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John Sciacca Posted: Dec 03, 2005 0 comments
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Back in elementary school, I loved reading those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. They'd begin like a normal book, but at the end of each page, you'd be faced with a decision that radically altered the story.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 06, 2008 0 comments

What makes the release of Heroes: Season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc worth our time, attention, and dollars?

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Posted: Jun 06, 2006 0 comments

Q. I have a Sony Qualia 005 LCD HDTV that accepts a 1080i video signal through its HDMI inputs but not 1080p. Now I'm interested in Sony's upcoming BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc player, which has a 1080p video output. Are these two components compatible? If not, how can I view a 1080p video signal on the set? Chris Strigos Beacon, NY

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James K. Willcox Posted: May 05, 2006 0 comments
Bob Chapek President, Buena Vista Home Entertainment Because of his position at Buena Vista, which is responsible for the home-video products for the various Walt Disney companies, Bob Chapek has been a tireless advocate for Blu-ray Disc.
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Apr 22, 2009 0 comments

First, congratulations on your brilliant presidential campaign, convincing election results, and historic inauguration. I am impressed by your fresh thinking and your eloquent call for change. I was therefore surprised when your administration recommended that the switchover to digital TV be delayed beyond the February 17 deadline.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Oct 02, 2007 0 comments

From the outset the most intriguing thing about the Apple iPhone hasn't been the phone so much as the interface: a high-resolution touchscreen on which your fingers do the talking: Tap an icon to select an application, spread them to enlarge the picture, slide your finger to move the cropped image into view, swipe the screen to reveal the next slide. It all feels so natural.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Nov 05, 2005 0 comments

Ah, the sweet smell of vindication. There's nothing better than seeing things turn out exactly like you said they would, particularly when it happens despite the skepticism of others. As I predicted, the Celestial Jukebox is open for business. Sometime ago, a few of us foresaw the day that music lovers would be able to quickly access every piece of music ever recorded.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Jun 10, 2003 0 comments

We went to four programmers from XM and four from Sirius and asked them the same question: With listeners able to choose between things like CD megachangers, digital music servers, DVD music videos, and traditional radio, what does satellite radio have to offer?

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The Short Form
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Eric Taub Posted: Jan 04, 2007 0 comments

Hooray! you've finally got that 50-inch plasma HDTV you've been lusting for since the days when they cost a cool 10 grand. Excited with your same-as-cash, no-payments-for-a-year 1080p deal, you grab a beer, settle into the sofa, and tune in one of the games in DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package, ready to watch the greatest image you've never seen.

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Brian C. Fenton Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments
Gateway, which has been making traditional PCs since 1985, recently entered the consumer-electronics industry, producing things like flat-panel TVs, digital cameras, and camcorders.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 05, 2008 0 comments

With a digital video recorder, you're master of the HDTV universe today, but brought to your knees tomorrow when your DVR fills up and automatically deletes the penultimate episode of Dancing with the Stars before you've witnessed the duel play-out.

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Posted: Jul 06, 2005 0 comments

Minisystems by Al Griffin

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Rich Warren Posted: Jan 04, 2006 0 comments

Prototype Sony Blu-ray player

Originally, a big selling point for Blu-ray was that it would arrive as a complete system - that is, the first units would both record and play high-definition DVDs. Nervous Hollywood studios seem to have put the kibosh on that, at least for the moment, as no such combo devices were announced as standalone models.

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Kevin James Posted: Sep 07, 2008 0 comments

Given the wide disparity of price points we're seeing at CEDIA, custom installers are hoping to maintain their steady stream of upscale customers while embracing a category relatively unknown just a few years ago: first-time projector owners with considerably lower budgets.

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