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user  |  May 05, 2008  |  0 comments
Much to the industry's chagrin, the prevailing price for much downloaded music is free. Perhaps not coincidentally, that's the pricetag of The Slip, the new Nine Inch Nails album download.
user  |  Apr 24, 2008  |  0 comments
As previously reported here, Panasonic will be the manufacturing partner that takes over the making of Pioneer-branded plasmas.
user  |  Feb 06, 2008  |  0 comments
Kaleidescape, the world-beating home video server system, will soon support Blu-ray discs, according to information passed from the company to the Kscapeowners website.
user  |  Jan 02, 2008  |  0 comments
A stalwart plasma brand is giving up on U.S. sales. Fujitsu will no longer sell plasma sets except in Japan.
user  |  Sep 14, 2007  |  0 comments
Until now the transition to digital television broadcasting has mainly been about antenna-delivered DTV. But what about the 35 percent of viewers who depend on cable? This week the Federal Communications Commission finally decided on "must carry" rules. All channels on your local airwaves must be available to all cable subscribers, whether their TVs are digital or analog.
user  |  Aug 23, 2007  |  0 comments
Tuesday's surprise announcement that Paramount and DreamWorks would drop Blu-ray for HD DVD caused quite a flutter in the home theater community. Following are a few notes in the aftermath of the PR explosion.
user  |  Jul 09, 2007  |  0 comments
The world's largest music label has become the first to potentially break with the world's largest online music retailer. Vivendi's Universal Music Group declined to renew its annual agreement with iTunes, selling content only "at will."
user  |  Jun 15, 2007  |  0 comments
With new brands nipping at its heels, Sony will create a special line of LCD DTVs for non-specialty discount retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. It's quite a departure for the longtime king of TV brands.
user  |  Jun 12, 2007  |  0 comments
Two up-and-coming DTV makers are in the doghouse. The Federal Communications Commission has fined them for failing to build digital tuners into their flat-panel sets
user  |  Mar 26, 2007  |  0 comments
The editors of Home Theater magazine have announced the winners of the 2007 RAVE Awards (Recognition of Audio and Video Excellence). Open to all manufacturers, the RAVE Awards, now in its fifth year, recognize excellence in the manufacturing of superior audio and video components that have been reviewed and tested by the Home Theater staff and respected contributors over a 12-month period.