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HT Staff Posted: May 28, 2001 0 comments
International Business Machines isn't a company anyone normally associates with home theater products. Movie fans, however, might do well to put aside their assumptions for a moment and take a look at IBM's new MicroPortable data/video projector. Capable of a light output of 1100 lumens, the new projector weighs only three pounds---and is claimed to be HDTV compatible.
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Posted: May 27, 2001 0 comments

On May 22, <A HREF="http://www.fmi.fujitsu.com/apt/aptMain01.asp.">Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc.</A> (FMI) announced the latest addition to its line of Plasma Display Panels, a 32"-diagonal unit less than three inches thick and weighing less than thirty pounds. The new PDP will make its official debut at the <A HREF="http://www.sid.org">Society for Information Display</A> (SID) Conference to be held June 3&ndash;8 in San Jose, CA.

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Posted: May 27, 2001 0 comments

Digital television sets are interesting, but not compelling, because there's not much to watch on them. That seems to be the consensus among Japanese consumers, who are giving the new sets the cold shoulder, according to a May 25 report from the Japanese news agency Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

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Dan Yakir Posted: May 27, 2001 0 comments

<I>Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean. Directed by Guy Hamilton. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (widescreen). Dolby Digital mono. 120 minutes. 1971. MGM Home Entertainment 1001092. PG. $26.98.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: May 27, 2001 0 comments

Ever since Internet usage began to take a sizable chunk out of the TV viewer's channel surfing time, industry pundits have been predicting that it was only a matter of time before we started watching TV via the web. But as limited bandwidth issues continue to slow the web's video streaming appeal, TV manufacturers are beginning to piggy-back web features onto the traditional television.

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Jon Iverson Posted: May 27, 2001 0 comments

Last week <A HREF="http://www.laserpacific.com">LaserPacific Media</A> (LP) announced what it terms a "significant" technology milestone that it says will accelerate the efficiency and cost effectiveness of high-definition post-production services. The company reports that its new High Definition SuperComputer Assembly system creates <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?374">24P High Definition</A> programs as pure digital data and not digital video as do other current systems.

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Barry Willis Posted: May 27, 2001 0 comments

The era of consolidation in the broadcasting industry may be over, at least for a while, in the wake of the abandonment of the Republican Party by Senator James Jeffords.

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HT Staff Posted: May 21, 2001 0 comments
Canada's Classé Audio Inc. has long been known for building audiophile equipment. With the rise of home theater, the company expanded its offerings with multichannel amplifiers, DVD players, surround processors, and other product to enhance the experience of movie lovers everywhere.
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Posted: May 20, 2001 0 comments

The Home Entertainment 2001 show, held in New York City May 11&ndash;13, 2001, received high marks and a standing ovation from show attendees, who came to experience some of the most innovative and exciting consumer electronics products in decades.

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HT Staff Posted: May 20, 2001 0 comments
Venerable loudspeaker manufacturer JBL has added an impressive new series to its home theater offerings. The TiK line embodies an entirely new design, one that JBL is calling the "bending trapezoid," for its gently curving sides and truncated-cone appearance. The company has devoted special attention to chamber construction and resonance suppression, in addition to developing a new set of drivers. TiK speakers are new from the ground up.

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