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HT Staff Posted: May 21, 2002 0 comments
Home Entertainment 2002 is set to open to the public as planned, May 31–June 2, 2002, at the Hilton New York & Towers Hotel in New York City. Show attendees will be treated to numerous free educational seminars and musical performances from a dozen popular jazz, classical, and contemporary recording artists.
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HT Staff Posted: May 21, 2002 0 comments
Sampo Corporation is serious about taking video displays to the next level. The Taiwan manufacturing giant has introduced two new high definition LCD television sets whose performance matches their cutting-edge styling.
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Barry Willis Posted: May 19, 2002 0 comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may stop making suggestions and start meting out punishment to broadcasters who fail to make adequate progress in changing over to digital technology, according to reports from Washington.

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Jon Iverson Posted: May 19, 2002 0 comments

Earlier this year, the <A HREF="http://ce.org/">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) tried something a little different and ran the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas during the week, starting on a Tuesday, instead of in its normal slot over the weekend. The hope was that the show would not compete with the normally crowded Las Vegas weekends, and offer showgoers more flexibility in finding hotel rooms and taxi cabs.

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Posted: May 19, 2002 0 comments

Home theater fans will enjoy perusing <A HREF="http://www.jvc.com">JVC</A>'s new video products&mdash;especially its combination digital TV decoder and high-def&ndash;capable hard disk recorder, due at dealers this fall.

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Posted: May 19, 2002 0 comments

French-speaking Canada's premier A/V, home theater, and new technologies publication, <I><A HREF="http://www.quebecaudio.com">Quebec Audio-Video</A></I> has once again offered its readers an opportunity to attend <A HREF="http://www.homeentertainment-expo.com/">Home Entertainment 2002</A> in New York City for free! Franco Moggia, editor of <I>Quebec Audio-Video</I>, says, "After the tragic events of September 11, we had to support our American friends and colleagues by repeating last year's contest."

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: May 19, 2002 0 comments

<I>Voices of Michael J. Fox, James Garner, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian, Phil Morris, Don Novello, Leonard Nimoy, John Mahoney, Jacqueline Obradors, Florence Stanley, David Ogden Stiers, Cree Summer, Jim Varney. Directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS (English), Dolby Surround 2.0 (French). Two DVDs. 95 minutes. 2001. Walt Disney Home Video 23835. PG. $39.95.</I>

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Posted: May 19, 2002 0 comments

eBay and Primedia have announced an industry-wide <A HREF="http://www.ebay.com/hes/">online</A> charity event, which will culminate during the <A HREF="http://www.homeentertainment-expo.com/">Home Entertainment 2002 Show</A> (HE 2002), May 31&ndash;June 2, 2002. The charity event will bring the latest and greatest in home theater and audio products to enthusiasts around the world, while benefiting The Elf Foundation, a charity created and supported by the consumer electronics industry.

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HT Staff Posted: May 13, 2002 0 comments
Multichannel fans, rejoice. Whether you favor 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 surround, Outlaw Audio has an amplifier just perfect for your system.
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Barry Willis Posted: May 12, 2002 0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) has reacted strongly to a recent federal court order that would force consumer electronics manufacturer <A HREF="http://www.sonicblue.com">SonicBlue</A> to develop and install information-gathering software in its ReplayTV personal video recorders (PVRs).

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Posted: May 12, 2002 0 comments

Cable companies may soon be competing with local audio/video retailers. <A HREF="http://www.charter.com">Charter Communications</A> will be the first cable provider in the nation to begin distributing the <A HREF="http://www.motorola.com">Motorola</A> DCP501 Home Theater System, at the end of the second quarter of 2002.

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Dan Yakir Posted: May 12, 2002 0 comments

<I>Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aim&#233;e, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele, Guido Alberti. Directed by Federico Fellini. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1. Dolby Digital mono (Italian, English subtitles). Two DVDs. 138 minutes. 1963. The Criterion Collection 140. NR. $39.95.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: May 12, 2002 0 comments

While the music business is experiencing harrowing declines in CD sales (12% down in the first quarter of 2002, compared with last year), DVD movie sales are growing at a fantastic pace. According to figures released by the <A HREF="http://www.dvdinformation.com">DVD Entertainment Group</A> (DEG), more than 120 million DVD movies and music videos shipped in the first three months of 2002, which represents an impressive 74% increase over the same quarter last year.

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Posted: May 12, 2002 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.homeentertainment-expo.com">Home Entertainment 2002</A> is set to open to the public as planned, May 31&ndash;June 2, 2002, at the Hilton New York & Towers Hotel in New York City. Show attendees will be treated to numerous free educational seminars and musical performances from a dozen popular jazz, classical, and contemporary recording artists.

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Barry Willis Posted: May 12, 2002 0 comments

Networks and cable providers are slowly getting behind the HDTV effort. Responding to criticism that it has lagged behind competitors ABC and CBS in rolling out HDTV programming, <A HREF="http://www.nbc.com">NBC</A> has announced that it will offer more HD prime-time shows next season.

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