Twin-Format Solution: Go-Video DVR5000
Cramped for space? Need a player for a second system? Go-Video
's DVR5000 combines DVD player and VCR in one unit without sacrificing performance.
Interactive TVs to Debut in Living Rooms Next Year
Last week, interactive television developer <A HREF="http://www.telecruz.com">TeleCruz Technology</A> and <A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith</A> announced a product development agreement intended to integrate TeleCruz's technology inside Zenith's multimedia television platform. The two companies claim this will result in the first generation of integrated interactive television sets.
Study Claims TV Viewers Want to Buy STBs in Retail Outlets
If you subscribe to a cable system or direct broadcast satellite service, you probably need a set-top box (STB) hooked up to your television. Where would you prefer to get your STB? According to a recent study, most TV viewers still prefer to buy retail.
DBS Subscriptions Continue to Surge
Guys and Dolls Almost Hits the Mark
M<I>arlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (letterbox). Dolby Digital 5.1. 159 minutes. 1955. MGM 908093. NR. $19.99.</I>
2netFX and Motorola Announce Multicast HDTV-over-IP Streaming
Last week, <A HREF="http://www.2netFX.com">2netFX</A> announced its recently developed 10 to 36 Mbp HDTV-over-IP streaming technology. The company says that with the recent addition of a live high-definition encoder from Motorola, the new system is compliant with industry standard protocols enabling High Definition Television (HDTV) content to be stored for later delivery or multicast in real-time over standard corporate data networks, satellite and the Internet.
Mitsubishi VS-45607: Affordable Big Screen
Tired of the slow rollout of HDTV? Got a growing library of DVDs? Been waiting in vain for the appearance of affordable HD displays? If the answer is "Yes," you may wish to tide yourself over with an inexpensive NTSC rear projector.
Loewe Aconda Series Flat-screen TVs Include Computer Interface
Among the many accolades being showered on the Loewe Aconda line of high definition televisions are "elegant styling" and "unsurpassed performance." The line was recently introduced by Sensory Science Corporation
. With 1080i capability and RS-232 computer interfaces, the new sets are pushing the limits of CRT design.
More than Rumor: Studios May Offer Films over Internet
In a few years, many computer users will have DVD-ROM drives, DVD burners, and Internet connections with sufficient bandwidth to make the sharing and copying of full-length movies a real possibility. The emerging prospect for what some are calling "Napster for movies" has film studios exploring movie downloading and streaming technology, or "video-on-demand."
ReplayTV Drops out of PVR Business, Will Instead License its Technology
Personal video recorder pioneer <A HREF="http://www.replayTV.com/">ReplayTV</A> has decided to abandon the product category it co-created last year with competitor <A HREF="http://www.tivo.com/">TiVo, Inc</A>. The Mountain View, California-based company will concentrate instead on licensing its technology to cable providers and hardware maanufaturers for inclusion in a new generation of set-top boxes.