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Lawrence B. Johnson Posted: May 31, 2002 0 comments
Meridian's chief designer and chairman Bob Stuart speaks out on musical truth as the Holy Grail of audio.
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Posted: May 31, 2002 0 comments

What the best-looking video displays at HE 2002 were showing wasn't HDTV—New York is still crippled by the loss of the World Trade Center transmitter—and it wasn't DVD. In fact, it made DVD look broken. It's D-VHS, which outputs 1080i, and which has a total catalog, if you count the sampler included with the player and the five titles scheduled for release next week, of six titles.

Joel Brinkley Posted: May 31, 2002 0 comments

For the last two years, only Pioneer has made products that bridge the gulf between DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD, the new, competing formats for high-resolution audio. The company's estimable DV-AX10, first offered more than a year ago, played both formats, plus DVD-Video discs—no other company offered a similar product. Back then, however, Sony and Philips, SACD's backers and licensers, sold only 2-channel versions of the hardware.

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HT Staff Posted: May 30, 2002 0 comments
Widescreen Digital Light Processing displays are dropping in price, thanks in no small way to companies like Samsung Electronics. On May 31, Samsung announced two new high-definition rear-projection DLP screens that should get the attention of movie fans everywhere.
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Posted: May 30, 2002 0 comments

Sharp, Zenith, and Samsung held press conferences within hours of one another in which the messages were remarkably similar. Each trumpeted the growing popularity of HDTV, each strove to distinguish its chosen technology from the others, and each showed impressive products at prices significantly lower than the previous generation's.

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Posted: May 26, 2002 0 comments

Predicting a sharp increase in demand for plasma display panels (PDPs), <A HREF="http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/">Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co. Ltd</A>. has entered a partnership with Tokay Industries, Inc. to build another PDP plant in Osaka, Japan, according to a May 21 announcement.

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Posted: May 26, 2002 0 comments

Used equipment junkies take note: eBay will bring its popular roving university to New York City for the Home Entertainment 2002 Show (HES 2002), May 30&ndash;June 2, 2002. Since its inception, eBay University has instructed thousands of eBay users on the ins and outs of buying and selling on eBay. The special seminar from eBay at HE 2002 will provide specific tips for attendees on buying and selling consumer electronic products.

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Michael Metzger Posted: May 26, 2002 0 comments

<I>Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Donnie Wahlberg, Bruce Norris. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Aspect ratio: 1.85: 1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1. Two DVDs. 107 minutes. 1999. Touchstone Home Video 18307. PG-13. $24.99.</I>

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Barry Willis Posted: May 26, 2002 0 comments

Taiwanese and Chinese electronics makers hope to save billions in royalty fees by developing proprietary optical disc formats for the Chinese region, according to reports from Taipei in late May.

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HT Staff Posted: May 26, 2002 0 comments
Got a hankering for a pair of weatherproof outdoor speakers? Polk Audio is giving them away.

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