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n. a document issued by a bank in return for a deposit of money which pays a fixed interest rate for a specified period (from a month to several years). Interest rates on CD's are usually higher than savings accounts because banking institutions require a commitment to leave money in the CD for a fixed period of time. Often there is a financial penalty (fee) for cashing in a CD before the pledged time runs out.

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The demand for DVD-Audio playback software is being driven by the growth in player sales and the dramatic increase in the number of titles available.
As the number of DSP manufacturers licensing our technology for DVD-Audio increases, the easier it will be for manufacturers of the players to create compelling products necessary to grow the DVD-Audio market," said Verance President and CEO Bob Cerasoli.
One thing that will boost the fledging market even further is this pounds 400 DVD-Audio player (and DVD video) from Toshiba, due in the shops next month.
With DVD-Audio Solo, burning a DVD-Audio disc can be as easy as 5 clicks -- explore for audio files, drag & drop, click to burn.
The Vaddis V's audio processing DSP is a full 135 mips engine supporting the DVD-Audio standard, Dolby Digital, Dolby Headphone, AAC, MPEG Audio Layers 2 & 3 compressed digital audio, and Spatializer's Virtual Surround Sound among others.
The DVD-Audio format continues to blossom as a value-added upgrade over the standard compact disc," explained David DelGrosso, Vice President of Marketing for DTS Entertainment.
The 2006 Mercedes S-Class sedan will come standard-equipped with a Harman / Kardon(R) DVD-Audio system, including DTS capability.
DVD-Audio gives consumers a quality sonic experience, while also offering bonus enhanced content," said Larry Kenswil, President, eLabs, Universal Music Group.
The addition of aacPlus tracks to my DVD-Audio release frees the music to move beyond the home sound system onto the PC and the mobile phone, so that they can be enjoyed while engaging in international espionage, riding the subway, or various other daily pursuits of global or not so global significance.
Bearing a new "DTS Signature Series" logo, each DVD-Audio disc is created by the DTS Entertainment production team, and offers exclusive 5.