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Universal Studios Home Video Announces DVD Release of 'Dawn of the Dead'

Universal Studios Home Video Announces DVD Release of 'Dawn of the Dead'

Look out! The dead are returning again! Just in time for Halloween and exploding with heart-stopping surprises and nerve-shredding fun, comes the DVD release of "Dawn of the Dead" on October 26, 2004. The DVD will be released in both a horrifying new version considered too scary for theater audiences, the "Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director's Cut," containing additional footage that not only extends the movie experience but turns up the terror temperature, and the theatrical version.

Look out! The dead are returning again! Just in time for Halloween and exploding with heart-stopping surprises and nerve-shredding fun, comes the DVD release of "Dawn of the Dead" on October 26,

— August 10, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Consumers Spending MORE on Surround Sound

Consumers Spending MORE on Surround Sound

JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation, today released the results of the first survey from its new Home Theater research service. The report, titled "Home Theater: Selling Surround Sound in an Age of Commoditization," addresses the paradox of a growing market with shrinking margins. The report found that 24% of U.S. online households now have digital surround sound systems.

JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation, today released the results of the first survey from its new Home Theater research service. The report, titled "Home Theater: Selling Surround

— August 09, 2004 20:00 in AV News

FOCUS Firestore FS-4 Direct-to-Edit for Camcorders

FOCUS Firestore FS-4 Direct-to-Edit for Camcorders

FOCUS Enhancements Inc., a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced the latest addition to the FireStore family of Direct To Edit(TM) (DTE) Technology digital video disk recorders, FireStore FS-4. FS-4 is the first DTE product designed to bring tapeless technology to hand-held DV camcorders from JVC, Panasonic, Canon, Sony and others.

FOCUS Enhancements Inc., a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced the latest addition to the FireStore family of Direct To Edit(TM) (DTE) Technology digital

— August 09, 2004 20:00 in AV News

HDTV Forum 2004 to Explore Consumer HDTV Front Projection

HDTV Forum 2004 to Explore Consumer HDTV Front Projection

One of the wildcards in the HDTV revolution is the adoption of front projectors in the home. If manufacturers can offer compelling performance solutions at very affordable price points, and retailers learn how to sell them, then the consumer may buy millions of home projectors -- potentially stealing sales from other big-screen display alternatives. A session at the upcoming HDTV Forum will be devoted to understanding if and/or when front projectors will have an impact on the market. HDTV Forum 2004 will take place at the luxurious Westin Century Plaza on August 24-26 in Los Angeles.

One of the wildcards in the HDTV revolution is the adoption of front projectors in the home. If manufacturers can offer compelling performance solutions at very affordable price points, and retailers

— August 09, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Immersive Annouces New Simmetry DVP Universal DVD Player/Processor

Immersive Annouces New Simmetry DVP Universal DVD Player/Processor

Immersive Inc., a US company, is proud to announce the release of the Simmetry DVP a universal DVD player with extraordinary video processing capabilities, accepting up to 7 different video inputs with an output resolution of up to 1400 x 1050. It also has 7 SPDIF inputs and 2 outputs that allow for up to a 300ms audio delay.

Immersive Inc., a US company, is proud to announce the release of the Simmetry DVP a universal DVD player with extraordinary video processing capabilities, accepting up to 7 different video inputs

— August 09, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Freescale Receives First FCC Certification for Ultra-Wideband Technology

Freescale Receives First FCC Certification for Ultra-Wideband Technology

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is the first company to receive Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification for its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) communications solution. With this certification, Freescale can begin commercial shipments of its XS110 chipset immediately. This enables Freescale's customers to design UWB technology into their consumer electronics applications for unlicensed operation anywhere in the United States.

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is the first company to receive Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification for its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) communications solution. With this certification,

— August 08, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Bill Gates and Intel's Craig Barrett Headline 2005 CES Keynotes

Bill Gates and Intel's Craig Barrett Headline 2005 CES Keynotes

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that top Intel and Microsoft executives will deliver the opening and pre-show keynotes respectively at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that top Intel and Microsoft executives will deliver the opening and pre-show keynotes respectively at the 2005 International Consumer

— August 07, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Boston Acoustics Introduces P400 Home Theater Speaker

Boston Acoustics Introduces P400 Home Theater Speaker

Boston Acoustics, Inc., a premier manufacturer of high-performance audio solutions for home entertainment, automobiles and personal desktop audio systems, introduces the breakthrough P400 High Performance Slim Theater Speaker at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo 2004.

