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Posted: Aug 19, 2001 0 comments

Consumers apparently paid no attention to the habitual summer slump that affects electronics dealers, according to sales statistics released August 15 by the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA).

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After the wildly successful run of the 2001 show earlier this year, <A HREF="http://www.homeentertainment-expo.com">Home Entertainment 2002</A> is heading back again to the heart of New York City. HE2002 will take place May 30&ndash;June 2, 2002 at the Hilton New York.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 19, 2001 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.cbs.com/">CBS</A> and <A HREF="http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com">Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America</A> (MDEA) announced that they have entered into an agreement by which MDEA will sponsor high definition coverage of the semi-finals and finals of the 2001 US Open Tennis Championships. It is the third consecutive year MDEA has sponsored CBS's HDTV coverage of the US Open. According to CBS, this year's coverage will feature the HD primetime broadcast of the Women's Final on Saturday evening, September 8.

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With a little encouragement, electronics retailers will typically knock 10% off big-ticket items in order to make a sale. In an unusual move, <A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith</A> has decided to prime the sales pump from the top by reducing the suggested list price on its new 60" plasma display panel (PDP)&mdash;from $27,999 to $24,999 as of August 16. The PDP, model DPDP60W, is scheduled to ship to dealers this month.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2001 0 comments
In a tactic intended to keep its top-level products moving in a sluggish economy, Zenith Electronics Corporation has announced a significant price reduction on its high-definition f 60-inch Plasma Display Panel (PDP), the DPDP60W. Originally announced at a suggested retail of $27,999, the PDP will actually debut at $24,999, according to a mid-August press release.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2001 0 comments
Are you frustrated by the lack of information available through your onscreen program guides? Or bothered by the visual intrusions they create? Evolve Communications has the solution for you.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2001 0 comments
The entry fee to widescreen high-def video keeps dropping, thanks to companies like Panasonic. On August 8, the electronics giant raised the stakes in the HDTV race by introducing the PT-47WX49, its new 47-inch, 16:9 widescreen high-definition rear-projection monitor, at a suggested retail price of $2,099.95.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 12, 2001 0 comments

Is there still some video quality to be wrung out of the DVD format? Will you buy yet another version of <I>The Fifth Element</I> on DVD? <A HREF="http://www.cthe.com">Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment</A> (CTHE) thinks so, announcing last week the launch of "The Superbit Collection," slated for release starting October 9. CTHE says that the Superbit titles will utilize a special high^#150;bit-rate digital encoding process which "optimizes video quality" while offering a choice of both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2001 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.ti.com">Texas Instruments</A> continues to push the envelope of high definition video. On August 8, the Dallas-based technology company announced a new version of its HD-1 Digital Micromirror Device (DMD). The semiconductor chip is the heart of TI's Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology, considered by many to be the best choice for creating high-quality images.

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