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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 09, 2000 0 comments

The <A HREF="">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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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 26, 2007 0 comments
Canon has expanded its consumer line of HD-capable camcorders with the addition of the 7.1-megapixel PowerShot TX1 digital camera that incorporates a high-definition video recorder in the same housing, making it a double bonus for those who would prefer not to lug both a still camera and a camcorder to their kids' birthday parties and soccer games. (It'll get through airport security a lot faster, too.) As indicated by the "PowerShot" moniker, The TX1 is a digital camera with an optically image-stabilized 10x (optical) zoom lens and a 115,000 pixel swivelling side-mounted LCD screen.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2008 0 comments
As every car, airplane, and home audio device is adding compressed digital music capabilities, one company is taking a stand to stick to high fidelity. Boulder Amplifiers (from Boulder, Colorado, not made from rocks) is finally releasing the 1021...
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2002 0 comments
ASW 675 sports new driver and enclosure design.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2010 0 comments
A start-up company based in California has appeared, and its claim to fame is its strange, nearly obscene name. Schiit is a company that makes headphone amplifiers, designed and built in the United States. And, yes, their tagline is "You aren't...
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HT Staff Posted: Jan 23, 2002 0 comments
The top of the home theater market is a very attractive niche. Scottsdale, AZ-based Accurate Imaging Technologies hopes to establish itself as a major player in the upper end of the market with a series of easy-to-use but no-compromise products. Among them are several new CRT projectors, and an HDTV upconverter. The company plans to introduce high-rez plasma displays and DVD players with SACD compatibility later this year.
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Posted: May 06, 2001 0 comments

Home Entertainment 2001 arrives at the Hilton Hotel & Towers in New York this week for three days, May 11-13. There will be more than 80 rooms stuffed with the latest high end audio and video gear, including dozens of brand new products. For more information about the show, go to the <A HREF="">HE 2001 website</A>.

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HT Staff Posted: May 06, 2001 0 comments
Home Entertainment 2001 arrives in New York this week for three days, May 11-13, at the Hilton Hotel & Towers. There will be more than 80 rooms stuffed with the latest high end audio and video gear, including dozens of brand new products. For more information about the show, go to the HE 2001 web site.
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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="">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="">Ravisent Technologies</A> announced a technology partnership with <A HREF="">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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