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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments

<I>George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Charles Durning, Michael Badalocco, Holly Hunter. Directed by Joel Coen. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS. 102 minutes. 2000. Universal 21654. PG-13. $29.99.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments

Last week <A HREF="http://www.broadcom.com">Broadcom</A>, <A HREF="http://www.genesis-microchip.com">Genesis Microchip</A>, and <A HREF="http://www.ti.com">Texas Instruments</A> announced the introduction of what they describe as a cross-platform digital interconnect standard for the consumer electronics industry and an extension of the Digital Visual Interface (DVI) version 1.0. The companies say that this new standard encompasses the necessary requirements for a "superior digital interconnect technology" used in a variety of consumer electronics such as DVD players, high definition television, and digital set-top boxes.

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HT Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2001 0 comments
Even the best can't rest on their laurels. Runco International, one of the world's best in the CRT-projection arena, has announced a new 9-inch CRT, the DTV-1200. The new model incorporates significant improvements in convergence, focus and astigmatism, according to a mid-September press release.
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HT Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2001 0 comments
How much power do you need? Many movie lovers believe that 200 watts per channel gives you all the dynamic headroom you need for the most demanding soundtracks.
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The <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) is reporting that manufacturer-to-dealer sales of digital television (DTV) monitors and sets (monitors with integrated tuners) totaled 117,851 units with $222 million in revenue during July. The CEA adds that these unit sales figures represent a 165% increase over the same period in 2000.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Sep 16, 2001 0 comments

<I>Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish), THX. Two discs. 107 minutes. 2000. Touchstone Home Video 21656. PG-13. $29.99.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 16, 2001 0 comments

First we had Dolby Digital with 5.1 channels (five speakers plus one subwoofer) for DVDs, then the THX and Dolby Digital <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?277">Surround EX</A> 6.1 format, which added a center channel in the rear. Now comes word that <A HREF="http://www.thx.com">THX</A> is ready to start certifying 7.1 channels with their new Ultra2 format.

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High-definition television will get a big push from at least two major networks this fall. Both <A HREF="http://www.abc.com">ABC</A> and <A HREF="http://www.cbs.com">CBS</A> have announced extensive programming in the format, which almost certainly will improve the awareness of the format among viewers.

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Marc Horowitz Posted: Sep 14, 2001 0 comments
Buena Vista
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Like its predecessor, The Sixth Sense, writer/director M.
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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 09, 2001 0 comments

DVD fans may soon be complaining less about the lack of available titles.

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