Mark Fleischmann

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Mark Fleischmann  |  Aug 03, 2007  |  0 comments
When last we checked on YouTube, the Google-owned site was having trouble keeping its promises to the entertainment industry. Users were illicitly posting copyrighted material and the legal bills mounted. By September, the YouTubers hope, all that will change.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Aug 02, 2007  |  0 comments
Is the end near for HD DVD? A recent spate of bad news suggests that the format is running out of retail friends. But the situation may not be as bad for Toshiba's favorite format as it first appears.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Aug 01, 2007  |  0 comments
This chiming electronic music is pretty. But why do we have to listen to it every night at bedtime?
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 31, 2007  |  0 comments
TiVo HD isn't the first high-def-capable or digital cable ready product from the world's winningest DVR brand. That would be the Series3. But the new model is the first HD-capable TiVo to sell for $299.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 30, 2007  |  0 comments
"Train wreck" and "digital disaster" were just a few of the words being flung at the DTV transition in Congress last week. Analog television broadcasting is scheduled to end on February 18, 2009. And elected representatives are fretting that some analog-TV viewers may not have gotten the memo. Since those who watch also vote, they deem this a problem.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 27, 2007  |  0 comments
More than half of cable subscribers will have digital video recorders by 2010, according to a (rather expensive) study by the Carmel Group.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 26, 2007  |  0 comments
Though Denon's receiver line has long been one of the industry's strongest, it's also suffered from the same ossified in-the-black-box thinking that plagues all receivers. That's changed in a big way with the 2007 models unveiled at a Tuesday press event.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 25, 2007  |  5 comments
What size would you like your iPod-compatible speakers to be? Do you want Baby Bear, Mama Bear, or Papa Bear? Sierra Sound's iN STUDIO 5.0 fits into the middle category, as a monitor-sized pair of speakers with an iPod dock atop the left one. The review sample came in festive high-gloss Ferrari red, pleasing me no end, though you can have basic black or boring old traditional iPod white if you prefer.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 24, 2007  |  0 comments
THX is about to take its home theater involvement to a new level with a new program whose working name is Blackbird. If the THX folks pull it off, Blackbird could resolve several issues that plague home theater buffs.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 23, 2007  |  0 comments
This story would be hilarious if it weren't for the pain and suffering inflicted on a hapless jogger toting an iPod. Caught in a thunderstorm, the Vancouver resident was struck by lightning and sustained serious injuries when the iPod and its cables conducted current into his body.