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Barry Willis Posted: May 05, 2002 0 comments

New Year's Day, 2003 may be a day of special celebration for sports and movie fans. Ten of the nation's biggest cable providers have pledged to begin delivering digital signals by then, according to a May 2 report by Bill McConnell in the trade journal <I>Broadcasting and Cable</I>.

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Jon Iverson Posted: May 05, 2002 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.showtimenetworks.com/">Showtime Networks</A> must be on an HDTV roll. On the heels of its recent announcement about adding its high definition offerings to the DirecTV service, the premium channel broadcaster announced more HDTV programming this week, along with an audio upgrade.

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Barry Willis Posted: May 05, 2002 0 comments

Plans by the entertainment industry to control the distribution of digital programming could have dire consequences for consumers, a <A HREF="http://www.philips.com">Philips Electronics</A> executive told US congressmen in late April.

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HT Staff Posted: May 04, 2002 0 comments
Snell Acoustics' new SR30mp Multi-Pattern Surround speaker has been approved by THX and is now officially part of Snell's THX Ultra 2 Certified line of products, according to an April 29 announcement.
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Michael Fremer Posted: May 03, 2002 0 comments

John Lennon's line in "Come Together"&mdash;"Got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see"&mdash;sums up the sleek, shapely appearance of Sonus Faber's new Grand Piano Home L/R speaker. With its warm, leatherette-wrapped front and rear baffles and sculpted black-lacquer-like side cheeks, the gently sloping design exudes European elegance even as it seems to disappear under its own good looks.

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David Katzmaier Posted: May 01, 2002 0 comments

Leave it to Apple to encase the latest technology in a wrapper so irresistible that it appeals both to cutting-edge technophiles and to people who care more about how something looks than how it works.

SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2002 0 comments

Until recently, no self-respecting home theater nut would even consider giving a permanent berth to a videogame console in his main system. But Microsoft's Xbox ($299) is suddenly finding itself cohabiting with A/V gear on component racks across the country.

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SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2002 0 comments

Yamaha Taking over the flagship position in Yamaha's receiver fleet is the RX-Z1. It decodes Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES (Matrix and Discrete) and performs Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Neo:6 processing to deliver surround sound from stereo sources.

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Posted: May 01, 2002 0 comments

Russ Herschelmann (<I>Stereophile Guide to Home Theater</I>'s "Home Theater Architect") will be conducting a special two-day intensive home theater workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 29&ndash;30, 2002, in Napa, California. For more information concerning what will be covered during the two-part event, go to <A HREF="http://www.home-theater-guy.com">www.home-theater-guy.com</A> and click on "Workshops."

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HT Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2002 0 comments
Home theater and high-end audio enthusiasts attending Home Entertainment 2002, The Hi-Fi and Home Theater Event in New York City on May 31–June 2, 2002, will have an opportunity to participate in a series of interactive seminars and panel discussions on the latest advances in technology—all included with the price of admission.

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