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Hilary Lynch  |  Apr 28, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>Michael Douglas, Kathleen Tuner, Danny DeVito, Marianne S&#228;gebrecht. Directed by Danny DeVito. Aspect ratio: 1:85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. 116 minutes. 1989. 20th Century Fox 25392. R. $19.98.</I>

Barry Willis  |  Apr 28, 2002  |  0 comments

Federal Communications Chairman Michael Powell isn't the only powerful figure in Washington who is working toward a solution to the digital television impasse. Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-LA) is doing his part, too.

HT Staff  |  Apr 28, 2002  |  0 comments
Remote clutter got you down? Proton has a solution that will perk you up. The cost? A mere $200.
jon iverson  |  Apr 28, 2002  |  0 comments

Ask most folks what it will take to get HDTV rolling and the answer is content, content, and more content. Two weeks ago, Discovery Network announced its <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1273">first all HDTV 24-hour/day</A> channel, which is set to go live in a couple of months, and last week Showtime Networks and DirecTV announced that the satellite provider will carry the East Coast SHO HDTV channel beginning April 30.

jon iverson  |  Apr 28, 2002  |  0 comments

The great thing about a video store is being able to walk right in, see what's available on the shelf, and then grab what you like for some instant home theater gratification. The bad thing about video stores is that getting your rental back on time can be a hassle, not to mention the late fees the stores count on to bolster their profits.

Barry Willis  |  Apr 28, 2002  |  0 comments

Would-be merger mates DirecTV and EchoStar Communications may not be the only television action in the Western sky if European satellite operator SES Global can win approval to beam its signals to American dishes.

HT Staff  |  Apr 28, 2002  |  0 comments
Sunfire Corporation has introduced the third generation of its Theater Grand surround sound processors. The new Theater Grand III supports all current surround formats, including Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround EX, and is software upgradeable via a watermarked CD.
Barry Willis  |  Apr 21, 2002  |  0 comments

Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services are up in arms over a proposed 5% sales tax that could be imposed on their subscribers in Arizona.

jon iverson  |  Apr 21, 2002  |  0 comments

When it comes to persuasive reasons to purchase an HDTV, nothing beats having compelling content&mdash;and lots of it. Add one more notch to the content totals: Discovery Communications announced last week that it will launch Discovery HD Theater. The company describes HD Theater as a new 24-hour network "which will transmit high-definition content in all the popular categories of entertainment offered by Discovery" including nature, history, world cultures, geographic explorations, science, education, travel, and a wealth of children's and how-to programming.

jon iverson  |  Apr 21, 2002  |  0 comments

High definition television has been slow to gain traction in consumer markets, partly due to ongoing struggles between the content providers and equipment manufacturers. Movie studios wish to restrict the consumer's use of an HDTV signal while manufacturers recognize that consumers will be slow to embrace any technology that becomes too cumbersome or restrictive to implement.

Barry Willis  |  Apr 21, 2002  |  0 comments

One of the hottest buzz phases in telecommunications is "video-on-demand," a service that allows customers to plug into the universal content library and watch anything they wish whenever they wish. VOD and interactive television (ITV) are the twin holy grails of cable companies and Internet service providers.

uavKrissy Rushing  |  Apr 21, 2002  |  0 comments

<I>John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby Surround (English). 91 minutes. 2001. New Line N5401. R. $24.98.</I>

 |  Apr 21, 2002  |  0 comments

New broadband offerings, including high-speed Internet access and video-on-demand, may be coming soon, thanks to an April 18 decision by the <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov">Federal Communications Commission</A> (FCC).

HT Staff  |  Apr 17, 2002  |  0 comments
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America (MDEA) has announced a new large-format high definition plasma screen and matching receiver. The combination is claimed to be the industry's first complete high-definition television system.
HT Staff  |  Apr 17, 2002  |  0 comments
If there's anything home theater fans want in loudspeakers, it's high performance per dollar, easy of system design, and a clear upgrade path.

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