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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jan 11, 2004 0 comments

Hard-disk drives, the most mundane of devices, have the uncanny ability to launch whole categories of consumer-electronics products.

Michael Antonoff Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Ever since I got my DVD player and video hard-disk recorder, I've been itching to throw my VCR in the garbage. I haven't done it, though, since I have no other way to play my many VHS tapes - or even VHS-C tapes without using a camcorder.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Sep 21, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Michelle Hood Normally, you'll find the former bat biologist Jeff Corwin and his TV crew keeping one step ahead of stampeding elephants in Botswana or some place equally exotic. But on this stifling day in late June The Jeff Corwin Experience is on location in New York City doing a show about how wild animals adapt to urban environments.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Sep 15, 2003 0 comments

The transition to high-definition television really picked up steam this fall as ABC, CBS, NBC, and the WB filled their 2003-04 prime-time schedules with more hours of HDTV programming than ever before. During an entire week, these networks are offering some 70 hours of HDTV.

Michael Antonoff Posted: Sep 10, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza Using a standalone DVD player in the connected home seems so inappropriately standoffish. Why live by disc alone? That's the thinking behind the Go-Video D2730, a richly featured DVD player that's also adept at playing music or videos, or displaying photos stored on a Windows-based computer.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jul 28, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza Electronic program guides (EPGs) that help you choose what to watch from among hundreds of channels are built into a variety of devices from TV sets and set-top boxes to satellite receivers and hard-disk recorders. What they have in common is an onscreen display that, if it doesn't cover the TV picture, reduces the show to a small window.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Jul 14, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza

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Michael Antonoff Posted: May 05, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza Portable MP3 players haven't changed much over the last few years except they've added capacity even while shrinking in size and weight.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Feb 23, 2003 0 comments
To address concerns over violence, sex, and profanity in popular films, a number of companies have emerged that create "sanitized" versions of VHS tapes or DVDs for a fee.

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