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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 21, 2001 0 comments

Since September 11, live theater and concert attendance has fallen by as much as 75% in some parts of the country, while video rentals have mushroomed. The reason: people want to stay home.

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The electronics world was astounded when the Digital Versatile Disc appeared, offering more than six times the storage capacity of standard compact discs. The trend toward ever greater data capacity continues, to the delight of engineers and technophiles everywhere.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 21, 2001 0 comments

Anticipating prolonged strikes by both actors and screenwriters, the film industry earlier this year kicked into hurry-up mode, finishing an unprecedented number of movies before the mid-year deadline for contract renewals.

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Gary Frisch Posted: Oct 21, 2001 0 comments

<I>Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Giancarlo Giannini, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Frankie Faison. Directed by Ridley Scott. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1. Two discs. 131 minutes. 2001. MGM Home Entertainment 1002321. R. $29.98.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 21, 2001 0 comments

The recent round of Emmys handed out by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has seen several consumer electronics manufacturers lauded for their technical achievements.

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Michael Riggs Posted: Oct 16, 2001 0 comments

Despite all the huffing and puffing over copy protection, making your own audio and video recordings is easier than ever. And for audio in particular, recording quality is also better than ever. The tough part is sorting through all the alternatives - a task we'll strive to simplify here.

Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 16, 2001 0 comments

If you've taken your pick of Miles Davis from our "Horn of Plenty" but you'd like to keep celebrating his 75th birthday with something other than your CD player, you're in luck.

Francis Davis Posted: Oct 16, 2001 0 comments

Clichés are truisms, Jack Kerouac once reasoned, and therefore true. But maybe not always - or at least not completely. One of the many clichés about Miles Davis is that beginning with cool in the late 1940s and ending with fusion 20 years later, he anticipated nearly every significant movement in jazz after be bop.

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Al Griffin Posted: Oct 16, 2001 0 comments

About eight years ago, as a recent college graduate working a low-stress job, I made my own short movie. I had a couple grand in the bank and a handful of friends willing to help out.

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 16, 2001 0 comments

When progressive-scan DVD players first emerged almost two years ago, the already excellent picture quality we'd come to expect from standard players suddenly got a whole lot better. That's because the new models could convert video signals to a progressive-scan format for display on a TV or monitor with progressive-scan capabilities.

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