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Posted: Nov 25, 2001 0 comments

Consumers have lost another forum to express their opinions about the year's best films: Blockbuster says it has decided to cancel next year's Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. The company says that the ceremony, originally scheduled for next April in Los Angeles, has fallen victim to the economic uncertainties generated by the September 11 terrorist attacks and an overall sluggish market.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 22, 2001 0 comments
Many home theater fans have multiple systems---a serious home theater, perhaps a dedicated music room, and often, a multi-zone audio system that provides background music throughout the house.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 21, 2001 0 comments
Bundled speaker systems are great solutions for folks just getting into home theater or looking to put together a secondary system in a small room. Boston Acoustics has just this market in mind with its new System 9000II, a five-channel-plus-subwoofer package that retails for right around a thousand bucks.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 20, 2001 0 comments
Long recognized as a high-value brand, Marantz has recently introduced four new SR-series home theater receivers with higher output power and more options than preceding models. All are ruggedly built, with strong internal bracing and metal alloy faceplates.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2001 0 comments

Comdex 2001 witnessed the unveiling of Toshiba's new MT5 video projector, a lightweight (less than five pounds) device with big potential.

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Posted: Nov 18, 2001 0 comments

The Federal Communications Commission has changed some of its rules governing the transition from analog to digital television, according to an unofficial <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/2001/nrmm0114.html">... about a "reconsideration order" issued November 8.

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Barry Willis Posted: Nov 18, 2001 0 comments

FCC commissioner Michael Copps has promised to look into dozens of complaints that have flooded his office in the wake of promotional spots for the November 15 airing of <I>The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show</I> on the Walt Disney Company-owned ABC television network.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 18, 2001 0 comments

We ran a <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showvote.cgi?219">poll</A> on the Website a couple of weeks back, asking <I>Guide</I> readers what tops their holiday wish-lists for home theater equipment. Predictably, HDTV was a top contender, with DVD players and other components making the cut.

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Gary Frisch Posted: Nov 18, 2001 0 comments

<I>Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Terence Stamp, Valerie Perrine. Directed by Richard Donner. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 154 minutes. 1978. Warner Home Video 1013. PG. $24.98.</I>

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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 18, 2001 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.magisnetworks.com">Magis Networks</A>, which develops <A HREF="http://www.80211-planet.com/">802.11a</A> wireless chipsets, announced it will offer what it is calling the world's first live demonstration of a wireless 5GHz network capable of transmitting HDTV. The company says that its chipsets enable wireless communications of TCP/IP data, high-quality video, and audio throughout the home and office. Magis adds the demonstration will be featured at the upcoming Western Cable Show, November 28&#150:30, in Anaheim, CA.

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HT Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2001 0 comments
Just a few months after officially becoming part of legendary audio manufacturer Klipsch Audio Technologies, Mondial Designs has produced several new Aragon-brand amplifiers and one new preamp/processor---all of them THX® Ultra certification.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 14, 2001 0 comments
Home theater continues to be one of the electronics industry's fastest-growing segments, and within it, affordable systems are one of the fastest growing sub-segments.
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 14, 2001 0 comments
Is your coffee table littered with remotes? Do you want to clean up your act and insure a little domestic tranquility? Proton Corporation has the cure for what ails you.
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Jon Iverson Posted: Nov 11, 2001 0 comments

There are a variety of reasons you might want to watch a DVD while listening through a pair of headphones: You're on a plane, you need to be quiet while others sleep/work, or you've got a portable DVD player and no decent sound system to hook it up to. But there's also one big reason you wouldn't want to use headphones: no surround sound.

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Posted: Nov 11, 2001 0 comments

The rollout of digital television will continue to be hampered, unless the <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov">Federal Communications Commission</A> (FCC) assumes a stronger leadership role, according to a semi-annual report filed November 7 by the <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA).

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