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Posted: Dec 10, 2000 0 comments

Television viewers can't get enough of direct broadcast satellite services. Both <A HREF="http://www.directv.com/">DirecTV</A> and <A HREF="http://www.echostar.com/">EchoStar</A> have reported huge increases in new subscribers for the third quarter of 2000.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 10, 2000 0 comments

Last week, interactive television developer <A HREF="http://www.telecruz.com">TeleCruz Technology</A> and <A HREF="http://www.zenith.com">Zenith</A> announced a product development agreement intended to integrate TeleCruz's technology inside Zenith's multimedia television platform. The two companies claim this will result in the first generation of integrated interactive television sets.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 10, 2000 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.2netFX.com">2netFX</A> announced its recently developed 10 to 36 Mbp HDTV-over-IP streaming technology. The company says that with the recent addition of a live high-definition encoder from Motorola, the new system is compliant with industry standard protocols enabling High Definition Television (HDTV) content to be stored for later delivery or multicast in real-time over standard corporate data networks, satellite and the Internet.

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HT Staff Posted: Dec 07, 2000 0 comments
Among the many accolades being showered on the Loewe Aconda line of high definition televisions are "elegant styling" and "unsurpassed performance." The line was recently introduced by Sensory Science Corporation. With 1080i capability and RS-232 computer interfaces, the new sets are pushing the limits of CRT design.
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HT Staff Posted: Dec 07, 2000 0 comments
Tired of the slow rollout of HDTV? Got a growing library of DVDs? Been waiting in vain for the appearance of affordable HD displays? If the answer is "Yes," you may wish to tide yourself over with an inexpensive NTSC rear projector.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 03, 2000 0 comments

In an effort to place the cable set-top box at the center of the home entertainment universe, <A HREF="http://www.scientificatlanta.com">Scientific-Atlanta</A> last week unveiled its new Explorer 8000 set-top, which is expected to begin shipping during the summer of 2001. The company also announced that Time Warner Cable has signed purchase orders, commiting them to buy sufficient numbers of the device to satisfy most of the cable operator's forecasted requirements for calendar years 2001 and 2002 for this class of digital set-top.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 03, 2000 0 comments

In a few years, many computer users will have DVD-ROM drives, DVD burners, and Internet connections with sufficient bandwidth to make the sharing and copying of full-length movies a real possibility. The emerging prospect for what some are calling "Napster for movies" has film studios exploring movie downloading and streaming technology, or "video-on-demand."

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Wes Phillips Posted: Dec 03, 2000 0 comments

T<I>he Road to the Awards: Seven Outstanding Nominated Shorts from the 72nd Academy Awards. Various stars & directors. 126 minutes. 1999. Atom Films. NR. $24.99.</I>

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Films as physical commodities have begun to disappear, thanks to companies like <A HREF="http://www.harmonicdata.com/">Harmonic, Inc</A>. Eventually, most films shown in theaters&mdash;and many films viewed in homes&mdash;will be delivered not as film reels or video discs but as digital signals beamed from satellites.

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Barry Willis Posted: Dec 03, 2000 0 comments

Personal video recorder pioneer <A HREF="http://www.replayTV.com/">ReplayTV</A> has decided to abandon the product category it co-created last year with competitor <A HREF="http://www.tivo.com/">TiVo, Inc</A>. The Mountain View, California-based company will concentrate instead on licensing its technology to cable providers and hardware maanufaturers for inclusion in a new generation of set-top boxes.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 28, 2000 0 comments
Despite progress made by LCD displays and DLP projectors, among videophiles, cathode ray tubes (CRTs) still rule the roost. "Direct-view" sets, as they are often called, offer better brightness, contrast, and color purity than other types of displays, especially when used in well-lighted rooms.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 27, 2000 0 comments
The great advantage of a home theater system in a small room is the nice feeling of intimacy it offers. The disadvantage is that most suitable loudspeakers don't offer good bass response, depriving you of many of the visceral thrills built into movie soundtracks.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 27, 2000 0 comments
Audio and home theater dealers will tell you that the biggest obstacle to getting a sound system into customers' homes is overcoming their objections about the size of the speakers. Big boxes, no matter how stylish, are simply unacceptable to some people. If you are one of them, Anthony Gallo Acoustics has just what you're looking for.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 26, 2000 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.lucasfilm.com/">Lucasfilm THX</A> announced the availability of the first THX certified PCs under a newly created THX program that the company says is designed to deliver "the best picture and sound to date on a personal computer." A Lucasfilm press release states that "with consumers increasingly turning to the PC for entertainment content, a THX certified PC ensures that movies, music, games and more will be enjoyed with a sound and visual impact that will satisfy the most demanding multimedia user."

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 26, 2000 0 comments

Questioning their own legal authority, <A HREF="http://www.ftc.gov/">Federal Trade Commission</A> regulators have backed away from suggestions that they move to limit promoting and marketing violent films and video games to children and adolescents. "After a careful review of the entertainment industry's marketing practices and an analysis of the law, the commission believes that there are a number of significant legal limitations, including substantial and unsettled constitutional questions, to effective law enforcement actions under the FTC Act," FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky stated.

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