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Barry Willis Posted: May 06, 2001 0 comments

In a move that will keep union members working for at least the next three years, negotiators for the <A HREF="http://www.wga.org">Writers Guild of America</A> agreed to a new contract on May 4, three days beyond the date of a threatened strike. The WGA had agreed to let its members keep working as discussions continued beyond the renewal date for the old contract, which expired May 1.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2003 0 comments

Hollywood studios are throwing more weight behind the Digital VHS format. Several new titles will appear as high-rez videotapes in the coming weeks, including <I>Gosford Park</I> and <I>Basic Instinct</I>.

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Jon Iverson Posted: May 06, 2001 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.ravisent.com">Ravisent Technologies</A> announced a technology partnership with <A HREF="http://www.oren.com">Oren Semiconductor</A>, which sells DSP-based digital television demodulator ICs to manufacturers such as Sony, Hughes, and Global Telemann Systems for use in TVs, VCRs, PC cards, and set-top boxes. Ravisent and Oren say they will jointly develop complete broadcast reception and playback solutions for delivering HDTV broadcasts to consumers using the current generation of personal computers.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments
I'm not sure what to make of this. First, the facts: An outfit called Royal Digital Media has announced it will market an optical disc format to rival and surpass Blu-ray. Possibly developed by, and named for, Dreamstream, the new format would...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 20, 2007 0 comments
Why should blue lasers have all the fun? HD DVD and Blu-ray will get some competition next month when New Media Enterprises drops its first red-laser-driven HD VMD players and titles on an unsuspecting world.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 02, 2004 0 comments

The DVD format war needn't concern you if you pick up one of Samsung's new digital video recorders, due this fall.

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Ultimate AV Staff Posted: Dec 20, 2007 0 comments

Source Interlink Media today announced the promotion of Shane Buettner to Editor-in-Chief, <I>Home Theater Magazine</I>, replacing Maureen Jenson who left the company. Buettner began his career with Source Interlink Media's High Tech Group in 2005 as Buyer's Guide Editor for <A HREF="http://ultimateavmag.com">UltimateAVmag.com</A> and <A HREF="http://hometheatermag.com">HomeTheaterMag.com</A>. He became online editor for those properties in January 2007 and directed their editorial strategy.

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HT Staff Posted: Dec 20, 2007 0 comments
Source Interlink Media today announced the promotion of Shane Buettner to Editor-in-Chief, Home Theater Magazine, replacing Maureen Jenson who left the company. Buettner began his career with Source Interlink Media's High Tech Group in 2005 as Buyer's Guide Editor for UltimateAVmag.com and HomeTheaterMag.com. He became online editor for those properties in January 2007 and directed their editorial strategy.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Mar 12, 2000 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.iblast.com">iBlast Networks</A>, which comprises 12 major television broadcast groups, announced that it has formed a national network that it says will use a dedicated portion of the digital spectrum assigned to local television stations to deliver a "wide array of high-speed, over-the-air broadband digital content and services" direct to consumers. iBlast claims that this digital content will include music, video, games, software, and other applications.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2009 0 comments
The David Warner Collection (the David Warner that makes high-end home audio products, not the David Warner who plays evil villains in cartoons) has announced its newest piece, the Ferrari-branded Ferrari Art.Engine. The Ferrari Art.Engine is a...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Dec 26, 2004 Published: Dec 27, 2004 0 comments
As if having a flat-panel plasma or LCD TV hanging on your wall weren't enough to cause the neighbors and friends to drool with covetous envy, New York-based ready-to-assemble furniture maker Bush Industries is primed to introduce several new console and entertainment wall units designed specifically to complement - rather than emphasize - the newest, highest tech TVs. Bush says the new designs are the result of the fact that "the days of the silver video base that places the TV prominently in the center of attention are numbered." Bush's primary design criteria are now media and component storage.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2009 0 comments
 HD radio is still playing catch-up to terrestrial and satellite, and they’re hoping the first portable rig will be a step in that direction. You can go to Best Buy tonight and buy it for $50 with no added subscription fee. The Insignia...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2009 0 comments
It’s not easy to find affordable equipment as an entry-level, home-theater buyer. That is until Aperion Audio announced its new surround sound speaker: The new Intimus 4BP Bipole Surround Sound Speaker. For $199 you get a pair of 1” audiophile...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2009 0 comments
We already showed you Monster's enormous table-top remote, but they're not out of new products yet. The Turbine Pros come at a $80 premium compared to their non-Pro counterparts and are plated in a very shiny gold material that will either...
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Jon Iverson Posted: May 27, 2001 0 comments

Last week <A HREF="http://www.laserpacific.com">LaserPacific Media</A> (LP) announced what it terms a "significant" technology milestone that it says will accelerate the efficiency and cost effectiveness of high-definition post-production services. The company reports that its new High Definition SuperComputer Assembly system creates <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?374">24P High Definition</A> programs as pure digital data and not digital video as do other current systems.

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