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Michael Riggs Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments
Photo by Tony Cordoza

Portable MP3 players have gone from novelty to staple item in four short years. But with popularity has come proliferation, and many MP3 players aren't just MP3 players anymore. A growing number play files encoded in the Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) formats as well, and the storage options are many.

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Jamie Sorcher Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments
(Movie Images Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.)

"This, like any story worth telling, is all about a girl," Peter Parker tells us at the beginning of Spider-Man-not what you'd expect to hear from a superhero. But, as delighted audiences soon discovered, Spider-Man doesn't play by the rules.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments
Sunfire Forget about separate power amps for your back surround speakers-Sunfire's Ultimate Receiver is rated to deliver 200 watts each to seven channels, which should satisfy even the most demanding Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES soundtrack.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments
Palm-size jukeboxes that hold hundreds of hours of MP3 music on an embedded hard drive are no longer a novelty. Now Archos has taken the category to the next level by adding a 1 1/2-inch color LCD, the ability to store and play photo slideshows or highly compressed but full-motion video, and direct A/V output to a TV.
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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments

DVD has done more than change the way people watch movies at home. It's also changed their rental habits. The format is so superior to VHS tape, and so affordable, that many movie fans are choosing to buy rather than rent.

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Dan Yakir Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments

<I>John Payne, Preston Foster, Coleen Gray, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Neville Brand. Directed by Phil Karlson. Aspect ratio 4.3 (full frame). Dolby Digital Mono. 99 minutes. B&W. 1952. Image Entertainment DARD1450DVD. NR. $24.99.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments

Sports fans watching NFL football games this past Sunday may have noticed something unusual among the dozens of commercials: an ad for a 42" <A HREF="http://www.gateway.com">Gateway</A> plasma television.

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Thomas J. Norton runs the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?58">Snell XA 2900 surround speaker system</A> through its paces, and is reminded why he's always liked the company's products. "The best way to describe the overall sound of <I>Farscape</I> on the Snells is awesome," declares TJN.

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments

Opposition from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wasn't enough to keep EchoStar and Hughes Electronics' DirecTV from seeking a merger, but a lawsuit launched by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) may be.

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