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HT Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2003 0 comments
Falling prices and improved availability of programming combined to boost sales of high-definition television sets by 50% during the past year, according to figures recently published by Port Washington, NY-based research firm NPD Group.
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HT Staff Posted: Dec 02, 2003 0 comments
Congratulations to Daniel McGauley of Austin, Texas. His unique answer to our call for unique DVD bonus features in the November 2003 issue earned him a free copy of the Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken DVD boxed set:
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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 01, 2003 Published: Dec 02, 2003 0 comments

Give-and-take is the essence of politics. On Monday evening, November 24, demonstrating that it's better to compromise than to lose entirely, US lawmakers agreed to cap broadcast ownership at 39% of the national market of potential viewers—less than half-way between the old limit of 35% and a new one of 45% approved by the Federal Communications Commission last June. Some Democratic lawmakers decried the 39% deal as a betrayal by their Republican colleagues.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 01, 2003 Published: Dec 02, 2003 0 comments

HP entering TV business? The line between the computer and consumer electronics industry gets blurrier by the day. During the last week of November, computer giant Hewlett-Packard announced that it would begin offering its own brand of large flat-screen TVs. Already in discussions with several Asian manufacturers, HP will deliver both LCDs and plasma display panels (PDPs) under its own name, probably by spring.

Michael Antonoff Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Ever since I got my DVD player and video hard-disk recorder, I've been itching to throw my VCR in the garbage. I haven't done it, though, since I have no other way to play my many VHS tapes - or even VHS-C tapes without using a camcorder.

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Steve Simels Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments


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