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HT Staff  |  Nov 11, 2002  |  0 comments
Zenith Electronics Corporation has launched a broad array of DTV products –– including new digital set-top boxes, LCD monitors and a new 37" plasma display panel (PDP). The P37W24 is the first for Zenith in this screen size.
 |  Nov 10, 2002  |  0 comments

The rollout of HDTV may finally get rolling, thanks to an agreement reached the first week of November by consumer electronics manufacturers and representatives of the cable television industry.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Nov 10, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Gerry Becker, Bill Nunn, Jack Betts, Stanley Anderson, Ron Perkins. Directed by Sam Raimi. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French), Dolby Surround (English). Two discs. 121 minutes. 2002. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 09661. PG-13. $29.99.</I>

 |  Nov 10, 2002  |  0 comments

Steven Stone takes on the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?60">Earthquake SuperNova MKIV-15 subwoofer</A>, asking "What would a movie be without low-frequency effects?" SS takes a subterranean tour with the MKIV-15 to see how well it handles the big boom.

Barry Willis  |  Nov 10, 2002  |  0 comments

Everything seems to be roses and lollipops for <A HREF="http://www.tivo.com">TiVo</A> and <A HREF="http://www.sonicblue.com">SonicBlue</A>, maker of ReplayTV devices. The Silicon Valley rivals are allies now that they've decided to put their time and money into promoting digital video recorders (DVRs) rather than fighting each other.

Barry Willis  |  Nov 10, 2002  |  0 comments

Is the movie industry on the verge of losing control of its own products?

Barry Willis  |  Nov 03, 2002  |  0 comments

Opposition from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wasn't enough to keep EchoStar and Hughes Electronics' DirecTV from seeking a merger, but a lawsuit launched by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) may be.

Dan Yakir  |  Nov 03, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>John Payne, Preston Foster, Coleen Gray, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Neville Brand. Directed by Phil Karlson. Aspect ratio 4.3 (full frame). Dolby Digital Mono. 99 minutes. B&W. 1952. Image Entertainment DARD1450DVD. NR. $24.99.</I>

 |  Nov 03, 2002  |  0 comments

Thomas J. Norton runs the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?58">Snell XA 2900 surround speaker system</A> through its paces, and is reminded why he's always liked the company's products. "The best way to describe the overall sound of <I>Farscape</I> on the Snells is awesome," declares TJN.

Barry Willis  |  Nov 03, 2002  |  0 comments

Sports fans watching NFL football games this past Sunday may have noticed something unusual among the dozens of commercials: an ad for a 42" <A HREF="http://www.gateway.com">Gateway</A> plasma television.

Barry Willis  |  Nov 03, 2002  |  0 comments

DVD has done more than change the way people watch movies at home. It's also changed their rental habits. The format is so superior to VHS tape, and so affordable, that many movie fans are choosing to buy rather than rent.

Barry Willis  |  Oct 27, 2002  |  0 comments

The film community is mourning the death of actor Richard Harris, who passed away Friday, October 25 at London's University College Hospital, where he was being treated for Hodgkin's disease. He was 72.

 |  Oct 27, 2002  |  0 comments

EchoStar Communications Corporation and Hughes Electronics Corporation, parent company of DirecTV, are still hopeful of a merger, despite regulatory opposition. The two would-be partners are working on concessions that could win over officials at the Federal Communications Commission and the US Justice Department.

 |  Oct 27, 2002  |  0 comments

Michael Fremer sets up the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?56">B&W CM Series surround speaker system</A> in his audio/video room and gives them a complete workout. MF comments, "What B&W chose to do with the CM Series is blend good looks, high build-quality, and typically rich 'British sound' into an affordable package."

Dan Yakir  |  Oct 27, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, Martha O'Driscoll, William Demarest, Eric Blore. Directed by Preston Sturges. Aspect ratio: 4:3 (full frame). B&W. Dolby Digital mono. 93 minutes. 1941. The Criterion Collection 103. PG. $39.95.</I>

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