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Jon Iverson  |  Feb 24, 2002  |  0 comments

Sears and CBS Television announced an agreement last week under which Sears will sponsor high definition television coverage of the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. This marks the third consecutive year that CBS has broadcast the Final Four in HDTV.

Barry Willis  |  Feb 24, 2002  |  0 comments

Here's a formula for an experiment pre-determined to prove there's no demand for downloadable movies over the Internet: Offer two films that nobody wants to see, and make them playable for only 24 hours.

 |  Feb 24, 2002  |  0 comments

One of the home theater industry's premier makers of projection screens is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Jon Iverson  |  Feb 24, 2002  |  0 comments

HDTV fans rejoice: The magic formula needed to bring high definition video into millions of consumer homes may be near. Nine of the major audio/video consumer electronics companies announced last week that they have jointly established the basic specifications for a next generation large capacity optical disc video recording format called "Blu-ray Disc."

 |  Feb 23, 2002  |  0 comments

College basketball fans will get right in the midst of the high definition action when the NCAA men's 2003 basketball championship series begins next month.

HT Staff  |  Feb 21, 2002  |  0 comments
Ontario's Totem Acoustic is a company known throughout the audiophile world for its excellent, musical two-channel designs. Less well known is the fact that the company also makes multichannel home theater products that sound very good.
HT Staff  |  Feb 20, 2002  |  0 comments
One of the most respected names in video is pushing the performance envelope again. Faroudja, a division of Sage, Inc., has introduced the Digital Cinema Source (DCS), an innovative new Native Rate Series video processor.
HT Staff  |  Feb 19, 2002  |  0 comments
Last year, Plus Corporation of America rocked the home theater world with the introduction of the Plus "Piano" HE-3100, a compact DLP video projector with great specifications. Home Theater's Mike Wood gave the little projector two thumbs up, saying all the right compromises were made to get it to market at a ground-breaking price of $3000 retail.
HT Staff  |  Feb 19, 2002  |  0 comments
British audio technology company Meridian Audio, Ltd. has announced important upgrades to Version 3 of its 800 optical disc player and 861 reference surround controller, including proprietary encryption and signaling technology.
 |  Feb 17, 2002  |  0 comments

Many home theater enthusiasts grumble about the slow pace of the development of digital television without considering the cost of the transition for broadcasters—approximately $2 million per studio. The great change isn't occurring only in our viewing rooms, but also in studios throughout North America.

Barry Willis  |  Feb 17, 2002  |  0 comments

Large liquid crystal display screens were among the most intriguing video technologies demonstrated at the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show.

Jon Iverson  |  Feb 17, 2002  |  1 comments

One of the primary obstacles to getting high-bandwidth video such as HDTV to the home via cable is the limited signal-carrying capacity of what is termed "the last mile." Currently, cable modem users share a data pipe with TV channels that can carry about 30 megabits-per-second (mbps) into their homes.

Barry Willis  |  Feb 17, 2002  |  0 comments

Warren Lieberfarb, head of <A HREF="">Warner Home Video</A>, thinks Hollywood just doesn't get it when it comes to DVD. In his view, the film industry is making a big mistake by continuing to support the rental market when the real bucks are in sales.

Hilary Lynch  |  Feb 17, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>Ren&#233;e Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, James Callis, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips. Directed by Sharon Maguire. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic).Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 (French). 98 minutes. 2001. Disney Studios B00003CXT7. R. $29.99.</I>

HT Staff  |  Feb 11, 2002  |  0 comments
In typical British understatement, product literature for B&W's new subwoofers mentions that "movies in particular can be very demanding of subwoofers and some special effects can test them to the limit."