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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 06, 2003 0 comments
Sure, Hewlett-Packard's ambitious Media Center PC 883n ($1,999) could replace many of the A/V components in your home theater-including your DVD player, TiVo or ReplayTV hard-disk video recorder, and CD jukebox. But HP will be the first to admit that its chrome and black computer is not likely to become many families' main entertainment center.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Nov 03, 2002 0 comments
Palm-size jukeboxes that hold hundreds of hours of MP3 music on an embedded hard drive are no longer a novelty. Now Archos has taken the category to the next level by adding a 1 1/2-inch color LCD, the ability to store and play photo slideshows or highly compressed but full-motion video, and direct A/V output to a TV.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Sep 22, 2002 0 comments
Photo by Tony Cordoza
Check it out: Getting HDTV on Cable
Rumors began circulating in the fall of 2001 among the more technologically advanced New York City customers of Time Warner Cable (TWC) that there was a secret HDTV waiting list hidden from the customer-service representatives, the people who u
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jul 29, 2002 0 comments
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Over the years personal stereo has evolved from an offensive weapon (think boombox) to a defensive one. When you're wearing earphones in a crowd, you're ensconced in a zone of privacy. People don headphones at a health club or on the street in part to signify they don't want to be approached.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jul 09, 2002 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza The launch of a new cassette format in 2002 made me wonder whether those who invented the Walkman were back in charge at Sony. The payoff is that the tape cassettes, so tiny they could be mistaken for audio microcassettes, are for high-quality video recording in Sony's new MicroMV camcorders.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jun 25, 2002 0 comments
You might suppose Minerva & the Bell Ringers was a 1960s girl group, but it's actually a mechanical clock located outdoors in New York City's Herald Square. On the hour, pivoting statues strike a bell up to 12 times, temporarily dislodging a pigeon or two. A still camera is inadequate for capturing the sound and motion. If I were a tourist, I might reach for a camcorder.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 28, 2002 0 comments

Running with a stack of my favorite CDs compressed into a player no larger than a deck of cards, I set a personal best on the trail around the Central Park Reservoir.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 09, 2002 0 comments

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates was giving the keynote address at CES on Monday evening, January 7, when he suddenly realized (or so he said) that he'd neglected to instruct his personal video recorder to save the Monday Night Football broadcast then in progress. No problem.

Michael Antonoff Posted: Dec 21, 2001 0 comments
Go-Video DVR4000
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Dec 21, 2001 0 comments

A DVD player is already a terrific bargain - an inexpensive black box that can play discs full of razor-sharp images, immersive surround sound, and fascinating extras. But what if you could wed a DVD player with another popular entertainment device like, say, a TV, VCR, or game console? Well, it's already being done.

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