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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

In the world of video-on-demand broadcast over the Internet, MPEG-4 video codec DivX (not to be confused with the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?453">previous Circuit City fiasco</A> of the same name) has emerged as one of the more popular video compression technologies. Last week, <A HREF="http://www.divx.com">DivXNetworks</A> announced that DivX 4.0, the newest version of the codec (compressor/decompressor), is now available for download at its website.

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

Is Canada a threat to the US film industry? The <A HREF="http://www.sag.org">Screen Actors Guild</A> seems to think so.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

<I>William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco. Directed by Randa Haines. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1. Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono). 118 minutes. 1986. Paramount 01839. PG. $29.99.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 26, 2001 0 comments

High definition television is struggling to get off the ground with the hesitant support of local, cable, and satellite broadcasters. But as readers revealed in an <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showvote.cgi?176">online <I>SGHT</I> poll</A> a while back, what would really give HDTV a kick in the pants would be a high definition playback medium&mdash;something like an HD-DVD.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2001 0 comments
After the 2001 show's wildly successful run earlier this year, Home Entertainment 2002 is heading back again to the heart of New York City. HE2002 will take place May 30–June 2, 2002 at the Hilton New York.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2001 0 comments
Success breeds success, the old adage goes.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Aug 19, 2001 0 comments

<I><B>Princess Mononoke</B></I> <I>Voices of Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French). 134 minutes. 1999. Miramax/Buena Vista Home Entertainment 19300. PG-13. $32.99.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 19, 2001 0 comments

One abiding dream for film industry executives is to bypass all the middlemen involved in distribution and sell movies directly to consumers&mdash;repeatedly, by the millions.

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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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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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