DVD, the most successful consumer electronics format ever, shows no signs of slowing down. Almost 11 million DVD players were shipped to dealers through the end of November, according to recent statistics from the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A>.
Canadian HDTV fans got a boost when <A HREF="http://www.rogers.com">Rogers Cable</A> announced last week that it has launched the largest high definition television offering by a cable operator in Canada to date. Rogers provides services to 2.3 million customers in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
Sherwood With built-in bass management for its multichannel analog inputs, the Sherwood Newcastle R-963 may be the first digital surround receiver that's truly ready for the DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD formats.
Whether we'll have one, two, or more direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services next year isn't clear today. But no matter how many DBS companies the future holds, if they want to re-transmit signals from local TV stations, they'll have to offer all or none.
Cable providers' reluctance to adhere to compatibility standards is hampering manufacturers' designs and hindering the market for digital entertainment products, according to complaints filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA).
Back in September, <A HREF="http://www.dtsonline.com">DTS</A> announced that Pioneer and Denon were planning to be the first companies to incorporating the new 96kHz/24-bit high resolution surround sound technology in their flagship A/V receivers. It would appear the companies have made good on that promise, with some help from integrated circuit manufacturer <A HREF="http://www.analog.com/">Analog Devices</A>.