Peter Pachal

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Peter Pachal  |  Mar 15, 2005  |  0 comments
Mixed Signals

What's Wrong Everything's hooked up, but why is Gandalf's voice coming from the left surround speaker?

Peter Pachal  |  Nov 17, 2003  |  0 comments
Photo by Tony Cordoza The success of DVD is so colossal, so rampant, so relentless that anyone discussing the format is almost obligated to gush about its astounding features and many victories in the electronics arena. For a change of pace, I think it's time to admit a dark secret: a lot of people hated the format when it first came out.
Peter Pachal  |  May 21, 2004  |  0 comments

Been to your local electronics store lately? If you have, you've probably noticed that price tags on HDTVs don't hit you with the same sticker shock that they used to. Even those sleek plasma and LCD models - once reserved for people who spend as much on a TV as a new car - have prices a lot less coronary-inducing.

Peter Pachal  |  Jan 14, 2006  |  0 comments
Fact Sheet
•30 GB, $299 ($399 with 60 GB) •23/8 x 41/8 x 3/8 in (1/2-in depth with 60 GB) •43/4 oz (51/2 oz with 60 GB) •320 x 240-pixel, 21/2-in LCD screen •Plays AAC, MP3, Audible, WAV, and
Peter Pachal  |  Jan 11, 2005  |  0 comments

"Bigger than ever" was a recurring theme at CES 2005. Bigger attendance (more than 140,000), bigger screens (including a 102-inch prototype plasma TV), and bigger bust lines on the manufacturers' spokesmodels. The number of exhibitors also broke the record.

Peter Pachal  |  Jul 04, 2005  |  0 comments

It's no exaggeration to say that Apple has defined how people listen to music in the 21st century. Already commanding 75% of the digital music player market, the iPod phenomenon just keeps growing.

Peter Pachal  |  May 15, 2002  |  0 comments

Given that Spider-Man has been spinning his webs in comic books for almost 40 years, it's about time the wall-crawler made the leap to the big screen. Besides starring in his own flick this spring, Spidey has his sticky fingers into - appropriately enough - the World Wide Web.