Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 18, 2005  |  0 comments

Lions Gate Home Entertainment (LGHE), a division of Lions Gate Entertainment, announced last Wednesday that it will release content on the Blu-ray Disc format. As part of its cooperation with the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), LGHE will begin releasing new films, TV programming, and other titles from the company's vast library when Blu-ray hardware launches in North America.

SV Staff  |  Aug 17, 2005  |  0 comments

We regret to inform you that the contest to win a GEORGE (the tabletop music system from Chestnut Hill Sound) ended at 12:00 PM on August 28.

But fear not! We'll have other great prizes to win real soon.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 17, 2005  |  0 comments

In a move to protect against illegal copying and large-scale piracy while allowing consumers the flexibility to manage and enjoy copies of their legally purchased content, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has adopted the most comprehensive content-management system (CMS) ever employed on an optical-disc format. The Blu-ray CMS includes three primary components: Advanced Access Content System (AACS), ROM Mark, and BD+.

 |  Aug 16, 2005  |  0 comments

The new 50PY2DR plasma HDTV from LG comes with a bright yellow insert explaining in all caps that the set's CableCARD and TV Guide On Screen electronic program guide eliminate the need to rent an outboard box from your cable company.

 |  Aug 15, 2005  |  0 comments
Welcome to the List, where Sound & Vision's editors share their recommendations on the best home-entertainment gear. Everything appearing on The List has been reviewed by our expert staff and has stood out for performance or value. Watch our test reports for the "S&V Approved" icon (above) designating that a product has been added to The List.
Michael Fremer  |  Aug 14, 2005  |  0 comments

Who do you think benefits most from corporate investments in technological research and development: so-called "early adopters" or average consumers? After I reviewed Infinity's top-of-the-line, high-performance Prelude MTS speakers a few years ago for <I>Stereophile</I> (Joel Brinkley reviewed the 5.1 version in <I>The Stereophile Guide to Home Theater</I>), I would have concluded "early adopters." But after spending a few months with the relatively inexpensive Beta ensemble, which is based on the driver technology developed for the Prelude MTS, I think mainstream consumers gain the most and they get it at near Wal-Mart prices.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 14, 2005  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/" WIDTH=150 HEIGHT=180 HSPACE=6 VSPACE=4 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>I lose my appetite viewing pie charts. Bar graphs leave me tipsy. But even a chronic mathlexic like me can see where the display business is heading, and it's not a pretty picture.

Darryl Wilkinson  |  Aug 14, 2005  |  0 comments
Prior to the upcoming CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) EXPO in early September, SpeakerCraft decided to jump the gun and make a couple of in-ceiling speaker announcements.
Scott Wilkinson  |  Aug 14, 2005  |  0 comments

Veoh Networks, Inc., the first Internet television peercasting network, last week announced it has completed a Series A round of financing led by Shelter Capital Partners. The company's goal is to create a new category of television networks that take advantage of existing broadband infrastructure to deliver standard-definition, full-screen video programming directly from producers to consumers.