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09/09/2004
Sony Unveils 3LCD High-Contrast Cineza Projector

As consumer demand for home theater equipment expands, Sony Electronics has developed the next-generation Cineza® front projector equipped with the latest 3LCD panel. The new VPL-HS51 model is...

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09/09/2004
R. Kelly to Headline Benefit Concert for Congressional Black Caucus

Multi-platinum recording artist R. Kelly will headline the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses 12th Annual Benefit Concert Friday night, Sept. 10, in Washington, D.C. The concert, one of the...

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09/09/2004
Michael Jackson's 'The Ultimate Collection' Box Set Includes 4 CDs Plus Unreleased Live Concert DVD

Three and a half decades after an 11- year old phenomenon from Gary, Indiana and his teenage brothers forever changed the face of popular music, "Michael Jackson - The Ultimate Collection" marks...

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09/09/2004
Sony's Cyber-shot M1 Camera Extends the Memory to More Than Just an Instant in Time

A picture may say a thousand words, but with Sony's futuristic new Cyber-shot® DSC-M1 digital camera and its extraordinary video features, it's what happens before and after the picture is taken...

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09/08/2004
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inducts Five New Titles Into Extensive "Greatest Hits" Software Library

Demonstrating the massive appeal of the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and its software library, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced five additions to its...

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09/07/2004
Worldwide EverQuest® II Beta Testing Program Going Strong

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that the external stages of Beta testing for EverQuest® II began in July and...

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09/07/2004
Sony Unveils World's First HDV 1080i Consumer Camcorder

Sony, the worldwide camcorder market leader, today took another leap forward with the introduction of the world's first HDV 1080i camcorder. The HDR-FX1 Handycam® camcorder records and plays back...

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09/03/2004
Two New Roger Waters Songs, 'To Kill The Child' & 'Leaving Beirut,' Available Exclusively as Downloads Beginning Tuesday, September 7

Roger Waters, the co-founder and primary songwriter of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd, has written and recorded two important new songs, "To Kill The Child" and "Leaving Beirut," the artist's...

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09/01/2004
Sony Pictures Digital Networks Introduces Upgraded Versions of Top-Selling Consumer Software Products

Sony Pictures Digital Networks announced today that the newest versions of its consumer software products, Vegas® Movie Studio™+DVD, ACID® Music Studio™ 5 and Sound Forge® Audio Studio™...

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09/01/2004
Northern State Hits the Road in October

Northern State, the groundbreaking female hip-hop trio, will hit the road in October for a series of concerts with the group's Columbia Records labelmates CAKE. The Northern State/CAKE tour begins...

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08/31/2004
Pat Croce Takes Residence in New Series

He's a best-selling author, life coach, motivational speaker and the former owner and president of the Philadelphia '76ers. Pat Croce believes every person has the power to achieve his or her...

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08/31/2004
Sony Projector is Small in Size, Big on Performance

Sony Electronics today introduced a pint-sized projector that meets the needs of educational and corporate customers who want a transportable, lightweight design, along with the flexibility to...

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08/30/2004
High Capacity Blu-ray Disc-ROM Mastering System 'PTR-3000' Now Available

Sony today announced the successful development of the Blu-ray Disc ROM (BD-ROM) mastering system for Blu-ray Disc pre-recorded content. Key benefits of this new system include low cost operation,...

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08/30/2004
Versatility, Quality and Design Collide in Sony's Newest Enthusiast Camera, the Cyber-Shot DSC-V3

With its 7.2 megapixels and a Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® lens with 4x optical zoom, Sony's new Cyber-shot® DSC-V3 digital still camera puts outstanding image quality, sophisticated controls and...

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08/30/2004
Sony Releases Its Slimmest Full Featured Camera

Thin, fast and good-looking describe Sony's new 5.1 megapixel Cyber-shot® DSC-T3 digital camera, announced today. (Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040830/NYM063 ) The...

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08/30/2004
More Zoom in a Smaller Pocket: Sony's Tiny Cyber-Shot DSC-L1 Camera Grabs Faraway Detail and Admiring Glances

The challenge to Sony engineers: pack a 4.1-megapixel, 3X- optical zoom camera into a hip little package a fraction the size of a candy bar. Their answer? The Cyber-shot® DSC-L1 camera, an...

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08/27/2004
Sony Computer Entertainment America Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of PlayStation®2 Online Console Gaming

On August 27, 2002, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. introduced PlayStation®2 online console gaming to the masses, pioneering the new frontier of the interactive gaming experience....

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08/24/2004
Sony's Memory Stick Pro Media Adds 2GB Capacity, Plus Faster Read and Write Speed Options

Sony Electronics is providing Memory Stick PRO™ media users with an expanded range of enhanced media that not only offers higher capacities and are high-speed read and write capable, but are...

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08/19/2004
Oscar® Nominee Ken Watanabe has Been Signed and a Top International Cast Including Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Youki Kudoh and Koji Yakusho are in Final Negotiations to Star in the Highly-Anticipated 'Memoirs of a Geisha' From Columbia Pictures /

Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai") has been signed and will be joined by a spectacular ensemble of international actors led by Zhang Ziyi ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"), Gong Li...

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08/19/2004
Box Set Celebrates Artistry of Tony Bennett

The recording talent of Tony Bennett has been on display for virtually a half-century at Columbia Records, the longest track record that any living, charting popular music artist can claim. More...

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08/19/2004
Jay-Z and R. Kelly Kick Off 'The Best Of Both Worlds' Tour in Chicago on 9/30/04

The most anticipated musical event of 2004 will kick off on September 30th, when R. Kelly and Jay-Z join forces on stage in Chicago for the opening night of "The Best Of Both Worlds," a nationwide...

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08/19/2004
Patti Scialfa Embarking on First Tour as Solo Artist Beginning September 15 in Asbury Park

Columbia Records recording artist Patti Scialfa will embark on her first national tour as a solo artist with five very special concerts in September: Wednesday, September 15 Asbury Park, NJ...

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08/18/2004
The World Of PlayStation®2 Brought to Your Town

40-Foot PlayStation® Patrol Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to Seattle, WA WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's best-selling...

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08/18/2004
Sony Debuts New Photo Printer: Compact Size, Lab Quality Prints

With a footprint smaller in size than an 8"x 10" portrait, Sony's new PictureStation™ DPP-FP30 printer makes it easy to print and share lab-quality photos with or without the use of a personal...

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08/17/2004
PlayStation®2 Fans Tee-Off Online With Players Across the Nation as Popular Worldwide Golf Franchise Returns With Hot Shots Golf®Fore!

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the release of Hot Shots Golf® FORE!, created exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Clap Hanz in...

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