DVD will continue its rapid growth over the next four years, according to a report released January 29 by international analysis firm, Jon Peddie Research. The Tiburon, CA–based research firm predicts that the future looks bright indeed for the most successful new consumer electronics technology ever launched.
When it comes to selling front projectors into the home-theater market, JVC has always gone its own way. When other manufacturers were jumping into Digital Light Processing (DLP) and high-temperature polysilicon LCD, JVC introduced the direct-drive image light amplifier (D-ILA)—basically, a liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCoS) imaging device. When others were adopting short-arc metal-halide and vapor lamps, JVC opted for xenon arc lamps to improve white balance.
<I>Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Cherry Jones, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, THX. 107 minutes. 2002. Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2789903. PG-13. $29.99.</I>
That's right, the women are smarter! At least the three women of Sleater-Kinney and the star of Amélie are, because they've taken the No. 1 spots in our annual S&V Entertainment Awards. Of course, from Gabriel to the Boss, the boys who made our list of the best CDs of 2002 aren't softies.
(Photo Illustration by Tony Cordoza) Ever since Sean Connery shot a bad guy out of his Aston Martin's ejector seat in Goldfinger, James Bond's gadgets have become a staple of the franchise. In each Bond flick, the cantankerous Q outfits 007 with a few ordinary-looking items that can do much more than meets the eye.
(Photos by Tony Cordoza) Let me tell you about my very first hard-disk drive. It was about the size of a VCR and made as much noise as a small refrigerator. It cost about as much as a refrigerator, too-but who cared?