Boston Acoustics, Inc., a premier manufacturer of high-performance audio solutions for home entertainment, automobiles and personal desktop audio systems, introduces the breakthrough P400 High

— August 05, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Embedded Technologies the Future of Home Theater Automation?

Embedded Technologies the Future of Home Theater Automation?

Universal Electronics Inc., a leading wireless control technology provider, today introduced Nevo(TM) 2.0, a suite of technology that enables complete audio/visual, home and digital media control. The company also announced today that Nevo 2.0 will power the HP iPAQ Mobile Media application with which users can seamlessly connect to digital media and consumer electronic devices. Mobile users can now wirelessly download music, pictures and video or stream digital media to their HP iPAQ rx3000 series handheld device.

Universal Electronics Inc., a leading wireless control technology provider, today introduced Nevo(TM) 2.0, a suite of technology that enables complete audio/visual, home and digital media control.

— August 05, 2004 20:00 in AV News

Paradigm Electronics Announces New Servo-15 v.2 Subwoofer

Paradigm Electronics Announces New Servo-15 v.2 Subwoofer

Paradigm® Electronics has updated one of their most popular subwoofers. The new Servo-15 v.2 Subwoofer plays louder and deeper than its predecessor, while preserving the accuracy and ultra-low levels of distortion for which Paradigm Servos are world renowned. With three times the RMS power output of the original Servo-15, the Servo-15 v2 is able to reproduce a staggering 121 dB without distortion and is accurate to an astonishing 10 Hz.

Paradigm® Electronics has updated one of their most popular subwoofers. The new Servo-15 v.2 Subwoofer plays louder and deeper than its predecessor, while preserving the accuracy and ultra-low levels

— August 05, 2004 20:00 in AV News

eCoustics.com Enhances Electronics Search Engine

eCoustics.com Enhances Electronics Search Engine

When searching for information about electronics, " eCoustics.com is the first place to turn," says Frank Flore, About.com Editor. As technology churns out more and more products, consumers are turning to the web for advice on what's good and what to purchase, says Brian Mitchell, eCoustics.com founder.

When searching for information about electronics, " eCoustics.com is the first place to turn," says Frank Flore, About.com Editor. As technology churns out more and more products, consumers are

— August 05, 2004 19:00 in AV News

Sherbourn 7/1250A 7-Channel Amplifier Introduced by Sherbourn Technologies

Sherbourn 7/1250A 7-Channel Amplifier Introduced by Sherbourn Technologies

Sherbourn Technologies has been delivering the world's first and only 7 channel amplifier utilizing 7 individual toroidal transformers AND, two power cords, for nearly two years. Universally recognized as an industry leader, Sherbourn announces an innovative follow-up.

Sherbourn Technologies has been delivering the world's first and only 7 channel amplifier utilizing 7 individual toroidal transformers AND, two power cords, for nearly two years. Universally

— August 03, 2004 20:00 in AV News

M-Audio Revolution 5.1 PCI Sound Card Introduced

M-Audio Revolution 5.1 PCI Sound Card Introduced

M-Audio, industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of hardware and software for computer-centric musicians, is proud to introduce the Revolution 5.1 high-definition surround sound card for PCI-based Windows and Macintosh computers. Built upon the same architecture as the multi-award winning(1) Revolution 7.1, Revolution 5.1 offers a multitude of features for today's power user.

M-Audio, industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of hardware and software for computer-centric musicians, is proud to introduce the Revolution 5.1 high-definition surround sound card for

— August 03, 2004 19:00 in AV News

InFocus ScreenPlay 5000 LCD Projector Propels Home Entertainment

InFocus ScreenPlay 5000 LCD Projector Propels Home Entertainment

Thanks to InFocus, you don't have to travel to Greece to experience the excitement of the Summer Olympics. Now, anyone can transform a living room into Athens Stadium and view each and every event with crisp, bright, life-sized high-definition images up to 11-feet wide, for less than $2,000.

Thanks to InFocus, you don't have to travel to Greece to experience the excitement of the Summer Olympics. Now, anyone can transform a living room into Athens Stadium and view each and every event

— August 02, 2004 20:00 in AV News