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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 15, 2003 Published: Sep 16, 2003 0 comments

Set-top converter boxes (STBs) may eventually disappear, thanks to cable compatibility rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, September 10. The rules ratify an agreement reached by cable companies and electronics makers late last year, and insure that new televisions will be able to connect directly to cable feeds nationwide without the need for an adaptive device.

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<A HREF="http://www.yamaha.com">Yamaha Corporation</A> has joined the ranks of manufacturers whose products qualify for THX Ultra2 certification.

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Throw-away DVDs should fit easily in a world accustomed to everything from disposable diapers to disposable cameras.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2003 0 comments
Illustration by Rick Wessler Confused about HDTV? Well, it can be hard to find somebody who isn't - which is why I recently had a consultation with my esteemed colleague, Dr. Hidef, who isn't the tiniest bit perplexed when it comes to high-definition TV.
David Katzmaier Posted: Sep 15, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Sep 15, 2003 0 comments

The transition to high-definition television really picked up steam this fall as ABC, CBS, NBC, and the WB filled their 2003-04 prime-time schedules with more hours of HDTV programming than ever before. During an entire week, these networks are offering some 70 hours of HDTV.

Al Griffin Posted: Sep 15, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza The good old cathode-ray tube (CRT) is up against some stiff competition these days. Leading the charge are sexy flat-panel plasma and LCD TVs that can be mounted on the wall like a picture.

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Gary Merson Posted: Sep 12, 2003 0 comments
On Wednesday, September 10, the Federal Communications Commission approved a package of standards designed to make digital televisions compatible with a wide range of digital and high definition cable television programs. The "plug and play" agreement will allow consumers to connect digital televisions directly into cable systems, without a set-top-box.
David Katzmaier Posted: Sep 10, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza A newcomer to HDTV has to face so many new abbreviations and technical terms that he could end up feeling like a freshman at MIT. Competing for your hard-earned buck are technologies like LCD, DLP, plasma, LCoS, and CRT - all of which can be found in sets that feature 1080i, 720p, and 480p scanning, ATSC tuners, and DVI with HDCP.

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