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Posted: Jul 28, 2002 0 comments

If you're among the handful of home theater fans who have purchased JVC’s D-Theater videocassette machine, rejoice. On July 25, DreamWorks, Fox Home Entertainment, and Universal Studios announced the impending release of several new titles in the copy-protected ultra-high-resolution D-VHS format.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2014 0 comments
Dolby Releases Atmos Testimonial Video

Three Blu-ray titles featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks were announced this week. Paramount Pictures will release Hercules on November 4 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on December 16. Lionsgate announced the November 4 release of Step Up All In on Blu-ray.

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Billy Altman Posted: Mar 17, 2012 0 comments

I've been attending the South By Southwest music festival for many years, but I can't ever recall ever hearing the particular sound I encountered late Friday night at Stubb's: squealing. And I mean the kind of squealing that means only one thing – female hormones on the march. 

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2007 0 comments
For those of you who enjoyed my piece on Peter Gabriel (and other folks at the AES Convention) in the January 2008 issue (Random Play, page 16), the quotes had to be severely trimmed for the print edition. (What else is new?) Want more? Here ya...
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Posted: Aug 08, 1999 0 comments

Early last week, <A HREF="http://www.burst.com">Instant Video Technologies</A> announced that it has acquired Delaware-based Timeshift-TV, a developer of digital-video technology that allows users to "personalize their TV viewing experience by adding VCR functionality to live broadcasts." Similar in concept to recent products released by TiVo and RePlay, these digital recording devices are aimed at giving consumers more control over when and how they watch their favorite TV shows.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Mar 24, 2002 0 comments

Things continue to look up for HDTV fans wedded to a cable provider. Following close on the heels of a similar <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1244">recent announcement</A> from Comcast Cable, <A HREF="http://www.charter.com">Charter Communications</A> announced last week that high definition television (HDTV) programming will be made available to some of its customers during the second quarter of this year.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Feb 24, 2002 0 comments

Sears and CBS Television announced an agreement last week under which Sears will sponsor high definition television coverage of the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. This marks the third consecutive year that CBS has broadcast the Final Four in HDTV.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Dec 07, 2005 0 comments
If you ever wanted to take the latest episode of "Law & Order" with you to watch while traveling on a train/plane/bus/camel caravan, you now have reason to rejoice. (You'll also be ecstatic to know that it'll only cost you $1.99 per episode - although that doesn't include the cost of one of Apple's newest iPods.)
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments
We've already alerted you to the forthcoming release of the Ultimate Matrix Collection on Blu-ray. Now Warner Brothers is whetting appetites with more details. The seven-disc box set will hit store shelves on October 14. The set will include the...
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Posted: Jul 19, 2007 0 comments

CinemaNow on Wednesday released an upgrade to its Media Manager software enabling its movie downloads to play back over a networked Xbox 360 and its burn-to-DVD download service to operate with Windows Vista.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 20, 2000 0 comments

With the slow but sure move toward providing consumers with digital television and other services via cable, the set-top box manufacturers have been aggressively jockeying for a position in the audio video system. In a deal sure to give Philips' market share a boost, <A HREF="http://www.att.com/">AT&T Broadband</A> and <A HREF="http://www.philips.com">Philips Electronics</A> announced last week their plan to market Philips' digital cable set-top boxes to US consumers beginning in 2001.

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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2008 0 comments
Audio and video placeshifting technology: That's what Sling Media does, and does well. If you just got back from the ISS (motto: "Urine doesn't taste so bad!") you might not know about SlingBox. Slingbox "slings" AV signals. It...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 20, 2009 0 comments
The DTV transition scenario continued to develop this week when the Federal Communications Commission announced that 158 more stations plan to complete their switch from analog to digital broadcasting before June 12's final drop-dead deadline. The FCC made the announcement in a brief Public Notice (PDF).
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2007 0 comments
Ever run out of room on your DirectTV HR20 high-definition DVR? (I don't, maybe because of my HR20's propensity to stop recording episodes of a programmed series for no apparent reason, but maybe your luck is better than mine. Man, do I miss...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 22, 2000 0 comments

Now that e-cinema&mdash;using a non-film, digital projector in a movie theater&mdash;has started to take off, several companies are offering new technologies for getting the high-resolution data to the movie house. Last week brought news of the new <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?837">FMD 100GB disc</A> from C-3D, while this week we focus on news concerning the use of a high-bandwidth satellite to do the job.

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