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Mike Mettler Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments
If you've been considering a move to 7.1 surround sound, Onkyo has a receiver that might be just what you're looking for.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.mpaa.org/">Motion Picture Association of America</A> (MPAA) has lauded a ruling by a Washington, DC federal appeals court. On Friday, February 16, the court upheld by a 2-1 vote a 1998 law that extended copyright protection for intellectual properties works by two decades. The extension was pushed through Congress by former president Bill Clinton, with strong backing from the Walt Disney Company, which feared that copyrights on icons like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck would soon move into the public domain. US copyright law now agrees with its European counterparts as a result of the revision.

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Despite long-running consumer complaints and generally stagnant wages, cable television rates continue to rise. For the 12-month period ending July 1, cable rates rose 8.2%, according to figures recently released by the <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov">Federal Communication Commission</A> (FCC). The average monthly bill went from $37.06 to $40.11, with basic cable costs up 3.7% and equipment fees up 12%. The rate of increase exceeded the 7.1% annual rise over the past five years.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments
San Francisco, CA—June 19, 2003—The Home Entertainment 2003 Show, held June 5-8, 2003, at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, was an event that will stand out for residents, exhibitors, and visiting press as a well-attended showcase of some of the finest products and technologies the consumer electronics industry has to offer.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2003 0 comments
DVD: Solaris—20th Century Fox
Video: 4
Audio: 4
Extras: 3
"This isn't your father's science fiction," says James Cameron, who produced this dream-like adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's 1961 novel and who's suddenly showing up more frequently on commentary tracks. He's right. There are no aliens in makeup. There's not even a proffered explanation of the strange happenings on a space station orbiting the pulsing, gaseous world Solaris. It's left for viewers to decide whether the planet's ability to create, in corporeal form, loved ones from a person's past, including the suicidal wife of investigating psychiatrist Chris Kelvin (George Clooney), is a blessing or a curse.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2003 0 comments
Redline Studio
Not just any old cabinet will do when it comes to housing your home theater equipment. For a sleek, contemporary storage unit, Redline Studio is offering their first line of furniture that's devoted to consumer electronics components, the RS-32 Series. The group includes three freestanding shelf units and two bridges that join the units if you want to build a more-extensive shelving system. The RS-32 Series uses titanium-tinted steel frames with vertical, espresso-colored, inlaid-wood accent strips. Three TV stands range in size to accommodate just about any screen size. The RS-311 Wide TV Stand measures 45 by 21.25 by 24 inches and costs $399, while the RS-3212 Tall TV Stand (shown here) measures 30 by 29 by 22 inches and sells for the same price. Also available is a 23.5- by 60.5- by 22-inch Stereo Rack for $499.
Redline Studio
(800) 898-9005
www.redline-studio.com
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John Sciacca Posted: Aug 04, 2003 0 comments

The quest for the perfect remote control has earned a place in the pantheon of noble but futile human endeavors alongside those for the Holy Grail or a fabulous "undiscovered" wine under $10. For some people, remotes are a necessary evil, creating clutter and increasing complexity until it seems you have to solve a puzzle like Rubik's Cube just to watch a movie or play a CD.

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Thomas J. Norton hopes you don't peek at the product's price before reading his reveiw of the expensive <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?139">Mark Levinson No. 40 preamplifier-processor</A>. But even if you do, TJN notes "there's real value in knowing what's possible at the very tip of the home theater pyramid."

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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 03, 2003 0 comments

As of August 1, a premier trade association of hardware and software companies has a new name and a renewed mission.

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