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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 18, 2007 0 comments
Recent doings at Circuit City may be of interest in the wake of the mass firings reported here and elsewhere. The story became a Primedia trifecta--covered here, on the Stereophile site, and on the Ultimate AV site--in addition to wide coverage elsewhere including a stern editorial in the New York Times.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 17, 2007 0 comments
The iPod may about to go wireless, if reports from Taiwanese component makers are to be believed.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 16, 2007 0 comments
Don't know who to support in the format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD? Those who have firmly decided not to decide got another option Friday as Samsung announced the long-rumored BD-UP5000 combi player. That makes Samsung the second manufacturer to market a high-def combi, following LG.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 13, 2007 0 comments
The long wait for OLED may be over before the end of the year. Sony says it will begin selling these next-generation flat panel TVs in late 2007 and other manufacturers are readying them for 2009.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 12, 2007 0 comments
February brought bad news for plasma TV makers. Plasmas clocked their first year-over-year drop in sales with a 16 percent drop in dollar volume, according to the NPD Group. Pricing was down more than 35 percent with the average plasma selling for $1672. This is, of course, good news for consumers and we showed our appreciation by driving up unit sales 30 percent. Forty-two inch models are most popular though 50-inchers are gaining.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 11, 2007 0 comments
Bet you didn't even know there's a new feature in the digital rights management for Blu-ray and HD DVD that would let you make backup copies on a controlled basis. It's called managed copy. Unfortunately you may never get to use it.
Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 10, 2007 Published: Mar 11, 2007 0 comments
Paradigm's back in the ring with version four.

I review stuff. Manufacturers have a right to be wary of people like me. And, when I ask for a surround receiver, the first thing they ask me is, "What speakers will you be using with it?" I tell them, "Paradigm Reference Studio 20s." The sighs of relief at the other end of the phone line are almost audible. More often than not, I get what I ask for.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 10, 2007 0 comments
A next-generation flat-tube display called FED may give videophiles much of what we had hoped for from the frustratingly delayed SED.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 09, 2007 0 comments
Here's bad news for Blu-ray early adopters: Your first-generation player may not handle interactive features on future discs.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 06, 2007 0 comments
Sign up with AT&T as your video provider and you'll get a year of free HDTV. The offer is available to new U-verse subscribers. If that next-generation hybrid fiber-copper IPTV service is not available in your area, the offer also applies to AT&T-branded DirecTV and Dish Network service.


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