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SV Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2010 0 comments
  There have been all sorts of rumors flying around about the next generation of the Apple TV. But, Steve Jobs pulled back the tiny curtain today and revealed a device that's much different than its predecessor.While the hardware...
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Posted: Dec 08, 2005 0 comments

No, Marantz hasn't gotten a jump on everyone and released the first Blu-ray player. In what is supposed to be the twilight of the DVD format, this latest Marantz flagship offers one of the most complete and compelling arrays of features the format has ever seen. If it won't save your soul it will shine your shoes, folks.

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Michael Fremer Posted: Sep 10, 2006 Published: Sep 11, 2006 0 comments

Sharp Electronics introduced two new 1080p AQUOS HDTVs on August 31st at a press event held in NBC’s famed Rockefeller Center Studio 8H, home to Saturday Night Live since it’s debut on October 11th, 1975.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 14, 2011 0 comments
Hungry for 3DTV programming? If you're a DirecTV subscriber, you'll soon have a new option called 3net, a joint venture of Sony, Discovery Communications, and IMAX. The channel will offer one-hour original programs shot in 3D.

3net made its debut last night at 8 p.m. and will operate 24-7. New programs will air every night at 9 p.m.

Scott Wilkinson Posted: Dec 14, 2010 1 comments
Sony, Imax, and the Discovery Channel have announced new 3D programming for 2011, with three new series, two specials, and the broadcast debut of Open Season in 3D, the first feature-length animated movie from Sony Pictures Animation. The specials include Imax's Space Station narrated by Tom Cruise and a 3D episode of Discovery's Ghost Lab.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments

With some manufacturers pushing prices down in the 60" plasma display market (see <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1075">previous</A>), <A HREF="http://www.runco.com">Runco</A> is pushing the performance and price edge even higher with its introduction of a new 61" diagonal widescreen plasma monitor with outboard video processor.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments

Last week <A HREF="http://www.broadcom.com">Broadcom</A>, <A HREF="http://www.genesis-microchip.com">Genesis Microchip</A>, and <A HREF="http://www.ti.com">Texas Instruments</A> announced the introduction of what they describe as a cross-platform digital interconnect standard for the consumer electronics industry and an extension of the Digital Visual Interface (DVI) version 1.0. The companies say that this new standard encompasses the necessary requirements for a "superior digital interconnect technology" used in a variety of consumer electronics such as DVD players, high definition television, and digital set-top boxes.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2000 0 comments
Never say Aiwa doesn't pay attention to the market. Noting the widespread popularity of MP3 audio downloads, the company has included the ability to decode and play MP3s in its new XD-DV370 DVD player. Music fans can now make compilation CDs of their favorite MP3 audio tracks on CD-R or CD-RW discs and play them back over their home theater systems.
Kim Wilson Posted: Sep 02, 2010 2 comments

Yesterday, Apple announced the next generation Apple TV, a product line that has been unchanged and virtually ignored by the company for several years. With this newest product introduction, our imagination is re-ignited with possibilities. Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, has been eluding to the magic "cloud" as the future of content distribution and management for some time and the new Apple TV delivers on that vision.

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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 06, 2004 Published: Sep 07, 2004 0 comments

This week's CEDIA Expo 2004 in Indianapolis is certain to offer a few head-turning new products, among them <A HREF="http://www.bostonacoustics.com/">Boston Acoustics</A>'s Avidea 610 integrated home theater system and NAD Electronics' new NetCap network receiver.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 27, 2003 0 comments
New this month, Home Theater Magazine brings to you the internet's largest community of qualified audio and video buyers and sellers, powered by industry leaders Videogon. Visitors to hometheatermag.com will find a new "AVMarketplace" link that connects directly to the most robust venue for buying and selling used and new Audio and Video equipment on the web. Services also include an online Bluebook for quick evaluation of used equipment prices, online used equipment forums, member product reviews, information on manufacturers, and a member feedback system.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2003 0 comments

New this month, <I>Guide to Home Theater</I> brings to you the internet's largest community of qualified audio and video buyers and sellers, powered by industry leaders Videogon. Visitors to guidetohometheater.com will find a new "<A HREF="http://marketplace.guidetohometheater.com">AV Marketplace</A>" link that connects directly to the most robust venue for buying and selling used and new Audio and Video equipment on the web. Services also include an online Bluebook for quick evaluation of used equipment prices, online used equipment forums, member product reviews, information on manufacturers, and a member feedback system.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 09, 2000 0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.bbc.co.uk/">British Broadcasting Corporation</A> is creating a new film division that will develop projects with American producers and distributors for theatrical release in the US and elsewhere in the world, according to an official announcement made April 4 in London. The new division is part of a corporate restructuring that will free up $318.5 million annually for dramatic programming, according to the BBC's new director general, Greg Dyke.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2006 Published: Jul 21, 2006 0 comments

As summer winds down and both camps in the format war rev up for the holiday season more and more titles are being announced in both formats. August will see Lion's Gate release perennial demo favorite <I>Stargate</I> on Blu-ray, and Universal will release such diverse fare as <I>National Lampoon's Animal House</I>, <I>Army of Darkness</I>, and even <I>Fast Times at Ridgemont High</I> on HD DVD.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Apr 06, 2010 0 comments

No matter how much data storage is available in any medium, people always want more. Take Blu-ray, for example&#151;one might think that 25 or 50GB would be plenty for just about any storage requirement, but some applications need even more. To address this insatiable demand, the Blu-ray Disc Association this week announced a new high-capacity recordable format called BDXL as well as a new hybrid format called IH-BD.

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