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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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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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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>

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HT Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2001 0 comments
Many home theater sound systems are claimed to create "palpable" sound, but how many really deliver? If your action films are less than visceral, Clark Synthesis has the answer.
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HT Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2001 0 comments
Are you about to build a home theater? If so, you have probably researched acoustic treatment---and the need to hide it. Until recently, most acoustical insulation was made in some light color---yellow, pink, or gray---that required covering with paint, tape, or fabric to make it look acceptable.
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HT Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments
The plasma screen is a product that cuts across all segments of the video market. Everyone---from ordinary TV viewers to the most exacting videophiles---loves the concept of a thin-panel, high-definition display.
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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments

Broadcasters will have an easier task ahead of them when it comes time to make the permanent change to digital, thanks to a recent decision by the <A HRF="http://www.fcc.gov">Federal Communications Commission</A> (FCC).

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Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments

Seeking refuge from the incessantly depressing news of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, Americans have hit their neighborhood video rental outlets in unusual numbers recently.

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HT Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments
A good audio/video receiver is the solution for many home theater fans. Marantz has introduced a multichannel unit that seems to offer everything that most folks could want: plenty of power, a variety of surround formats, high-resolution digital-to-analog audio converters, and component video switching. The price? About $850.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments

With some manufacturers pushing prices down in the 60" plasma display market (see <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1075">previous</A>), <A HREF="http://www.runco.com">Runco</A> is pushing the performance and price edge even higher with its introduction of a new 61" diagonal widescreen plasma monitor with outboard video processor.

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