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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

Bowing to criticism from investors, <A HREF="http://www.cablevision.com">Cablevision Systems Corporation</A> announced August 8 that it would cut its capital expenditures by nearly half. The cable giant plans to reduce its staff by approximately 7%, sell its Clearview Cinema theater chain, and close 26 THE WIZ electronics stores. There are 59 Clearview theaters in the New York metropolitan area; most THE WIZ stores are also concentrated there.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2002 0 comments
Sony has announced two new XBR series widescreen plasma television sets. The high-resolution flat panel plasma televisions feature advanced picture technology, a sophisticated silver-and-black design, and a DVI-HDTV interface.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 04, 2002 0 comments

So far, 2002 has been a better year than 2001 was for most large electronics manufacturers, according to the July 31 reported first-quarter results. For most members of the electronics industry, the first fiscal quarter runs April 1 through June 30.

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Posted: Aug 04, 2002 0 comments

Investors are singing the blues over cable giant <A HREF="http://www.comcast.com">Comcast</A>, which on Thursday, July 25 reported a net loss of $209.6 million for the second fiscal quarter. That number compared unfavorably to the company's $35.2 million profit for the same period a year earlier. Comcast has been hammered by investment losses&mdash;$538.3 million, more or less&mdash;including stakes in AT&T Corporation and other high-tech companies.

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Posted: Aug 04, 2002 0 comments

From June of this year, Tom Norton reviews the $4999 <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?25">InFocus ScreenPlay 110 DLP video projector</A>, writing, "Add a screen to the package and you can have a video projection system for about the cost of a high-end rear-projection television."

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Posted: Aug 04, 2002 0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.echostar.com">EchoStar Communications Corporation</A> has begun an aggressive campaign to win new subscribers. The three-pronged effort includes low-cost subscriptions to the company's DISH Network, a soon-to-be-launched eighth satellite, and a marketing deal with discount giant Wal-Mart, Inc.

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uavKrissy Rushing Posted: Aug 04, 2002 0 comments

<I>Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, Sarah York, Philip A. Gillis, Ted Raimi. Directed by Sam Raimi. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1(anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 & 6.1 (matrixed), DTS EX (discrete). 85 minutes. 1983. Anchor Bay 38569. R. $49.98.</I>

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HT Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2002 0 comments
Many home theater fans have come to the hobby from an audiophile background. For these folks, sound quality is equally important to picture quality in the pursuit of the ultimate home entertainment experience. Integra has designed the DPS-7.2 DVD player with these customers in mind.
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2002 0 comments
Let's face it. Plenty of movie and music fans aren't gearheads. For those who aren't, audio and video equipment is simply a means toward an end. They prefer equipment that literally disappears.
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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 28, 2002 0 comments

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Michael Powell has replied to criticism from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) over FCC insistence that new television sets include digital tuners. The CEA has long maintained that digital tuners are superfluous additions in a market where most viewers use cable provider&ndash;supplied set-top boxes, and that cable compatibility problems and lack of HD programming were far bigger impediments to the digital television changeover. "What continues to be a mystery to us is why the cable industry's view on compatibility continues to be so different," said Thomson Multimedia spokesman Dave Arland.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 28, 2002 0 comments

<I>Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham, Shannon Elizabeth, Matthew Lillard, Rah Digga. Directed by Steve Beck. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1(anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French). 91 minutes. 2001. Columbia 22083. R. $24.98.</I>

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Posted: Jul 28, 2002 0 comments

In his review of the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?23">Wharfedale Pacific Surround Speaker System</A>, John J. Gannon writes that, although Wharfedale is not a well-known company in the US, "By introducing cutting-edge designs at affordable prices, they're now obviously aiming to change that." Gannon listens carefully to determine how well they've succeeded.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 28, 2002 0 comments

Atlanta-based <A HREF="http://www.cox.com">Cox Communications, Inc</A>. is expanding its nationwide rollout of its new high definition television service with HDTV for the Las Vegas market, according to a July 22 announcement. Viewers in Cox's market of more than 600,000 homes in the desert city will be able to avail themselves of new set-top boxes using what the company describes as "completely integrated technology."

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Posted: Jul 28, 2002 0 comments

If you're among the handful of home theater fans who have purchased JVC&rsquo;s D-Theater videocassette machine, rejoice. On July 25, DreamWorks, Fox Home Entertainment, and Universal Studios announced the impending release of several new titles in the copy-protected ultra-high-resolution D-VHS format.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 21, 2002 0 comments

<I>Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, Georges Siatidis, Simon Callow, Katrin Cartlidge. Directed by Danis Tanovic. Aspect ratios: 2.35:1 (anamorphic) and 1.33:1. Dolby Digital 5.1 (Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian, French, English). 127 minutes. 2001. United Artists 1003329. R. $26.98.</I>

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