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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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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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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

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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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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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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Dan Yakir Posted: Oct 27, 2002 0 comments

<I>Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, Martha O'Driscoll, William Demarest, Eric Blore. Directed by Preston Sturges. Aspect ratio: 4:3 (full frame). B&W. Dolby Digital mono. 93 minutes. 1941. The Criterion Collection 103. PG. $39.95.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 27, 2002 0 comments

The film community is mourning the death of actor Richard Harris, who passed away Friday, October 25 at London's University College Hospital, where he was being treated for Hodgkin's disease. He was 72.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 27, 2002 0 comments

A business model pioneered by <A HREF="http://www.netflix.com">Netflix</A> during the dot-com era appears to be one that consumers love. An increasing number of retailers are adopting it, including movie-rental giant <A HREF="http://www.blockbuster.com">Blockbuster</A>, with its "<A HREF="http://www.filmcaddy.com/home-v1.asp">Filmcaddy</A>" service, and retail chain <A HREF="http://www.walmart.com">Wal-Mart</A>, which launched its nascent DVD rental program in late October.

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