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Of Movie Theaters and Shrinking DVD Windows

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 principle shareholder of Viacom and CBS - giving her an interesting perspective as a person who sees some of the current issues of movie theaters and movie production from both sides of the fence.

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

— April 02, 2006 20:00 in Editorials

Manufacturers to Certify HDMI Products with SimplayHD

Manufacturers to Certify HDMI Products with SimplayHD

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

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

Julie Jacobson — March 27, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

Cablevision to Test Remote Storage Video Recorder

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…

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

— March 27, 2006 18:00 in Editorials

AT&T Says Get ready for IPTV

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…

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

— March 22, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

OPRA's First Review!

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 involved heavy drinking and a wife that was, by medical condition, the designated driver. Try as he might, he couldn't get her to agree that her "pain" was "all in her head" and that she should just "suck it up" and drive him to the nearest bar.

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

— March 21, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

DRM Reduces MP3 Player Battery Life

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%.

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%.

— March 19, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

Drug Bust Turns into DVD Bust

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.

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.

— March 18, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

Toshiba and Canon set SED production to Q4 ‘07

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…

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

— March 13, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

Microsoft Unveils Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC)

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.

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.

— March 08, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

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

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 .

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 .

— March 05, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

The Real World...OPRA!

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.

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.

— March 02, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

Day and Date Releases Coming Soon

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…

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…

— February 27, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

HDCP-Compliant Video Cards Elude the Market

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…

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

— February 23, 2006 19:00 in Editorials

Defective Software in Sony LCD TVs

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…

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…

— February 14, 2006 19:00 in Editorials