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What? iPods and Massages Don't Mix?

Julie Jacobson — April 17, 2006 20:00

What? iPods and Massages Don't Mix?

Best Buy has closed its original eq-life store in Richfield, Minn., a suburb of the Twin Cities. The retailer is keeping…

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Microsoft Commits to World Cyber Games through 2008

— April 17, 2006 20:00

Microsoft Commits to World Cyber Games through 2008

The World Cyber Games (WCG) is an international computer game festival held all over the world. The e-sports take place entirely within the medium of cyberspace as gamers compete in this

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Mitsubishi's Laser Rear Projector Display

— April 03, 2006 20:00

Mitsubishi's Laser Rear Projector Display

Just two months after announcing the development of the first laser HDTV in February '06 the new display technology will be unveiled in a demonstration this week. Mitsubishi is set to show off a 52

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Of Movie Theaters and Shrinking DVD Windows

— April 02, 2006 20:00

Of Movie Theaters and Shrinking DVD Windows

Doug Shapiro of Bank of America Securities introduced Shari Redstone, President of National Amusements (a privately held chain of screen exhibitors). Of course, Shari is also in line to be a

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Manufacturers to Certify HDMI Products with SimplayHD

Julie Jacobson — March 27, 2006 19:00

Manufacturers to Certify HDMI Products with SimplayHD

New Designation Ensures HDMI Sources Work with HDMI Displays, in Any Scenario, Including HDCP

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Cablevision to Test Remote Storage Video Recorder

— March 27, 2006 18:00

Cablevision to Test Remote Storage Video Recorder

Cablevision Systems, a Cable TV provider that serves areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut is working on a unique remote…

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AT&T Says Get ready for IPTV

— March 22, 2006 19:00

AT&T Says Get ready for IPTV

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is an idea that we've known is coming for a long time but looks like it might touch…

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OPRA's First Review!

— March 21, 2006 19:00

OPRA's First Review!

On the 17th of March, a day made famous by green beer and angry Irish men, an unfortunate event took place" OPRA's wife went into labor. Unfortunate only in that OPRA had big plans for the day that

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DRM Reduces MP3 Player Battery Life

— March 19, 2006 19:00

DRM Reduces MP3 Player Battery Life

A study recently demonstrated that playing back MP3 and WMA files encoded with DRM (digital rights management) copy protection can reduce battery life up to 25%.

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Drug Bust Turns into DVD Bust

— March 18, 2006 19:00

Drug Bust Turns into DVD Bust

According to a Oregon's KPTV (a Fox Affiliate news agency), Deputies thought they were working a drug bust, but instead of a stash of drugs, they say they found a stash of stolen movies.

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Toshiba and Canon set SED production to Q4 ‘07

— March 13, 2006 19:00

Toshiba and Canon set SED production to Q4 ‘07

Last week Canon and Toshiba jointly announced plans to begin mass production of SED displays in July 2007. This puts a…

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Microsoft Unveils Ultra‑Mobile PC (UMPC)

— March 08, 2006 19:00

Microsoft Unveils Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC)

After months of spurious word-of-mouth hype and clever marketing about Microsoft's Project Origami, the company finally showed off some products today from Samsung and ASUS.

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LG May Develop HD‑DVD / Blu‑ray Combo Player

— March 05, 2006 19:00

LG May Develop HD-DVD / Blu-ray Combo Player

Fresh from the rumor mill: LG will drop production of the BD199 Blu-ray Disc player as it considers developing a combo HD DVD / Blu-ray player .

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The Real World...OPRA!

— March 02, 2006 19:00

The Real World...OPRA!

My presence on Audioholics has been increasing for the last year or so... no more so than when I gave myself the title of OPRA.

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Day and Date Releases Coming Soon

— February 27, 2006 19:00

Day and Date Releases Coming Soon

Reuters and The Hollywood Reporter are covering a controversial "day-and-date" film-release strategy. This is the second potential threat to theater owners in which movies…

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HDCP‑Compliant Video Cards Elude the Market

— February 23, 2006 19:00

HDCP-Compliant Video Cards Elude the Market

Published specifications of HDCP compliance in many popular video cards aren't exactly what they appear. Since 2003, about the time HDCP picked up…

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Defective Software in Sony LCD TVs

— February 14, 2006 19:00

Defective Software in Sony LCD TVs

Remember Sony's new Bravia line of LCD and LCD rear projector TVs that launched late last year? These were the TVs marketed with ads…

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HDMI Licensing Responds to Microsoft HD‑DVD 1080p Issue

Leslie Chard — February 13, 2006 19:00

HDMI Licensing Responds to Microsoft HD-DVD 1080p Issue

In a recent article in this space, Microsoft's HD DVD program manager Sage Schreiner implied that the failure of many HD DVD…

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Microsoft Windows Media Music Hits Cell Phones

— February 12, 2006 19:00

Microsoft Windows Media Music Hits Cell Phones

Not wanting to appear biased in the "portable music via cell phone" trend, Motorola inked a deal today to use Windows Media technology from Microsoft in a new line of music phones that would sell

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Laser Projectors Coming to Cell Phones and PDAs

— February 09, 2006 19:00

Laser Projectors Coming to Cell Phones and PDAs

Light Blue Optics Demonstrates Matchbox-sized PVPro™ Projector Evaluation Kit

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Movie Downloads Coming to Amazon.com

— February 02, 2006 19:00

Movie Downloads Coming to Amazon.com

It had to happen sooner or later, downloadable movies accompanying the DVD release timeline is the future. The question was who could pull…

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Super Bowl XL Party at Audioholics!

— January 31, 2006 18:00

Super Bowl XL Party at Audioholics!

Last year we threw an incredibly fun Superbowl party and had over 25 people in attendance. This year we wanted to outdo ourselves - a challenge to say the least, but one that we felt we could

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Victory for the Video Down‑Rez Police

— January 29, 2006 19:00

Victory for the Video Down-Rez Police

Analogue down-rezzing, or the down-converting of video signals through analogue outputs, has long been speculated among videophiles as the fate of the new optical storage…

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Disney Patents Mood Sensing Media Player

— January 29, 2006 19:00

Disney Patents Mood Sensing Media Player

Potentially one of the creepiest new media technologies to come along in awhile, Jan 4th Disney entered a patent for a mood sensing media player. Once the device has been given a chance to build a

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The Content Delivery War ‑ Revisiting Star Wars

The DVD Insider — January 23, 2006 18:00

The Content Delivery War - Revisiting Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

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Audioholics Showcase Home ‑ First Look

— January 23, 2006 18:00

Audioholics Showcase Home - First Look

After 13 grueling months, the Audioholics Showcase Home construction has been completed. Now the fun begins.

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Cisco Systems to Be Another CE Player

— January 18, 2006 19:00

Cisco Systems to Be Another CE Player

You can now add Cisco Systems to the companies vying for your attention at upcoming Consumer Electronics Shows. Charles Giancarlo, Chief Development Office for…

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1080p: Are We There Yet? ‑ Part 2

Josh Allen — January 01, 2006 19:00

1080p: Are We There Yet? - Part 2

As I stated in my previous article , I believe that 1080p displays are the Holy Grail of Video.