Barry Willis

Barry Willis  |  Mar 23, 2003  |  0 comments

Personal video recorders (PVRs) may be hot technology, but <A HREF="http://www.sonicblue.com">SONICblue</A>'s business is as cold as Lake Superior in February. On March 19, the Santa Clara, CA owner of the ReplayTV, Go Video, and Rio brands announced it was mulling Chapter 11 reorganization. For its fourth fiscal quarter, SONICblue posted a $33.4 million net loss, with a 16% drop in sales, a total of $66.99 million.

Barry Willis  |  Mar 16, 2003  |  0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> (CEA) president Gary Shapiro has pronounced 2003 as "the beginning of the end" for the transition from analog television to its digital successor.

Barry Willis  |  Mar 16, 2003  |  0 comments

The cable industry is under fire in Washington over its reluctance to embrace digital television, as well as over rate hikes that exceed the rate of inflation. Both problems have attracted the attention of legislators.

Barry Willis  |  Mar 09, 2003  |  0 comments

No one who's ventured into a computer store recently could have failed to note the amount of space devoted to video capture and editing technology. Most of it is being marketed to amateur videomakers and would-be cinematographers, but there's an obvious implication that the next step is bit-for-bit copying of commercial DVDs.

Barry Willis  |  Mar 09, 2003  |  0 comments

The US economy may be in the doldrums, but some entertainment providers are sailing along nicely.

Barry Willis  |  Mar 03, 2003  |  0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.sony.com">Sony Corporation</A> has beaten its competitors off the starting line again.

Barry Willis  |  Mar 02, 2003  |  0 comments

Digital television is proving to be a huge boon to the Korean electronics industry.

Barry Willis  |  Mar 02, 2003  |  0 comments

The picture is improving for cable giants <A HREF="http://www.cablevision.com">Cablevision</A> and <A HREF="http://www.comcast.com">Comcast</A>. Both are enjoying increased revenue and profitability, according to figures released recently.

Barry Willis  |  Feb 23, 2003  |  0 comments

Blockbuster, Inc. has won again, in something of a replay of last July's <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1330">dismissal</A> of an antitrust suit brought against the company in San Antonio, TX.

Barry Willis  |  Feb 23, 2003  |  0 comments

<A HREF="http://www.philips.com">Philips Electronics</A> has often tested the market for new products by introducing them under its Magnavox brand. In late February, the Dutch industrial giant announced that it would follow that tradition with the release of a $499 DVD+RW recorder wearing the Magnavox badge.

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