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Corey Gunnestad Posted: Sep 17, 2012 5 comments
Cue Indiana Jones theme.

To celebrate the release of the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray on September 18th, the good people at Paramount and Lucasfilm were kind enough to invite us to a once-in-a-lifetime press shindig at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California and what an experience it was.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2008 0 comments
Sure, your TV is big. But is it wall-sized? (Hopefully, it's not wallet-sized). Japanese electronics manufacturer Shinoda Plasma Corp. is demonstrating a TV that may provide a convincing argument that you need a bigger house. What's more, their...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Aug 12, 2001 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.2netFX.com">2netFX</A> reported that its ThunderCastIP technology was used successfully in a recent HDTV-over-IP live demonstration conducted by the government's NASA Research and Education Network (NREN). ThunderCastIP is a multicast server for high-definition video streaming over ordinary IP-based networks; it was also <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?968">used last March</A> to send HDTV from Hawaii to California.

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Derek Germano Posted: Oct 18, 1998 0 comments

S<I>igourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara, Harry Connick Jr., J.E. Freeman, Will Patton. Directed by Jon Amiel. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Surround (French). 123 minutes. 1995. Warner Home Video 14168. Rated R. $24.98.</I>

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Posted: Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

The Home Entertainment 2000 show, originally planned to be held in Rye, New York this spring, has been canceled. Show staff has received feedback from manufacturers and dealers, who feel that the rooms at the Rye venue are too small, and that a suburban location is not optimal. EmapUSA VP Jaqueline Augustine states that "We want to hold a successful show, and this venue could not guarantee our success."

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 05, 2005 0 comments
It's normal for a company making amplifiers to boast about how much power, how many channels, and the massive size of some of the internal components (such as power supplies and heat sinks). Rotel's attitude toward their new RMB-1077 multichannel amplifier, therefore, is rather unique.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 26, 2009 0 comments
It's fine to look for deals. If you've fully researched (that is, read Sound & Vision regularly and enjoy our thorough test reports) the home theater equipment you're looking to buy, there are few reasons not to shop around for the...
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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2009 0 comments
Last week, IMAX generated a lot of buzz among the tech blogs. It wasn't because of the release of Star Trek on the very-big screen, but because of an argument about what constitutes "IMAX." Comedian Aziz Ansari (you may have seen him on Parks &...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 16, 2009 0 comments
[Note: This follow-up story has spoilers.] Last week, I watched Watchmen at an inexpensive cineplex in North Jersey. Great movie, faithful adaptation, substandard equipment. Hey, the tickets were $6.50, and around here that's a bargain. ...
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Mar 08, 2005 0 comments
Unless you're a full-fledged (or even a budding) audio/videophile for whom performance is everything (and I'm not implying there's anything wrong with that), at one time or another you've faced the tough choice of sound and picture quality versus aesthetics, decor, and ergonomics (sometimes referred to as SAF or Spousal Acceptance Factor). Three introductions from Onkyo are intended to provide performance without ruining potential romance.
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user Posted: Sep 08, 2005 Published: Sep 09, 2005 0 comments
Although the show floor of the CEDIA EXPO 2005 hasn't officially opened yet, there are already hundreds of installers taking advantage of numerous educational classes offered by CEDIA and sponsoring manufacturers. New and old installers alike can learn about anything from remote control programming to acoustical engineering and video calibration. Of course, education is for the men and women who do the real work of installation. Those of us with the cushier jobs - the press - get to eat shrimp and drink free cocktails…
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2016 0 comments
The traditional notion of the family gathering around the TV during “prime time” hours is quaint in the Age of the Internet. The same far-reaching Cisco study that predicts a tripling of Internet traffic over the next few years refers to an “Internet prime time” that occurs between 9 p.m. and midnight across all time zones.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments
The Internet has had a profound impact on literally every aspect of our lives and it continues to transform the mobile/home entertainment space we know and love in ways we couldn’t have imagined 30 years. (Who could have envisioned streaming from “the cloud” or playing music wirelessly from a phone at a time when cassettes and LPs were being rapidly replaced with CDs?) We’re connected to and rely on the Internet every day, yet we take it for granted. It’s just there. It’s a routine part of daily life.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 20, 2005 0 comments
Everyone wants a piece of Apple's pie - or at least a piece of the iPod. With over ten million units sold (and more to come), the little digital music wonder is a clear favorite among music lovers. Manufacturers other than Apple have taken note of the iPod's popularity and are stumbling over each other in a rush to score big on the iPod craze by bringing out some sharp iPod accessories.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 12, 1998 0 comments

Video on demand (VOD) inches ever nearer: <A HREF="http://www.xingtech.com/">Xing Technology</A> and <A HREF="http://www.fantastic.ch">The Fantastic Corporation</A> have announced a partnership intended to bring live and on-demand digital video streaming to high-bandwidth satellite, cable modem, and ADSL operators.

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