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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 19, 2000 0 comments

Add this to your list of fading artifacts of the 20th century: bulky reels of film delivered to theaters by truck. Digital video satellite feeds are destined to replace shipments of physical product.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Mar 26, 2007 0 comments
Bigger is always better, at least when it comes to hard drives - or so thinks Interact-TV. The Linux-based digital-entertainment-device and media-server maker is introducing the company's new T2 Media Server that boasts over 2.25 Terabytes of storage capability. The T2 is a Linux Media Center that includes 720p component video output, new MPEG2 video encoding, as well as DVD and recorded video upscaling to 720p.
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HT Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2002 0 comments
Home theater is the next frontier for Texas Instruments. On June 17, the Dallas-based technology pioneer announced a new line of cost-effective digital audio amplification products that promise high efficiency and great sound for the next generation of home theater equipment.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 31, 2006 0 comments
Jazz fans will have something to sing about on October 24th when Giving' It Up, a collaboration of singer/guitarist/songwriter George Benson and vocalist/songwriter Al Jarreau - both multiple GRAMMY winners, will be released as a Monster Music SuperDisc.
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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 19, 2004 0 comments

As any SGHT reader knows, home theater is one of the electronic industry's growth areas. Related niches—DVD, HDTV, and multichannel audio—are equally hot and getting hotter. Cutting-edge manufacturers are pushing into the market like never before, with fascinating innovations.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jun 03, 2001 0 comments

There's a curious three-way war being fought over Direct Broadcast Satellite television. Further court action has been put off until June 12 in the antitrust suit brought by DBSer EchoStar and its parent company Hughes Electronics Corporation against competitor DirecTV. The lawsuit alleges that DirecTV has conspired with retailers to shut EchoStar out of the expanding market for satellite TV. DirecTV has approximately twice the number of subscribers as its smaller rival; in all, there are approximately 40 million DBS subscribers in North America.

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SV Staff Posted: May 21, 2008 0 comments
I was so content when I designed the wiring in my new home ten years ago.  Dual LNB DirecTV dish with two wires - going to the home theater, the other to the living room. Shortly after, DirecTV launched their boxes that accepted two sat feeds,...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 11, 2011 0 comments
Music by Google, a.k.a. Google Music, launched in beta yesterday. Surprise: The new service will not sell music. However, it will let you store up to 20,000 songs in the cloud, making it similar to Amazon's just-launched Cloud Drive and Player.

In its haste to launch the site, Google fell into the same trap as Amazon: It hasn't managed to negotiate sales terms with the music industry. So no store, just storage. Like Amazon's Cloud Player, Music by Google will also play stored music directly from the web.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 14, 2008 0 comments
Copying, not downloading, is the real key to declining music-industry revenues, according to a survey of British young people commissioned by British Music Rights.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2007 0 comments
I held a garage sale recently and had hundreds of CDs on display. One of the shoppers asked me why I was dumping all my CDs. I wasn't getting rid of all my discs. I was just filtering out those that I bought for maybe a song or two (Journey's...
Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jul 14, 2014 2 comments
If you love something, set it free. It’s time to love T-Mobile for setting music free. T-Mobile users can stream all the music they want, free from the fear of hitting their data limits. While the Music Freedom news was announced a few weeks ago, the airwaves have just lit up with new ads touting T-Mobile’s new music streaming plan. Sound too good to be true?

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 13, 2004 0 comments
Although it's too late to become eligible to submit a surround sound music release for the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards in February 2005 if you're not already a member of the Recording Academy, fans of surround sound music will have a new award category - Best Surround Sound Album - to heatedly discuss around the office water cooler. While it's certainly not as exciting as Best Hawaiian Music Album, another new category to make its debut in 2005, it's good to see multichannel music getting more professional respect and attention. All genres of music for commercial releases on DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, and SACD with an original mix of four or more channels are eligible. We'll know multichannel music has finally come into its own when a release wins both the Best Surround Sound and Best Hawaiian Music Album awards. Could a surround remix of Zamfir's (Master of the Pan Flute) Greatest Hits be next?
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2014 1 comments
The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), in cooperation with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and The Recording Academy, announced today the results of their efforts to create a formal definition for High Resolution Audio, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 06, 2009 0 comments
More bad news for the music industry: Not only are young listeners buying fewer CDs--they're also downloading less music, even from illegal sources. They still like music, but they're getting it from new alternative sources, and the shift in listening habits is both remarkable and recent.
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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments

HE2006 will feature concerts galore—everything from live classical music to jazz to electronica.


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