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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 22, 2009 0 comments
The high-end audio industry mourned as Jim Thiel, who cofounded the speaker brand that bears his name, died last week. He was 61.
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Dave Thompson Posted: Sep 26, 1999 0 comments

J<I>imi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Free, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Joan Baez. Directed by Murray Lerner. Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 (widescreen). Dolby Digital stereo. 120 minutes. 1995. Sony/Legacy LVD 49335. NR. $19.95.</I>

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2008 0 comments
JL Audio is leaking little bits of information about a powerful new subwoofer. The Fathom F212 is said to be a more affordable option compared to their much-acclaimed Gotham G213 which retailed for $12,000. The Fathom F212 is going to retail for...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2007 0 comments
Very sad. This year is shaping up to be a rough one for titans of the arts. I'm almost afraid to wake up every morning. Head over to The New York Times for its obit. Meanwhile, that color image above is a highlight from the cover of Forecast:...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 23, 2007 0 comments
This story would be hilarious if it weren't for the pain and suffering inflicted on a hapless jogger toting an iPod. Caught in a thunderstorm, the Vancouver resident was struck by lightning and sustained serious injuries when the iPod and its cables conducted current into his body.
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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 07, 2002 0 comments

John Frankenheimer, director of <I>The Manchurian Candidate</I> and <I>Birdman of Alcatraz</I>, died Saturday, July 6, of a stroke following spinal surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 72.

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Chris Chiarella Posted: Oct 14, 2005 0 comments
The October issue of HT featured our one-on-one interview acclaimed director John Landis, but those pages were scarcely adequate to contain his boundless enthusiasm, and who are we to restrain the mind that perfected the R-rated comedy? We hereby present this unfettered version of our discussion with the man behind Animal House, The Blues Brothers (celebrating its silver anniversary this year with a new special edition DVD from Universal Studios), and An American Werewolf in London, to name but a few, in addition to Michael Jackson's groundbreaking video "Thriller," which once ruled MTV.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments
I don't know about you, but I hate that celebrities get hounded by the paparazzi. Except for when they capture some truly priceless footage. When TMZ captured pop-star John Mayer trying to talk his dad through finding software on his Apple...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
John Mellencamp's latest album, Life, Death, Love and Freedom is coming out in an interesting format included with the usual CD release. (And downloads available from hearmusic.com. Use the code LDLF8 for two free cuts.) The new release will come...
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Posted: Jun 10, 2001 0 comments

Film director John Waters will lead off the <A HREF="http://www.dvdconference.com">DVD Entertainment 2001 Conference & Showcase</A>, to be held August 22 & 23, 2001 at the Hilton Universal City & Towers, in Universal City, CA. Conference organizers announced on June 5 that Waters would give a keynote presentation entitled "From the Lens to Plastic: A Typically Unorthodox View of DVD," detailing how the format has brought his work to a new audience.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Last November, <A HREF="http://www.flatdisplaysystems.philips.com">Philips</A>' flat-panel display division and <A HREF="http://www.rainbowdisplays.com">Rainbow Displays</A> announced their agreement to jointly develop large, "tiled" LCDs for a variety of next-generation consumer and business applications. Making good on that promise, last week the companies announced that they will showcase the industry's first 37.5-inch "tiled" flat-panel display at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) Japan 2000, to be held October 3&ndash;7, 2000, in Tokyo.

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

It's hard to find home theater-related products on the convention floor at the twice-per-year Audio Engineering Society (<A HREF="http://www.aes.org">AES</A>) gathering. It was therefore a treat to discover a fascinating cinema sound system at San Francisco's Moscone Center during the society's recent meeting there, October 28&ndash;30.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 02, 2000 0 comments

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has denied a request for a temporary restraining order against 72 computer enthusiasts brought by the DVD Copy Control Association. The computer folk were accused of distributing a string of code, called DeCSS, that enables them to play DVD movies on Linux-based machines and thereby violate intellectual property laws. Linux is user-developed software widely perceived as a possible competitor to Microsoft's Windows.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments
A judge has issued a restraining order halting the sales of RealDVD, the DVD-copying application from RealNetworks. Well, that was quick.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2016 0 comments
Dashbon Flicks Boombox Projector
Many of today’s Bluetooth speakers have put a new face on the classic boombox, but Flicks pushes the concept to its logical conclusion: a portable movie theater! Measuring 11.7 x 5.3 x 6.5 inches, this boombox packs an LED-based, 720p DLP projector that can display a 100-inch image from just over 8 feet away, plus the requisite speakers—in this case, two full-range drivers plus a “subwoofer” and bass radiator.

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