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Joe Leydon Posted: Nov 12, 2000 0 comments

D<I>enis Leary, Billy Crudup, Ian Hart, Jason Barry, Famke Janssen, Colm Meaney, Martin Sheen, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Noah Emmerich, John Diehl. Directed by Ted Demme. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (widescreen). Dolby Digital 5.1. 94 minutes. 1998. Miramax 17093. R. $24.98.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 12, 2000 0 comments

This week, <A HREF="">2netFX</A>, which specializes in providing streaming technology for intranet and broadband Internet media delivery, has announced that its new HDTV-over-IP streaming technology will be featured in a live demonstration of Gigabit Ethernet over fiber in conjunction with <A HREF="">World Wide Packets</A> at Comdex in Las Vegas. The new approach is intended to enable Internet Service Providers, cable television companies, and telecommunication carriers to base new services on HDTV technology.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 12, 2000 0 comments
You want brightness? Toshiba's got it. The company's new X-Series LCD multimedia projectors produce up to 2400 ANSI lumens, bright enough to create startling images in well-lit rooms.
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Convergence is more than a buzzword in the minds of the engineers at <A HREF=""> Hauppauge Digital, Inc</A>. The New York electronics manufacturer has announced what it is calling "the first personal video recorder for PCs." In development for eighteen months, the WinTV-PVR is built to occupy a single PCI slot, and allows the recording and playback of television programs via computer. The device is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows ME, and comes bundled with a remote control and an FM receiver for the PC.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2000 0 comments
Business travelers often find themselves a captive audience for airlines movie offerings. Sharp Electronics now has a lightweight key to entertainment freedom: the DV-L80U portable DVD player. Sharp claims the player's 8" screen is the largest LCD of its type---more than 30% larger than that of the new unit's predecessor---and in widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio.
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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 10, 2000 0 comments

What would you pay for a display with more than four times the resolution of the best HDTV on the market today? Don't even bother to answer that unless you are an official at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, which is scheduled to receive the first such units from <A HREF=""> IBM</A>. The new 22-inch display boasts an astounding 200 pixels per inch and a total of more than 9 million pixels on its screen. It is said to create images "as clear as an original photograph."

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 08, 2000 0 comments
Desktop theater has been taken to a new level by Samsung Electronics with the introduction of the SyncMaster 240T, claimed to be the world's first HDTV-ready 24" analog/digital LCD monitor. The dual-mode analog/digital monitor will debut at the Comdex trade show in Las Vegas, November 13-17.
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Digital television, the broadcast format, may still be in limbo, but digital television, the consumer electronics category, is going strong. Figures released November 2 by the <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) show 368,947 DTV displays were shipped from factories to dealers during the first nine months of 2000, nearly seven times the number of displays sold during the same period in 1999.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 05, 2000 0 comments

The results of a recent study released by <A HREF="">TechTrends</A> last week reveal that consumer electronics manufacturers are poised to take significant market share from traditional set-top box makers. TechTrends reports that, by next year, half of North America's leading cable operators will deploy digital set-top boxes from Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer or Sony, at the expense of Motorola and Scientific-Atlanta.

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 05, 2000 0 comments

If this were a logical world, money spent by movie studios in advertising new films would always translate into returns at the box office. But as any movie fan will tell you, the entertainment business is far from logical&mdash;in fact, there doesn't appear to be any direct relationship between spending on television ads for new releases and the box office numbers generated by those new releases. It's enough to drive an accountant crazy.


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