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David Ranada  |  Jan 08, 2006  |  0 comments

Canon's prototype 36-inch, 720p SED panel.

David Ranada  |  Jan 10, 2002  |  0 comments
Panasonic SA-XR10
Keeping it Real To me so far -- and I've only seen a small fraction of the exhibits -- this year's Consumer Electronics Show has been one mainly of trends and imminent breakthroughs.
David Ranada  |  Nov 19, 2005  |  0 comments

During most of our recent tests of HDTVs, we've attempted to use them with a Scientific-Atlanta 8300HD cable box supplied by Time Warner connected via an all-digital HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) hookup. We often end up looking at a screen displaying an imperious message typical of cable-company communications: "Your HDTV does not support HDCP.

John Sciacca  |  Sep 05, 2007  |  0 comments

"Two hundred channels and nothing to watch!" How many times have you felt that way? Or maybe you've wanted to finish watching a DVD in another room but didn't have a second player. Or wished you could keep an eye on the kids outside without sitting in the sweltering heat. Or wanted to see the video display from your iPod docked in another room.

David Ranada  |  Aug 05, 2001  |  0 comments

The annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) doesn't often generate a notable quote. Then again, last April's conclave in Las Vegas was the occasion for a notable event - the surprise appearance of the legendarily reclusive filmmaker George Lucas at a Sony press conference.

 |  Jun 06, 2006  |  0 comments

Q. I have a Sony Qualia 005 LCD HDTV that accepts a 1080i video signal through its HDMI inputs but not 1080p. Now I'm interested in Sony's upcoming BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc player, which has a 1080p video output. Are these two components compatible? If not, how can I view a 1080p video signal on the set? Chris Strigos Beacon, NY

John Sciacca  |  Jan 19, 2010  |  0 comments
Key Features
• Compatible with all A/V receivers and current
John Sciacca  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments

the list System control can be a nightmare. Almost every gadget comes with a remote, and many "basic" systems require multiple controllers. Even my parents - whose entertainment system is built around a 27-inch tube TV and a VCR - have three remotes.

Michael Antonoff  |  Oct 02, 2007  |  0 comments

From the outset the most intriguing thing about the Apple iPhone hasn't been the phone so much as the interface: a high-resolution touchscreen on which your fingers do the talking: Tap an icon to select an application, spread them to enlarge the picture, slide your finger to move the cropped image into view, swipe the screen to reveal the next slide. It all feels so natural.

Mike Mettler  |  Oct 09, 2008  |  0 comments

I find it interesting that you chose to start releasing The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on DVD (Time Life) with a collection of the best episodes from Season 3 (1968-69). That's the season we got fired from CBS. I was very, very, very reluctant to put this show out on home video.

 |  Nov 23, 2008  |  0 comments
The Short Form
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Drew Thompson  |  Dec 29, 2004  |  0 comments

1. SMALL WONDERS Most multimedia speakers make audiophiles laugh, but the Spherex 5.1 Surround Sound System ($500) - based on Mirage's critically acclaimed Omnisat 6 home theater speakers (reviewed in "Thinking Outside the Box II," May 2003) - is worth a serious listen.

John Sciacca  |  Dec 03, 2005  |  0 comments

Back in elementary school, I loved reading those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. They'd begin like a normal book, but at the end of each page, you'd be faced with a decision that radically altered the story. "You discover a beautiful princess trapped in a dragon's lair. If you try and rescue the princess, turn to page ....

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 03, 2006  |  0 comments
•GPS receiver with voice prompts •MP3 music and JPEG photo player •Optional travel and language guides •3.5-inch touchscreen •Text-to-speech synthesis •3.875 x 2.875 x 0.875 inches •5 oun