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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 28, 2011 0 comments
YouTube is planning to move further into movie rentals, enlarging a small existing operation to include more major titles.

What, you didn't know YouTube does movie rentals? The Google-owned site started renting indie films in partnership with the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010. But now the push is on to make YouTube's rental service more of a mainstream operation like Netflix or iTunes.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments
YouTube is getting into the media retail business. Soon the site that feeds video clips to millions will be selling music, movies, TV shows, games, books, and concert tickets.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 21, 2008 0 comments
The one claim - okay, one of a few claims - that Hulu had over YouTube was the quality of the video. But, crafty YouTube viewers have scrounged around and found a few HD-quality videos mixed into the regular, pixelated, sputtering content we all...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments
Who needs a real fireplace when you can enjoy a faux fireplace - in HD no less? Did everyone grow up in areas that broadcast Yule Logs? WPIX in NY City had it every year when I was growing up. It wouldn't be the holidays without it. Now, HD...
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Posted: Jun 21, 1998 0 comments

Yves Faroudja, founder and Chief Technical Officer of <A HREF="http://www.faroudja.com/">Faroudja Laboratories</A>, has been awarded the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award by the <A HREF="http://www.emmys.org/rindex.html">National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences</A>.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 06, 2003 0 comments

Later this year, <A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith Electronics Corporation</A> will launch the LG brand of premium electronics to complement its own brand name, according to an April 4 announcement. LG-branded products will be positioned above Zenith, with limited distribution of full-featured plasma displays, LCD TVs and digital set-top boxes. A letter to Zenith dealers went out simultaneously with the press release, informing them of impending developments. The LG name is derived from LG Electronics, Inc. (LGE), the Korean electronics giant that acquired Zenith in 1999.

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HT Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2000 0 comments
Home theater for one---or "desktop theater" as it's sometimes known---has been taken to the next level by Zenith Corporation with the ZLD15A1, a 15.1"-diagonal high-definition capable LCD television/computer monitor.
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Posted: Aug 19, 2001 0 comments

With a little encouragement, electronics retailers will typically knock 10% off big-ticket items in order to make a sale. In an unusual move, <A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith</A> has decided to prime the sales pump from the top by reducing the suggested list price on its new 60" plasma display panel (PDP)&mdash;from $27,999 to $24,999 as of August 16. The PDP, model DPDP60W, is scheduled to ship to dealers this month.

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HT Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2001 0 comments
Projectors still rule the high-definition market, but plasma display panels (PDPs) may eventually displace them. Versatility and ease of installation are among the flat screen's biggest selling points, but size limits (the typical plasma screen is 42" diagonally) have hindered their acceptance.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2001 0 comments
In a tactic intended to keep its top-level products moving in a sluggish economy, Zenith Electronics Corporation has announced a significant price reduction on its high-definition f 60-inch Plasma Display Panel (PDP), the DPDP60W. Originally announced at a suggested retail of $27,999, the PDP will actually debut at $24,999, according to a mid-August press release.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 21, 2000 0 comments
Entry-level single-disc DVD players have hovered around the $200 price point for more than a year now. Carousel-type CD changers can be found below $150, but DVD changers are generally well above $500. Zenith intends to change all that with its new $350 DVC2550, a carousel DVD changer with DTS and Dolby Digital capabilities.
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Posted: Jun 23, 2002 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith Electronics Corporation</A> is serious about pushing plasma displays (PDPs). The company's forthcoming flagship 60" high-definition model was announced June 20 at a price of $14,999, half the original suggested retail price of Zenith's DPDP60W, the first 60" plasma screen to hit the market, in August 2001.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2003 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith Electronics Corporation</A> is recalling many rear-projection analog televisions made and sold in the late 1990s.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2002 0 comments
Zenith Electronics Corporation has launched a broad array of DTV products –– including new digital set-top boxes, LCD monitors and a new 37" plasma display panel (PDP). The P37W24 is the first for Zenith in this screen size.
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HT Staff Posted: Jan 29, 2002 0 comments
The recent Consumer Electronics Show was a good one for Zenith Electronics Corporation. The company appears to have strong faith in the future of the flatscreen market, having debuted four new plasma display panels (PDPs) in Las Vegas, ranging from 40" to 60" diagonally. The flat, thin monitors can be hung on the wall for an elegant installation solution.

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