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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2001 0 comments

Marantz

Just add speakers and a DVD player for 6.1-channel surround sound: Marantz's SR7200 receiver can decode Dolby Digital Surround EX and DTS-ES (both Matrix and Discrete) soundtracks, as well as 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS, and deliver a rated 105 watts (into 8 ohms) to six speakers.

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Brian C. Fenton Posted: Oct 03, 2001 0 comments
There's Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, watching helplessly as his trusty lightsaber flies out of his hand and over his shoulder. On Corus cant, we see two pieces of toast pop out of the dual seating pods of an air taxi.
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Rich Warren Posted: Oct 02, 2001 0 comments

I'm burning with desire. I'm burning Perlman and Pearl Jam, Miles, Little Feat, Nine-Inch Nails, and Collins - both Judy and Phil. I'm also burning with TDK, Harman Kardon, Roxio, Sound Forge, and Nero.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2001 0 comments
Philips Consumer Electronics has announced plans to offer a special edition DVD of DreamWorks' animated hit film Shrek free with the purchase of a select group of DVD-Video players and other products during the winter holiday season.
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HT Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments
Are the all speakers in your multichannel audio system designed to put out extremely low bass? If not, you're in danger of overdriving them with full-bandwidth signals from high-resolution disc players.
Kevin Miller Posted: Sep 30, 2001 Published: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments
Switching scenarios for component video sources.

Switching component video sources is a double-edged sword. For a number of reasons, there's plenty of need for it; however, until recently, it was fairly expensive to do it well (read: without adversely affecting the video signal). Still, there are a number of scenarios in which video switching, transcoding, or distributing high-resolution video (particularly HDTV signals) is important.

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Posted: Sep 30, 2001 0 comments

Custom installation is <I>the</I> growth area for the consumer electronics industry. To expand training opportunities for installers, the <A HREF="http://www.cedia.org">Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association</A> (CEDIA) has announced a new partnership with the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) to bring CEDIA training to the 2002 International Consumer Electronics Show, to be held January 8&#160;11 in Las Vegas. The upcoming CES will be the first one to be held during weekdays rather than over a weekend.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 30, 2001 0 comments

<I>Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Luiz Guzm&#225;n, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Erika Christensen, Amy Irving, Albert Finney, Steven Bauer. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 147 minutes. 2001. USA Home Entertainment 98306 0181-2. R. $26.98.</I>

Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 30, 2001 Published: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments
This A-BUS makes it easy to "Take the 'A' Train" in any room in your home.

Three computers and one broadband Internet connection in my house means that there's a computer network in my future. Right now, it's a hypothetical network, since my ISP (Prodigy) has only succeeded in providing hypothetical DSL service. I know it's coming, though, and I'm looking forward to installing the network about as much as one looks forward to shaking hands with his proctologist. My life is complicated enough without the added grief that a router, a switcher, numerous runs of CAT-5 cable, and unsavory terms like Ethernet and TCP/IP will bring into it. I want something elegant and simple that will provide me with the intended result—in this case, Web pages that load before I've finished typing in the URL and the ability to steal hard-drive space from my kids' computer—without requiring me to complete a doctoral thesis in connectivity and network administration.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 30, 2001 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith Electronics</A> and <A HREF="http://nxtwavecomm.com">NxtWave Communications</A> announced they have finalized their agreement to jointly develop compatible enhancements to the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) DTV standard. The companies had previously responded separately to the ATSC's "VSB Enhancements" Request for Proposals (RFP).

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