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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 12, 2007 0 comments
Housing. Transportation. Home theater. Your local bank offers loans for those first two things, but not for the third, surely one of the most pressing needs of human life. What's up with that? Aren't big-screen television and surround sound at least as important as a house or a car? The General Electric Money Bank says yes!
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 11, 2007 0 comments
The world is well supplied with iPod-compatible micro-systems. Unfortunately, many of them don't look so good. An exception is Sonic Impact's curvaceous T24.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 10, 2007 0 comments
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association will begin operating a second major trade show starting in 2008. It will take place in Las Vegas, at the Sands Convention Center, April 8 to 11, 2008.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 06, 2007 0 comments
Starting on July 1, all non-broadcast television providers are required under federal law to support the CableCARD standard and storebought cable boxes--with very few exceptions. One of those exceptions is Verizon.
Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 06, 2007 Published: Jul 06, 2007 0 comments
The penny pincher wears Prada.

Break out that dusty case of champagne. Get the kids together. Give them each a bottle. No, don't do that. But yell out the window to your neighbors. Call all of your relatives. Throw a few shrimp on the barbie. Make popcorn. Stack your favorite DVDs and CDs in neat piles next to the equipment rack. If you have symptoms lasting more than four hours, alert the media. Something momentous has happened. I have found my favorite budget speakers of all time.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 05, 2007 0 comments
If you own a Toshiba rear-projection TV, it's now a family heirloom--or a candidate for the junkyard. The company has stopped making RPTVs and will concentrate exclusively on sexy flat LCDs.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 02, 2007 0 comments
The leading maker of movie home networking systems continues to fight for its survival. Kaleidescape won another battle last month, convincing the DVD Copy Control Association to postpone a vote that would have banned storage of movies on a home server and thus put the company out of business. But the story is far from over.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 29, 2007 0 comments
The Supreme Court adopted a looser standard for price fixing yesterday, ruling that manufacturers may sometimes set minimum prices for products without violating antitrust statutes. Good thing, say manufacturers. Bad thing, say consumer groups.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 28, 2007 0 comments
In one nation, at least, downloading--illegal or otherwise--hasn't killed CD sales. British music fans were still buying CDs in 2006 at the same rate as in 2005.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 27, 2007 0 comments
It's summer. The trees are in leaf. That means I can't see the river any more.