Corporation is on top of both of them. On April 3, Sharp announced the retail availability of it first 30" widescreen liquid crystal television, the Aquos LC-30HV2U. The new LCD set is the first in a line of such products to debut this year.
Peter Pachal Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

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David Ranada Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

At $2,800, the least expensive Vaio PC in Sony's MX desktop line doesn't seem like much of a bargain these days, even for a 1.7-GHz, Pentium 4 with an 80-gigabyte (GB) hard drive, 512 megabytes (MB) of memory, the exciting "home" version of Windows XP, and two better-than-average speakers (the 15-inch Sony LCD monitor shown is $600 extra).

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

Harman Kardon You'll feel surrounded by surround sound choices with Harman Kardon's AVR 520. The receiver decodes Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1- and 6.1-channel soundtracks, including DTS-ES Discrete. You'll need an outboard amp if you have one or two back surround speakers, though, as there are only five powered channels, rated to deliver 75 watts each into 8 ohms.

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