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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 21, 2002 0 comments

When it comes to persuasive reasons to purchase an HDTV, nothing beats having compelling content—and lots of it. Add one more notch to the content totals: Discovery Communications announced last week that it will launch Discovery HD Theater. The company describes HD Theater as a new 24-hour network "which will transmit high-definition content in all the popular categories of entertainment offered by Discovery" including nature, history, world cultures, geographic explorations, science, education, travel, and a wealth of children's and how-to programming.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 21, 2002 0 comments

High definition television has been slow to gain traction in consumer markets, partly due to ongoing struggles between the content providers and equipment manufacturers. Movie studios wish to restrict the consumer's use of an HDTV signal while manufacturers recognize that consumers will be slow to embrace any technology that becomes too cumbersome or restrictive to implement.

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uavKrissy Rushing Posted: Apr 21, 2002 0 comments

<I>John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby Surround (English). 91 minutes. 2001. New Line N5401. R. $24.98.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 21, 2002 0 comments

One of the hottest buzz phases in telecommunications is "video-on-demand," a service that allows customers to plug into the universal content library and watch anything they wish whenever they wish. VOD and interactive television (ITV) are the twin holy grails of cable companies and Internet service providers.

David Ranada Posted: Apr 18, 2002 0 comments

Wouldn't it be great if you could just go out and buy the surround sound music titles you're interested in without having to worry about whether they're on DVD-Audio or Super Audio CD (SACD)?

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Apr 18, 2002 0 comments

Psst! Hey, you! That's right - you! You wanna hot deal on a DVD player? I've got an SUV full of factory-fresh hardware. There are a few scratches and dents, and maybe some broken glass inside, but I'll give you my full lifetime warranty. Any problems - just bring it back to me here, in the alley off Broadway.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Apr 18, 2002 0 comments

Since he first delighted audiences and divided critics with his stylized, idiosyncratic first feature, Strictly Ballroom, writer/ director Baz Luhrmann has gone on to make Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge - each more ambitious, more stylized, and more dividing of critics than the last. Each has also had greater success at the box office and in accumulating awards both in the U.S.

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Apr 18, 2002 0 comments

There once was a time when audio/video components didn't have USB or Ethernet ports. When "kilobits per second" was not a hi-fi term. When a kid who stumbled over a stack of LPs in a dumpster actually knew what they were.

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HT Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2002 0 comments
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America (MDEA) has announced a new large-format high definition plasma screen and matching receiver. The combination is claimed to be the industry's first complete high-definition television system.
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HT Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2002 0 comments
If there's anything home theater fans want in loudspeakers, it's high performance per dollar, easy of system design, and a clear upgrade path.

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