Posted by Daniel Tonks on January 3, 2000 at 1:00 AM
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
DVD review: I had a chance this weekend to review Disney's Inspector
Gadget DVD release. Good image, good sound...
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