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Michael Gaughn Posted: Jan 03, 2007 0 comments

The numbers I've seen lately say that the vast majority of people who buy a Blu-ray Disc player are completely satisfied with it. On the other hand, most people aren't even aware of the format or are confused about what it is.

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Posted: May 31, 2007 0 comments

If you're thinking of getting one of Apple's popular music players for a friend or family member, our iPod Info Center is for you. Once you read our reviews, overviews, and gift ideas, you'll be able to check off the names on your list knowing that you're giving the latest and greatest tech there is.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 04, 2006 0 comments

Sony DCR-SR100 hard-disk camcorder with ECMHW1 wireless microphone

JVC may have started a trend with its Everio line of hard disk-based camcorders. Toshiba and Sony at CES on Wednesday announced models that banish the tapes and discs home video enthusiasts tote like Kleenex and equipped the cameras instead with internal hard drives.

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Brent Butterworth Posted: Sep 07, 2008 0 comments

Some people's idea of a perfect speaker might not be a big ugly black box that delivers pristine performance. Obviously, these folks' priorities are way out of whack.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Sep 04, 2006 0 comments

Finally! The studios have wised up and realized that if they don't offer movies as electronic bits you can legally download and watch whenever you like, savvy computer users will get them anyway.

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John Sciacca Posted: May 01, 2006 0 comments

Marantz introduced its DAvED (Digital Audio via Electrical Distribution) system at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and I was immediately wowed by the concept of sending audio over a house's electrical wiring. So I jumped at the chance to play with a pre-production sample.

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Will Greenwald Posted: Jun 25, 2009 0 comments


Welcome to the world of technological convergence. While they were once restricted to the desktop, PCs have all the power and functionality necessary to make them a vital part of the home theater experience. They can play DVDs and Blu-rays, run video games, load streaming audio and video from the Internet, and store a tremendous amount of media.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2008 0 comments

What's the Next Big Thing in high definition? 3D? 4K? 5G? Nah. Several industry experts who've seen prototype displays suggest that high dynamic range will be the newest technology to turbo-charge video. We're talking video with pitch blacks and blinding whites.

Mike Mettler Posted: Dec 07, 2010 0 comments

And in an instant, lo, a hole in the sky appeared, and then it hit me like (bang bang) Maxwell's Silver Hammer when "Get Back," the Beatles? 1969 classic song to roller-coast by, cued up on my iPod during one morning's commute. As Paul McCartney's lead vocal embraced the song's galloping melody line, a great revelation emerged: I can sing Black Sabbath?s "Paranoid" to the same tune! Black Sabbath, the dark lords of melody . . . revealed!

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Al Griffin Posted: Oct 03, 2006 0 comments

The ongoing iPodification of audio has generated a huge number of products designed to sync up with, amplify, and otherwise expand the possibilities of Apple's ubiquitous player. Many first-wave iPod add-ons got the cosmetic part right (white plastic cabinet? check!) but failed to impress when it came to music reproduction.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Sep 21, 2003 0 comments
Photo by Tony Cordoza Come with me back to the first days of portable computing, when two now extinct titans named Osborne and Kaypro ruled the land.
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Kevin James Posted: Apr 14, 2009 0 comments

With the high-def disc war now firmly in its rearview mirror, the consumer electronics industry is girding for its next skirmish: the battle to see which of the various new wireless HDMI technologies will emerge as the de facto standard.

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David Ranada Posted: Jan 10, 2002 0 comments
Panasonic SA-XR10
Keeping it Real To me so far -- and I've only seen a small fraction of the exhibits -- this year's Consumer Electronics Show has been one mainly of trends and imminent breakthroughs.
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Tom Nousaine Posted: Sep 24, 2004 0 comments

There's more to setting up a subwoofer than just plugging it into your system and turning it on, but it's not rocket science. Follow the steps below, and you'll get solid, powerful bass with a minimum of headaches.

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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 05, 2007 0 comments

"Two hundred channels and nothing to watch!" How many times have you felt that way? Or maybe you've wanted to finish watching a DVD in another room but didn't have a second player. Or wished you could keep an eye on the kids outside without sitting in the sweltering heat. Or wanted to see the video display from your iPod docked in another room.


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