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HT Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2002 0 comments
Madrigal has recalled approximately 1300 Revel Performa B15 subwoofers for repair of a potential shock hazard. A screw in the subwoofer's power amp section can cause a high-voltage short circuit, with risk of injury to consumers. To date, no injuries have been reported, but the company has received at least one report of someone getting shocked.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2016 1 comments
Magnasonic today introduced what it’s calling the world’s smallest portable DLP projector, the LED Pocket Pico Video Projector.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
Forget microscopes. Students at Tufts University's Center for Scientific Vizualization don't have to squint when examining particles, molecules, DNA, and tiny organisms. Instead they simply glance up at the enormous VisWall in their classroom. The...
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 12, 2015 0 comments
Hoping to bring Hi-Res Music to an audience beyond audiophiles, executives from Sony, Best Buy, and three major record labels gathered at Best Buy’s flagship Magnolia Design Center store on New York City’s Columbus Circle this evening to announce that Hi-Res listening stations have been installed in 79 Magnolia Design Center stores across the country.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 18, 2009 0 comments
Home Theater PCs and high-end gaming rigs generally sit on two opposite ends of the expensive computer spectrum. Maingear, however, has created a pretty impressive machine that can ably handle both. At its top-end, the AXESS HD Gamer model is...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
The Universal Music Group is adding a couple of feathers to its record-label cap. Universal, which already controls nearly 30 percent of the classical music recording market, will now manage classical artists and book concerts, moving into territory previously off-limits to most record labels.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2009 0 comments
For years, DivX has been one of the major video codecs used by movie pirates. The codec (and the company) itself has no real sinister origin, but since it can compress videos to a conveniently small size while maintaining respectable video and audio...
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Posted: May 09, 1999 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.cbs.com/">CBS</A> announced that <A HREF="http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com">Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America</A> will sponsor the most extensive digital broadcast programming package ever, underwriting exclusively the costs associated with producing the majority of the CBS Television Network's primetime series entertainment programming in HDTV, beginning this fall and running through the 1999/2000 television season.

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HT Staff Posted: Feb 14, 2013 0 comments
Ever wondered what it takes to create one of Hollywood’s fabled creatures? The Stan Winston School of Character Arts is offering free three-day trials to anyone who want to sample the craft of monster making without committing to a long-term online subscription plan.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
HDTV sets keep getting thinner. Hitachi's UltraThin line is only 1.5-inches thick. If you're the type that must have the world's thinnest TV, you probably want to show off its slim profile with a wall-mount. However, there aren't many (as far as we...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 02, 2008 0 comments
Grab a pencil and paper - it's time to make a list. What are the top ten things you are wishing for this year? The results of a recent CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) survey will surprise you. Blew me away, actually. Black Friday has...
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Peter Putman Posted: Jan 16, 2005 0 comments

It was easy to be overwhelmed with all the plasma and LCD flat-panel displays at CES 2005. But upon closer inspection, there were a few clear trends and some truly significant advances in technology.

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Chris Chiarella Posted: Nov 12, 2004 0 comments
Two years ago I had the immense pleasure of reviewing Logitech first 5.1-channel speaker package with Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, their flagship Z-680, in the January 2003 issue. While maintaining the $400 price point and those 500 tremendous watts—enough to truly transcend the computer and invade into the home theater—Logitech has introduced a successor, the Z-5500 Digital.
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Posted: Oct 11, 1998 0 comments

There's nothing else in home theater like a cinematically stunning film transferred to HDTV videotape and displayed at 720p or 1080i/p. The only problem is that the frame rates for the two formats are not the same, creating a syncing nightmare for the transfer studio. Solutions have involved running a single film frame through more than one scan of the faster DTV format to create a seamless presentation. As networks begin DTV transmission this fall, the ability to transfer film---a major source of primetime programming---and to create original high-definition content in a variety of DTV formats has become even more critical.

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Posted: Jun 11, 2000 0 comments

In news that is sure to strike fear in the hearts of videophiles everywhere, <A HREF="http://www.macrovision.com">Macrovision</A> announced last week the implementation of its copy protection technology for higher resolution DVD playback on players with 525p progressive scan outputs. The company says that 525p copy protection has now been licensed to Genesis Microchip, JVC, Matsushita, Oak Technology, and Pioneer.

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