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Month: March 2006

When Is 1080p Not HD?

March 3, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

The word is that the new high-definition disc players are not going show HD content over a component video connection. The problem is that this is an analog connection, and there is no way to provide digital copy protection. In other words, the movie studios are afraid that you'll capture the HD stream and burn it onto DVDs in an unlocked format so that they can be copied and played...

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You Can Be Sure…

March 2, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

...if you can complete this sales slogan that you're showing your age. The Westinghouse banner in the TV market is being carried by Westinghouse Digital, a company with close ties to Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), a leading Taiwanese LCD manufacturer. A recent report by a market research firm puts two Westinghouse models in the list of the top five best-selling LCD TVs. This is another instance where a familiar brand...

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Blu-ray on the Way?

March 1, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

Don't get your hopes up too high, yet, but Sony Pictures has announced a release date for the first Blu-ray HD movies. These will include 50 First Dates, The Fifth Element, Hitch, and House of Flying Daggers. The magic day is May 23, 2006. Why that day? That's the day that Samsung's Blu-ray player is due for delivery. Never mind that it will reportedly cost $1,000. That's twice the anticipated...

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