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Whole House Transmitter

entertainment/wholehousetransmitter.jpgWouldn't it be great if you could hear all the digital music you have stored on your PC or in your portable music player throughout your house? Of course you can spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to do that, but this unique little device will do it for a pittance.

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Can't Play Online Videos -- Here's What To Do

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Recently I was installing some software at a local business when one of the workers approached me with a problem. She could not play a video on her computer even though co-workers could play it on their computers. The same problem appeared a few days later when I was troubleshooting some computer equipment for a local church and the Pastor could not view a news video on his computer. Since this seems to be happening all over my town, I thought it would make a good topic for a column. So here's the scoop.

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DVD Formats: Betamax vs VHS Revisited

computer/cd .jpgMost of you probably remember the Betamax/VHS dilemma. When video taping of television programs went main stream, these two competing standards were both released into the marketplace. They were incompatible with each other and the consumer was left to determine which standard would ultimately win. Even though Betamax was far superior to VHS, those who guessed Betamax were severely punished when the cheaper VHS standard won the majority of buyers. Betamax purchasers were forced to relegate their machines to the junk pile and buy into the VHS standard.

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Movie Buffs on the Internet

objects/projector80.jpgYou might think that the Internet is useful for news and weather, but as far as entertainment goes, you’d rather see a good movie. There is nothing like the atmosphere and action of a good old motion picture, but

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Digital Movie DVDs

entertainment/verbatimmoviedisk.jpgOkay, I admit it; I am a sucker for good design and quality construction. Add a retro-look, and I’m completely hooked. No surprise then, that I simply love the new DigitalMovie DVD Media by Verbatim.

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Motion Picture Magic

sports/bobbyjones.jpgWhen you go to the movies you can completely escape from realty as you enter a special world created just for you. As many of you know, the famous actor Jack Lemon just before going before the cameras would say, “It’s magic time”.

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