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Posted: Feb 16, 2003 0 comments

The <A HREF="">Motion Picture Association of America</A> (MPAA) is pushing for a crackdown on offshore industrial piracy, a phenomenon that is a way of life in many countries. The trade group estimates that the American video industry loses as much as $3.5 billion annually to illegal copying worldwide.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 20, 2003 0 comments

Movie studios, producers, writers, actors, and distributors are seeking a work- around of an edict issued only a couple of weeks ago by the <A HREF="">Motion Picture Association of America</A> (MPAA) that would ban free screening copies of Academy Award-nominated movies.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2008 0 comments
Say what you want. The MPAA is about as popular as the RIAA, more known as a policing agency tackling pirates and illegal downloads than a helpful ally - right up there with the IRS in a lot of people's minds. But, maybe the MPAA is beginning to...
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SV Staff Posted: May 08, 2009 0 comments
The MPAA is a touchy subject for a lot of folks. Nothing sparks internet debate quite like the mention of their name (unless of course you're talking about the RIAA). In this video, they demonstrate how it's possible to make "high quality" movie...
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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 06, 2003 0 comments

Hollywood studios' efforts to win large blocks of voters in the annual Academy Awards may have backfired on them. Free DVD screening copies sent out to voters may have found their way into the hands of offshore pirates, possibly costing the industry millions of dollars in lost revenue.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2002 0 comments

MPEG-4 is getting plenty of attention from high-tech companies these days. On March 27, a joint venture involving the technology was announced in Tokyo by seven major electronics and technology companies.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2015 1 comments
Mytek Digital and AudioQuest are the latest companies to support the MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology created by Meridian founder Bob Stuart, which enables high-resolution music files to be streamed efficiently without sonic compromise. The technology has been adopted by the streaming service Tidal.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments
This is bad. I wanted to post this 12 hours ago. Wanna know why I'm sooo late? Well, I've been busy. Really, really busy. See, MTV Music just launched, and they have every video ever made!  Well, okay, probably not every video, but...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2008 0 comments
Wireless speakers have been around for a while, but the sound quality, mainly due to interference, has always been a problem. Focus Enhancements has just started showing off their Summit FS848 IC that is designed for uncompressed 24-bit...
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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 19, 2000 0 comments

Add this to your list of fading artifacts of the 20th century: bulky reels of film delivered to theaters by truck. Digital video satellite feeds are destined to replace shipments of physical product.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Mar 26, 2007 0 comments
Bigger is always better, at least when it comes to hard drives - or so thinks Interact-TV. The Linux-based digital-entertainment-device and media-server maker is introducing the company's new T2 Media Server that boasts over 2.25 Terabytes of storage capability. The T2 is a Linux Media Center that includes 720p component video output, new MPEG2 video encoding, as well as DVD and recorded video upscaling to 720p.
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HT Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2002 0 comments
Home theater is the next frontier for Texas Instruments. On June 17, the Dallas-based technology pioneer announced a new line of cost-effective digital audio amplification products that promise high efficiency and great sound for the next generation of home theater equipment.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 31, 2006 0 comments
Jazz fans will have something to sing about on October 24th when Giving' It Up, a collaboration of singer/guitarist/songwriter George Benson and vocalist/songwriter Al Jarreau - both multiple GRAMMY winners, will be released as a Monster Music SuperDisc.
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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 19, 2004 0 comments

As any SGHT reader knows, home theater is one of the electronic industry's growth areas. Related niches&mdash;DVD, HDTV, and multichannel audio&mdash;are equally hot and getting hotter. Cutting-edge manufacturers are pushing into the market like never before, with fascinating innovations.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jun 03, 2001 0 comments

There's a curious three-way war being fought over Direct Broadcast Satellite television. Further court action has been put off until June 12 in the antitrust suit brought by DBSer EchoStar and its parent company Hughes Electronics Corporation against competitor DirecTV. The lawsuit alleges that DirecTV has conspired with retailers to shut EchoStar out of the expanding market for satellite TV. DirecTV has approximately twice the number of subscribers as its smaller rival; in all, there are approximately 40 million DBS subscribers in North America.


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