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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (July, 2006)

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New Products & Equipment

New Sanyo High-Definition Digital Media Camera

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 25 2006, 11:26am

A video recording mode optimized for the video iPod®, 16:9 widescreen still picture mode and easy, convenient in-camera video editing. The SANYO Xacti HD1a features an ergonomic, one-handed operation. It can record both 720p high-definition video and 5.1 megapixel digital still images to a standard SD flash memory card. It will be available in the U.S. in September 2006 at a very competitive $699.99** MSRP.

New Products & Equipment

Sony Unveils First Blu-Ray Disc Drive Burner

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 19 2006, 3:16am

Sony Electronics today unveiled its first internal Blu-ray Discâ„¢ (BD) rewritable drive for the computer aftermarket. The new drive(model BWU-100A) supports up to 50 GB of data on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs or up to four hours of high-definition video using HDV 1080i on a BD-RE 50GB disc. The new drive ...

Technology

Panasonic and Sony Commence Joint Licensing of AVCHD

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 14 2006, 4:02am

Panasonic and Sony Corporation announced jointly today the commencement of licensing for "AVCHD," the high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format, as well as expansion of the format's specifications. Panasonic and Sony announced basic specifications for "AVCHD" on May 11th this year, and since then have extensively promoted the format throughout the industry while preparing for licensing.

Entertainment

HDNet Signs Dan Rather to Three-year Deal

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 12 2006, 6:12am

HDNet is excited to announce today that one of the most accomplished news journalists of our generation, Dan Rather, will produce and host "Dan Rather Reports," premiering exclusively on HDNet this October.

A weekly news program, "Dan Rather Reports" will feature...

Programming

DirecTV Expands HD Sports Programming with MLB Games from Regional Sports Networks in 19 Major Markets

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 11 2006, 5:57am

DIRECTV is stacking the lineup with more HD sports programming by delivering Major League Baseball games produced in HD by regional sports networks (RSNs) in 19 major markets.

DIRECTV is now broadcasting all MLB games produced in HD from the following RSNs...