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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 16, 1999 0 comments

Millions of video tapes are being recalled by Walt Disney Company because of a production prank that took place 23 years ago. A re-release of <I>The Rescuers</I>, which originally played in theaters in 1977 and was first released on video in 1992, is being pulled from distribution to clean up a couple of frames in which someone inserted the image of a nude woman---an image so short-lived that it can't be seen during normal viewing.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
While everyone is chomping at the bit waiting for some big-screen OLED displays, Toshiba and Matsushita's joint display group is making news at the other end of the spectrum. Their new factory, Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co. is set to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments
In response to the proliferation of TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms), the electronics industry is rolling out a new generation of FLAs (Four Letter Acronyms). For example, Clarion has introduced the MiND (Mobile Internet Navigation Device) concept...
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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 21, 2001 0 comments

On Monday, January 22, <A HREF="http://www.miramax.com/">Miramax Films</A> will begin an experiment in downloading full-length features over the Internet. Claiming that it wants to "fight fire with fire" against the proliferation of free movies, Miramax will make its 1999 release <I>Guinevere</I> available as a download for a $3.49 fee with a 24-hour viewing limit.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 23, 2000 0 comments

As many as 12 recent releases from <A HREF="http://www.miramax.com/">Miramax Films</A> will be streamed over the Internet in the coming months, the Walt Disney Company&ndash;owned studio announced April 19. Among the offerings will be 1998 Oscar winner <I>Shakespeare in Love</I>, which will be transmitted using encryption technology from <A HREF="http://www.sightsound.com/">SightSound</A>, a company that has been renting films at its site for the past year, and that recently launched an Initial Public Offering of its stock.

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HT Staff Posted: Jun 14, 2002 0 comments
Mission Electronics wants to bring high-end sound to everyone.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 29, 2009 0 comments
Not even a bread bowl full of onion dip can impress your Super Bowl guests like a snazzy new TV. But, as our moms taught us, pleasing your buddies is no reason to do anything, especially when it comes to buying pricey electronics. So, as people with...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 29, 2009 0 comments
The headline makes it sound crazy, but after watching the video from MIT, it makes complete sense. Professor, Vladimir Bulovic does a delicious demonstration of how OLEDs are simply organic substrates sandwiched between electrodes....
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SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments
It's easy to write off movie special effects as "computer generated," and leave it at that. Take film, run it through a computer, and effects happen! Of course, the actual production of these effects is much more complex than simply feeding video...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 23, 2011 1 comments
Over the past several years several major TV makers have discontinued their rear-projection TVs to concentrate on flat panel TVs. Mitsubishi is going in the opposite direction, dumping its LCD line in favor of rear-projection sets.

Mitsubishi's RPTVs use both Texas Instruments DLP technology and its own Laservue technology.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 21, 2010 0 comments
Not all 3DTVs are flat panels. Mitsubishi, whose DLP rear-projection sets were an early vehicle for 3D, plans to introduce new fourth-gen models and will also offer 3D in the form of edge-lit LED LCD displays.
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Posted: Nov 01, 1998 0 comments

This week, high-definition television officially begins broadcasting. As part of the rollout, Irvine, California-based <A HREF="http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/">Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics America Inc.</A> (MCEA) has started its first volume shipments of HDTV systems to dealers. Seven models of HDTVs will be available in all markets.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Apr 06, 2008 0 comments

Last week, Mitsubishi invited its dealers and members of the press to see this year's TVs at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, California. Front and center were the company's laser-illuminated DLP rear-pros, first unveiled at CES last January. Dubbed LaserVue, these sets are intended to rekindle the flagging RPTV market with twice the color range of today's HDTVs and larger screen sizes than any reasonably priced flat panel.

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Barry Willis Posted: Mar 18, 2001 0 comments

Bucking a proposal by the film and television industries to incorporate a non-recordable digital transmission standard, <A HREF="http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/">Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America</A> (MDEA) announced in mid-March that, later this year, it will introduce high-definition television sets equipped with IEEE 1394 ("FireWire") connectors. The official timetable for the delivery of the new products, and a schedule of projected retail prices, will be announced in May.

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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
Back in Spring, John Sciacca discussed Mitsubishi's new LaserVue HDTVs. Mitsubishi officially showed off its new screens a few months ago, but while it was happy to show off the TV's technical attributes, it was reticent to offer any specific...

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