HT Staff  |  Oct 29, 2001  |  0 comments
Big plasma displays are among the home theater industry's most desirable and expensive products. Only a handful of companies have ventured into the market for truly big plasma screens.
HT Staff  |  Oct 28, 2001  |  0 comments
Long one of the audio industry's most respected equipment makers, Canada's Bryston has made an impressive move into the home theater market with several new products. Notable among them is the 6B-ST amplifier, a three-channel powerhouse capable of 250 watts/channel into an 8-ohm load or a whopping 400 watts into 4.
 |  Oct 28, 2001  |  0 comments

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has withdrawn its offer to acquire direct broadcast satellite service <A HREF="">DirecTV</A>, according to reports over the weekend of October 27&ndash;28. News Corp. had been in contention for 18 months to buy DirecTV's parent company Hughes Electronics from its corporate owner General Motors.

Barry Willis  |  Oct 28, 2001  |  0 comments

Bandwidth limitations have long been a primary obstacle to transmitting broadcast-quality video over the Internet. Even digital subscriber lines (DSL), so useful for quick access to text and graphics, are typically capable of quality video over short distances only.

Jon Iverson  |  Oct 28, 2001  |  0 comments

As noted <A HREF="">last week</A>, since September 11 video rentals have mushroomed, as consumers have opted for the security of their homes instead of heading for the theater. The effects of this recent trend are being felt directly by video rental company <A HREF="">Blockbuster</A> which recently announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2001.

Jon Iverson  |  Oct 28, 2001  |  0 comments

According to the latest figures released by the <A HREF="">DVD Entertainment Group</A>, DVD hardware and software sales continued their rapid growth in the third quarter and are anticipated to accelerate through the holiday selling season.