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Barry Willis Posted: Jun 18, 2000 0 comments

For home theater fans, plasma display panels (PDPs) are among the most promising technologies. The space-saving flat panels eliminate the need for projectors and screens or huge boxy rear projection sets, but their acceptance by critical viewers has been hampered by a low (400:1) contrast ratio which renders black as more like charcoal gray.

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Posted: Nov 07, 1999 0 comments

In recent months, <A HREF="http://www.plasmavision.com">Fujitsu</A> has steadily lowered the prices for its groundbreaking 42" plasma display (see <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?450">previous story</A>), while steadily improving the basic design's performance. Last week, the company announced that the newest models will be jumping back up in price with the latest additions to their Plasmavision product line, the PDS4221 and PDS4222. These two new models increase the number of current Plasmavision offerings to seven.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 27, 2002 0 comments

Are intellectual property attorneys required to have their senses of humor surgically removed? It often seems that way.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2003 0 comments

Autumn's annual CEDIA Expo is increasingly the launch pad for new video and home theater products. It also leads into many new offerings to be delivered during the winter holiday season.

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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2004 0 comments

The annual Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo is increasingly <I>the</I> debut venue for manufacturers of home theater equipment.

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Posted: Apr 05, 2004 0 comments

This month, <A HREF="http://www.integraresearch.com">Integra Research</A> should begin delivering the RDV-1.1, a high-performance universal disc player announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The THX Ultra-certified RDV-1.1 not only plays every current optical disc format, including DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, CD, and SACD, but includes a video scaler that upconverts ordinary DVDs to 720p or 1080i. The internal "O-Plus FlexScale" video scaler also works with external video sources connected to the RDV-1.1's unit's rear-panel component, composite, and S-video inputs.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments

Panasonic has announced the introduction of its next generation Blu-ray player, the $499 DMP-BD30. It is claimed to be the first Blu-ray player to support the Blu-ray Final Standard Profile (BD-ROM Profile 1.1). This will enable it to access and play streaming picture-in-picture special features in upcoming Blu-ray titles, as well as audio mixing enabling switching between main- and sub-windows.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2004 0 comments

Like gas that expands to fill any available container, TV programming options continue to multiply. Content, resolution, and methods of delivery vary considerably.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jan 06, 2002 0 comments

No doubt about it, the markets for video projection systems for home theater use is a hot one, and two new companies are preparing to jump into the fire. The first is Accurate Imaging Technologies, which will be launched officially at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week by James Wellnitz, former president and CEO of Vidikron of America, and Bob Rosser, president and owner of custom installation retailer, Ultimate Entertainment.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2006 0 comments
Rob MacDonald, Senior Vice President of the Primedia High Tech Group, has announced the appointment of Angela Speziale as Publisher of Home Theater magazine, www.hometheatermag.com and www.UltimateAVmag.com.
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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2006 0 comments

Rob MacDonald, Senior Vice President of the Primedia High Tech Group, has announced the appointment of Angela Speziale as Publisher of <I>Home Theater</I> magazine, <A HREF="http://www.hometheatermag.com">www.hometheatermag.com</A> and <A HREF="http://www.UltimateAVmag.com">www.UltimateAVmag.com</A>.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jul 26, 1998 0 comments

For businesses wanting to learn more about the digital TV future, a new report from <A HREF="http://www.phillips.com">Phillips Business Information</A> (not to be confused with Philips Electronics) is stuffed full of juicy information. The report, entitled <A HREF="http://www.phillips.com/PhillipsUK/dtvsummary.htm"><I>Digital Television Broadcasting</I></A>, predicts that DTV "is likely to involve a profound transformation in the consumer's use of the TV set, changing him from a passive receiver of a small number of scheduled programs to an active chooser from a massive range of programming and services, many increasingly available on demand."

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SV Staff Posted: May 05, 2010 0 comments
Roku is finally getting some Netflix features for which users have been clamoring ever since the set-top streaming box launched. The new update, announced on Youtube of all places, will add browsing, searching, and instant watch queue updating...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2008 0 comments
Exciting news from the European front. A few months back, we showed off the latest Bravia speaker system from Sony, the HT-IS100, originally only available in Japan. Now Sony has that, plus two more complete systems for the European market. ...
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HT Staff Posted: May 16, 2001 0 comments
A light-sensing circuit that automatically adjusts the brightness and black level to compensate for ambient lighting is one of many refinements in the Sony VPL-VW11HT LCD projector, which debuted last week at the Home Entertainment 2001 show in New York.

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