SONICblue, parent of ReplayTV, today announced the availability of the ReplayTV 5040 digital video recorder (DVR) in major retail outlets throughout the United States including Circuit City, Best Buy, Good Guys, Amazon, The Wiz, Magnolia Hi-Fi, Ultimate Electronics and Tweeter for just$199* after rebates for a limited time.
SONICblue Incorporated announced the launch of the ReplayTV 5000 digital video recorder (DVR) series, the next generation of their ReplayTV product line. SONICblue's ReplayTV 5000 series offers consumers unique DVR functionality, including Commercial Advance which affords users the choice to playback recorded shows without advertisements.
Hollywood movie studios can clearly see the advantages of delivering feature films directly to your home theater in the not so distant future. They are even OK with you making a digital connection between your satellite or cable system and your video source but understandably, they want to protect the integrity of their property (movies, concerts etc…) with sophisticated encryption. Who could blame them? Movie piracy, especially overseas, is an epidemic that costs the studios dearly.
DIRECTV announced today that it now offers more than 20 channels in Dolby® Digital 5.1. Recently adding Dolby Digital 5.1 to standard-definition and high-definition premium movie channels, DIRECTV presents 10 pay-per-view movie channels and a special event channel with Dolby Digital scheduled on an ad-hoc basis.
Showtime Networks Inc., which was the first premium network to launch Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound on its HDTV signals in 2000, has now brought the audio technology to every one of its standard definition and HDTV channels throughout all time zones. The result is 32 Dolby Digital 5.1 enabled channels triple the number of Dolby Digital 5.1 enabled channels of all other premium networks combined.