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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

There has never been anything like the success of DVD.

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

It's hard to find home theater-related products on the convention floor at the twice-per-year Audio Engineering Society (<A HREF="">AES</A>) gathering. It was therefore a treat to discover a fascinating cinema sound system at San Francisco's Moscone Center during the society's recent meeting there, October 28&ndash;30.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments
Test marketed earlier this year, DualDisc is now officially here with the October 26th release of two albums from Warner Music Group (WMG). (Two more WMG DualDisc albums are scheduled to arrive in stores on November 23rd.)
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2004 0 comments
PDF: What's on Free TV Here's what the major broadcast networks have to offer. PDF: What's on Pay TV Blockbuster movies, mega sports events, and premium-channel series are just the tip of the high-def
Al Griffin Posted: Oct 31, 2004 0 comments

Most folks here in the U.S. know Philips as a company that makes light bulbs. But the European electronics giant has been at the forefront of the flat-TV revolution since Day One, releasing a wide range of slim models in the plasma and LCD categories.

David Katzmaier Posted: Oct 31, 2004 0 comments

The hottest-selling HDTVs right now are big-screen rear-projection sets, a category that's still dominated by the relatively cheap, time-tested cathode-ray tube (CRT). But the new "microdisplay" TVs are gaining fast.

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Larry Dobrow Posted: Oct 31, 2004 0 comments

A 15-year veteran at ESPN, Dan Patrick has come to be known as the face of SportsCenter, TV's most popular sports show. Now that ESPN has built its Digital Center for HDTV broadcasting and is expanding its high-def schedule beyond NFL and MLB games, we decided to see what Patrick had to say about the state of the broadcasting art.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Oct 28, 2004 0 comments
For years, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers were the 98-pound weaklings of the speaker world. Lacking the muscle needed for realistic-sounding music playback - let alone action-movie soundtracks - they were ignored by anyone who took sound seriously.

But the once-ridiculed category has re-emerged, surprisingly pumped and ready to kick sand in the face of that conventional wisdom.

David Ranada Posted: Oct 28, 2004 0 comments

Many video enthusiasts, al though they may have long wanted to destroy their cantankerous, tape-eating, low-resolution VHS machines, have collected large libraries of off-air programs or camcorder footage that they wouldn't want to be without. What better way to preserve your VHS library than to copy it to a far more robust and easy-to-use medium like recordable DVD?

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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2004 0 comments

New York, NY&mdash;The Home Entertainment 2004 Show, scheduled to take place on November 4-7, 2004 at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel, has been cancelled due to the hotel labor issue in San Francisco.