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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 02, 2000 0 comments

Divx, Circuit City's pay-per-view DVD format, may be dead, but DivX, a new video-copying phenomenon, is alive and well. The hacker-developed technology is said to allow copying and transmission of "high-quality pictures" over the Internet in much the way MP3 audio files can be shared by music fans. With DivX and a broadband connection, a full-length film can be downloaded in a few hours and stored on a recordable CD, according to several reports in late March.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 10, 2003 Published: Nov 11, 2003 0 comments
Portable DVD players have been around for years, but the electronics industry has yet to launch the video equivalent of Apple Computer's wildly successful iPod portable music player.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Mar 13, 2007 0 comments
If you have $349 and the need to switch between standard definition or high definition sources (component video) and scale them to resolutions up to 1080p, Gefen has the box for you.
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Posted: Mar 25, 2001 0 comments

Last week, the <A HREF="">Home Recording Rights Coalition</A> (HRRC) issued a statement condemning the encryption of terrestrial broadcast television programming, which the organization says will threaten established home recording rights. The HRRC made its comments in a letter sent to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Michael Powell in response to issues raised in a letter sent to Chairman Powell last week from members of Congress. In its letter, the HRRC expressed concerns that television programming producers may decide to provide content only to channels with strong copy protections.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 27, 2003 0 comments

Hollywood studios, independent production companies, and video store owners are whistling all the way to the bank, thanks to a resurgence in rentals driven by the increasing popularity of the DVD format. Rental revenue increased 4% during the first six months of 2003, according to figures recently released by the Video Software Dealers Association (<A HREF="">VSDA</A>) (VSDA). The upswing is the first for rentals in years. According to research conducted by the <A HREF=""><I>Hollywood Reporter</I></A>, in the first half of the year, the home video industry has exceeded $10 billion in revenue and should top $22 billion by December 31.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 28, 2001 0 comments

As noted <A HREF="">last week</A>, since September 11 video rentals have mushroomed, as consumers have opted for the security of their homes instead of heading for the theater. The effects of this recent trend are being felt directly by video rental company <A HREF="">Blockbuster</A> which recently announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2001.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments

Seeking refuge from the incessantly depressing news of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, Americans have hit their neighborhood video rental outlets in unusual numbers recently.

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Sarah Bryan Miller Posted: Apr 05, 1998 0 comments

J<I>ames Cromwell, Magda Szubanski. Animatronic creatures by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Directed by Chris Noonan. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1. Dolby Surround. Two sides. 92 minutes. 1995. CLV. MCA Universal Home Video 42692. Rated G. $34.99.</I>

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Joe Leydon Posted: Feb 17, 1998 0 comments

<I>Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Smitz Edwards. Directed by Rupert Julian. Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital. 92 minutes. 1925. Image Entertainment ID4097DSDVD. Not rated. $29.95.</I>

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Posted: Feb 11, 2001 0 comments

The latest holiday season numbers are now in, and the <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) is reporting that manufacturer-to-dealer video products sales in December, 2000 grew by 15% over last year's figures, giving a total of more than 6.4 million units shipped, and culminating a year of strong growth. The CEA reports that total sales of video products in 2000 reached 67.8 million units, representing a 12% increase over total sales for 1999. The trade group adds that the year finished with sales increases in almost every category.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2000 0 comments

The <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A> reported last week that manufacturers' shipments of video products grew by "an incredible" 30% during March. "The strong March increase brought total first-quarter sales to 13.3 million units, a 21% increase over the first quarter of 1999. The growth in March was reflective of a larger trend of prosperity in video product sales, as all categories posted double-digit increases for both the month and year-to-date," stated the organization.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2000 0 comments

Factory shipments of video products reached 4.9 million units for the month of August, an 8% increase from last month, according to figures released recently by the <A HREF="">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA). The organization says that year-to-date growth resulted in double-digit gains that boosted dealer sales to 38.7 million units, a 13% increase over 1999 figures.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 28, 2010 0 comments
Video streaming has grown from an emerging category of program delivery to an option enjoyed by the majority of Netflix subscribers. And for TV addicts, the selection of shows from various online sources is near comprehensive.
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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 12, 1998 0 comments

Your local mom-and-pop video store might be on its way to extinction because of pricing benefits offered to large chains, complained the Independent Video Retailers Group last week at the <A HREF="">Video Software Dealers Association</A> trade show and conference in Las Vegas. According to the independents, mass-market outlets like <A HREF="">Blockbuster</A> are given an unfair advantage by movie studios eager to increase rentals by putting more copies of hit movies in stores.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2008 0 comments
Don't have time to catch up with Jack Bauer and every episode of 24? Ever wish you could take all of the programs locked away on your cable company's DVR with you on the road? Now you can with Panasonic and Comcast's new co-branded AnyPlayT...


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