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Gary Frisch Posted: Dec 16, 2001 0 comments

<I>Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic widescreen). Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1. Two discs. 141 minutes. 1994. Paramount 15644. PG-13. $29.99.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 16, 2001 0 comments

DVD, the most successful consumer electronics format ever, shows no signs of slowing down. Almost 11 million DVD players were shipped to dealers through the end of November, according to recent statistics from the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A>.

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<A HREF="http://www.threefive.com">Three-Five Systems</A> announced the first public demonstration of the company's recently developed Brillian 1920, a high-resolution, reflective, liquid crystal on silicon "microdisplay," which the company has created in addition to its more traditional LCD products. The demonstration took place at the 19th Annual Flat Information Displays Conference in Monterey, California last week.

Robert Ripps Posted: Dec 10, 2001 0 comments

Tune in a classical FM radio station or attend a symphony orchestra concert, and chances are you'll hear very little music composed after 1900.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

Sherwood With built-in bass management for its multichannel analog inputs, the Sherwood Newcastle R-963 may be the first digital surround receiver that's truly ready for the DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD formats.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

When it comes to defining the cutting-edge gift list for tech enthusiasts, gadget-heads, and just about any person over the age of 14, you probably couldn't do much better than to ask 1,000 computing professionals&mdash;folks who live and breathe technology&mdash;to pick their top five tech gifts.

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Robert Deutsch Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

<I>Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Andr&#233; the Giant, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk. Directed by Rob Reiner. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 98 minutes. 1987. MGM 1002362. PG. $29.08.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

The completion of a proposed $26 billion acquisition of DirecTV's parent company Hughes Electronics by EchoStar Communications Corporation appeared in doubt after a week of intense scrutiny by federal lawmakers.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

Back in September, <A HREF="http://www.dtsonline.com">DTS</A> announced that Pioneer and Denon were planning to be the first companies to incorporating the new 96kHz/24-bit high resolution surround sound technology in their flagship A/V receivers. It would appear the companies have made good on that promise, with some help from integrated circuit manufacturer <A HREF="http://www.analog.com/">Analog Devices</A>.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

Whether we'll have one, two, or more direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services next year isn't clear today. But no matter how many DBS companies the future holds, if they want to re-transmit signals from local TV stations, they'll have to offer all or none.

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