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Posted: Mar 31, 2004 0 comments

The audio, video and home theater reference magazine in Quebec, <I>Quebec Audio & Video</I>, is very proud to present a Canadian first during its Annual Rendez-Vous &mdash;two conferences by Thomas J. Norton, editor of the American magazine, <I>Stereophile Guide to Home Theater</I>.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2004 0 comments

Primedia, the leading targeted media company, announced March 30 the newsstand arrival of its recently launched <I><A HREF="http://www.connectedguide.com">Connected Guide To The Digital Home</A></I>. Part of Primedia's Home Technology & Photography (HT&P) Group, <I>Connected</I> is the first consumer magazine dedicated entirely to adopting and integrating audio, video, information, telecommunications, security and other personal and home technologies.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2004 0 comments

Michael Fremer looks for sound value as he reviews the <A HREF="/speakersystems/104alon">Al&#243;n by Acarian Napoleon surround speaker system</A>. Can an audiophile speaker designer put it all together in a single six-piece package for under $3k? MF sets them up and files his report.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2004 0 comments

High-density DVDs&mdash;which would almost double the capacity of today's standard 4.7Gbyte discs&mdash;could become commonplace with the advent of dual-layer DVD burners. Such devices are being introduced by several manufacturers and should begin to arrive at retailers in May.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2004 0 comments

Allen unloads TechTV: Comcast Corporation will expand its reach with the purchase of TechTV, the geeky startup founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. According to reports on March 26, Comcast will pay approximately $300 million for TechTV, whose "Robot Wars" and other productions are available in more than 43 million homes.

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Posted: Mar 25, 2004 0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.homeentertainment-expo.com">Home Entertainment Show</A> (HE2004), the largest and most comprehensive showcase of consumer electronics and imaging products in America, returns to New York City May 20&ndash;23, 2004 at the Hilton New York Hotel&mdash;the site of two popular HE Shows held in 2001 and 2002. Over 15,000 attendees are expected to visit the NY Hilton, optimized for the ultimate user experience. Unlike typical trade shows, HE2004 provides visitors with the opportunity of seeing and hearing the finest products in upscale hotel rooms, creating the best-sounding environments for demonstrating high-performance gear.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2004 0 comments

Robert Deutsch listens to Danish home theater when he sets up the <A HREF="/surroundsoundpreampprocessors/104primare">Primare SP31.7 preamp-processor & A30.5 Mk.II five-channel amplifier</A> combo in his system. Although its dark and alluring looks caught his eye, RD comments, "as we shall see, that beauty is not just skin deep."

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Posted: Mar 22, 2004 0 comments

Like gas that expands to fill any available container, TV programming options continue to multiply. Content, resolution, and methods of delivery vary considerably.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2004 0 comments

Walt Disney Company's home entertainment division will expand its test marketing of self-destructing DVDs in Florida next month, according to an announcement from Los Angeles. In April, Buena Vista Home Entertainment plans to rollout the company's "EZ-D" disposable DVDs through retailers in Florida and other major markets in the Southwest.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2004 0 comments

Archiving high-def video and high-rez audio should become less problematic for technophiles in the near future thanks to a breakthrough development by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST).

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