Tennis Championship in HDTV
Last week, <A HREF="http://www.cbs.com/">CBS</A> and <A HREF="http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com">Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America</A> (MDEA) announced that they have entered into an agreement by which MDEA will sponsor high definition coverage of the semi-finals and finals of the 2001 US Open Tennis Championships. It is the third consecutive year MDEA has sponsored CBS's HDTV coverage of the US Open. According to CBS, this year's coverage will feature the HD primetime broadcast of the Women's Final on Saturday evening, September 8.
Zenith Cuts Price on Giant Plasma Screen
With a little encouragement, electronics retailers will typically knock 10% off big-ticket items in order to make a sale. In an unusual move, <A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith</A> has decided to prime the sales pump from the top by reducing the suggested list price on its new 60" plasma display panel (PDP)—from $27,999 to $24,999 as of August 16. The PDP, model DPDP60W, is scheduled to ship to dealers this month.
CEA: Summer Good for HT, Digital Video
Consumers apparently paid no attention to the habitual summer slump that affects electronics dealers, according to sales statistics released August 15 by the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA).
Home Entertainment 2002
After the wildly successful run of the 2001 show earlier this year, <A HREF="http://www.homeentertainment-expo.com">Home Entertainment 2002</A> is heading back again to the heart of New York City. HE2002 will take place May 30–June 2, 2002 at the Hilton New York.
Film Studios Make Web Move
One abiding dream for film industry executives is to bypass all the middlemen involved in distribution and sell movies directly to consumers—repeatedly, by the millions.
DVD Animation Bonanza!
<I><B>Princess Mononoke</B></I> <I>Voices of Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French). 134 minutes. 1999. Miramax/Buena Vista Home Entertainment 19300. PG-13. $32.99.</I>
Panasonic Gets Real with $2.1K HD Rear Projector
The entry fee to widescreen high-def video keeps dropping, thanks to companies like Panasonic
. On August 8, the electronics giant raised the stakes in the HDTV race by introducing the PT-47WX49, its new 47-inch, 16:9 widescreen high-definition rear-projection monitor, at a suggested retail price of $2,099.95.
Zenith Drops Price on Biggest Plasma HDTV
In a tactic intended to keep its top-level products moving in a sluggish economy, Zenith Electronics Corporation
has announced a significant price reduction on its high-definition f 60-inch Plasma Display Panel (PDP), the DPDP60W. Originally announced at a suggested retail of $27,999, the PDP will actually debut at $24,999, according to a mid-August press release.
Evolve Communications Introduces "Guide Remote"
Are you frustrated by the lack of information available through your onscreen program guides? Or bothered by the visual intrusions they create? Evolve Communications has the solution for you.
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