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Barry Willis Posted: Jun 03, 2001 0 comments

There's a curious three-way war being fought over Direct Broadcast Satellite television. Further court action has been put off until June 12 in the antitrust suit brought by DBSer EchoStar and its parent company Hughes Electronics Corporation against competitor DirecTV. The lawsuit alleges that DirecTV has conspired with retailers to shut EchoStar out of the expanding market for satellite TV. DirecTV has approximately twice the number of subscribers as its smaller rival; in all, there are approximately 40 million DBS subscribers in North America.

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HT Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2001 0 comments
Loudspeaker manufacturer NHT is slimming down its offerings in more ways than one. The Benicia, CA-based company has announced that its new lineup will be reduced from the current 30 models to only 18. The new speakers themselves will be smaller than their predecessors, according to vice president and general manager Chris Byrne, thanks to advances in woofer technology that allow deeper bass to be generated from smaller cabinets with narrower front baffles.
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HT Staff Posted: May 30, 2001 0 comments
On May 31, Panasonic announced the DMR-E20, its second-generation DVD video recorder. Carrying a suggested retail price of $1499.95, less than half the price of last year's DMR-E10, the new machine will hit the streets in October.
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HT Staff Posted: May 29, 2001 0 comments
Not everyone wants or needs a cost-no-object home theater. Many movie fans are completely content with affordable systems, and companies like Polk Audio are working hard to keep them happy.
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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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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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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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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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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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