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Y2K Fanfare (or Lack Thereof)
Posted by Daniel Tonks on January 3, 2000 at 1:00 AM
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Y2K: Well, it would appear the new millennium came without too much computational fanfare. Indeed, the only thing noticeable around here was a brief stint with the year 100 on the forum system -- something you're going to be seeing a lot of around the Internet.

What this also means is that the largest electronics show in the world, CES 2000 held in Las Vegas, begins in a few short days. I'll be attending for the entire duration and will write up a large report when I get back. While I'm there I'll be checking out all the latest remotes and also asking some though questions of some companies -- such as "where's the discrete codes?"

Before I go, I'd be interested in any concerns you, the reader, have regarding home theater equipment and how it's controlled. Just send me your thoughts and, if I get a chance, I'll discuss them with the proper parties. Topic could be remote control designs, RF control, manufacturer-released CCF files, etc.

Contest: The December 1999 contest is over and I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow. I hope to also get a new one up on Tuesday, however if I am unable to it will not begin until next week when I return.

CCF files: New Pronto configurations abound. Complete systems are available from Andrea Whitlock, Guy Kuo, James Kenefick, Leigh Norton, Patrick J. Quairoli, Steve Hall and Thomas Frenz. Also available is a new memory-efficient 2000 Calendar by Cary Gerber.

DVD review: I had a chance this weekend to review Disney's Inspector Gadget DVD release. Good image, good sound...

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