Home Theater news August 30th

August 30, 2004

Hewlett Packard has jumped in the ring with the likes of BenQ, and other IT based companies with the introduction of several plasma and LCD televisions, as well as digital projectors. In theory more competition can only benefit the consumer, but I really qonder what HP can bring to the table, that all of the […]

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Home Theater news August 28th

August 28, 2004

Oddly enough it looks like Sears will be one of, if not the first, retailer to sell liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) display devices. Branded under its private label “Veos” moniker, and manufactured by Brillian. The first sets are to be 65”, include cable card slots and an introductory price of $7,600. Extreme Tech has […]

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Home Theater news August 23rd

August 23, 2004

Now here’s a headline I wholeheartedly agree with “Ditch the big-screen TV for a projector”. I really couldn’t agree more, once you compare screen size and resolution, against the cost between rear and front projection, its no contest. Toshiba and NEC plan to have HD-DVD players in stores in early 2005. And if you think […]

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Home Theater news August 21st

August 21, 2004

Even though this article about Voom on Forbes.com has a few out of date facts, it’s the snippet toward the end that really got my attention. The article states that Voom is aiming to expand to 94 high-def channels by the end of 2005. I’d be ecstatic if even half of that goal was met. […]

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Home Theater news August 15th

August 15, 2004

In an earlier post I mentioned D-VHS and it’s uncertainty as a viable format for recording HDTV. After all with Blu-Ray recordable discs in the pipeline, as well as DVR and DVDRW recorders gaining in popularity, who wants tape? Well, apparently I missed out on a little device from JVC that actually makes sense, to […]

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Home Theater news August 11th

August 11, 2004

Marantz to add DVI switching, to new A/V receiver. Honestly of all the features added to A/V receivers, here’s one I can actually use. The new Marantz SR8500 to be released in December, offers 2 in 1 out DVI switching. Handy for folks wanting to use the DVI output of a satellite receiver and some […]

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Home Theater news August 10th

August 10, 2004

You home theater PC aficionados might want to take a look at this. Circuit City is offering a 120gb Western Digital hard drive for $39.99 after rebate. Even at the full pop of $119.00 up front it’s not a bad deal. TiVo series 2 enabled DVD players and DVR’s are on the way to Sam’s […]

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Home Theater news August 7th

August 7, 2004

Good news, the HD-DVD standard is promised by midwinter, with the initial HD DVD’s priced similar to current titles. And DirecTV is offering, new customers who commit to 1 year of their HD Package, the first 6 months of the package for free.

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Home Theater news August 3rd

August 3, 2004

I ran across another Infocomm wrap up, focusing mainly on display products. Also, some interesting research numbers on home theater, and the numbers of people planning on adding a surround sound system in the next 12 months. Now we’re talking, Toshiba and NEC Promise HD-DVD In 2005 And lastly Panasonic unveiled a “unplugged” approach to […]

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Home Theater news July 26th

July 26, 2004

Toshiba and NEC’s HD-DVD format took a step forward with the announcement of the first eight titles to be released on HD-DVD. Pony Canyon Inc, the largest DVD distributor in Japan, added significant weight to the heated battle for HD DVD’s final format. The titles announced were mainly nature and travel oriented but titles nonetheless. […]

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