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Chris Chiarella Posted: Jan 24, 2005 0 comments
One of the most realistic World War II videogames ever created, Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision) presents an often frantic, unsettling true-to-life series of exploits on the frontlines at the peak of WWII. We are among half a dozen soldiers on Russian, British, and American campaigns that take us to Russia, North Africa, and Germany on both vehicle- and infantry-based missions. T-rated for its graphic imagery, the story unfolds movie-style with a musical score by The Incredibles’s Michael Giacchino; single player or up to 16 online. The PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions offer Dolby Pro-Logic II audio while GameCube and Xbox deliver progressive scan video, and Xbox alone packs Dolby Digital 5.1-channel sound.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 02, 2001 0 comments

If you've been steadfastly waiting for the perfect reason to buy a new HDTV set, here it is: <A HREF="http://NBCOlympics.com">NBC</A> and <A HREF="http://www.hd.net">HDNet</A> announced last week they will broadcast selected events at the upcoming 2002 Olympic Winter Games from Salt Lake City in 1080i high definition video with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround audio.

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Posted: Mar 17, 2002 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.comcast.com">Comcast Cable Communications</A> announced last week that it will make high definition TV (HDTV) programming available to subscribers in its major markets by the end of 2002, beginning in the Washington Metro/Virginia region this summer.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 10, 2006 0 comments
Bang & Olufsen - the Danish maker of fabulous audio and video gear seen in movies, TV shows,and magazines but rarely seen in homes such as yours and mine - now has a multi-room wireless audio system. B&O says the new BeoLink Wireless 1 system offers "unrivalled performance and superior sound quality", and the audio can be distributed to as many as 21 rooms simultaneously with zero delay and no echoes (well, except for the ones you'll hear in acoustically dreadful rooms...)
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 07, 2006 0 comments
Sometimes, as you wander the aisles and hallways of CES, a pattern or theme appears among the various demonstrations you see. In some cases, this is by design (if you were a real journalist and carefully planned out your day ahead of time). More often than not, however, it's from sheer dumb luck or an unavoidable preponderance of manufacturers chasing a particular, small segment of the market.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2008 0 comments
One of the buzzwords coming into the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show was the intriguing wireless TV. The idea is that you can shoot video or pictures from a digital video source to a TV without so much as an HDMI cable in between. But wireless TV may...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
Homeowners, rejoice. Finally, a digital solution standard is in the works to solve your home theater dilemmas. Industry giants are teaming up with AMIMON to create a standard that will bring wireless HD to homes, supposedly by the end of 2008....
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments
An Israeli chip maker has joined forces with several major TV manufacturers to add yet another wireless high-def home distribution standard to an already crowded field.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Apr 16, 2005 0 comments
Normally the disclaimer* comes at the end, but why hide uncomfortable news? When it comes to home entertainment equipment and someone starts talking about a piece of gear being "wireless", they don't mean "wireless" - they mean "nearly wireless". Okay, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk about Panasonic's new rear-speaker wireless-ready home theater systems. Oh, by the way, "wireless-ready" means you'll need an optional piece of gear to make the system nearly wireless. (But don't let that put a barbed-wire fence around your lofty goal of having free-range wireless chickens. There ain't no totally wireless lunch from any company in this neck of the woods, pardner, but that don't mean you can't dream...)
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 09, 2010 0 comments
Are 3D and wireless home video distribution both equally important to you? Then you'll be glad to hear that the Wireless Home Digital Interface will support all the 3D formats included in the HDMI 1.4a specifications. The updated spec will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Apr 23, 2013 0 comments
Will 2013 be the year of high-quality wireless audio?

Jim Venable, president of the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association (WiSA), thinks so. The association was formed in 2011 to develop interoperability testing and compliance programs for wireless products with a focus on multichannel surround sound systems.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 04, 2010 0 comments
Wireless TVs may be on the market as soon as the second half of 2010.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2009 0 comments
Welcome to A/V cable overkill. Cable manufacturer Wireworld has introduced its new Platinum Starlight HDMI Cables, a new top-of-the-line cable that costs $1,000 per meter. Yes, that's a grand per meters, or approximate price of a fully-equipped...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
As if your cell phone didn't already try to perform too many functions at once, a slew of consumer electronics manufacturers want to add in one more feature: A digital projector. That's right, a mini-version of the home-theater grade projectors...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2008 0 comments
Just how big a victory the Blu-ray Disc camp scored when Toshiba pulled the plug on HD DVD remains to be seen. Blu-ray may have won the hearts of Hollywood, which is dedicated to preserving traditional media (note Jon Stewart's jabs at viewing...

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