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David Ranada Posted: Dec 02, 2002 0 comments
Within seconds of firing up Miramax's DVD release of the classic Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night, I knew that the Fab Four had been deep-sixed by the new set's producers. The image quality is excellent-the movie appears for the first time in a widescreen (1.66:1) video transfer-but the music is another story.
uavKrissy Rushing Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments
John Cusack, Angelica Huston, Annette Bening. Directed by Stephen Frears. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Surround 2.0. 110 minutes. 1990. Miramax 27184. R. $19.99.
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A red laser–based Advanced Optical Disc (AOD) format system developed by Toshiba and NEC has been chosen by the DVD Forum as the standard for next-generation high-definition DVD players. The DVD Forum will develop AOD specs and publish them in the spring, according to the Nikkei news service. NEC said it would release AOD drives for PCs next year. Toshiba plans to market AOD home recorders in 2004.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.runco.com">Runco International</A> has introduced two new widescreen flat-panel plasma monitors. Both are 16:9 units offering true high-definition performance, supporting 720p in its native resolution.

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Michael Metzger Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

<I>Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Kirk Baltz, Quentin Tarantino, Edwin Bunker. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Aspect ratios: 2.35:1 (anamorphic), 4:3 (full-screen). DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0. Two discs. 100 minutes. 1992. Artisan 12879. R. $24.95.</I>

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"The next best thing to being there?" Thomas J. Norton tries to find words to describe the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?66">Reference Imaging CinePro 9x Elite & Teranex HDX Cinema MX CRT video projector and video processor</A>. Why such an expensive product for <I>SGHT</I>? Because, as TJN notes, "these are the products against which all others can be measured."

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DTV bodes well for the Korean electronics industry: Korean television manufacturers better than tripled their volume of digital TV exports in the first nine months of this year, compared to the same period last year.

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Chris Keeler Posted: Nov 29, 2002 0 comments
Newton Minnow declared TV to be a "vast wasteland" in 1961. He would know, since he was chairman of the FCC at the time. Few of us ever imagined that the following 40 years would produce a landscape much more vast and even more dissipated.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2002 0 comments
Once something no serious movie lover would consider, in-wall speakers have made huge gains in performance in the past couple of years. In-walls are now real contenders for your home theater dollar.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 24, 2002 0 comments
Synonymous with cutting-edge video technology, Faroudja has launched an innovative "Faroudja Digital Projector (FDP) Package" program that includes a high-resolution D-ILA projector, specially selected video processors, and custom alignment by one of the most revered technicians in the business.

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