What Isn't Going To Happen In 2006

Well, we certainly will not see an amicable solution between HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD formats. Set top boxes will not be replaced by media center PCs and other emerging devices in 2006. Another hot button topic is rights management and consumer fair use. The industry will not see unanimous solutions or resolutions in this regard either.

A Look at the Digital Home Market

Most consumers don't consider watching TV from their PC to be an essential part of the digital home yet. It is the ability to move photos and music from PC to TV and to stereo and vice versa that is driving sales of Media Center products.

A New AES

No longer a limited forum for sound engineers, the AES show now includes songwriters, music and sound designers, videographers, as well as offering a generous listing of exhibitors seminars and training sessions.

A Separate Tactile Channel

With the continued persistence of forward thinking home theater enthusiasts and manufacturers, dedicated tactile (motion) playback as a new standard in home theater cannot help but become a reality.

AUTON Motorized Lift Systems

AUTON products are used throughout the world in fine homes, hotels, conference centers and boardrooms, aircraft, and watercraft.

Backup vs. Archiving

Backups are used to protect against damage to files. A sequence of backup versions is kept for each file. The number of backup versions is set by the user; older versions are removed as newer versions are made

Choosing Your Plasma TV

Are you planning a Plasma TV purchase? Plasma televisions are among the most expensive big screen options. Hence, proper planning of your purchase is essential to enjoy the best results. Discover the features to look for when choosing your flat-panel Plasma display TV set in this Plasma Television Buying Guide.

Classic Home Toys: Super 8 Film

This new column, Classic Home Toys, will feature electronics of yesteryear. It is this reviewers hope that this column and forthcoming articles will bring nostalgic memories back to those who used these formats and, hopefully, help out those readers who may still be using these formats to connect with other hobbyists who have an appreciation for what these home toys of yesteryear could do.

DVD Insider 45 and 46

DVD Insider #45 - HD is Everywhere - Screen Options Becoming Aggressive - Delivery Battle Could Be Brutal DVD Insider #46 - Phones, Snapshots, Music - Mobile Video - A Little Bit of Storage

DVD Insider 47 and 48

DVD Insider #47 - IPTV - The New Content Opportunity - Citizen Videographers - Home-Wide Entertainment - Getting Closer Personalizing Entertainment DVD Insider #48 - The War of the Worlds - Declining View of High Def - Remember the Alamo - The Book of Five Rings, The Art of War

Extend your reach Serial-over-Ethernet

With this technology, you can control the lighting, the alarm system, the front gate, virtually anything on your property that is controlled serially, or needs no control beyond the application of power.

Getting Your Video Your Way

These days, although going to a theater to "experience" a movie still has appeal, bigger-clearer Plasma and LCD screens, shrinking personal video displays, dropping technology prices and of course, this age of wireless has re-defined how and where we "experience" our content.

Giving the Customers Control

We have a responsibility to our customers and co-workers to not make their lives harder. By giving them control of these systems, in a manner they can easily understand, we can make long term customers, and long time friends.

Going the Distance With HDMI

If you're looking to setup an audio/video system in a home or business, HDMI connectivity is certainly worth considering. For long run applications, there are many options available to ensure a successful, trouble-free installation.

Have a Home Theater Plan

If you really want to do it well and make the right choices, you're going to need to have a plan and follow that plan as closely as possible to the end.

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