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Posted: Aug 22, 1999 0 comments

Digital technology is changing everything—especially the marketing of entertainment. DVD-Audio has the music industry excited about interactive features like artists' bios, still pictures, and other as-yet unimagined marketing opportunities. Free MP3 audio files are being used by some music companies as promotional tools for new releases.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments

If you thought 1080p is as good as it gets, think again. Long known for its reference-quality audio products, Meridian has announced a new video projector with <I>five times</I> the resolution of 1080p. Dubbed the 810 Reference Video Projector, this 140-pound behemoth uses three D-ILA panels, each with a resolution of 4096x2400 for a total of nearly 10 megapixels.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

Just imagine if you could have this for your home theater system: <A HREF="www.ibm.com">IBM</A> announced last week the T220, which the company is calling the world's highest-resolution flat panel monitor. Unfortunately for us, IBM says that the new display will enable "photograph-quality" imaging for science, banking, engineering, publishing, medicine, and business-critical visualization tasks, and is not likely to appear in consumer living rooms anytime soon.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 10, 1999 0 comments

The high-resolution benefits of digital television could reach millions of consumers within a year or two, thanks to a new module from electronics giant <A HREF="http://www.motorola.com/">Motorola</A>. On October 4, the company announced its MCT5100 M-DTV module, an integrated device combining the functions of Motorola's 8-VSB demodulator, the MCT2100, with an MPEG decoder and controller. Installed in an appropriate monitor, the module will "implement a complete Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC) digital television," according to advance publicity.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
The only single-screen movie theater left in the state of Louisiana is upgrading - in a major way. The historic Prytania Theater has just upgraded to 4K digital cinema. The Prytania is the oldest operating theater in the city, having opened in...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
The only single-screen movie theater left in the state of Louisiana is upgrading - in a major way. The historic Prytania Theater has just upgraded to 4K digital cinema. The Prytania is the oldest operating theater in the city, having opened ...
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Posted: Feb 17, 2002 0 comments

Many home theater enthusiasts grumble about the slow pace of the development of digital television without considering the cost of the transition for broadcasters&mdash;approximately $2 million per studio. The great change isn't occurring only in our viewing rooms, but also in studios throughout North America.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2000 0 comments
Have you been curious about 6.1 channel surround sound, but reluctant to overhaul your entire system just to try it? San Francisco-based Parasound has the answer with its new CSE 6.1 Center Surround Expander.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 14, 2009 0 comments
Philips got out of the US TV market, but Philips-branded Blu-ray players, marketed under the Funai banner will be hitting shelves soon, along with a Magnavox-branded LCD/Blu-ray combo unit.Three new units will be available: the $299 BDP-3010, the...
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Posted: Apr 07, 2002 0 comments

Playback of any kind can never be any better than the recording. With this engineering truism in mind, <A HREF="http://www.photon-vision.com">Photon Vision Systems, Inc.</A> has developed a new image sensor said to offer four times the resolution of high definition television.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2003 0 comments
This fall, Pioneer Electronics USA will roll out two new high-definition plasma displays with all digital signal paths and video performance capable of "billions" of colors.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 08, 2009 0 comments
Let's say you've just paid $7.7 million to purchase Pirate Bay, a Swedish site popular with copyright-oblivious torrenters all over the world. What new business model would you devise to make it a legit business? How about paying people to engage in file sharing?
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Barry Willis Posted: Jun 18, 2000 0 comments

For home theater fans, plasma display panels (PDPs) are among the most promising technologies. The space-saving flat panels eliminate the need for projectors and screens or huge boxy rear projection sets, but their acceptance by critical viewers has been hampered by a low (400:1) contrast ratio which renders black as more like charcoal gray.

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Posted: Nov 07, 1999 0 comments

In recent months, <A HREF="http://www.plasmavision.com">Fujitsu</A> has steadily lowered the prices for its groundbreaking 42" plasma display (see <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?450">previous story</A>), while steadily improving the basic design's performance. Last week, the company announced that the newest models will be jumping back up in price with the latest additions to their Plasmavision product line, the PDS4221 and PDS4222. These two new models increase the number of current Plasmavision offerings to seven.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 27, 2002 0 comments

Are intellectual property attorneys required to have their senses of humor surgically removed? It often seems that way.

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