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Steven Stone Posted: Aug 14, 2003 0 comments

I Reviewed the Meridian 568 surround processor in the December 2000 <I>SGHT</I>, and since then I've used it almost continuously in one of my two systems. So I was expectantly curious when I discovered that Meridian was sending out their new 568.2 processor ($6995) to replace it, along with the new, companion 598 DVD-Audio player. (Actually, they sent me the 568.2MM, which includes the multichannel input module and lists for $7745.)

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2003 0 comments
This fall, Pioneer Electronics USA will roll out two new high-definition plasma displays with all digital signal paths and video performance capable of "billions" of colors.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2003 0 comments
The DVD format continues to gain momentum. Earlier this year, DVD rentals exceeded VHS in units and dollar business for the first time, sure signs that videotape is headed for extinction.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 11, 2003 Published: Aug 12, 2003 0 comments

Football fans subscribing to <A HREF="http://www.directv.com">DirecTV</A> will be able to enjoy this season's professional games in high-definition, thanks to an agreement with CBS Sports. The direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service will also offer many unprecedented interactive features for those subscribers who sign up for the special sports package, called "Sunday Ticket."

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Posted: Aug 11, 2003 Published: Aug 12, 2003 0 comments

Home video fans and independent film makers should take heart in a new announcement from <A HREF="http://www.apple.com">Apple Computer</A>.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments
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Despite long-running consumer complaints and generally stagnant wages, cable television rates continue to rise. For the 12-month period ending July 1, cable rates rose 8.2%, according to figures recently released by the <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov">Federal Communication Commission</A> (FCC). The average monthly bill went from $37.06 to $40.11, with basic cable costs up 3.7% and equipment fees up 12%. The rate of increase exceeded the 7.1% annual rise over the past five years.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments
If you've been considering a move to 7.1 surround sound, Onkyo has a receiver that might be just what you're looking for.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.mpaa.org/">Motion Picture Association of America</A> (MPAA) has lauded a ruling by a Washington, DC federal appeals court. On Friday, February 16, the court upheld by a 2-1 vote a 1998 law that extended copyright protection for intellectual properties works by two decades. The extension was pushed through Congress by former president Bill Clinton, with strong backing from the Walt Disney Company, which feared that copyrights on icons like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck would soon move into the public domain. US copyright law now agrees with its European counterparts as a result of the revision.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments
San Francisco, CA—June 19, 2003—The Home Entertainment 2003 Show, held June 5-8, 2003, at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, was an event that will stand out for residents, exhibitors, and visiting press as a well-attended showcase of some of the finest products and technologies the consumer electronics industry has to offer.

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