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Jamie Sorcher Posted: Nov 11, 2001 0 comments

June 29, 2000. Madison Square Garden is packed with die-hard Springsteen fans for the second-to-last show of the world tour reuniting Bruce with the legendary E Street Band for the first time in more than 13 years. The night is as exciting as it is bittersweet because no one knows if this band will ever play together again.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Nov 11, 2001 0 comments

When José, the Fed Ex guy, rings my doorbell, the transaction is well scripted. He gives me the box containing the Next Thing to Review, and I give him the box containing the Last Thing I Reviewed. One glance at the Next Thing box tells me which link in the audio/video chain I'll be scrutinizing for the next few weeks. Like I said, it's highly choreographed.

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The rollout of digital television will continue to be hampered, unless the <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov">Federal Communications Commission</A> (FCC) assumes a stronger leadership role, according to a semi-annual report filed November 7 by the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA).

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The folks who are trying to bring us high definition television are in the process of creating a sub-group whose sole focus will be the promotion of the format. The move comes as the <A HREF="http://www.atsc.org">Advanced Television Standards Committee</A> approaches its tenth anniversary.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 11, 2001 0 comments

Recordable DVD has been struggling through a swamp of obstacles, from movie studio restrictions preventing DVD back-ups of movies to expensive, hard-to-find DVD recorders. Computer-based systems offer a popular alternative to pricey stand-alone units, but the real barrier to consumer acceptance of a recordable DVD format is likely the multitude of competing approaches fighting for domination: DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW.

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 11, 2001 0 comments

Expressing fear that consumers' fair use rights will be eroded, the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) has weighed in on a recent copyright infringement <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1144">lawsuit</A> brought against <A HREF="http://www.sonicblue.com">SonicBlue, Inc.</A> by a triumvirate of companies from the entertainment industry. At issue is the ability of SonicBlue's latest hard-disk video recorder to skip commercials and transmit recorded programs.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 11, 2001 0 comments

<I>Thelonious Monk, others. Directed by Charlotte Zwerin. Aspect ratio: 4:3 (full-screen). Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. 89 minutes. 1989. Warner Home Video 11896. PG-13. $19.98.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 11, 2001 0 comments

There are a variety of reasons you might want to watch a DVD while listening through a pair of headphones: You're on a plane, you need to be quiet while others sleep/work, or you've got a portable DVD player and no decent sound system to hook it up to. But there's also one big reason you wouldn't want to use headphones: no surround sound.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 09, 2001 0 comments
Familiar to most of us as laptop computer screens, LCD displays have yet to win many converts among the home theater faithful. The product category is coming along, however, as evidenced by Samsung’s extended-definition SLK407W Tantus television receiver.

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