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Posted: Oct 15, 2000 0 comments

Interactive TV (iTV) is about to become a reality, according to a new study released by <A HREF="http://www.StrategisGroup.com">The Strategis Group</A>. The study, "Interactive TV: Platforms, Content, and Services," projects that, by 2005, the majority of US households will be iTV-capable, and that active usage will reach over 41 million&mdash;a dramatic rise from the 1 million households using the service this year.

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Posted: Oct 15, 2000 0 comments

Long heralded as one of the most promising video technologies, the flat-panel display could get a big boost from a recent agreement between <A HREF="http://www.pixelworks.com/">Pixelworks, Inc.</A> and <A HREF="http://www.analog.com/">Analog Devices, Inc.</A> to integrate their respective technologies in a new generation of products.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 15, 2000 0 comments

The slow-as-molasses rollout of digital television has riled <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov/">Federal Communications Commission</A> chairman William Kennard. If he has his way, broadcasters will eventually pay for the surplus radio-frequency spectrum they now control, and electronics manufacturers will be required to make all new television sets capable of receiving digital signals. The two suggestions were among several that Kennard made in a forceful speech at New York's Museum of Television and Radio on Tuesday, October 10.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 11, 2000 0 comments
All DVD players will also play compact discs, but many will not play CD-Rs, as music lovers have discovered to their dismay. Rotel addresses this oversight with its new RVD-995, a multi-format compatible disc player equally at home with DVD-Video, CDs, and CD-Rs. You can now enjoy your compilation discs on the same player you use for movies.
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HT Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2000 0 comments
Long known for quality and value, Rotel has introduced an advanced surround-sound processor/preamplifier intended to simplify operation even when used with a multi-room system. Wideband video switching capabilities, ease of operation, and unusual flexibility are but three attractive features of the RSP-976.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Oct 08, 2000 0 comments

N<I>arrated by Kenneth Branagh. Series producer: Tim Haines. Producer: Jasper James. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Surround. Two discs. 230 minutes. 1999. BBC Video (distributed by CBS). CBS Fox Video 2000040. NR. $34.98.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 08, 2000 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.semiconductors.com">Philips Semiconductors</A> (a division of Philips Electronics) announced the first in a new family of silicon chips that they claim "will revolutionize the way we use television." The company says its pnx8500 Nexperia Home Entertainment Engine will enable the combination of digital video, audio, graphics, and Internet content into "highly interactive" program material and will allow cable and satellite service providers to add new digital subscriber services to their existing TV program offerings. At the same time, Philips also announced Samsung's support for the new chip in its next-generation consumer set-top box.

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Posted: Oct 08, 2000 0 comments

Another DVD hurdle is jumped: 10 million DVD-Video players have now officially shipped to market, according to the <A HREF="http://www.dvdinformation.com">DVD Entertainment Group</A> (DVDEG). The announcement was made last week at the annual DVD Forum meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 08, 2000 0 comments

High-definition broadcasting is here, if the marketing problems are ever solved. Hi-def playback is here in the 480p native format of the Digital Versatile Disc. What's missing? Hi-def recording technology for consumers.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 08, 2000 0 comments

Electronics retailers are lobbying Congress to ensure their right to sell broadband cable converter boxes. Wary of the coming dominance of the combined power of merger partners <A HREF="http://www.aol.com/">America Online</A> and <A HREF="http://www.timewarner.com/">Time Warner Inc.</A>, retailers such as <A HREF="http://www.circuitcity.com/">Circuit City Stores, Inc.</A> are seeking legislative help.

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