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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

When it comes to defining the cutting-edge gift list for tech enthusiasts, gadget-heads, and just about any person over the age of 14, you probably couldn't do much better than to ask 1,000 computing professionals—folks who live and breathe technology—to pick their top five tech gifts.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

The completion of a proposed $26 billion acquisition of DirecTV's parent company Hughes Electronics by EchoStar Communications Corporation appeared in doubt after a week of intense scrutiny by federal lawmakers.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 09, 2001 0 comments

Back in September, <A HREF="">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="">Analog Devices</A>.

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HT Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2001 0 comments
Do you like making movies with a digital camcorder? Want to add some professional touches to your creations? ATI Technologies has the solution for you.
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HT Staff Posted: Dec 07, 2001 0 comments
Many home theater enthusiasts prefer separate components rather than all-in-one receivers. Rotel's RSP-985 is designed with this market in mind.
Joel Brinkley Posted: Dec 07, 2001 0 comments
For years now, Lexicon has been a darling of home-theater owners, particularly those who care most about their components' performance and least about cosmetics. The home-theater preamp-processors that Lexicon has made in the last five years—the DC-1, DC-2, and MC-1—have been among the best-performing products of their type. But their plain-Jane appearances do not make them stand out for comment when uninformed friends come over to have a look at your equipment.
Daniel Kumin Posted: Dec 06, 2001 0 comments

The "trickle-down" economics theory didn't work, but it sure seems to describe what's happening in the world of home theater electronics. Take one of the latest multichannel refinements, those 6.1- and 7.1-channel surround modes that require adding one (or two) back surround speakers to the standard five-speaker-plus-subwoofer array.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 02, 2001 0 comments

If you've been steadfastly waiting for the perfect reason to buy a new HDTV set, here it is: <A HREF="">NBC</A> and <A HREF="">HDNet</A> announced last week they will broadcast selected events at the upcoming 2002 Olympic Winter Games from Salt Lake City in 1080i high definition video with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround audio.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 02, 2001 0 comments

The weather forecast for the cable industry is cloudy, to judge by attendance at this year's Western Cable Show. Typically one of the biggest annual events for the cable television industry, this year's convention was attended by only 17,056 people, approximately half the number that attended the year before. Attendance disappointed the <A HREF="">California Cable Telecommunications Association</A>, which hosted the event in Anaheim the last week of November.


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