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Posted: Apr 08, 2001 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Matsushita</A>, known to most consumers by its <A HREF="">Panasonic</A> brand name, announced the establishment of the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory in Universal City, CA. The company says that the new lab, a division of Panasonic Technologies, will conduct research and development on "next-generation digital video compression and technologies" for broadband distribution of video and other digital content.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 05, 2004 0 comments

Score one for Matsushita Electric Industrial Company. On July 1, Panasonic's parent organization became the first manufacturer to deliver a large-capacity high-definition DVD recorder&mdash;just in time for the Athens Olympic Games next month.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 14, 2002 0 comments

Consumers don't always appreciate the ingenuity involved in bringing high technology to market.

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Posted: May 26, 2002 0 comments

Predicting a sharp increase in demand for plasma display panels (PDPs), <A HREF="">Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co. Ltd</A>. has entered a partnership with Tokay Industries, Inc. to build another PDP plant in Osaka, Japan, according to a May 21 announcement.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2001 0 comments

The electronics world was astounded when the Digital Versatile Disc appeared, offering more than six times the storage capacity of standard compact discs. The trend toward ever greater data capacity continues, to the delight of engineers and technophiles everywhere.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 20, 2005 0 comments
Media servers - components designed to provide instant access to a large number of audio, and in some cases video, files stored in a central location - are hot. If you've never had a chance to use one, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. If, on the other hand, you've been fortunate enough to experience the ability to listen to any track of your music collection (or different tracks simultaneously in a multi-zone system), then you know what a joy it can be. It sounds silly, but using a system with such easy access to music can be incredibly addictive. It's even nicer to have instantaneous access to your entire DVD collection (with appropriate copyright respect, of course).
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SV Staff Posted: May 31, 2016 Published: May 30, 2016 0 comments
As we usher in June and count the days to summer, let’s pause a moment to take in May—a standout month for Top Pick posts. From a state-of-the-art amplifier/digital audio converter (DAC) to a new sonically transformative flagship AV receiver to the world’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the pinnacle of home theater beckons. Read on and let us know if you’re adding any of these beauties to your collection.
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Michael Berk Posted: May 05, 2011 0 comments

Yes, here's evidence (posted by former Magic Band guitarslinger Gary Lucas) of a 1986 recording engineered by Lucas, featuring the teenage Diesel (then going by his given name,

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Posted: Sep 19, 2005 0 comments

Federal lawmakers believe the response to hurricane Katrina was hampered by communication problems among public safety personnel and are pushing for legislation to speed up the transition to Digital TV, which will free up precious analog spectrum for emergency responders.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 15, 2006 0 comments
They claim it's a first, and let's hope it's the last - but somehow I don't think so.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2009 0 comments
McIntosh has been making audio equipment for 60 years. It's become well-known for its amps, pre-amps, and other components. However, it's only ever made individual parts for home audio systems; it's never made a complete, listen-out-of-the-box...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments
McIntosh is well-known for high-end audio amplifiers, and maybe their popularity will rub off on the HD Radio market. McIntosh just introduced the TM2 AM/FM HD Radio Tuner Module for the MA6600 integrated amplifier. While HD Radio is struggling...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2014 0 comments
McIntosh Laboratory has announced the imminent arrival of the MHA100, the company’s first dedicated headphone amplifier, and the MXA70 integrated audio system.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2015 0 comments
McIntosh has introduced three retro-styled, reference grade preamplifiers, including a dual-chassis tube model said to have the lowest noise of any McIntosh preamp ever produced.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2009 0 comments
High-end audio manufacturer McIntosh is celebrating six decades in the business a system that hails back to the company's early days. The Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Classic System features McIntosh's MC75 monoblock amplifier and C22...