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jon iverson  |  Mar 14, 1999  |  0 comments

Using hard-drive technology to store audio and video data has become a growth industry of late, with startups <A HREF="">TiVo</A> and <A HREF="">Replay</A> taking the lead (see <A HREF="">previous</A> articles). Consumer-electronics giant Sony has also gotten into the act with its <A HREF="">announcement</A> last December that it will team up with Western Digital to develop hard-disk-based products.

jon iverson  |  Aug 01, 2013  |  53 comments
Register to win one of four sets of Audiofly Headphones (MSRP $30 - $200) we are giving away.

According to the company:

Made with high quality materials and precision manufacturing, the AF33 will play its heart out every time and astonish you with its sound quality. It arrives equipped with a custom voiced 9mm dynamic driver for detailed sound reproduction across the entire sonic spectrum . . .

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Click on the picture above for details on how to enter.

jon iverson  |  Oct 31, 2012  |  Published: Nov 01, 2012  |  148 comments
Register to win an AudioQuest DragonFly USB Digital-Audio Converter and Sydney Interconnect (MSRP $478) we are giving away.

DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac or Windows PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

jon iverson  |  Sep 21, 2013  |  163 comments
Register to win a BDI Cavo 8168 Home Theater Cabinet we are giving away.

According to the company:

With the advent of flat panel TVs, soundbars have become staples in home theater design. But finding a way to integrate that soundbar seamlessly into your overall system display has proven tricky. The CAVO flat panel TV console directly addresses this need and is the latest home theater innovation from BDI.

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jon iverson  |  Mar 31, 2002  |  0 comments

Proving to be one of the brightest spots in HDTV broadcasting, <A HREF="">HDNet</A> is adding another sport to its lineup of regular high definition television broadcasts. The company says that it has finalized plans to broadcast 80 Major League Baseball games in HDTV during the 2002 regular season. HDNet says the broadcast schedule begins with the Detroit Tigers&ndash;Minnesota Twins game on April 13.

jon iverson  |  May 26, 2002  |  0 comments

The Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), part of the University of Southern California's School of Engineering and a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center announced last week that it has developed Remote Media Immersion (RMI), which the center described as a "breakthrough Internet technology that generates an immersive three-dimensional experience on home theater-sized screens."

jon iverson  |  Sep 03, 2000  |  0 comments

Last week, digital video and networking companies Optibase, Lucent, 3Com, DiviCom, ECI Telecom, and Siemens announced that they have formed <A HREF="">BigBand Networks</A> in an effort to provide "a new network platform to deliver entertainment-quality content and services combining video, voice, and data over multiple broadband networks including cable, DSL, satellite, and wireless."

jon iverson  |  Sep 20, 1998  |  0 comments

It's hard enough to transform one facet of the consumer-electronics industry, let alone three or four. But if Motorola's recent gamble with their new set-top box technology (code-named "<A HREF="">Blackbird</A>") pays off, they could accomplish just that.

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.

jon iverson  |  Mar 11, 2001  |  0 comments

Both <A HREF="">Blockbuster</A> and <A HREF="">Enron Broadband Services</A> announced last week that they have terminated the exclusive services agreement the companies launched only three months ago (see <A HREF="">previous story</A>). In spite of the setback, both companies claim that they will continue to develop "entertainment-on-demand" (EOD) services independently.