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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 26, 2011 0 comments
Was it only yesterday when Netflix was a babe in the cradle, with giant Blockbusters and cable operators looming over it? My, Netflix, how you've grown. You've all but defeated Blockbuster and now you're bigger than the country's largest cable TV and satellite radio operators.

The latest Netflix quarterly earnings report shows 23.7 million subscribers. While this is short of estimates, it's still enough to propel Netflix past Comcast, with 22.8 million subscribers, and Sirius XM, with 20.2 million subscribers. This has got to make the cable industry in particular nervous.

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HT Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2001 0 comments
The surround processor is the heart of every high-end home theater system. Good ones, like Myryad Systems' MDP500, have flexibility built in for unanticipated new formats.
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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 25, 1999 0 comments

The television-broadcasting industry is undergoing a metamorphosis. Some observers at last week's <A HREF="">National Association of Broadcasters</A> convention in Las Vegas called it a "generation change" embodied by a new group of energetic "digital content providers"---with a different concept of entertainment---gradually replacing older producers and executives. Other reporters have pointed to technological developments such as high-definition TV and the nascent trend toward interactivity as motive forces behind the 60-year-old industry's growing transformation.

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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 22, 2002 0 comments

The television broadcasting picture could change substantially if a bill drafted by US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) becomes law. Among the bill's most drastic requirements is one forcing broadcasters to return their analog TV channels by 2006, for probable auction to wireless services. The <A HREF="">National Association of Broadcasters</A> (NAB) is expected to campaign strongly against any such legislation. The Commerce Committee's ranking Democrat, John Dingell of Michigan, helped draft the bill.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 19, 2004 0 comments

Certain to be a hot topic at this week's convention of the <A HREF="">National Association of Broadcasters</A> (NAB) is a plan by federal regulators to shut off analog television transmission by 2009. The plan would return the analog spectrum to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for auction to wireless companies.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 29, 2001 0 comments

Better late than never, the old adage goes. The <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A> and the <A HREF="">National Association of Broadcasters</A>, former adversaries in the digital television rollout debacle, have decided to bury the hatchet and begin promoting DTV cooperatively.

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Barry Willis Posted: May 21, 2000 0 comments

The finger-pointing and barb-hurling over the slow rollout of digital television continued through mid-May. The latest episode occurred on Wednesday the 17th, when the <A HREF="">National Association of Broadcasters</A> (NAB) laid the blame on the <A HREF="">Federal Communications Commission</A> (FCC) for its laxity in requiring cable providers to carry digital signals. Electronics manufacturers should also be held to stricter standards, the NAB said.

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HT Staff Posted: Feb 26, 2003 0 comments
Great performance doesn't have to be expensive. That's always been NAD's philosophy.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2009 0 comments
NAD Electronics has announced a new Master Series preamp that it will be showing off at CEDIA next month. The Master Series M15HD Surround Sound Preamplifier is just what it says on the tin: a preamp with a ton of features for a surround sound home...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 08, 2005 0 comments
Digitally distributed music is hip these days. Actually, it's always been hip (even when analog was the method of distribution), but now it's hipper - and cheaper.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Just a few days ago, we reported that YouTube's big daddy, Google, was in negotiations with a variety of entertainment companies, but no names were mentioned. Well, the negotiations must have gone well, because MGM has just announced a...
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jul 28, 2005 0 comments

NASA has geared up for the space shuttle's return to flight with an upgrade of the visual-analysis equipment at its Ice/Debris Image Analysis Facility at Kennedy Space Center. The JVC DLA-QX1 will be used to analyze flight data in conjunction with the SGI Onyx visualization system from Silicon Graphics.

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Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

Last week, the 26th mission of the Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> touched down with a payload of high-definition footage, taken with an HD camcorder. The mission, which lasted five days and concluded last week, was the 95th so far. <A HREF="">NASA</A> and <A HREF="">Sony</A> will research these high-resolution images of Shuttle mission STS-93, including footage of the deployment of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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HT Staff Posted: Mar 18, 2004 Published: Mar 19, 2004 0 comments
Mark Cuban's HDNet never misses an opportunity. Major sports events are huge drivers of high-definition television, but none of the big networks sought out NASCAR for HD productions. Enter Dallas-based HDNet, to the benefit of racing fans throughout North America.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2009 0 comments
By now, you’ve heard about the sudden death of actress Natasha Richardson. I wrote about her and husband Liam Neeson’s home theater for the January ’09 issue (“A Class Act”; see story), and I wanted to share a few thoughts about her: The...


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